Post # 1
we dont, but only cos my husband doesnt make any effort. hes SO unromantic and clueless. just another day in our household, i would like to at least get a card – i mean how hard is it to stop at a store and buy a $2 card?? but na-da. i said “can we go to the movies tonight or something?” “oh sorry im helping *our friend* out with planting his garden after work” ….uuummmm ok? i said “i just want to celebrate valentines day in some sorta way with my husband?” “oh do you want me to buy you something?” ….. real romantic, having to ask for a present haha! i said no thanks its fine.
i guess is this a wee rant isnt it!
TBH i know its a cliche day and im honestly not that bothered but its just heart warming when i see others posting on facebook all the nice things their SOs have gotten/written to them and im like ah well.no effort made. and before u ask, i dont bother writing/buying for him either cos last time i did and he didnt do the same back for me it was awkward……lol. that was years ago now.
anyway. how about u guys? celebrate? dont celebrate?
Post # 5
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
@nearlymarriedlass: We do, becuase we do, but if it were not a thing it would be ok too. With kids it is nice to have an excuse to have a date night every now and then.
ETA: I didn’t vote because I don’t agree with either of the responses. I would vote we do, but it would be ok if we did not too.
Post # 6
I’m so not big on Valentine’s Day at all. We have dinner, usually something we both love at home. This time it’s King Crab. We don’t do cards or gifts. I’m totally okay with that.
Post # 7
Been with my man for 4 years this april and not once have we celebrated Vday. We dont need an over rated, over priced day, crazy busy day to celebrate our love. Our rule is to continue dating even after 4 years. Then its us, not cliche valentines day!
Post # 8
I’m fine with exchanging cards or doing something small like making dinner. I don’t really want to deal with going out in public where everything is packed. I sometimes have anxiety attacks when there is too much noise or too many people. Our anniversary is next month, so we might as well save the money for then. I do think he should have gotten you something small or done something small though.
Post # 9
we just give eachother cards.. we haven’t ever celebrated. I prefer chocoalte covered strawberries than roses.
Post # 10
I’ve said this on similar threads. DH and I met on Valentine’s Day. We sort of celebrate that instead of the holiday itself. I might get a stem of carnations (the flower he gave me when we met), we will order take out, drink wine, and watch netflix or the olympics. It will be a nice night so maybe we will sit outside by the fire pit and smoke cigars.
Post # 11
Do you count eating at Waffle House as celebrating? If so, then yes, we do celebrate. We don’t go the day of though, usually the week before or after. We love Waffle House 🙂
Post # 12
@nearlymarriedlass: You should have an option in between 🙂
I know its not a SUPER important day and it is very cliche, but i still like to participate in it. Even when I was single, I would give Valentines to my friends/ family/ co workers. It is just a cute little holiday.
Post # 13
@nearlymarriedlass: We don’t celebrate at all. I think its super dumb it is just a ploy to make people spend money when they aren’t cause Christmas is over and its a slow time for retail. I just go and buy the chocolates when they are on clearance the day after LOL
Post # 14
Nope, we don’t celebrate!
I’ve never been a fan of V-day with any of my boyfriends, mostly because I don’t like the idea of being “expected” to give a gift, card, dinner, etc. I prefer my SO to buy me things/ do things for me because he wants to, not because it happens to be the day everyone else is, so he feels he has to.
Post # 15
@nearlymarriedlass: i mean, i dont think it is a really important day, but we aknowledge it. this year we are eating dinner on Saturday the 15th where we got married.
Post # 16
We can take it or leave it. Sometimes we’ll go out (but never actually on Valentine’s Day unless it’s a Saturday – too tired during the week to enjoy it!), other times we skip it. This year is our last Vday before baby comes, so we’re going to a nice dinner since it’s a good excuse for us to go out. Sadly, we need a good excuse to go out these days! We’re not going until next weekend though. My husband always brings me flowers and chocolate and sometimes a gift, but that’s just who he is. I tell him every year he doesn’t have to get anything.