(Closed) Anyone NOT celebrate Valentines day?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
9816 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Yeah, it’s not really our thing either. Some of my friends literally map out what they want their SO’s to do for them on Valentine’s Day. The last few years my husband went out and bought me shitty gas station flowers in a big hurry because he forgot haha!

We’re going out for a really nice early dinner on Friday (with our daughter) to celebrate his recent promotion, so that will be our unofficial Valentine’s Day.

Post # 4
1231 posts
Bumble bee

I like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, whether I am in a relationship or not. I think it is a great way to break up the gray that surrounds everyone in the middle of winter. People get excited and dress in bright colors. lol I really hate winter and I think a “holiday” in the middle of it really breaks up the monotony of it.

Post # 5
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re not really into it, either. The ONLY reason I insisted on exchanging “gifts” is that someone on here brought up the “bacon bouquet” idea and I soooo wanted to try it out lol. So, we agreed we’d exchange gifts this year but with a $5 limit.

I also don’t like the restaurant scene on major holidays. It’s just much more enjoyable for me to go on a quiet Tuesday night when we don’t feel rushed and don’t have to wait for a table. 

Anyway, my fiance does nice things for me all the time. He brings home flowers or chocolate almost once a week, so I don’t feel short changed if I don’t get overpriced flowers on some arbitrary holiday.

Post # 7
1231 posts
Bumble bee

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@moderndaisy:  That is the only reason I celebrate it. lol People seem to wake up from their winter depression! But honestly this winter has been really REALLY nice, so Valentine’s day isn’t really needed this year. ;P

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@les105:  haha let us know how the bacon bouquet goes!

Post # 8
2259 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The only reason I look forward to it is because it is something to celebrate in the bleakness of winter! I love the colors and fact that chocolate is usually on sale lol 

We don’t go all out but in my family we just acknowledge love in general, for friends, family, etc. It’s not a huge romantic holiday in my book but a way of saying you appreciate someone close to you. 

Post # 9
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m kinda anti-valentine’s, but DH likes it. I’m in the why celebrate our love on a random day (that has no significance to use) with over priced everything. He’s really good about flowers randomly, so no need to do something special today.

That said, tonight we are going out to see Princess Bride in a movie theater and I bought him some chocolates (but asked him not to buy me anything).

Post # 10
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re not celebrating it…we are engaged this year, but didn’t really do anything last year either. Honestly, I don’t really care. It’s not that important to me. I think Valentine’s Day is great, but I don’t see it as a time that two people should be pressured into celebrating if they aren’t into the idea. Definitely doesn’t mean you don’t love one another!

Post # 11
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My fiance and I arn’t too big on Valentine Day either. He manages at a take and bake pizza place, and for some reason people LOVE to but pizza on Valentines Day, its one of the busiest days of the year which means he will work a 12 to 13 hour day 🙁

We did move in together on Valentines day 2009 however, so we usually celebrate that! lol

Post # 12
4346 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We don’t celebrate it. I’ve never been a fan because everything is extra expensive and too many single people are moody for me to enjoy it (I have lots of single friends). FI’s birthday is in 2 weeks and our anniversary is 2 weeks later, I just don’t think we need another holiday this time of the year (not to mention christmas was a month and a half ago). Our new anniversary will be in August though so we might start celebrating after we’re married. Probably not though. I am a huge chocolate fan and tend to snack on it all day during v-day but only because its everywhere this time of year 🙂

Post # 13
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We never really celebrated Valentine’s day before, except for a card and maybe a special home-cooked meal, but now that we have a baby, date nights are rare and we’ll be enjoying a special dinner out tonight while my parents are watching our son. I’d rather enjoy that evening at home with DH, but the drive would be too long so we’re going to a restaurant near my parent’s place instead.

Post # 14
6374 posts
Bee Keeper

For me, Valentine’s Day is commercialised and forced; I’m really not a fan, and we don’t celebrate it. I just find it quite unromantic and a bit false, like these this weird pressure to somehow ‘out do’ other couples (if I see ONE more FB status about someone’s darling buying x for them, or another photo of flowers, I think I might throw up..).

My OH and I do little things for each other all the time, or go out for dinner etc eg last week we went for a few drinks, then decided to go to a restaurant for dinner on the spur of the moment. I like that; it’s nice, and it’s romantic. Whereas I think planning something for a day that has largely been created so shops and restaurants can make more money, isn’t so romantic.

We’re staying in tonight and going out Wednesday or Thursday which is our usual night out. Just can’t face the sickly sweet couples and all the red flowers and balloons tonight; not our cup of tea lol

Post # 15
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have never celebrated Valentines Day in the 6.5 years I have been with my SO and I never celebrated before. I have been given gifts before. I’m not bitter, I just choose not to celebrate. I guess I never saw the point, it’s one of those holidays that people make up their own mind about. I’m also not negative about the day either. I am indifferent.

I go allll out on St. Patricks Day though!

Post # 16
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ME!!  The main reason is bc SO is working a 16-hour day, which did not bum me out at all.  We are not big on the ‘holiday’, spending money on an overpriced dinner, etc.  We made dinner at home last night, and worked on a project, which is perfect for us right now 🙂

So, I will happily be home in my PJ’s with a glass of a wine, a movie, and maybe some Chinese.  Perfect Tuesday in my book!!!

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