Post # 17
@ChicFoodist: We don’t really celebrate, but we don’t really purposely avoid it.
We don’t go out on a date or anything, but we usually do a nicer than usual dinner at home- steaks, seafood, something fanicer.
I think he maybe got me flowers in years past, but I certainly don’t expect them or will I be hurt if he doesn’t.
Just a Hallmark holiday retailers use to make boatloads of money!
Post # 18
We’re long distance, so Valentine’s Day weekend always marks a time that we know we will see each other and make an effort to do something special. It’s something extra for us to look forward to. The whole argument of “We don’t need one day to show we love each other!” seems silly to me. I mean, ideally we would be thankful for what we have throughout the year, but Thanksgiving reminds us of that and marks out a day to spend with family and loved ones. I think Valentine’s is the couple’s version of Thanksgiving. Life is hectic and sometimes you take the little things for granted. For us, Valentine’s Day is a day to reflect on how lucky we are to have found each other and to celebrate our love and that we have made it work with all of the distance between us. We don’t go all out with elaborate gifts and dinners, but we always get each other something little and make sure to spend the day doing something fun, then end it with a nice meal.
Post # 19
We do not celebrate it. Fiance knows better hah. I absolutely loathe VDay, I like to call myself the VDay Grinch. It’s 100% commercialized and means absolutely nothing to me when millions of other people are doing the same thing on the same day.
Post # 20
@ChicFoodist: Are we with the same person? FH said the exact same thing about V-Day, lol. I guess he’s just practical. I don’t really care about V-Day, like I can take it or leave it. We will probably go out for dinner on that weekend, though.
Post # 21
We don’t celebrate it; neither of us care.
Post # 22
I’m not into Valentine’s day. It’s a pretend holiday. Our anniversary is much more meaningful to me.
I think my husband feels the same way, but at the same time feels obligated to do something even though he’s aware of my feelings. He usually gets me flowers, sometimes delivered to work (which I am not a fan of but won’t ever tell him). I’d rather he came home with flowers. The flowers on Valentine’s day usually stink anyway because they are doing so many arrangements I think they order way ahead of time or something.
AND, he would have to drag me kicking and screaming to go to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day. And I love to eat at fancy restaurants but on Valentine’s Day NO WAY.
But if it’s important to you, you should discuss with him.
Post # 23
My first couple of valentine’s days with Fi were horrific. The first one I was the 3rd wheel with his friend (who sat between us) and ended up getting sent home early so they could go out. Next year he actually tried but a lack of planning and thought resulted in dissapointment yet again. He now loves to celebrate Valentine’s day because I am the one who plans it.
We either go out for dinner and have a wonderful steak and a fresh donut dessert or I’ll cook spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread (only make this on special days) and we have chocolate cake for dessert.
We aren’t into the whole gift giving thing though, one year he gave me flowers because he was sucking up and the other year he gave me a small keychain with a heart on it for my key ring. We save money from giving gifts so that we can splurge on birthdays and Christmas gifts instead.
Post # 24
Eh. We both don’t care but for the heckof it Darling Husband usually cookes something nice (it’s his excuse to cook steak lol). And he would usually get me flowers anyway.
Post # 25
we don’t exchange expensive gifts or anything… which Darling Husband isn’t a fan of… An excuse for a romantic evening consisting of food, alcohol, movies, and sexy time…. Theres really not much not to like about it. LoL
Post # 26
Nah, we don’t. We usually go out for dinner sometime in February (we pretty much go monthly anyway) but not on the 14th. It’s way too busy for us. This year we’re getting married on V Day though!