Lady Confessions: Is Valentine’s Day A Big Deal?

Chocolate and flower companies make mucho dinero on Valentine’s Day because of the long tradition of men making sure women feel loved on St. Valentine’s Day. Do women live and die by the arrival of the bouquet or heart-shaped box? Maybe. But then again, maybe not. So we asked “Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Is it a big deal?”

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Yes, I celebrate. I don’t go balls out or anything, so I would say no, it’s not a big deal. But I at least like to eat a nice diner, whether we go out for it or stay in and cook. At least make a small gesture, even if it’s just a card. Don’t get me wrong though, I grand romantic gesture would be awesome and welcomed!

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My birthday is the day after valentines day – I’ve never been a fan of the “holiday” since the best day of the year is the coming day 😉

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Meh. Valentine’s Day is something I like to think about celebrating but never actually do. The only time I’ve ever been in a relationship during Valentine’s day was very early on into it, and I wasn’t expecting anything, but he did send me a cute picture message (we had been long distance) and I got a card in the mail. I don’t need to be wined and dined, or given any gifts. Words and simple ways of showing you care matter most- and honestly, why just one day of the year should that happen? I’d rather have things mixed up a bit and have some spontaneous thing happen on a random day of the year!

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I’ve never not celebrated it, but that doesn’t mean I want to.
 
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It’s fun, but I don’t find it to be a huge deal. I’m one of those people that thinks love should be expressed any day, any time – not when society and greeting card companies say it should.

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I don’t tend to make a big deal out of it.  I would like it if the guy I’m with makes an effort, but I feel like it has become an excuse to show major affection one time a year.  I would rather get a bouquet of flowers on a random day in Sept with a note that says “Just Cuz” or “Thinking of You”, then get flowers on the day when everyone else is. But if I’m with a guy and he goes out of his way to make it special, I’m not going to turn my nose up.  It is there to remind them that chivalry isn’t dead… so get off your ass AT LEAST once a year and do something.  And I’ll go with it. 
 
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I celebrate Valentine’s Day if I am in a relationship, but it’s not a huge deal to me.

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7 Comments on “Lady Confessions: Is Valentine’s Day A Big Deal?”

  1. Randi
    February 14, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    I love using Valentine’s Day as an excuse to surprise my friends with a little extra love. My boyfriend and I don’t do anything out of the ordinary on February 14th, because we are both good at surprising the other person with small gestures the rest of the year. This year – I celebrated Valentine’s Day by making all of my coworkers a homemade Valentine that wrapped around a ruler and said “You Rule!” It was a practical gift, but out of the ordinary, and it certainly brightened a lot of people’s day.

  2. February 14, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    I enjoy doing special things for my kids on this day, but overall, I prefer the unexpected surprises from my husband. It’s expected on Valentine’s Day – my favorite gift from my husband – a box of junior mints (my favorite candy) on a day he knew had been a bad day. Totally unexpected but so thoughtful.

  3. sheargeniousfashioneasta
    February 14, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    You better believe it’s a big deal! 365 days out of the year most woman are on call 24/7, bending over backwards pleasing everyone. Getting little or no credit.Santa, Easter Bunny, cupid, Leprichan get credit and do little work.birthdays,anniversary’s, all holidays andpecial occassions the woman takes care of. Now Valentine’s Day is her day. Get purfume, lotions, money so she can go shopping. Forget money spent for flowers that will die. Go pick her some.,or draw her a picture and frame it. Write her a poem, sing her a song, dance with her.cuddle, go to inspiration point and neck all night.make time for her. If yyou are too tiredto give her100% attention….Don’t . Reschedule

  4. February 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    I love this last comment. Amen sister! I love any day that a man makes me feel special. I keep telling myself that I don’t buy into it being on this one, commercialized day of the year but, not gonna lie, I love it that my boyfriend did some wonderfully nice things for me today 🙂

  5. Becky G.
    February 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    my boyfriend and i dont usually make a big deal out of valentines day, mostly because our anniversary is at the beginning of february and we think that’s more important. sometimes we’ll go to dinner to treat ourselves, but not always. like this v-day, we went out with my boyfriends (visiting) dad and met my friends at our favorite pub to play trivia. super fun night, that just happened to be on valentines day.

  6. ramblingsofabipolarwoman
    February 15, 2013 at 6:17 am #

    To me, it’s not a huge deal. My boyfriend and I treated it like any other date night. We went to a local pub and ate awesome bacon cheeseburgers, came back to watch Archer on DVD, and fell asleep in each other’s arms….no grand gestures, no pricey gifts, just us and our love. We celebrate our love all year long, as we ought to. 🙂 I got something small for my son, because it’s fun for the kids. I also got something small for my grandma, that I live with and take care of, because I really thought she could use the pick me up. Now and then I will do something for my friends, but really I try to do that throughout the year and don’t like being made to feel obligated on Valentine’s Day or Sweetest Day to do what I do the rest of the year already. I do things on a whim, randomly, with sincerity….this will always be my way.

  7. February 23, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    I think Valentine’s day is an important day. It will make you feel kind of lonely and down if you are alone with no one spending the day with you.

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