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?”
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!
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 😉
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!
I’ve never not celebrated it, but that doesn’t mean I want to.
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.
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.
I celebrate Valentine’s Day if I am in a relationship, but it’s not a huge deal to me.