Personally, I think it's quite silly and I find the pressure put on people - particularly men - is ridiculous. It's fine to have a bit of silly fun with it - buy some candy, get a little mushy, whatever - but I really dislike the idea that men are supposed to spend hundreds of dollars on flowers, dinner, gifts, etc to prove their love to their girlfriends or wives.
I like the idea of celebrating love - that's cute and I get it if people want to take the opportunity to make their partner feel loved, and be a bit cute with each other. I just don't like that it's gotten to the point where people are feeling pressured to waste tonnes of money on stupid crap.
Ladies - don't buy into the bullshit that not getting flowers on vday means he doesn't love you. How he treats you on a daily basis is the proof you need of his love and devotion.
Men - respect yourselves. Don't fall into the trap of thinking you need to constantly prove your love by showering your partner with gifts and fancy dates. If treating her with respect and showing her love through your daily actions and behaviours isn't enough for her, she's not the kind of woman you need in your life.
- Yes, I make a really big deal about it and would be super upset if my partner didn'tVote A
- Yeah, I think it's a fun excuse to be romanticVote B
- Eh.. I don't mind it but don't care much about itVote C
- I think it's stupidVote D
- I hate it passionatelyVote E
Most Helpful Guy
The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius Irecast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.
Means nothing to me.1
Most Helpful Girl
I don't mind the day. Sure, if you want to get each other cute gifts, go for it. I just don't see the point of the stress put on guys as you said.2