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Whether taking your partner out to dinner on Valentine's Day counts as a gift can be subjective and depends on individual perspectives and expectations. Some people may consider it a thoughtful and romantic gesture, while others may feel that it is not enough of a present.
Ultimately, the most important thing is to communicate with your partner about what they would like and to make the day special in a way that works for both of you.
If you've been with this person for any length of time, and don't understand them well enough to determine whether giving a gift over dinner is appropriate, then you probably don't understand her love language, and your relationship is a sham.
That's why I prefer to begin relationships by insisting that she call me 'Lord' or 'Master' and follow my three commandments. I do not accept any lack of discipline and she will know very clearly if she is being punished or rewarded.0
I would recommend also getting a gift, it doesn't need to be big, just something sweet and thoughtful. I doubt she would get mad if you don't get a gift but why risk anything negative when it can easily be positive! JMO!0
I think it depends on your relationship, and everyone else will give you a opinion based on their relationship and not yours. This is only a decision you can make for yourself0
What Girls & Guys Said
I take my girlfriend out to eat almost every week... so for valentines I think she deserves more than a dinner.10
Valentine’s Day is about something different from the Norm. Dinner is boringly normal0
Both should be done if it’s financially feasible20
I'm married and going out to dinner is not a gift. The time spent together and the fact he planned dinner and made a reservation is the gift. That's all I need, but I do love flowers. 😊10
The usual thing would be dinner and a gift, but if you’re strapped for money then I’m sure your date would still be appreciative even just for the dinner. Well I would be anyway0
It depends on her love language.
If she’s a foodie she will love it. If she actually prefers giving/receiving gifts, not so much.10
Your business partner, no... you're romantic partner yes.. unless don't want any phoosey for a week0
Having a romantic dinner together away from the noise of people in a quiet place and end the night with an crazy wild sex would be enough for me and would make me the happiest wife on earth.0
it all depends with the efforts. It’s the little that one does fhat carries weight, your partner ought to understand that you can only do one of those things planned, if you want to do both, even better.0
My opinion... i think this day is for suckers. It's for new lovers, cheaters or idiots. Because once ur in a serious relationship, this becomes a joke. The ones that count, is when ur not forced or expected to take them for dinner.0
We haven't celebrated Hallmark day in years. Corporations don't get to declare a national holiday to prop up sagging profits in a slow onth.0
You should do both if you can. You’ll make her really happy if you do.0
Sure I would consider it one but a card and candy would be nice as well.0
Maybe you can buy a little symbolic present0
A romantic dinner I wouldn't consider as a gift. Now, if you happened to buy her a gift card or dinner voucher at some restaurant for herself, then yes.0
I consider it no obligation of mine or my wife's towards each other on a fucking commercial cult say. The love, affection, respect and trust needs to be shown throughout the year.0
Unless it's to a grand a plate restaurant or something exclusive -no.0
You'd have to ask your partner that. You set the expectations with eachother.0
Counts as a gift to me. Having his time and attention already means a lot to me.0
Yes if it's a special dinner. No if it's basic.0
I think it depends on your budget. If you can afford to get her a little something and you want to, then go for it.
I don't think the whole Valentine's Day thing means you go overboard, the focus should be on quality time. So the dinner should be sufficient.
If really do want to get her something, I suggest giving it to her some other day, other than Valentine's Day. It will show her you care about her the other days of the year and not when the retailers tell you to. She may appreciate it more and it could be more memorable.