Most Helpful Guy
It is not important at all.
I wouldn't care if my girlfriend didn't wanted to celebrate or if i get her something and she don't. But i totally respect my girl's decision and feeling. If it's important to her then it becomes important to me too and if not then my real feelings is that i don't care much about it.
Such days are an excuse to be unified again, to be happy and together. That's positive. But we shouldn't be unified and together only on special occasions. How about try to be happy, respect each other and love each other ultimately and cherish our existence everyday?
Plus, the fact that people make negative milestones and unnecessary tensions out of such days.
-Materialist perspective and getting upset/fighting why the partner not spending enough money.
-High expectations for certain gifts and acts during the event
-Making a challenge about who do it sooner and who do it better
-A burden of doing something new every time or things going to be ruined.
While such events suppose to be just a simple, plain and a beautiful excuse to be happy. Nothing more.
Most Helpful Girl
Valentine's day has been one of my favorite holidays since long before I started dating. Celebrating it is something I do regardless of my relationship status. I show my appreciation for friends and family too, not just my boyfriend.
But I do want to celebrate it with my boyfriend too. And I've never had a boyfriend not be excited to celebrate it with me, or at least happy to go along with it once they saw how much it meant to me. Plus, he knows he's going to get pampered, so why would he complain?
A lot of people who don't like Valentine's day think it's just a Hallmark holiday that's all about consumerism, but it actually has some very interesting history connected with it.