And how would you feel if your SO didn't celebrate it?
Most Helpful Guy
For my girlfriend and I, it just so happens that it was around Valentine's Day that we had our first (official) date. (We had known each other for about 4 months before then). It was also right around the time she moved in with me. We have been together now for over ten years and have three children, so since we decided that we did not want to be married, we made Valentine's Day our anniversary.
Consequently, each year, right around the day itself, we take the kids to the grandparents and spend a weekend just the two of us - either at a top of the line hotel in the city (DC) or at a B&B on the Chesapeake. We go out dancing, go to dinners, lay in bed till noon, all sorts of stuff - oh, and we have sex too. We love being parents, but we make it "just a couples" weekend.
This year we are going to the hotel the weekend after the holiday. On the day itself, since it is not a day off this year, I will likely get her flowers and a card, and she'll make a special dinner with candy and a card at each table setting - one each for the kids and one for me.
(My card always include a "coupon" for some wish of my choice. What will it be? What will... it... be?)
Most Helpful Girl
I couldn't care Iess to be completely honest. It's overrated and honestly just commercialized bullshit anyway... It's all about the chocolates, the flowers and the perfect gift, not about the "feelings" that you're supposed to have for your S. O. I personally am not in a relationship, nor am I expecting anything this Valentine's, so I feel like for some of us V day is much more of a pain in the ass than a reward. Plus, you don't need an international holiday to celebrate your love for someone, you can just do that out of the blue, and for me it's even more special than celebrating this bullshit holiday.