Wednesday, February 02, 2005

V-Day...What Do You Think?

Ok...what do you think?

Valentine's Day is one of these commercialized holidays (like everything else), but do you like it?

Do you like the one time a year besides anniversaries that men have a reminder to be romantic, thoughtful, and considerate?

And if they do, does it mean as much as if they would do something thoughtful on any other day of the year?

Am I being to harsh on men? It is just my opinion that men do not think of doing the little lovey-dovey things except when they are reminded to do it on days like Valentine's Day.

I am interested in everyone's opinion on this...so, everyone who reads, please comment.

9 comments:

aka_Mer said...

I got a white rose left on my carseat during work this week... it means more to me than a dozen roses would mean on Valentines! :)

Mathman said...

I never think about doing all of the lovey-dovey things to which you refer. In fact, my girlfriend, just mentioned a few minutes ago that I have only gotten her flowers once. I figure I can make up for that though by getting her a ring on Valentine's Day.

firedancerdancin said...

Like a RING ring? rock!

I hate V day. I would much rather get flowers on a random Tuesday "just because," than get something on v day. I call it "black tuesday" (or whatever day of the week it falls on...)

It's a holiday that makes you feel terrible if you are single and there's all this pressure to do something all cheesey if you are not. It just sucks on every level.

Dree said...

I think that if you're in a relationship, then your love should be acknowledged all year long, not just on one appointed day. I've never really celebrated Valentine's Day... unless you count the activities I do with my students (but then again, we celebrate EVERY holiday in first grade).

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Matt said...

My wife and I don't go all out on Valentine's Day. Usually a card, maybe a small gift. Something that says I love you and appreciate you. Keep it simple.

I can understand how the holiday can make some single people feel bad. I've been with my wife for over ten years, so that's not been my experience. One of the lucky ones, I guess.

Eyes said...

I personally see V-Day as a big sales pitch for businesses to make money. We never go out on V-day for dinner because we don't want to fight the masses. We typically will go out to eat the day or two before or after. We don't exchange gifts or anything but do make it a point to spend quality time together and reconnect :) on that day. That's my take.

Super Rachel Zana said...

I once attended an ANTI-VALENTINES Day party the year before I started dating Gregory. I had never dated anyone at that point, and my slogan that year in college was: "Boys are Dumb. Drink Chocolate milk." Several girls in the same boat as I got together and reserved a large table at a nice restaurant. We got to the restaurant, walked past all the cutsey couples WAITING to be seated and had a glorious time having dinner together. Chocolate milk was served. Everyone had place cards with an anti-valentines logo on them. It was the most hilarious Valentines Day I have ever had . . . my very favorite.

My husband's birthday is on Valentines Day, so we usually refrain from any holiday activities and celebrate his birthday instead. He doesn't like sharing his birthday with a holiday because he likes getting lots of attention.

Mishka said...

I like Valentine's Day for the silly little kid valentines we used to give out in grade school. I still at age 35 by a box of those and send one to each of my friends. It reminds them of when they were young and we spent an entire school day making big Valentine envelopes to hang on the front of our desks...

I have been married for 12 1/2 years and we still celebrate V-day. Sometimes it is big, sometimes not but we always make sure to acknowledge it. I hate it when grownups think they are took old or cool to enjoy "young minded" things. I still dress up for Halloween given the chance...

The one thing I hate about V day is that the cards, candy and red and pick stuff comes out the day after New Years if not before. The marketing irritates me so I make my cards and gifts....let them deal with that.