Will you be my valentine?

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There’s many things that can be said about Valentine’s Day. Predictable. American. Commercial. At least one day you’re sure to get flowers. Or chocolates. A day of mourning if you don’t have a significant other? A great day for florists and jewellery stores!

We’ve never really celebrated Valentine’s Day. I tend to be one of those girls that says I’d rather get flowers on a random day as opposed to one day in the year that Hubby is supposed to give them to me.

For other’s I guess it’s a great excuse to make the effort to go out, give pressies and celebrate the day.

Over the years I feel that Valentine’s Day has lost its appeal. No more school girl singledom, waiting to see if you have a secret admirer. No more wondering if the boyfriend will surprise you with something special!

Do you think Vaentine’s Day changes as you get older? Or do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, what are your plans for this year?!

  • Megan
    February 9, 2010

    How funny that we wrote about similar things today!

    I’m with you. I said to my husband years ago (before he was hubby) not to even bother if that was the only time he would buy me flowers. So we don’t do Valentines Day. The unexpected flowers or notes saying that we’re thinking of each other are much more genuine.

  • april
    February 9, 2010

    I am yet to have a positive Valentines day – every year when I have been with someone it has brought sadness or an argument, every year when I haven’t it has been miserable – because as much as I want it to be a ‘greeting card, no meaning holiday” it does mean something, at least in that schoolgirl -ooh someone likes me- way :s Maybe this year won’t be as bad…lets see…

  • Belinda
    February 9, 2010

    I’m with you on this one too Ami. I think as you get further into a relationship (mine’s 7yrs this year woop!) it’s just not the same anymore. And as much as I do hope for some flowers or a nice gift, I know my partner is not like that and thinks of V Day as a commercial crock of shit. Saying that, it means that if he DID decide to do something nice for it, it would be the most awesome surprise. This year we have tickets to see Top Gear in Sydney (courtesy of my mum) which I am kind of excited about, so at least we get to spend the day together!

  • Thea
    February 9, 2010

    My husband usually gets me something for Valentine’s Day, a card or flowers, and I LOVE it!! I usually get a card for him, too. Exes never did and I was always bitterly disappointed. Last year we went out for dinner (we left our 4 & 1 year olds at the time with Grandma) and it was so wonderful. Especially because we hadn’t been on a ‘date’ for over 2 years. This year we’re going to the movies and hopefully dinner again. I love dates with my husband, especially on Valentine’s Day. It’s better than Christmas to me.

  • Clo
    February 9, 2010

    apart from the fact that V day is just not special to us, We find valentines day just a painful time to even try spoil each other – our favourite restaurants are usually booked out, most places (I mean almost all restaurants) are compelled to use set
    menus to save money and hassel (for them) and bump up the price! (I’m not talking about v day specials but the removal of choice)- I loath set menus in rstaurants which are usually full any way. They cope on a busy sat night, they’re high end pros, why can’t they hack valentines day? Long story short… Why do a romantic night out on v day when you can get better food, more choice, better service and not get ripped off almost any other day. :)

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