Do You Think That Valentine's Day Is Overrated?

@lynnemg (4539)
United States
January 8, 2009 5:53pm CST
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Many people will be looking for that perfect way to express their love for their partner. My question is, do you feel that the holiday is too overrated? My husband has a theory, he says that Valentine's Day is silly because why should we pick only one day a year to show our partners that we love them. He days buying a gift fir the one you love on this holiday is like saying,"Here's a dozen roses for the things I did to make you mad all year, and here's a diamond necklace, rind, whatever to apologize in advance for what I will do to upset you in the next year." LOL I find his theory ridiculously fuuny. I think that this holiday is not a day meant only to tell your partner you love them, but a day in which a couple should make time to spend alone together. Your tuen. How do you feel about Valentine's Day??
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@Kmarie923 (875)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I think that it is a little overrated, but then again there are other holidays that are way overrated. I don't take valentine's day too seriously, but I think it is a nice excuse to have romantic date.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
We should not need an excuse for romance though.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I would gladly take romance once a year though LOL
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I don't think it's overrated. I think it's a good time to remember to tell someone you love them. Alot of folks forget to do that on a regular basis. So even if you just tell someone...hey it's valentines day....will you be my valentine...is a way to tell them that you still care.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
It is nice to have a day to show that special someone that you love them, but I think that it is the everyday, little things we do that should reflect it more.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I've always believed that Valentine's Day was contrived by marketing experts in order to force consumers to spend money on specific items and, for that reason, I'm not a big fan of the day. It forces children to participate in the ritual of handing out cards to kids they either barely know or don't like and often leads to the hurt feelings of those who don't receive many cards from classmates. What a self esteem booster THAT is...not! Don't get me wrong, I love getting romantic cards from my husband but he gives me cards from time to time for no reason...flowers, too. I do love your husband's attitude though. My husband is of the same mind when he does mushy stuff...sometimes even calling it a down payment on a future apology.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I get a kick out of his attitude to when it reguards Valentine's Day. My reply to him is to tell him that if he thinks he owes me that big of an apology, he should start on January first and bring home flowers every day! His friends laugh at that because they know how he can be. Have you ever seen the show Everybody Loves Raymond??
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@dio123 (1790)
• India
5 Feb 09
A day dedicated to love in a year is good, it is the occasion to revive our love relationship, good for boys and girls to propose their partner and a good day for everyone to celebrate their love and show more love and care to their near ones which is not possible in our day to day life, I think it is not overrated but it is good and should be celebrate with our loved ones
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Why should we all spend that one day in particular. A day that the entire US shares?? I think it means more when it isn't on that particular day.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 09
I agree with your husband .The irony of it is that some people will fight all the year round and rarely do anything nice for each other but as long as on that day roses or chocolate is given ,all sins are forgiven .Consequently I think that valentines day is highly commercialized and has lost its essence. It has now become a show and tell" hey look at me ,look at me ,see what Dave bought for me " and women use this as an opportunity to show off on their friends who never get anything. Personally I would rather good things the year around and nothing on this day and I would think that is a better expression of love in my view. I guess I have never been one to like following the crowd or to be in the "ebb and flow' of what’s popular .Consequently if someone were to buy me something on this day I would feel very common and cheap especially if this is the only time they were buying me something
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I think we should show those that we love that we indeed love them each day. To me, Valentine's Day can be nice, but it means a lot more to me when my husband does those little things each day that show me how much he loves me.
• United States
10 Jan 09
I'm going to have to agree with most women and say no. I think it is a day to slow down and show people you love how much you love them. You don't have to buy expensive roses and chocolates. A nice card is fine with some mixed flowers. I love that my husband just puts effort into it. Doesn't buy anything but my favorite flowers, daisy's, and makes me breakfast in bed. He's just sweet the whole day and shows me he loves me. That, after all, is what its all about.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
That is sweet. You are lucky that you have a husband that takes the time to show you he cares. I am sure that he does things the rest of the year too. I like the romance, and even the opportunity to be alone with my husband, but with his views on the day, there is not much hope of that. I appreciate his attempts to be semi-romantis more on the other days because I feel he only does things on Valentine's Day if he is reminded, and/or because he thinks I expect him too. I would rather it come from the heart than because of the day.
@gemini_rose (16193)
9 Jan 09
I think that it is lovely for those who are new together in a relationship because it is all so special and new and I used to love valentines day with my hubby. Nowadays it is just another day where I have to wonder where I am going to find money from to get him something!!
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I am sure those who are newly in love find the day to be fun and enjoying. After the first or second year, it loses its spark though. I think we should use eacj day to showour love for our partner rather that trying to make such a big deal out of that one day each year.
• United Arab Emirates
9 Jan 09
Yeah, i think Valentine's day is overated. People make a big deal out of it. They are trying to make an atmosphere of love during valentine seasons. Like cut-out of hearts everywhere. But what about those people who have no partners, i think they get more depressed and frustrated during valentines that's why i think we should also call it the "Single-awareness day"
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I like that one. It holds true for many single people that I know too.
@dodo19 (32586)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 Jan 09
I personally think that it is a little overrated. I'm not sure I understand why we should pick one day to be able to tell our loved ones that we love them. Honestly, I think that everyday is a good opportunity to tell our loved ones that we love them and to spend time with them. I don't think there should be any reason why we can't do sweet things for them on days other than Valentine's Day.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
For me, it would mean more to me if my husband came home from work and brought me flowers on any other day of the year. If he does it on Valentine's Day, it is nice, but doesn't hold the same special meaning to me.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
I think Valentines day is a bit overrated but it's also like other holidays.. we also celebrate it with our dear loved ones.. yeah, i know, everyday can be valentines day but since Feb 14 was considered to be a special day for all the lovers out there, most of us see it as an overrated one.. but valentines isn't only for couples but also for all the people who wanted to share and express their love to their families and friends..
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
My family has always sent each other cards for Valentine's Day. It is just tradition. We just tend to do it to let each other know that we are thinking of them, rather than using that day to say, "I love you"
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
9 Jan 09
It is mostly celebrated by the young people here in China. Have a dinner, with gifts usually from the boy to the girl. Restaurants and chain stores have very good sales on this day. For mid aged and elderly people, there is no special activity. I do believe to keep a happy marriage, daily awareness is more valuable. A big smile, a tender hug seems to be easy, but hard to keep. There are many tips to maintain a rosy life in the family, which we need to attend to with heart and soul. One more day of special reminding is good, but does not mean all.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I think that a more special day to show how much you love your partner would be your anniversary. That is a day that only the two people share, not a day that everybody shares!
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
9 Jan 09
It's a sweet day. I appreciate the romance that can be shown on that day but I think I am old enough now to understand that it's the everyday things that we say or do for each other that are the most important. In other words, I'll accept the candy and the card and maybe even go out to dinner with my hubby but I rate my relationship by what happens on the other 364 days of the year.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I agree. If we judged our relationships by the kindness (or lack of) on that one day each year, I think we'd all be in trouble! LOL