Valentines day...

United States
February 12, 2007 9:13am CST
Is it really worth the hype? OR is it a day that too many girls get their hopes up about, only to be let down when the day approaches? Although I am a big sap I dont get my hopes up about this day just because my fiance is NOT the type to get all giddy & excited over it. Half the time Im lucky if he remembers my birthday haha BUT I notice alot of girls expect certain things, & I wonder if they are getting overly excited for nothing? what are your thoughts?
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I personally cannot stand Valentine's Day. I don't need or want anything special on Valentine's Day. People get all worked up over it and say that their partner doesn't love them if they didn't get them anything. That is ridiculous. S/he didn't get you anything yesterday either! You didn't mind then! I'd MUCH rather my husband bring me flower or candy on a random day just because he loves me than to do it on a day that society says he has to.
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@nicolec (2674)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I agree with thunderofsins. I would much rather get flowers on any other day than on V-day because he feels he has to.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Can I say Bah Humbug for Valentine's Day? It is a pain in the butt! LOL I have 4 children I have to sit down with to write all the cards with. Requests for money and snacks for parties when I do not approve of my children having that much candy. And my partner's birthday is on Valentine's Day so it is HIS day and not Mine. So, I don't come to expect anything. I don't ask for anything. And I don't get anything. LOL It is his birthday. So, it does not bother me. And as for birthdays...he has a hard time remembering that one too. But I do get disappointed when he does not remember or do anything. :(
@trinihd (998)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Good question! I think Valentine's day is definitely hyped-up a little too much, and I believe it's not a societal pressure so much as a commercial opportunity that businesses take advantage of just because they can. On the other hand, it can be an important day for blossoming romances. For people who feel shy about expressing their emotions on a normal day, Valentine's day is just the excuse they need to express themselves. Of course that is probably where some of the expectations can cause letdowns too, for people who are caught in limbo, unsure of how their "crush" feels, and thinking that maybe on Valentine's day, their "crush" will finally make a move, only to be disappointed if it doesn't happen that way. I suppose some girls/women do get excited because they know their boyfriends/husbands will give them a special token, and they in return will reciprocate so there's nothing wrong in that. And in spite of all the hype, I really do believe that there is something very redeeming about a holiday that promotes love. Now, if only we can get everyone to see that it doesn't have to be just about romantic love, and apply it to love in all its forms and love to all people, that would really be something!
@brimia (6588)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I kind of enjoy it but it's certainly not worth all the trouble or hype some people make over it. We don't even buy each other gifts on that day. We probably will go out to dinner, not anywhere fancy. I'll make a dessert to have afterwards. It probably can be a let down for some people, like other holidays. I try not to get my hopes or expectations up too high for any holidays because it's inevitable you'll be let down somewhat.