I agree. Valentines Day is so commercialized. Why does that day have to be so special when love should be demonstrated all the time. I tell me wife I love her every day every chance I get. Also it doesn't need to be a special day to buy something nice for the one you love be it something big or small. The important thing is to never stop showing love and affection. Thats how I live by and so should others
In todays society, Valentines Day has become more of an ego holiday-just an opinion. It can be great, but there are extremes much like anything else. Media teaches young woman and adults to expect huge romance responses to the day-which sadly, often fail to meet the unrealistic expectations.
I'm very fortunate to have a mate who is the least material woman I've ever known, not that I don't get her something. She abhors the candy, jewelry, the stereotypical VD stuff. She's been dying to go skydiving so I bought here a pass to go for her first jump. I realize that's directly opposed to what most women would want, and would never been seen as romantic. But i disagree. If a man identifies something she REALLY wants to do , gets what she needs to make it happen and then surprise, hands it over, to me thats romantic. Romance isn't a noun, it's a verb. enjoyed chatting with you tonight CJ, see ya round.
My theory is that women love it because men get reminded that this day is coming, so their women get lots of attention that they crave every day. I never take chances with getting what I want or not, I straight up tell him so he knows and doesn't have to guess.
Who else but the greeting card and floral industries would take a date that commemorates the stoning and beheading of a 3 rd century Roman Catholic priest and turn it into a day to shower a woman with gifts? I guess any excuse will do as long as it accomplishes the objective?
Unrealistic expectations. I blame the Hallmark Channel. Romance books and movies set the bar unrealistically high. A man is apparently supposed to instinctively know the perfect gift and spare no expense to get it, if he REALLY loves you, that is. I guess fighting your way through rush hour traffic every day to get to a dead end job you hate just to be the provider your significant other needs isn't enough.
They want to be treated like a queen. My x wanted to know what I wanted for valentines day. I said for Him to move on & not want to get back with me. We r only friends now but he wants us to get back together & I keep telling him no thanks. Not interested.
Women...they are so fragile, they expect a lot from their partners/spouses... to take care of them... show love & affection. & now a days thanks to media...we all like/love to celebrate valentine's day.. we are too busy in our lives...that we have now dedicated one day to show our love to our partners... well this is completely wrong... for me...i want all days of my life with same spirit ...with same love & affection....no compromise on this...