So when the wife and I were first dating we did the whole Valentine’s Day thing. Candy and Flowers, heading out to a restaurant, maybe a Movie.
But let’s face it Going to restaurant on Valentine’s day SUCKS. You need reservations, and it’ll be crowded and likely understaffed. Flowers are kickass, but they cost more on that day, and your selection is less diverse. And I dig on candy, but the traditional Valentine’s sampler is 5 chocolates you like interspersed with 15 ones you don’t much care for.
I personally didn’t give a shit, and I’d say that’s true for most guys. She liked the hoopla that comes with dating somebody, but the catch was she didn’t like it when a “tradition” was started, she preferred a little bit of a surprise.
So some years I really had my shit together and she had a great Valentine’s day, and other years I’d not be on my A-Game and it would suck. No matter what I’d be nervous and work my ass off and not have a good time.
We we decided to not bother with Valentine’s day. Now there’s a romantic catch, I do still buy my wife gifts, flowers, and take her out to eat, just NOT on February 14th. Makes things less of a pain in the ass for everybody, and she will ALWAYS be surprised.
LOVE it, and I LOVE her.
So hope you all had a Happy Valentine’s day!