To think Valentine's Day is for kids

(35 Posts)
atthewelles Tue 12-Feb-13 12:53:20

Sorry, but I just don't see anything romantic about being given flowers and a card on a prescribed day when everyone is getting them and shops have bumped up their prices to take advantage of the situation.

I also don't feel romantic sitting in an overcrowded restaurant, full of self concious couples, being ripped off for a meal that is being thrown at us because restaurant is packed to the gills and trying to make as much money as possible because its Valentine's day.

AIBU to think Valentine's Day stops feeling romantic when you are no longer a teenager giggling over who got a card from who? Or am I just a grumpy cynical old cow? smile

soontobeburns Tue 12-Feb-13 16:08:00

My DP is very romantic and I like to think I am too so its not pressure on valentines but I love it :-)

Its an excuse just to go all out and be romantic. Its hard to explain but I love it.

wonkylegs Tue 12-Feb-13 16:13:46

I don't like the tacky aspects of it but that's not the only (or preferable) way of being romantic and in the hecticness of life it's nice to have a day that says stop and do something that shows each other that you love them on top of all the stuff we take for granted.
I make cards and DH has kept every single one from the years we've been together, I hadn't realised but he'd made an album which made me soppy as he's not usually the sentimental type.
We rarely go out on valentines day but we always have a nice meal & get presents that we want rather than tat this year DH is getting a cheese hamper from Pong as he's cheese obsessed!

andubelievedthat Tue 12-Feb-13 21:01:31

So big brother "need a day " ffs ! like you need/want a day to be instructed to be romantic? ask any chef re that day , then book a table !

Hulababy Tue 12-Feb-13 21:04:13

We will probably give one another a card, but that's it.
It's my birthday today, so I never really do anythiang for VD two days later tbh. We go out and celebrate my birthday on and around my birthday instead.

OldBeanbagz Tue 12-Feb-13 21:04:32

I don't like Valentine's Day either and it's not something we celebrate.

I will however take advantage of the M&S £20 meal deal. Any excuse for a day off cooking grin

Fakebook Tue 12-Feb-13 21:10:29

I agree. Dd is 5 and very excited about valentines day hmm. Yesterday we baked heart shaped cookies and then she made a heart shaped card for her dad.
I don't know why adults would get excited about it. It's just another day.

whateveritakes Tue 12-Feb-13 21:16:33

I have always thought it was all about your secret admirers- not the person you have already signed up to.

So I supposed YANBU as even I cannot think of anyone I fancy now I'm in my 40's.

Vinomcstephens Tue 12-Feb-13 21:18:50

Well, YANBU because you are absolutely entitled to feel any way you want about Valentines Day!

But you are definitely being unreasonable if you think your way is the only way to feel about it, or if people, like me, who love it, are somehow wrong - I've been with DP a long time, I tell him (and hopefully show him) every day that I love him but Valentines Day is a lovely, romantic occasion as far as we're concerned and we'll continue to celebrate it regardless of what anyone else may think! you think it's childish - I don't smile

MikeOxardAndWellard Tue 12-Feb-13 22:02:24

For me it's a reminder to take the time to make each other feel special, and try to carry it through the rest of the year.

Just like Christmas - you are reminded of the importance of family and also trying to do something for less fortunate people and you try to carry that'goodwill to all men' feeling throughout the year. Usually falls by the wayside during the January sales, but hey, there's always next year.

exoticfruits Tue 12-Feb-13 22:08:18

You can have other days too! It is also only commercialised if you let it be. I like it .

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