Valentine's Day

Ali de Bold
on Jan 05, 2007 @ 12:56 am

Girls, let's help the boys out. What's the best thing a guy can do for you on Valentine's Day?

7 Replies

Time on Jan 07, 2007 @ 08:14 pm

I'm just happy spending the day with my hunnie :). It is not about how much money you spend, it's about the time you spend together.

Valentine's Day on Jan 08, 2007 @ 10:57 am

Sounds cheezy but yes.... it is definitely the thought that counts. Time well spent together is a good thing rather than just spending a lot of money on something meaningless. Take her out to dinner...better yet...cook it! :o)

don't cop out on Jan 09, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

no flowers, no chocolates, no lingerie. Sooooo unoriginal. I agree with the other ladies, a date is best.

Try to think outside the box. Instead of going to the fanciest restaurant in town, take her somewhere meaningful. Like where you went on your first date or where you proposed (if you're married).

If you decide on an evening in, either cook or order in her favorite, it needn't be expensive. Rent the first movie you saw together or try to remember a movie she mentioned in passing. If you can show that you've been "listening", that will make a HUGE impression. My husband took me to Sense and Sensibility when it opened in theater. I was so impressed because I hadn't even asked him to take me since I knew he'd cringe the whole way through. I had been whining about finding a girlfriend to go to it with me, and he actually remembered.

Then pull out some sparkly bubbly (no, not Coors Light) and use the good wine glasses. If that doesn't do it, I have no more wisdom for you.

I agree! on Jan 24, 2007 @ 05:22 pm

I would much rather spend time with my boyfriend, say, with us cooking dinner together, than have him buy me an expensive gift or take me to an overpriced restaurant.
Flowers die, chocolate gets eaten, and I have enough underwear, thank you!
To me those gifts say "yeah, I had no idea what to get/do for you, so I'm just going to buy you this extremely generic gift."
Oh, and buying a girl lingerie is extremely selfish in my opinion...they're buying it so that they can see you wearing it!

Yep skip that Valentine section! on Jan 29, 2007 @ 11:24 am

Men should AVOID that Valentine section/aisle in the stores. I agree with youreyesopen1986...getting any of those gifts is like saying you did not have time to really think about it and so you copped out and just got what was easy. I am so NOT a big believer of roses on Valentine's day either...the prices skyrocket around then and it is just not smart. If you want to impress me with roses do it on a random day and for no reason! I would actually like to see a man's culinary skills in action rather than go to a restaurant that I could go to any other day! I guess we shall see!!! :o)

Buying a girl lingerie on Feb 10, 2007 @ 03:46 pm

youreyesopen1986 said that buying lingerie for a woman is selfish, because he just wants to see you in it. I never thought about it that way. But I think it depends on how you think about it, and how long you have been dating, how close you two are, etc... It is selfish in a way though.

The thing about roses too is so true. They get to pricey around Valentine's Day. One time I just randomly bought my boyfriend a rose. There was no occasion for it. Try it ladies, it will be a surprise! Turn over those gender roles and do something out of the ordinary!

Effort on Feb 09, 2009 @ 09:02 pm

I gave my boyfriend a challenge for Valentines Day. I like this holiday, even when I was single, and even now that I'm not. Mostly because it's very pink, and red, my two favourite colours. Although, because I am your untypical kinda gal, when he asked me what I wanted for Valentines Day, I told him that I wanted a bit of his effort.

I don't want roses, or bouquets, or a huge box of chocolates, or cute stuffed toys with hearts and "I love you"s. Instead, I asked for him to get me a pink iris, and 75% Dark Chocolate in heart shapes. I would so just love the effort of him trying to find these things. I don't care if he doesn't accomplish them, I don't think it's even possible to accomplish them. All I really want is for him to show the effort of trying to please me, and that makes me happy.

He's a sweet guy, and he doesn't give up easily. But I am so looking forward to what he's got for me. I've got a little something for him too, as a prize of course ;)

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