Tomorrow is Valentine’s day and I’m so glad that I can sit this one out this year. Valentine’s is always a sickly sweet affair, feeling like you must spend a lot of money on your partner on one particular day otherwise you don’t love them as much as they thought.
I’ve been doing some research today and men seem to be the ones with the most pressure to get it right. What kind of card to purchase…romantic or other, which chocolate/flowers/teddy to buy shows the amount of love x the cash spent.
When did love become about the amount of gifts purchased? Is it not better to spend quality time with your partner throughout the year rather than pay over the odds for a tiny table in a restaurant and a preplanned menu of things that are made to sound romantic?
The most romantic thing ever done for me was being welcomed home, a hot bath ran whilst he cooked dinner then a relaxing evening in front of a film and an early night. That will stay in my mind for a very long time, the effort put in for my comfort and relaxation meant more to me than a bunch of overpriced flowers that will only die in a couple of days anyway.
So while you’re enjoying your new teddy, chocolates and card filled with some commercial crap and thinking of how much he/she spent on you, I will eating my own chocolate and watching my own film happy in the fact that I know how to make myself feel loved.