Valentines Day: My Thoughts

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Valentines day is something you either love or hate, it's a little bit like marmite. The day itself is often split between hopeless romantics taking rage towards couples and people in a relationship that have a tendency to go over the top. A word that is often associated with Valentines Day is commercialism. Another calendar day to make us all go out and spend a ridiculous amount of money, but for a lot of us that is not the case. Just because it is all over the media telling us we have to buy 'Ipads' for our lovers on Valentines day, doesn't mean we all do it. It is sensationalism. They draw on the characteristics of some couples, but forget that for quite a lot of us, we are just happy to have a day to show our partners how much they mean to us.

According to a survey by Figleaves:
  • Majority 38% of the people surveyed would like a romantic night in on Valentine's Day (Men and Women)
  • 5% expect their partners to spend more than £50 on them on Valentines Day (Men and Woman)
  • Ideal gift for men is women buying lingerie to wear for them (Men and Women)
  • Women think men's ideal gift is a personalised gift (Women)
  • 30% of women would prefer to dress up in sexy lingerie in the bedroom (Women)
  • 26% of women have sent an anonymous card or gift

Apart from the greedy 5% of the people surveyed, the other expectations on Valentines Day are relatively tame compared to some of the suggestions I have heard in the past. The majority of these statistics can easily be done in a low cost way - instead of going out, cooking meal and personalised gifts can be made by yourselves. I'm happy that I'm within the 38% of these people surveyed. I don't care about the money, the public displays of affection or the chocolates that will go straight to my hips, I'm happy to snuggle up on the sofa with my loved one, chatting about the things we love and doing all of that free of charge. Just because a day suggests you need to spend a lot of money, it's not what it is all about. It is about showing the person or the people you love how much you care and remember, it isn't just limited to your partner. There's nothing wrong with ringing up your mum and dad saying happy Valentines Day and how much you love them or phoning a friend.  

I love my man and would do anything for him, but I would do this regardless of whether it is Valentines Day. I just appreciate that there's a day where I can give him even more love and remind him how much he means to me. To read more about what I would like to get on Valentines day, check out my Valentines Day guide and the personalised necklace I reviewed.

What do you think about Valentines Day?

1 comment

  1. I love Valentine's day. At the moment I'm snigle and living at my parents. Tonight my mum is cooking a special dinner and she made cupcakes. We give each others cards and chocolate. We're not going to give fancy expensive gifts, we don't even do it at Christmas hehe!


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