It’s that time of year again when the shops are filled with red and pink anything and everything in an attempt to make slightly more money than usual, and I’m not all that impressed.
The first couple of years Rich and I were dating, we loved Valentine’s Day. We got all caught up in it, got each other presents, went out for a fancy meal, played into the entire event and though we enjoyed it fine, as the years went on it started to feel pointless.
January is always a hard month since everyone gets paid early for Christmas, and then the second you’re out of that hell month you have to start thinking about how much you can spend on a present and a meal for Valentine’s Day, and you always need to spend more than you really should. Boom, just like that you’ve got another month where you’re skint and sad at the end of it.
It’s not just that Valentine’s Day is usually expensive though. If I see something I think Rich will like while I’m out and out about, I get it for him regardless what time of year it is, and he does the same for me. We quite often do little things like breakfast in bed for each other or offer a massage after a long day. For us, there’s just no point pretending Valentine’s Day is something special when we’re just expected to do what we already do.
Of course I recognise that for some couples, they’re busy all the time and that’s one of the days they’re able to make time for each other, and others just like to make it extra special for whatever reason, and I love that! I love seeing what others got or bought or did for Valentine’s Day, it’s so sweet and romantic, but it’s just not something me or Rich feel a need to participate in for our relationship.
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments!