Will you be making a romantic gesture on Valentine’s Day?

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With 14th February almost upon us, shops are bursting with heart shaped chocolates and cards, romantic music CD’s are being advertised on the television, and so the pressure is on to make a romantic gesture on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day can be such a mixed bag for many.  It is difficult to avoid this time honoured tradition, but how do you mark Valentine’s Day?  Is it a day you look forward to or a day you dread or do you simply ignore it?  Do you spoil the love of your life or feel it’s commercialised and over rated or just for the youngsters?

What are your views? Are you an old romantic at heart?  Do you send a card? Is everyday a special day for you?  Has it become too commercialised? Have you lost the love of your life, so does this day make you feel sad? 

Will you be making a romantic gesture on Valentine's Day?

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notebook1
14th Feb 2016
1
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Husband cooking me dinner
Polly-Rae
14th Feb 2016
0
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I'd rather it happened on spec throughout the year from both of us.........although I'm not sure my husband knows where the florist is, or the jewellers, or the card shop, or the Hoover, duster, washing up liquid, garden shears, windowlene.........
Janchris
14th Feb 2016
0
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Lucky if you have a romantic hubby/partner, enjoy the moment
patrington
13th Feb 2016
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I know its a day early but this morning i walked into the lounge grinning like a cheshire cat and presented my wife with a boxed card, normslly its one from pound shop.....then gave her a coffee mug with mickey mouse on it which she loves,then in all its glory a pandora silver heart. She was nearly in tears.Just as she was going out the back door with our neighbour shopping she said,"do us a favour, wash the kitchen cupboard doors,wipe the kitchen floor and tidy your man cave....I hope she brings me a nice pressy back cos ive still got the reciept from pandora!!!!!!!
wiffler
13th Feb 2016
2
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A little bit of fun goes a long way. A card a bunch of daff. Not much but it's nice to feel appreciated.
MaddieW
12th Feb 2016
4
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Yes I will be making a romantic gesture on Valentines Day, for all the years we have been together my husband has always done something for me, one year I was in hospital on 14th February, he arrived carrying a beautiful soft toy (fluffy rabbit) I thought it was lovely, he said look again, he had put diamond studs in the rabbits ears!

Sadly my loved one has dementia and is now in a nursing home, so I certainly hope to brighten his day this Valentines Day
brucemary
12th Feb 2016
0
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Having outlived two wonderful husbands, there is no-one left that I want to share Valentines with.
granny61
12th Feb 2016
2
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would if I had someone to give to!
LAForbes
12th Feb 2016
0
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I'll treasure each one that I can share.
Elizb
12th Feb 2016
1
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Used to have very Happy Valentines with ex-husband now no one to share it with.
Munsterlander
12th Feb 2016
1
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Always give my wife a card and some red or pink flowers. this year have just bought 10 pink roses for her (11th Feb) as they were only £10 and would be about £40 this weekend. Very romantic...but need to keep an eye on the pennies at my age
haz2bme
11th Feb 2016
0
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Am a widow now so no need for any card etc, it is a very commercial thing anyway
Beany
11th Feb 2016
3
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My late husband gave me a Valentine card with a picture of a fat elephant in a tutu! I said if he couldn't do better than that he shouldn't bother--- so he never did ! ( but I still loved him)
Krazee
11th Feb 2016
1
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St.Valentine's day has become just another overly commercialised day with no real meaning. As many others have said it means more if you show your love through the year for no other reason than because you love that special person rather than because it's expected of you.
I feel especially sorry for the people who have lost their beloved & the singles because of all the pressure & attention on being a couple.
john stewart
10th Feb 2016
3
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no need just carry on being happy
Pussk2
10th Feb 2016
4
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No. It is all the little things that we do for each other every day that counts.
I had all the big gesture with my ex and they meant nothing because the other 364 days of the year he did nothing.
celtwitch
10th Feb 2016
3
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I have never known 'romance' it just never happened for me, I had several partners but I was never 'in love' with any of them.
Perhaps I'm lacking in the relationships department, I don't know and I think it highly unlikely that at this age I will ever experience 'romance.' However, I have never felt that I missed out on something. I'm not even sure that 'romance' is real.
Loodt
13th Feb 2016
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Romance is very real. There is programme on TV about the workings of the brain and they can measure it. Fascinating to see how they can actually look at a brain scan see that.

But then you never miss what you never had.
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Never say never 😉
Alicia
10th Feb 2016
3
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We always give each other a card.
JohnHerb
9th Feb 2016
5
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I have to be romantic on valentines day or my wife will hit me over the head with a rolling pin! Just joking! I always send a card to my wife. She sometimes remembers-and they say romance is dead.....
Wilf
9th Feb 2016
5
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At my age? yes of course even though we have been married for over 30 years its a nice gesture. A card and nice meal is perfect. I do think the cards are far too expensive though and as for the cost of roses around 14th Feb the sellers are having a laugh! But thats capitalism and pricing with high demand -the price goes up.

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