Why is Valentine’s Day Important?

A man once asked me, “Why is Valentine’s Day so important to women?  It’s just a made up holiday, for fuck’s sake.”

He didn’t get it.

Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that men have a visual clue to be romantic. There are commercials, card displays, red and pink hearts, and candy in every store.  He doesn’t even need to think about much.  He just needs to belly-up to the bar of his favorite or affordable romantic gesture.  He can do anything on a scale from “Spontaneous trip to Paris to propose at the top of the Eiffel Tower” to “Here’s a card.”

When we are little girls we see our older sisters or mothers getting flowers, candy, and maybe a special dinner out on Valentine’s Day.   We think about what romantic things a man might do for us!  A hotel suite with rose petals on the bed?  Champagne under the stars?  Tickets to a Nicks game? Make dinner and clean the kitchen?

So guys out there, we give you a pass on being romantic 364 days.  Give it a shot just one day of the year.  You don’t have to take us to Paris.  Just… try.  You don’t have to spend any money.  Spend your time and attention.  We’re suckers for that.

What do you think about Valentine’s Day?



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