I’ve found that there are three basic types of couples you will find at a restaurant on Valentine’s Day.
The first and probably the sweetest are the newbies. This is their first Valentine’s Day as a couple, and so this date actually means something. I often find these couples cute and sweet.
The second type is the couple that has been together for several Valentine’s Days and still think it’s a big deal. There’s pressure to find a great place to eat, maybe an expensive gift exchange, maybe … a proposal?
The third type is the couple who goes out because our society and our media tells them they should, but really, they look like they don’t want to be there at all!
My husband and I have progressed through these three types and are now in the “the last place I want to be on Valentine’s Day is a cheesy romantic restaurant” stage. I can eat chocolate whenever I want and I can tell my husband I love him anytime I want.
It’s not that I can’t be sentimental, but I think I’m more stubborn if a “holiday” tells me I have to be especially sweet and loving on one day of the year.
Forget it. Don’t tell me what to do Hallmark. You’re not the boss of me.
But, I know, many people love Valentine’s Day. What about you? Where do you fall?