Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 12:40 p.m. MST
Taking my Ex-MO wife out for a night of dance lessons couples with appetizer and
wine at a nice Chicago restaurant. Super stoked! I think she's going to
This will likely sound as cynical as I feel about this Marketing-driven
"holiday:" Just another example where a man is expected to spend money
in the hopes of getting some affection. At least with the world's oldest
profession there is a better chance of a successful outcome. The degree of
romance perceived by the woman directly correlates with how much money he spent.
What a crock! Oh, and yes I am married...to the same woman for 32 years now. Am
I am thankful for that, else I would get to pay alimony without any chance of
LValfre- What does Ex-Mo have to do with anything in this article? Happy Valentine's Day!
Wink wink nudge nudge know what I mean know what I mean.
My husband is forbidden from buying me flowers or jewelry on holidays. His
birthday also happens to be on Valentine's, so we usually don't
celebrate the latter. Looking forward to a fun (and reasonably priced) night
@O'reallyI find wine very romantic (in moderation) and now days
we can enjoy things like this together on Valentine's Day!
My Spousal support check is due 2/15 so I put it in a Valentine's Card on
the fridge. She'll enjoy the irony. Friday is a LDS Singles Conference in
Vegas. Who knows, I might meet the (right) "one" there?
My wife's B-day is 2/22. She is fine with me saving the money on Flowers
on V-Day and buying them at 1/3 the price a week later. She knows I love her,
and saving money is a joint goal.But then, I surprise her with
flowers 4-5 times a year....always under $10, but always appreciated.
My husband is gone now, but I would have been pset if he had caved to
retailer's or media pressure to get me something because "they"
said so. Obligatory? Absurd. Much better to be given something just because
"I love you and it's no special day", or do what he did and even
just do something ordinary for me(and vice versa). I can't see how all of
the crass obligatory consumerism enriches anyone but those in the retail
industry. Oh how I hope we are all better than to be this shallow.
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