Chart shows why men probably hate Valentine's Day

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  • ruafoodie MANTECA, CA
    Feb. 14, 2013 2:34 p.m.

    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.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Feb. 13, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    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.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Feb. 13, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    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?

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Feb. 13, 2013 8:46 a.m.


    I find wine very romantic (in moderation) and now days we can enjoy things like this together on Valentine's Day!

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    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 out!

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 6:40 a.m.

    Wink wink nudge nudge know what I mean know what I mean.

  • O'really Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 12, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    LValfre- What does Ex-Mo have to do with anything in this article?

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  • From Ted's Head Orem, UT
    Feb. 12, 2013 6:30 p.m.

    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 the same woman for 32 years now. Am I am thankful for that, else I would get to pay alimony without any chance of affection.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Feb. 12, 2013 4:12 p.m.

    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 love it.