In my dating years, it never seemed that relationships would be going during Valentine's day but my best friend and I had broken our ankles in separate accidents the week before V-day, or "single awareness day" in our case, but her mom drove in to take care of us and we got to go stay in a hotel with her. We got room service, chocolates, flowers- just the pick-me-up we needed to heal faster. We were back to our crazy antics soon after.
Valentine's day in my married years hasn't been very significant- we celebrate other anniversaries (first time we said "I love you", engagement, how many months we've been married) but we do like to go try somewhere new around Valentine's day- not ON Valentine's day cause that is just madness. He does know I like one thing on Valentine's day- the Dove chocolate roses.
Rachel: When I was a youngun in Jr. high or even high school, boy crazy & a hopeless romantic..it was often that Valentines Day was a day of anticipation & dismay. But this year as I came home from school a little disappointed in the outcome of this "single awareness" day, I found 2 vases. One vase filled with 4 carnations & the other vase with roses. I knew instantly that the other vase was for MOM & that the carnations were for me & my 3 sisters. I grabbed my carnation & of course a small box of Red Hots (my favorite Valentine Treat) & gave my dad a hug. As always he said; "Love you Pooh Bear!" He was my Valentine for that year.