Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Your Opinion On...Valentine's Day

Last week I asked all my blog readers, Twitter and Facebook friends and family to give me their opinion on Valentine's Day.

Lots of you shared pictures of your gifts and cards, meals out and hotel stays. There were also quite a few grumbles about being single, not receiving anything or what a rubbish idea it is.  Unfortunately, hardly anyone shared their thoughts directly with me so I could add it to my post!

Your Opinions

"It's a scam. Nothing good ever comes of it. I hate valentines day. Apart from this year as I spent it in the bar with friends." @todd_philips

"Valentines as a Hallmark holiday is overrated and I agree that you should express your love for people throughout the year, not just on the one day that you’re ‘told’ to. But at the same time what’s wrong with having a day dedicated to telling the people you care about how much they mean to you?" @leanneeef

My Opinion

I quite like Valentine's Day! I don't always get something but that's when I treat myself (like in my My Sweet Valentine post!) and I don't think there's any harm in having a day to celebrate the one you love/like/fancy like mad!

It makes me sad that a lot of people don't do anything at all. I was chatting to colleagues at work and a couple of them said that they used to, but don't bother anymore, and they've been married to their partners for a long time.

What does annoy me is when people use the excuse that Valentine's Day is too commercial and their refusal to take part is some sort of protest. The most romantic moments of my life haven't been receiving a big bouquet or being whisked away for the weekend. Gifts are nice, don't get me wrong, I'm not going to throw it back in anyone's face, but if a boyfriend was to make me a card or take me somewhere with a nice view to eat chips in the car, I melt! I definitely think it's the thought that counts!

Next week: Your Opinion On...Internet Dating

Travelling back from Preston I bought a couple of magazines and thought that this statistic was interesting: 1 in 5 new relationships begin on an online dating site.

So this week I'm asking: Would you? Have you? Do you have a wonderful success story or was it an epic fail? Do you still feel there's a stigma attached and should there be?

And here's how:

Next Wednesday I'll post your opinions (along with your name/Twitter name/Facebook page etc unless you want it kept anonymous, in which case please let me know!) and let you know what I think too! I can't wait to hear from you!

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