Valentine’s Day, that annual conundrum wrapped in red foil and sprinkled with expectations. Some of us embrace it with the gusto of a child in a candy store, while others view it with the enthusiasm of a cat facing a bath.
But here’s the crux of it: if your partner is the type to swoon at a bouquet of roses or a heart-shaped box of chocolates, don’t be the Valentine’s Grinch. You don’t want to be that person who, in a fit of anti-commercial rebellion, decides to boycott the day, only to find out your partner had been secretly hoping for a love-struck gesture.
So, if your significant other’s eyes light up at the mere mention of February 14th, why not give in? It’s not about surrendering your principles; it’s about choosing your battles. And let’s be honest, in the grand scheme of things, making your partner happy for one day is a pretty good battle to lose.
You don’t have to go overboard. No need to hire a skywriter or serenade them under their window (unless that’s your thing, of course). Sometimes, the simplest gestures speak the loudest. A card, a favorite meal, or even just uninterrupted time together can say, “I may not get this whole Valentine’s thing, but I get you.”
Remember, it’s just one day. And in the world of love, being the person who puts their partner’s happiness first, even if it means enduring a day of Cupid and confetti, is perhaps the most romantic gesture of all. Plus, you’ll have 364 other days to gently mock the whole affair—with love, of course.