Today is Valentine's Day. Most of my previous girlfriends, with the exception of the last one, would say I'm a very romantic guy. I go out of my way to be thoughtful and to plan romantic evenings throughout the year. I always buy my girlfriends flowers and I'm prone to give gifts at random times. Every time I have had a girlfriend on Valentine's day I have done something special for her just so she knows what she means to me.
That being said, I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. Yes it is a Hallmark and Chocolate and Flower industry holiday but that is not necessarily my problem with it. I just think it is
A) An easy way out
B) An easy trap to fall into
A boyfriend should be romantic the entire year, not just one day. Just because he buys you flowers and chocolates and takes you out that night does not make him a good boyfriend. For guys like me that try hard the entire year it sickens me that some guys get a "Get out of Jail Free" card for just being thoughtful on one day.
What upsets me even more is that if I share this view with females I often get chastised for it. So a guy like me, who is certain to bring you flowers on every month anniversary, gets in trouble for not following the crowd one day a year. How silly is that? Wouldn't you women rather have a guy who treats you like a queen every day of the year? A guy makes sure to make a big deal of your anniversary since it is YOUR holiday. A guy that tells you he loves you not because he is supposed to but because he wants to?
I guess I just don't get women.