With Valentine’s Day vastly approaching, love is in the air. Half of the population is looking forward to the holiday, half is dreading it, and a little small portion could care less. Regardless of how people feel, there seems to be a question that pops up every year around this time. Is Valentine’s Day for the women or the men?
Let’s be real, when you think of Valentine’s Day, you think of roses and chocolate. Most of the time, those gifts are for a woman. But ladies, how do we know that men don’t want these items too? I know it sounds silly, but maybe your man wants a box of chocolates. Maybe not the flowers, but you get my point. Maybe you won’t get him roses or chocolate, but do you get him anything other than a card? It seems that men get the short end of the stick on Valentine’s Day because technically it is considered a holiday for the woman. However, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love so celebrate your man! How can you be someone’s Valentine if you don’t get them at least a little something? I’m not saying run out and spend hundreds of dollars for a Valentine’s Day gift, but do something to show him that he is appreciated. Whether it’s something small like going and grabbing his favorite sweet treats or running out and grabbing his favorite DVD, do something to show you care.
I feel that men always get asked “what are you doing for her for Valentine’s Day?” and hardly the other way around. I do think that it always men doing more for their lady on Valentine’s Day, than women doing more for their man and I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that. I think it’s cute when men want to spoil their lady on Valentine’s Day. I am saying that women should step up to the plate a little more and make sure they do something for their partner. I think that on Valentine’s Day something small can go a long way. Something to show your partner that you love and appreciate them with something thoughtful can be very meaningful and make the holiday special. So ladies, instead of sitting and expecting things from your man, make sure you do something to show him that he is appreciated too. Valentine’s Day is not confined to one gender receiving more love than the other, it is a holiday to celebrate love, so make sure you do just that.
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