A male perspective on Valentine’s Day

Let me start off by saying that this is not a reflection on how every single guy feels about Valentine’s Day. I’m sure there are some guys out there who love buying their girlfriend, wife or random cute girl they are trying to impress a Valentine’s Day present and spending time with her on this day.

I’m not saying that doing these things is bad. In fact, if done correctly, they can be quite romantic. But a whole day dedicated to being romantic is sort of ridiculous. The only reason Valentine’s Day exists is so companies can profit from it. Let me repeat: The only reason Valentine’s Day exists is so companies can profit from it. That’s it! It’s a day where companies and restaurants benefit from guys who are whipped.

If your boyfriend does things on Valentine’s Day that he does not do any other day of the year, you might want to reconsider your relationship. A guy in a relationship should treat his girlfriend like a queen every single day, not only on February 14. There is no excuse to wait for one day to go out to dinner, buy her a gift or spend a significant amount of time with her. And for those guys who have their eye on someone, once again, why wait until Valentine’s Day? Because that’s what you are supposed to do? That seems a little cliché to me.

I keep hearing about how females enjoy spontaneity, excitement and things out of the ordinary. A date on Valentine’s Day says, “Hey, this is the day where I’m suppose to take you out so that’s what I’m going to do.” On the other hand, a nice date on February 11th says, “I couldn’t wait until Valentine’s Day because I like you that much.” It also says that you are different from everyone else. You can use that day to have a nice movie night—just the two of you. Besides, this year February 11 is a Saturday, whereas Valentine’s Day is a Tuesday. Think about it.

Overall, it’s not that I don’t like Valentine’s Day. It helps our economy and it makes females (with a date) pretty happy. Plus it gives guys with game a day to shine. I just don’t see the point of waiting for Valentine’s Day to do what you can do any day of the year.

There isn’t a Cater to Your Man Day. If that were a holiday, maybe I would feel differently about Valentine’s Day. But since no such holiday exists, I do not support Valentine’s Day. I support being romantic and treating your girl the best way you can, I just don’t like that society says that we have to do it every February 14 and it’s okay if we take some days off until then.  

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