Every Day Should Be Valentine’s Day

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Each year, around the middle of February, stores like CVS and Walgreen’s become overrun with wandering men holding boxes of chocolates and little teddy bears, because, well, that’s just what you do on Valentine’s Day…

…right?

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Commercial holidays like Valentine’s Day do their best to manufacture romance. Restaurants fill up, prices of roses go through the roof, and men are pressured to somehow fit all of their love for their significant other into some sort of little red or pink package.

Is this what our society thinks love looks like? Is this what we are supposed to think will make women swoon?

Romance is not something that you buy, it’s not an amount of money that you spend, and it’s certainly not chocolates and a teddy bear.

Romance is within you – it’s how you make someone feel, how you look at them, talk to them, and touch them. It’s an ever-present connection between people not reserved for a date on the calendar.

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If you wait until February 14th to romance your woman, you’re missing the point of love and relationships.

Sure, Valentine’s Day gives us an excuse to go over the top, but any sort of kind gesture loses its luster when it is expected and planned. Oscar Wilde said “The very essence of romance is uncertainty” and there is nothing uncertain about predictability.

Gentlemen, if you want to show your woman how much she means to you, any time is the right time to celebrate it. Come home with roses on a Tuesday after work. Get dressed up and go to a nice dinner (or, stay in and cook for her) just because it’s Monday. You don’t need a reason to love her.

When you are in a loving, healthy relationship – it always feels like Valentine’s day.

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8 Comments

  1. cloverlifeblog on February 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been saying this for years!! When I date a guy, I make sure he knows not to do anything on valentines hes not willing to do the rest of the year. I refuse to settle for romance only one day of the year. It just isn’t logical.

  2. Jeff Douglas on February 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Yes I believe you should show her how much you care for her every day like its Valentines Day, you should celebrate her like its the 4th of July, and you should honor her as your thankful as its her birthday, and give her the world like its christmas in February…

  3. Balbina Medrano Herrera on February 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Ya tienes permiso de irte a Mexico

    Love You!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. jemeanest on February 9, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Yes, it’s true. A gesture of love loses its true value when its orchestrated. 🙂 Nice read.

  5. jemeanest on February 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Reblogged this on The Babble Box and commented:
    This beautiful read just made me realize how lucky I am with my guy.
    Read through & know why Valentines is too cliche. 😉

  6. dmicu6 on February 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Reblogged this on Blogs & Bibles and commented:
    I’ve been reblogging a lot of his posts lately, but he’s right on point! Plain and simple: you can’t buy love.

  7. GABRIEL OKEKE on February 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks

  8. Chad Cline on February 27, 2014 at 4:39 am

    I wish the same James, ‘Everyday should be a valentine’s day” ! Everyone knows that the teenagers celebrate the valentine’s say as a festival. I have something to tell to the married ones. I have known many couples who just live their life for someone else. It should not be the way you live. What if you are get married? Don’t you still have love in your heart for her? By ‘her’, I didn’t mean someone else. I just meant your wife itself! Have a date with your wife everyday! Make her feel special each and every moment. Nowadays, many people request for the help of a professional dating service to find their perfect match and to have a date with them. Even I am considering one. Enjoy every day, every hour, every minute, every second with your partner.. that is all what I have to say.

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