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Sweet Hearts

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As a sentimentalist, I jump at pretty much any opportunity to get mushy, and February 14th is no exception. Chris and I have an ongoing tradition of cooking together at home on Valentine's Day. We surprise each other with new recipes each year - he's in charge of dinner, and I always take care of dessert. We've encountered lobster attacks, burnt fingers, and lots of rock-hard cookies over the past 6 years. Surprisingly, it's those simple and genuine moments that I cherish the most. Love doesn't have to be perfect. You just need to share it.

Do you have any good V-day stories to share? How do you define/celebrate romance?

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I'm not much of a v-day person and i probably won't even describe myself as "a romantic" but for the last two VDays with Mike has been a great excuse to go out on a nice date and eat at some "fancy-pants" restaurant. LOL. I guess we love our food but to answer your question, i celebrate our romance everyday by appreciating all the minute things he does for me. Can't overlook the small stuff =) its the best!

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShampoo47

My most memorable Valentine's Day was the first with my hubby. We had only been dating for a few months by that time, and we both had special little surprises up our sleeves for one another. Throughout our many extensive conversations, we'd learned a lot about each other's most beloved hobbies, past times, and sweet spots. For his love of baseball, I managed to find a great piece of Shea Stadium memorabilia, and for his m&m addiction, I personalized the famous sweet snacks with his favorite team's logo. For my love of Italian food, he took to this quaint little mom 'n pop Ristorante in Times Square, followed by what still remains one of his most epic romantic successes to date-I'm a die-hard 80's music fan, and also enjoy taking in a good Broadway show from time to time. To kill two birds with one stone, he took me to see Rock of Ages (which I HIGHLY recommend btw). Just when I thought I'd had the most romantic day of my life, he handed me a present-an album filled with every event ticket, or email correspondence we'd shared in time together thus far...arranged in perfect chronological order. <<<MUSH>>. I practically flatlined at that point lol. So, he set the bar pretty high for our first V-Day...and it worked like magic!

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSash'

Most memorable valentine's day was the first one I shared with my current BF. He surprised me making me dinner and dessert which was delicious. He then handed me a gift which was a puzzle. He didn't tell me what the puzzle would form so I sat in his apartment for a couple of hours putting it together and it was a picture of us and it said I love you. I loved that he put that much thought and effort into a gift for me. He's a keeper :)

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I agree that things do not have to be fancy and perfect in order for it to feel special. What you feel for each other is more important than what you do for each other, and that's what you should really celebrate!

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Got married! YAYYYYY!

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterting

@shampoo - It's nice to wine and dine with your love! That person is what makes the "fanciness" special. And yes, it's the little things that can so easily go unnoticed/unappreciated that actually end up meaning the most!
@Sash - Goodness, you two really showered each other with serious luvin! Looks like it worked, because now he's your hubby :)
@Ashley - You definitely need to frame that puzzle! How sweet and thoughtful!
@Leslie - Trust me, I don't mind occasional extravagance, but sometimes keeping things simple lets you focus on the really good things in life!
@Ting - Wow! Happy early anniversary to you and Josh! :)

February 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterJennifer

My favorite Valentine's Day is the first I spent with my boyfriend. We were both seniors in college and when the clock struck midnight on 2/14, we exchanged presents. A box of chocolates and a beautiful card for me, and a box of fudge and a sappy card for him. We had dinner plans to go to Little Italy later that night for our dinner, but right before dinner, my boyfriend surprised me with another gift -- a diamond bracelet. I was so shocked I couldn't believe it. I'm not the type of girl who needs big, extravagant gifts, but it just made me feel so special, and I had never received a gift like that before. I define romance as the sweet, private moments couples share, but I still appreciate that wonderful gift!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJess

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