Every year on the 14th of February, people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family, and friends. Couples send Valentine’s Day cards and flowers and spend special time together to honor their love for each other.What I have never gone without a Valentine. Since I was a little girl, my Daddy always gave me a box of chocolates and the most beautiful cards. I carry that tradition with my boys and now my Grandbabies. What does this day mean to you if you are single? What does it mean if you are in a relationship? What are some of your traditions and why? Let’s talk about it…
Patrick Southard:
“Married 27 going on 28 years and I think Valentine’s day is BS. I don’t understand this waiting for a “special “ day to show someone you love them. You should show them every day. Valentine’s is just a commercial holiday to guilt people into buying. The ultimate peer pressure because if you don’t buy them something on this day, you must not love them.”

Kirk Otto:
“What was supposed to be a holiday for lovers, has turned into a woman’s holiday. Men are expected to fork out big money so ladies can look good to their coworkers. Women care most on how they look to other women on that day. Then they give their man a trinket, once they get home. Married women avoid giving him a good rogering as well because they view it as “my day;” which it’s not.”
Donna K Browning Benson:
“Valentine’s Day is for my grandkids.”

Michael Suarez:
“When you’re together, every day is Valentine’s day. every day is special. Married for 30 years like some or your first year together, cherish EVERY day together, you don’t need a card, balloons or flowers. Just like any day is good to show extra attention to your mate. Hallmark can keep their mushy cards. I love Amy every damn day we’re together or apart. If you want free food though, make a reservation for two, order for two people and act like she never showed. Gets ‘em in the gut, free food! Takes “hers” to go…”

Belinda Mayen-Aldana:
“Single ..the day means absolutely nothing, lol”

Mary Svetlik Watkins:
“We don’t go out. Places jack up prices. I’ve been married 25 years almost. One day isn’t going to make a marriage. It’s the sitting in the ICU while she visits her dying mother or making sure his shirt is ironed before a big interview or knowing when to give space or push back. I still like flowers and day after chocolate at 50% off though.”

Barbara Mendoza Mead:
“It means I can love myself and love others because God first loved me. It’s an everyday thing not just once a year…”

Julian Adam:
“This year will be my first Valentine’s single. I still don’t think I’m ready for a steady relationship. We will see what this year brings. I said it once and I’ll say it again, I’m going to be blessed this year because I didn’t rush into a relationship. I want one that’s going to last another 20 years.”