Our Survey Says...
by Artvoice Staff
Artvoice readers weigh in on Valentine's DayArtvoice readers weigh in on Valentine's Day
IS IT WISE TO HAVE YOUR FIRST DATE ON VALENTINE’S DAY?
Laura Minor: No. Too many high expectations
Nicole: Sure. Make it original, though–
Eugene: Yes, I went to see the movie “CHICAGO” and we have been together ever since. 2003–
Rita: No way!–
A. Klein: My youngest son would say yes to that, he was born 9 month later. Forget the candy, give condoms!
Mairin-Taj Caya: It is a bit of a risk, but it’s not out of the question–
Jen: Maybe a lunch date
Cyndi Stonebraker: Only if you enjoy added stress–
Carly Robbins: No, that would be weird and pressured in my opinion–
Ann: We had our first date on Valentine’s Day three years ago and now we are engaged. I think people put too much pressure on themselves and the day. Just treat it like any other and look to have a good time!
Haleigh: Only if you just met–
SHOULD YOU SEND A VALENTINE GIFT TO YOUR EX?
Laura Minor: Probably not a great idea but I’ve done it. No.
Eugene: Not a good idea. Get over it
Rita: No, unless the two of you are one of those off-again, on-again couples, and will end up back together in a week anyway
Mairin-Taj Caya: Sure, why not?! I would love to watch a few of my exes eat some rancid chocolate!
Jen: No, unless it’s toxic
Cyndi Stonebraker: Why would you even consider it?
Carly Robbins: No, why would you do that- ever?
Ann: No. Why waste your time/money?
Haleigh: Only if you’re trying to win her back
HOW DO YOU HANDLE IT WHEN YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE VALENTINE (LUCKY YOU)?
Nicole: Plan accordingly. Shower twice that day
Eugene: It’s easy to have many secret admirers, just tell your partner they are good friends
Rita: With severe awkwardness...I’d probably just attempt to skip the whole Valentine’s Day thing entirely
A. Klein: I love both my children equally!
Mairin-Taj Caya: Only if you are both single and the spark might be rekindled.
Jen: Keep everything casual, no commitments, no jerking people around, but enjoy it! I don’t have to! Hey-ooo
Cyndi Stonebraker: This is not something I have personal experience with
Carly Robbins: Go with whoever asks first on the day of their choosing
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY?
Laura Minor: Nice dinner, flowers and chocolate. There must be chocolate!
Nicole: Diapers, baby snot, a card and balloons
Eugene: Not to get VD
Rita: Not much. My boyfriend always makes me a silly card, which I love, and we normally end up getting each other our favorite flavor of Ritter chocolate bar
A. Klein: Stay warm and dry and if I get a Baby Ruth candy bar I will be a very lucky girl...even if I buy it
Cyndi Stonebraker: To spend the day with my soul mate like we do any other Saturday
Carly Robbins: Stay indoors
Ann: To not have expectations
Haleigh: Either wallow in pity with my single ladies or meet someone between now & then
WOULD YOU DUMP SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T BUY YOU FLOWERS OR ANY OTHER GIFTS ON VALENTINE’S DAY?
Laura Minor: Last year my husband got me a WBFO membership. We did not divorce, but it has been made clear that he should not make a similar mistake this year
Nicole: No that’s dumb. An IOU would be in order though
Eugene: Not really. If you work in an office it’s hard not to be getting flowers when all the other ladies are
Rita: Nah, I kinda hate being told what day I’m supposed to celebrate affection anyway
A. Klein: Only if he bought some other woman flowers
Mairin-Taj Caya: No. Don’t be a prick over a flimsy holiday
Cyndi Stonebraker: No love is not about “stuff”
Carly Robbins: No, but if you’re with someone for a while and you do nothing together it is a letdown
Haleigh: They’d have to be pretty great otherwise
YOU’RE DATELESS, NOW WHAT?
Nicole: Chill with my mom. It’ll cheer her up ¬
Eugene: I am never dateless, but if I were I’d get together with single friends and go out and find a new lover
Rita: If it’s a weekend, hit the bars!
Mairin-Taj Caya: Enjoy the day for yourself, have fun. There is no shame in going solo
Cyndi Stonebraker: Not always a bad thing. I’d take myself to dinner and a movie
Carly Robbins: Dont go out on Valentine’s day, lol or expect to feel let down
Ann: Read a book or watch a movie... Be your own date Haleigh: Make a date with yourself & 50 Shades of Grey
WHERE WOULD YOU HUNT FOR A VALENTINE?
Eugene: Any restaurant, internet website, or bar
Rita: The Pink. Best bar ever!
A. Klein: Gander Mountain
Mairin-Taj Caya: If you feel the need to “hunt” for one, just for a day, then you’re doing it wrong
Jen: You mean get off the couch? Ugh!
Haleigh: Line for the bathroom at Thirsty Buffaloblog comments powered by Disqus
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