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It works out for me. every. single. year.

We don’t celebrate it.

No flowers, cards or lame dinner outings with a million other couples out on the same night at Outback. You know they are just waiting for dinner to be over and, umm, for the rest of the evening to progress. I’ll be honest, this might make me sound like a jerk, but I’ll assure you I’m not. Not usually.

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  1. Smart man. Smart couple.
    You both seem to have it together.
    That’s refreshing.
    My wife and I have been married 25 years.
    I’m pretty proud of that.
    Celebrate Valentine’s Day 365 days a year.
    You get it.

    : – )

  2. Being on the same page here is essentially all that matters. But … I kinda like the excuse to be romantic once a year. Sure, the surprise flowers or card for no good reason can be twice as nice, but setting aside one day a year to crank up the romance strikes me as a wonderful thing. It’s also a chance to let small gestures speak loudly about your affection for one another. I made a homemade card for the first time ever, and while I thought it looked clumsy the Missus dug it!


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