Valentine's Day - hmmmm - have to say I hate it Jonathan. Way too commercialised for my taste, even though I know it is way less commercial here in Europe than it is in The States.
For me - the concept of my man feeling coerced into stopping off on the way home from work to buy me a box of chocolates, and an overpriced bunch of forced red roses just to show me that he loves me, isn't something I feel comfortable with at all. And sharing a restaurant with loads of other couples paying double price for a "romantic" meal for two doesn't appeal either.
The idea of a day to celebrate love and romance is nice of course, but if you truly love someone, then you should show them all the time, not just one day a year because society expects it
Personally, I would far rather my partner bought me a bunch of flowers on some random day for no particular reason, or got me a present one day just because he saw something in a shop in his lunch-hour and thought I'd like it, - rather than doing it just because it's February 14th
Love shuold be natural and not forced in my opinion - so a casual, spur of the moment gesture of affection, like bringing me breakfast in bed when he knows I'm tired from a bad week at work, or booking a surprise weekend away in the middle of November or something, means far more to me than Valentine's Day. I really don't care for it at all
Just my views anyway