Do you Love or Hate Valentine’s Day at #DadChat?

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Let’s admit it guys, Valentine’s Day is often a lose-lose proposition for us. Just read this column, Guys Hate Valentine’s Day, which has consistently been one of my most popular posts EVER! And Ladies, go ahead and admit how much it means to you! Let’s hash this out on Thursday, February 6 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Yeah, let’s share the L O V E!

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  • Daddylibrium

    I actually love Valentine’s Day … it’s an excuse to try a little harder to show your wife you love her. My only quibble is the same I have about everything of late … not enough time to prep while also taking care of our children.

    I think the key is approaching it the right way. Ask your wife how she wants to celebrate the day and really listen. Think hard about something small that she’s been asking for … or maybe buy her a massage at the local spa. If you pay attention to your wife’s needs in the days leading up to the holiday you’ll be just fine!

    • Bruce Sallan

      @daddylibrium:disqus – you’re a better man/husband than me, for sure. I simply HATE Valentine’s Day and all the expectations women have for it. But, listening can help. However, they need to TELL us so we can listen. Too often, “they” say we should KNOW! AARRGGHH!!

  • JulieSpira

    I love Valentine’s Day, so I’m definitely looking forward to tonight’s #dadchat!

    • Bruce Sallan

      Of course you do @JulieSpira:disqus – you’re a girl! CU at #DadChat tonight!

  • Gigi Peterkin

    enjoyed the chat last night. for the record, I hate Valentine’s Day. I hate that Hallmark has set up expectations that the ones who love us are supposed to “prove” it on this one day by overspending on flowers and food in an overcrowded restaurant. And in turn we, as women, are supposed to gush and be princesses for a day, demanding the best cause we deserve it. what the heck? One of the most romantic things John did for me recently was to buy me special grip adjustable pliers to help me do some things around the house that I was struggling with. He did this on a random Wednesday. Since we don’t live together and he’s not always here to do the things he’d like to. His gift helps me do them – he even made a joke that he didn’t get flowers. I think this little gift shows how much he cares. Honestly I *do* love flowers, and he does manage to get me fresh flowers now and again because he knows I love them. Bottom line: we respect each other, we love each other, and we make every effort to treat each other well every day. As far as I’m concerned we can skip Valentine’s Day.

    • Bruce Sallan

      Sounds like you and John have it all figured out @gigipeterkin:disqus and I’m with you on all the sentiments you express in this comment!

      • Gigi Peterkin

        Hahaha, Bruce all I know is that I know nothing, and sometimes I get lucky. Thanks for this post. Hope to make it to another #DadChat soon.

        • Bruce Sallan

          @gigipeterkin:disqus – I hope we’ll see you again at #DadChat – mark your calendar for Feb 20 and 27 when Shutterfly and GoPro sponsor and there will be VERY COOL prizes and giveaways!