Yep, it’s true. Valentine’s Day is my absolute favorite of the year. More than Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Easter combined. Men I’ve dated in the past were informed upfront so they had all the facts before deciding whether to proceed into a relationship with me. I’d like to think I’m low maintenance in most areas, but not in this one. I have high expectations for Valentine’s Day, and if Peter Welty in my second grade class hadn’t given me his mother’s diamond bracelet at our class V-Day party, perhaps things would be different. He started my love affair with the day of all things romance, and it didn’t even matter that my Mom made me return the bracelet he’d stolen from his mom’s jewelry box. It was the thought that counted.
So, for all of you romance-challenged ladies and gentlemen out there, I have a few easy suggestions for making a holiday that most people despise one of enjoyment. (more…)