Valentine’s Day: V-Day, February 14th, Saint Valentine’s Day, the Hallmark Holiday. There is a definitely a socially constructed stigma that Valentine’s Day is all about the roses, chocolates, and diamonds. But what so many people tend to overlook is the fact that love is supposed to be the defining factor of Valentine’s Day…besides card and flower companies cashing in, of course. Too many guys think that the only way to please their lady on V-Day is to go all out and spend a lot of money. But when it comes down to it, all a girl really wants is to feel loved and appreciated. And contrary to popular belief, that has nothing to do with money. All you have to do is take the time to let your lady know you love her; no diamonds and pearls required.
Christina Valentine of San Jose tells her story of her most memorable Valentine’s Day: “Since my boyfriend didn’t have a job last year, I knew we wouldn’t be going out to a fancy dinner. He asked me if I minded skipping the reservation we had to La Fondu in Saratoga and, of course, I said ‘no problem, as long as I’m with you!’
“After getting dressed and ready I came to his house for dinner and when I got there he was all dressed up in slacks and a button-up shirt. He had made me my favorite appetizer, heart shaped filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, and killer carrots, with chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert!” Taking the time to make your girl her favorite food is a huge turn on. It demonstrates that you made an effort to notice and remember what she likes and that shows that you truly care about her.
Christina explains: “It was perfect! It definitely beat La Fondu! He put so much work into making everything perfect it really made it more special than any expensive dinner could ever be.” Although expensive dinners are nice for some special occasions, it can definitely mean more to a girl if you take the time and effort to make your lady her own romantic dinner in.
Preparing a unique and thoughtful dinner for your significant other is much better than spending excessive amounts of money to go to a sophisticated and costly restaurant. When you make something special for that special someone, it’s more exclusive, romantic, and personal than simply going out. So this Valentine’s Day beat the crowds at those fancy restaurants and plan a romantic night in. I guarantee that special someone won’t be disappointed.
Here are some great recipes for a romantic dinner for two.
Or check out my own personal recipe for a delicious and classy Valentine’s Day dinner.