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I happen to be a hater. The disdain began as a defense mechanism when I was single -- who needs that Hallmark holiday?! -- and when I met my now-husband, I tried to be the cool, laidback girl who didn't require a night on the town, flowers or even a box of chocolates on February 14 to know I was loved. And he took me seriously.
So each Valentine's Day, we just stay home and cook a nice meal and enjoy each other's company; no flowers, no chocolates. (Well, yes, chocolates. But that's only because I keep some form of them in the house 365 a year.) But for every person who avoids the holiday -- "Valentine's Day is the day we stay home," says iVillage member thatmoxiegirl. "Restaurants charge more, serve sub-par food and it's packed," -- there's another who at the very least acknowledges it. "I like to receive chocolate and/or flowers," says jumpinjillybeans, but who adds, "I stopped buying my husband anything when I bought him something super-expensive and thoughtful and he got me nothing, even when he knew exactly what I wanted." Ouch!
So where do you land? Are you a staunch defender of the holiday's merits? Or do you look at V Day as D Day? Take our poll and tell us what you think. And be sure to come back to iVillage on Feb. 7 to find out which contingent comes out on top.