1. What does Valentine's Day mean to you?
A time for excitement, romance and most importantly, presents!
A time to prove your relationship is better than everyone else’s.
It’s not important to me, it’s just another commercial holiday.
A time to show your partner you really care about them and to make them feel special.
2. Do you think Valentine's Day is too materialistic?
Not at all, presents or romantic holidays are fun and a great way to prove your love for someone.
Yes, I find it confusing figuring out what to get my partner, or how much I should spend, as there’s too much pressure everywhere from advertising.
Definitely – it’s nothing to do with real love.
Yes, a bit, but I try not to feel the pressure to overspend – I’d rather spend time with my partner.
3. Do you plan your Valentine's Day activities/gifts with your partner?
No, I’d much rather they surprised me with something exciting.
No, we always end up leaving it too late and buy last minute presents for each other.
I’d rather not do anything for the day.
Yes, it’s important both of you know what to expect so there are no disappointments.
4. How would you react if your partner forgot Valentine's Day?
There’s no way they’d forget as I’ve nagged them about it since January!
I’d feel angry inside, but wouldn’t tell my partner. There’s no need to make a fuss.
I couldn’t care less, I try to forget Valentine’s Day as well!
I’d gently remind them of what day it is, but there’s no point getting annoyed – they probably have lots of other things on their mind.
5. Are you bothered by how much your partner spends on you for Valentine's Day?
Yes, the more the better! Who doesn’t like being spoilt by their partner?
It depends how much my friends’ partners are spending on them – I judge it by that.
Not at all, in fact, I’d be a bit annoyed if they spent anything, seeing as the day doesn’t matter to me.
No, I’d rather have a cheap but thoughtful gift, than an expensive one that requires no imagination.
6. What would you do if your partner wanted to do something for Valentine's Day that you really didn't like the sound of?
Feel annoyed and refuse to speak to them – they don’t know me at all!
Not say anything and go along with it – I don’t want them to think I don’t appreciate their efforts.
I’d try to talk them out of it – they should know Valentine’s Day is just all about materialism and isn’t worth celebrating!
I’d let them know I appreciate the thought, but would try to come round to a compromise so we are both happy.
7. How would you compromise if your partner was working or was too busy to do anything for Valentine's Day?
I’d get very angry with them - this was supposed to be our special day together.
I probably wouldn’t say anything – I don’t want to make them feel bad, although it would be disappointing not to do anything at all.
I wouldn’t mind - my relationship is important for 365 days of the year, not just one.
We would arrange to do something together another day when we were both free.