Been meaning to ask you. How was your Valentine’s last month celebration?
Did you go out? Stay in?
Did you buy or receive roses?
Were there chocolates and a card?
Valentine’s seems to be one day where people willingly or unwillingly let themselves romance their sweetheart. Even romantic Scrooges seem willing to forego hum-bug and sweat over what to get their sweetheart.
Statistically, only 62% of people in the U.S. celebrate Valentine’s day. And 53% of women say they’ll end their relationship if they don’t get something for Valentine’s.
Does that mean only 9% of people willing celebrate Valentine’s?
Say it isn’t so‼
I got to romance my sweetheart on Valentine’s day. I hope you did too.
But here’s the question.
In the last month, have you romanced your sweetheart since Valentine’s day?
Have you taken time and energy to romance him/her since February 14?
It’s great if you were one of the 180 million who exchanged Valentine cards this year.
Maybe you gave twelve of the 196 million roses purchased for Valentine’s day.
But if you don’t act beyond the romance-scented activities of February 14, the memory of Valentine’s spent together will fade.
Your sweetheart might wonder, “he/she only did this because of society’s pressure?” “Did guilt drive him/her to became romantic?”
Time for corrective action.
If you haven’t romanced your sweetheart since the big splash of V-day, it’s time to act.
Fortunately you don’t have to do anything spectacular.
No pressure of Valentine’s day.
No heart-shaped boxes of 200 chocolates.
No serenades with gigantic bouquets of roses.
Keep it simple.
Surprise him/her with a card.
Hold hands while watching TV.
Give an unexpected flower.
Make your romance more than a single day. Keep it going. Keep romancing your sweetheart regularly, but not predictably. (More on that another time.)
Decide to do something romantic in the next three days.
Long and continually live romance. Robert