Flowers, a meal out, a cosy night in……how should you celebrate Valentine’s Day (if at all)?

Valentine’s Day can cause conflict in couples, because it means different things to them.  It is also overburdened with social and cultural expectations about men and women.  What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?  And what does it mean to your partner? 

Here are some ideas about what it can mean to different types of people   

  • An opportunity to observe tradition and do something practical for your partner to show you care for them
  • A chance to surprise your partner with something spontaneous and impressive
  • An opportunity to do something symbolic and meaningful for your partner
  • A chance to discuss and debate some interesting ideas 

For a happy Valentine’s Day, check out what it means to your partner, so that you can live up to their expectations!