Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom Confessions Mom Confessions

What do you want for Valentine's Day?

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM
  • 151 Replies

What Women Really Want for Valentine's Day Shouldn't Come as a Surprise

Posted by Lindsay Mannering

valentine's dayTurns out, great minds do think alike. According to a new survey by couples mediator Laurie Puhn, women don't really want anything for Valentine's Day. Anything tangible, that is. She asked about 200 women between the ages of 30 and 49 and found that a whopping 72 percent want a day off from housework/childcare. That's all. No flowers, no chocolate, no teddy bears holding flowers and chocolate -- none of that. The only thing most women want is some gosh darn help.

So don't feel somehow embarrassed, or old, or like you've lost that spark if you're not into the frivolous, heart-shaped gifts that wilt after a while, make you fat, or pop. You're clearly not alone.

So before the 14th rolls around, maybe we should try and communicate our wishes to our dear old lover boys and let them know that this year they should save their money and instead roll up their sleeves. I think we've all learned by now that we won't get what we don't ask for, so loop in your significant other and be upfront. It might hurt Godiva's business, but it'll certainly help you and your sanity.

There's nothing unromantic about telling a man what you want, even if it is for him to do the laundry or take the kids to and from basketball practice. There's enough pressure as it is surrounding V day, so make it easier on everyone and say what you're really thinking. And say it soon -- you're almost running out of time.

Other than some help around the house, 14 percent of women wanted a special plan for dinner, 9 percent wanted a gift, and 5 percent wanted sex. So if you weren't feeling the whole "Queen for a Day" scenario, maybe you fall into one of those other percentage categories.

What do you want for Valentine's Day?

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
wantaCOOKIE
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:07 PM
1 mom liked this

me wanta COOKIE

MrsRinehart2010
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:10 PM

 I really really want to be in our new place by then . But we have to wait 2 months. we had a gas leak and landlord was in jail now in rehab an we arent payingg thousands of dollars to fix his house so yeah. We are in a house that has 6 people including us, an im not used to that lol. So yeah, but we wont be celebrating vday or our aniversery because of all of this :O(

Mcelly
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM
Jewerly, nice and shiny.
Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
Katenemsmom
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM
1 mom liked this
IPad
Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
hootowl21
by Gold Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:18 PM
1 mom liked this
A date? Lol. Ill just take a Cadbury egg. Caramel filled one.
Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM
1 mom liked this

The man I married back...

simple frown

AllieReed
by Gold Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:22 PM

A date or a big, sparkly new ring! Ha!

NikkiDoll
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM

 Sorry :(

Quoting Anonymous:

The man I married back...

simple frown

 

NikkiDoll
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM

 A date night. Already planned!

Tesserae
by Mrs.Mellark on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM
1 mom liked this

nothing really. i would simply like to spend time with him, maybe dinner, and snuggles.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)