I think it just might be. That is to say, there are a lot of ways to show love. For instance, cooking a low-fat meal of tofu and Brussels sprouts is loving if your significant other happens to be fighting a BMI in the triple digits. In the same vein, insisting that he get a colonoscopy can be extremely loving. But perhaps not particularly romantic…or appreciated.
So what is romantic?
The classic Valentines Day gifts are flowers, candy, and candle-light dinners. But do women still like those? Well, okay, everyone likes to eat, but sometimes fine dining necessitates the wearing of pantyhose and pretty shoes. The comfort level of shoes, I’ve discovered, decreases proportionately with their degree of physical attractiveness. Is that worth the effort (and pain) required? I just read an article about romance written by a gentleman named Samuel Stoddard. He suggests that anything that is cool is not romantic. Such as…rifles and football. Which brings me to another subject. Is romance entirely different for men and women? Does romance even exist for the masculine gender? Or is it synonymous with sex?
And are there any classic Valentines gifts for men? I can’t think of a single thing. Ummm….except sex.
So how about you? Any fantastic ideas for Valentine’s gifts for hubbies and boyfriends?
Or how about this one? What is the most romantic thing you’ve ever experienced in your life. Be explicit please. Some of us live vicariously.
Hmmm, jewelry…I think I may have forgotten that in the list of V-day necessities. Maybe I’ll buy my husband a nice pair of diamond earrings. Oops, he doesn’t have pierced ears. Guess I’ll just have to wear them myself. 🙂