Giveaway: Win a Date Night Dress from Paper Crown!

UPDATE: We have our winner!!! Congrats to LaurenConrad.com member, Jo Stevenson! And thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway! We will have another exciting giveaway soon, so hold tight. XO

With love in the air, we thought there was no better time than the present to giveaway a fabulously flirty dress from Paper Crown just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Giveaway: Win a Date Night Dress from Paper Crown!

We love the Amber Dress in Saffron. It’s the quintessential date night dress and the perfect frock for showing off your stems!

Do you want to win the Amber Dress from Paper Crown?

Entering is as easy as 1-2-3! Here’s how…

  1. Follow. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow Team LC on Twitter at @LaurenConradcom. (If you don’t have Twitter, be sure to follow us on Instagram @LaurenConrad_com.)
  2. Comment. Leave one comment below telling us about your best (or worst) Valentine’s Day date along with your Twitter/Instagram handle.
  3. Wait. We will announce the lucky winner on next week on Valentine’s Day!

Good luck!

XO Team LC

• This contest is open to US residents only. Sorry international fans!
• Winners will be contacted via private message to their LaurenConrad.com inbox and by email. If our team does not hear back within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected in your place.
• Limit one comment per entry. Multiple comment entries will not be considered. • This giveaway ends at midnight PST on February 13th 2013. • This is not a sponsored giveaway in any way.
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  • Adi Coulter

    My best V-day date was When I was 14 and we had went to a park late at night It was just me and him and we played tag and hide and seek and on the swings. It was just great because it wasn’t so intense and over the top it was simple and sweet.
    Twitter: @adihartsmusic

  • aviana wyall

    My best Valentine’s day was last year! I didn’t have a valentine but I did get to spend it with people I love. I went and saw The Vow and had a dinner date after with one of my close friends. At school I got surprised by getting a “”candygram”” from one of my guy friends. It was a wonderful day. I hate when people complain, because some people don’t have mothers on Mother’s Day & some don’t have Fathers on Father’s Day… so stop complaining if you don’t have a boyfriend!! Enjoy it with the ones you love <3

  • Mac

    My best Valentine’s Day date was last year. I lived in a house with five other girls and only two of us didn’t have boyfriends so we decided to take each other out to a local Thai restaurant that had just opened in our town. The best parts were being genuinely excited for trying out a new restaurant, spending relaxing time with each other (we both were usually stressed out with school), and there were no romantic stresses involved. We both also got each other cards with our favorite candy. It was the perfect Valentine’s Day – just spending quality time with someone you care about.

    Twitter @Mac_Colb

  • Ellen Hutchinson

    Hi everyone! :)
    My best Valentine’s Day was a few years ago when my boyfriend at the time ordered 6 different delcious cupcakes for me from Crumbs Bake Shop in NYC. We live in Texas, so they had to be over-nighted in dry ice. I have a huge sweet tooth and an obsession with cupcakes. It was so thoughtful, and I loved being able to eat my present!

    I don’t ever think I’ve had a terrible Valentine’s Day. Even during the years when I am single, or alone, I always try to get together with my girl friends to celebrate that we will have love soon!

    Instagram: @ellerhutchinson
    Twitter: @ellerhutchinson
    http://www.loveandliliesblog.wordpress.com

  • Liz

    I have never had an over the top V-day. I enjoy spending any time I can with the ones I love no matter what we are doing. I would say my favorite V-day memory is when my boyfriend and I had only been dating a year. He bought me pink carnations (my fav color), a teddy bear, and my favorite wine. We went to dinner and then had a nice evening at his place just lounging,watching TV, and of course drinking the wine ;p. So simple and sweet. I just enjoy our time together!
    twitter: @atlbia

  • Rebecca

    I’ve always had special Valentine’s Days surrounded by loved ones–whether it was the boyfriend, my best friends, or even my family!

    My best Valentine’s Day date was a night spent in with my closest girlfriends! We dressed up in our finest outfits (and then changed into comfy pajamas!), had fun making Pinterest-worthy snacks and desserts together, watched sappy chick flicks, and sipped on our favorite wines all evening long!

    Instagram: @rswoodcock
    Twitter: @Rebecca_Meow

  • Jill Nachel

    My best Valentine’s date was two years ago. I had just been dating my boyfriend for less than two weeks (yesterday was our two year anniversary!). Since our relationship was still new, we didn’t go all out to celebrate. Instead, we stayed in and cooked dinner together for the first time. We ate our Chicken Alfredo on his couch by the fire while we watched P.S. I Love You. It was a quiet, romantic night in. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we opted to stay in and cook our own dinner last year as well :)

  • Jill Nachel

    Twitter handle: @jillnachel

  • hooleywithaz

    my best was easily the valentine’s day that i spent with my now-husband a couple years ago. we made an amazing gourmet dinner at home, then got into sweats and watched “”always sunny in philadelphia”” while drinking our favorite beer. it was low-key and lovey and fabulous. i hope to have at least 50 more with him just like it.
    http://hooleywithaz.com

  • Jess

    My best Valentine’s day was the first Valentine’s day I spent with my now husband. He tricked me into thinking we were going out for Valentine’s day and we got all dressed up for a night out in NYC. He convinced me to go back to my apt because he forgot “”something”” and when I walked in, the whole place was decorated and the table was set for dinner. He made me a delicious dinner which is the same dinner he made for me the night he proposed! It was a great night and it will be something I will always remember.

    Instagram: @jessnovy

  • Melissa Panici

    My best Valentines Day date was with my boyfriend now who I have been dating for almost 4 years. We had a nice dinner at home and he got me a giant Dog with a heart and one of those giant cards. I loved it:) I have never had great Valentines Day dates at all until I met my man. My twitter handle is @melissapanici16

  • Somer Johnson

    My best valentine’s date was with my now husband of 4 months :) He came to the door with a single red rose. We were still getting to know each other and learning who the other one was! Seems crazy that now that guy I hardly knew is my best friend and my husband! I’m a lucky gal :) @somerjohnson

  • Rachael

    Worst Valentine’s Day date probably has to be…the fact that I’ve never had one! Maybe with this dress I will though :)

  • Ciara Bennett

    My best valentines date happened two years ago when I had just started hanging out with my boyfriend. He had to be in a town 3 hours away the whole day for his baby sisters birthday but was adamant that we hang out that night. He says that maybe we’ll go out for drinks with his friends. I spent a lot of time picking out my outfit and getting ready. So he gets back late and I go over to his apartment and he has a bottle of wine and some gifts that I was definitely not expecting. It was perfect, I have never been with a guy who was so on my wave length about the little things! @ciaramargarett

  • redheadrachel

    I actually don’t have a Valentine’s date story, but last year on Valentine’s Day a surprise bouquet of flowers showed up at my work for me. I was absolutely in shock! There was a card, but no name. Being single, I had no clue who would have sent them! Of course I was hoping by some crazy twist of fate it was the guy I had an off and on thing with. I spent the entire morning frantically texting my best friends and my mom wondering who on earth sent them! I ended up finding out that my stepdad sent them because he wanted to do something nice for me. On one hand, it was very nice of him. But I’m not going to lie, I was bummed to find out I didn’t have a secret admirer! :P
    Twitter: @redheadrachel

  • tt2020

    My best valentine’s day “”date”” was with my best friend! Since we didn’t have boyfriends that year, we decided we would treat ourselves to a single girls’ night! We went to lunch, went to a movie, went out for drinks and had tons of fun embracing the single life!

    Instagram: @tracyth20

  • Morgan Hohbein

    My best Valentine’s date was with my college boyfriend. He planned this whole surprise with a scavenger hunt that lead me to a hotel room in the nicest hotel in my hometown, where there were flowers and a huge bear! He had a dress for me to change into then we went to my favorite Thai restaurant. It was one to remember for sure. We broke up because of timing issues but recently rekindled our flame and he now has another trick up his sleeve for this Valentine’s Day. He’s the love of my life, which makes these kind of days that much better :)@MorganHohbein

  • Jessica Lux

    My worst Valentine’s Date is well the fact that I’ve always ended up single around Valentine’s day so I’ve never had a date for Valentine’s Day. I’m really excited for this year because my boyfriend has planned an amazing night. (:

  • Colleen Cannon

    Worst date ever. Worked at a restaurant, was supposed to go out after our shift because we both worked on Valentines day. Found out my drawer was $40 short and my bf hooked up with the hostess the night before. Here’s to this Vday being better! @ColleenCannon1

  • Jessica Witt

    Worst Valentine’s day was my senior year in college. The Guy i was seeing got ridiculously drunk before we went to dinner and he ended up being too sick to go anywhere…. needless to say that was the end of that relationship….

    @jessimwitt

  • amber

    I prepared a steak dinner and smoked up the entire house. I thought it was the worst Valentine’s ever, but looking back and laughing on it with my now-husband makes it the best.

  • Megj713

    My worst Valentine’s Date was when I was away at college and my parents called right before my date and told me they had to put my childhood cat down that night. Put quite the damper on my night :( Instagram is @MEGJ713

  • amber

    I prepared a steak dinner and smoked up the entire house. I thought it was the worst Valentine’s ever, but looking back and laughing on it with my now-husband makes it the best. @isit5yet

  • Hanna Henson

    My boyfriend tried to make lobster for dinner one Valentine’s day. It was such a sweet gesture, as he had never cooked lobster before. Let’s just say we had a very chewy meal!

  • tara roach

    My BEST Valentines Day date was last year with my current boyfriend. I always said I never believed in Valentines Day, and not to get me anything because this day “”requires”” men to shower women with gifts, flowers and chocolates (I’d rather it be on a random day). But my boyfriend went above and beyond; definitely suprised me – made me a nice HUGE dinner with wine and chocolates (the works). Gave me some cute and thoughtful gifts, and we watched a movie together, & at the end of it asked if I believed in Valentines Day now… I MOST DEFINITLEY DO =]]@tara_roach

  • Nat

    My best Valentine’s “”date”” was with a group of friends from high school. None of us had boyfriends at the time so we made it a girl’s day and went to the spa and got dressed up for dinner! @whatabourger

  • Carly Walter

    Last year my Valentine’s day was not what I had expected, but was everything I could have asked for. My boyfriend who I had been with for about 6 months and I could not wait for our first Valentine’s day together. Newly in love I had images of roses and dinner and the usual romantic symbols engraved in my head. On that 14th day of February though I got THE TEXT…the one saying
    “”Hey babe…just got home from the doctors. I have mono.””
    Yes. Mono. The infectious kissing disease. As my Valentine’s day present. As disappointed as I was, he managed to somehow give me the most incredible Valentine’s Day, equipped with old Disney movies, chocolate (yes, the kind with the book that tells you which are which), and a dozen beautiful roses.
    I guess the moral of the story is that even though we had to stay in, with him dozing in and out of Hercules, 101 Dalmatians, and Mulan, I still spent the day with the man I love, and that’s all I could ask for.
    After recently celebrating an amazing year and a half with my prince, we are looking forward to a Valentine’s Day this year that we can celebrate out and about. This Amber Dress from Paper Crown dress would definitely be the icing on the cupcake!

  • Jennifer T

    @jennifer930

    my worst valentine’s day was in college when I had a paper due the next day so I had to pull an all-nighter to finish it in time.

  • Meaghan Farley

    Well I’ve only had one boyfriend on a valentines day ever, my sophomore year of high school, and he forgot. We even spent the entire day together on a big trip with all of our friends to an indoor water park, and he didn’t even wish me a happy valentines day! Three days later he shows up to my house with a teddy bear and chocolate and said “”sorry I forgot.”” I’ve been cursed ever since.
    Twitter: @meaghanfarley1

  • HilaryOhh

    I’ve never had a Valentine. My freshman year of college, I thought I was finally going to, but on 2/14, the big day, my boyfriend called me and asked him to meet him…at 2 in the morning. I thought it was going to be some cute romantic gesture. Nope. He dumped me. I’m hoping that winning this gorg dress will break my lonely VDay streak. (@hilaryohh)

  • eibergan

    My best Valentine’s day was 5 years ago when my boyfriend and I had just started dating and he took me to see Juno. That was my favorite Valentine’s day because it was the day I realized I would never have another Valentine in my life and I couldn’t be happier. =) Twitter & Instagram name = @eibergan.

  • The HomeMaker

    Last Valentines Day I went to breakfast with a guy that I met a month the month before. I met his parents for the first time. This year they are my in-laws, <3!

  • makeup_lovexo

    My boyfriend and I had our own steak dinner and he surprised me with a huge stuffed puppy dog. It was so cute and since it was our first valentine’s day together, I’ll always remember it.

    @makeup_love_xo

  • Jess Nowicki

    My favorite Valentine’s Day memory is definitely from when all of my girlfriends and I had an awesome dinner together, had some great champagne– and then took swing dancing lessons! It was so much fun not having the pressure on and really just letting loose!

    @jessnowicki

  • Lizzy

    This dress is absolutely adorable! <3

    My best Valentine’s day date was a couple of years ago when I was a senior in high school. This boy that I had been talking to called me in the morning and asked if I would go out to breakfast/brunch with him- of course I said yes! I put on a cute outfit and when he pulled up to my driveway he gave me a bouquet of flowers and a small box of chocolates, along with a small kiss on the cheek. We went out to a lovely breakfast at Perkins (he paid), and when he dropped me back off at my house he asked if I would like to be his girlfriend. Again, of course I said yes! Sweetest guy :)

    Thank you for putting in an option for people without Twitter to enter this contest! My Instagram is Odie_04.

    XO
    Lizzy

  • Emily

    The best Valentine’s I had actually stemmed from a horrible one. I was seeing a guy at the time who was being a bit coy. I had just finished work and had not received a call or text about what our plans were for the evening, so I grabbed a bottle of wine and some things to make dinner for myself. As I tucked in to my meal and wine, with (appropriately) “”He’s Just Not That Into You”” in, I received a text that said “”Happy Valentine’s Day Babe. I completely forgot it was today and I’ve had such a long day at work. I’ll make it up this weekend. xx”” We ended up having a lovely weekend. (Twitter @yellow629)

  • Amby

    My best valentines day experience, was last year. My boyfriend and I had been dating since June and in September I had to head four hours north to go to college. My boyfriend and I had not seen each other for almost two months when February 14th came around. It was hard for me to travel back home because of my classes, and he worked a lot. On valentines day night, I told him I really wanted to Skype before I go to bed. He then told me he was at his friends house watching football and when he got home he would Skype with me. This was at 5pm. Around 7pm I texted him asking if he was home yet and he said no, but that his friends mom was asking about me and wondered what hall I was living in at school, and when I told him, his friends mom said she went to the same school and lived in that hall too! Then he said that she lived on the second floor when she was there and asked if I lived on the second floor too, and I said no, I live on the third. Anyway, around 8:30, I asked him one more time if he was home yet, because I really wanted to get ready for bed, but I wanted to Skype with him first. Then my phone started to ring and it was my boyfriend. He said he was really sorry but that he couldn’t Skype with me tonight. Being completely furious, I asked why not! That’s when he said, I don’t have my computer with me and then I heard knock, knock, knock on my dorm room door. My boyfriend drove four hours to my school and completely surprised me on Valentines day! This was the cutest thing any guy had ever done for me and I will never forget the way I felt when I heard him knocking on my door! :) @aamberr22

  • Brittany

    My favorite Valentine’s Day is this coming Vday! My husband is deployed and last night he informed me that I have a day at the spa waiting for me! He knows that I’ve been under stress with him being gone and having a crazy puppy running around. this is the best because he’s halfway around the world but I’ve never felt more loved! Five more months until he comes home!

  • Kelly Curtis

    Last year’s Valentine’s Day I came home to flowers in my blender that served as a vase since he had no clue where our vases were kept. It was interesting. Instagram @klcym5

  • Bonnie

    My at the time thought it would be fun to take me to an arcade with he roommates… it ended up being really fun, but I could have done without the whole motley crew!

    bonnie_chhoeung

  • Lenka

    My worst Valentine’s Day was probably last year. My boyfriend and I were still long-distance and he forgot to send me flowers early enough. So I was surrounded by girls getting flowers and going on dates while I had nothing and went to a bar with my single friends. He better make up for it this year :)

    @lenkakollar

  • Lis

    Love the dress! I am in need of a great dress!

    The best Valentines Day I ever had, was when my boyfriend came over with a HUGE Valentines day balloon,roses & a charm for my charm bracelet. The charm was Tinker Bell (because she is my favorite!) Then he took me to his house and made dinner for the two of us. After that we watched a cute/sappy movie together. It was much better than going out to some fancy place for dinner. I enjoyed being alone and just hanging out together :)

    PS- I recently got engaged! i could not be happier! <3

  • Lauren Young

    Last Valentine’s Day this guy invited me to dinner and as soon as he got in the car to drive me home he leaned in for a kiss but I thought he was leaning in for a hug. He realized I did not get the “”I want to kiss you memo,”” so he laughed and asked if he could kiss me. Needless to say it was very awkward but we laughed it off and are still dating.

  • Eden Scharer

    my best valentine’s day was last year when me and all my frineds stayed up all night baking a chocolate cake then eating it and watching classic romance films.

  • ChandlerA

    Since my birthday is the day after, I never get a Valentines Day. Everything is always wrapped up into one. For some reason it always ends up being more of a birthday thing instead of a Valentines thing.

  • Eden Scharer

    my best valentine’s day was last year when me and all my frineds stayed up all night baking a chocolate cake then eating it and watching classic romance films.

    i forgot! @edendenae

  • Amy Breckenridge

    absolutely love this dress and would be so happy to win it!
    i usually don’t celebrate valentine’s day at all, but 2 years ago i surprised my boyfriend who was sick with a cold with a batch of his favorite cupcakes. i even cut out little hearts from construction paper, stick them on toothpicks and used them as toppers. he wasn’t feeling well enough to go out to dinner or to a movie so we stayed in on the couch and relaxed together, which was just fine with me! :)
    xoamy
    @amybreckenridge
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com

  • Katie Pigott

    Last year’s Valentine’s Day was the best! It was low key and thoughtful and perfect. Cooked me dinner at home, little surprises throughout the night, and a hockey game.

    @mkpigott.

  • CourtXOXO

    My best valentine’s day was last year, when my boyfriend and I were able to spend our first V-day together after doing long distance for a year and a half! We went ice skating, made a cute heart pizza and just enjoyed the night together. Needless to say, that boyfriend is now my Husband and we have been happily married for about 5 months now! XO

  • anna keegan

    I was 17 and agreed to be Valentines with a boy I knew that really liked me (Oops). Right be before dinner he surprised with that little blue box every girl dies to see. He opened the box and presented me with a beatiful silver, heart shaped Tiffany’s necklace. And since Tiffany’s was the most fantastic and popular present in High School, I was ecstatic! I only saw this person as a friend though and didn’t think it would be a problem..soo by the end of the night I explained this to him. He was so upset and ran out the door and right before he left he asked for the necklace back! I was so mortified and thought it was the worst Valentines day ever. But we still remain friends to this day and even though I call him Indian Giver, we still laugh about the time he gave me a Tiffany’s necklace and took it back.

    Instagram @akeegs
    Twitter @annakeegs

  • torreypines

    My best Valentine’s was last year with all my girlfriends. While my fiance had been gone for over a year in deployment, it was great to know that my girls were there for me and closer than ever. We got all dressed up and made an at-home fancy dinner in my tiny apartment. It was perfect.

    This year I get to spend it with my beau though, so I’m really excited.

    twitter: @bensonvg01 instagram: @borrey_tenson

  • Brianna Wagenbrenner

    My birthday is one week before Valentine’s Day. So I don’t ever expect very much. Well last year was my senior year of college, and I was too warn out to do anything. I had a full day of work, class and then two club meetings afterwards. I planned on coming home and falling asleep. My boyfriend had a late class, so we couldn’t go out.

    Excited to hit my bed and call it a day, I went straight downstairs when I got home. Waiting for me was a case of my favorite beer, a bouquet of flowers, Dove chocolates (my favorite) and the cutest stuffed animal puppy holding a heart. In the card he wrote how proud he was of me for all the hard work I had put in over the past year. Somehow he always gets me exactly what I need! <3 (Twitter/Instagram @Briannaow)

  • Mandymarieh

    Usually my goal is to do something opposite of everyone else on Valentines Day. Like this year we might hike, drive into the mountains and get lost, go to a casino or a concert, or just have a staycation and hang out in our sweats all night. @amhansen

  • i.clara

    My boyfriend and I have been doing the long distance experience for a year. I had no clue how we were going to work out special holidays such as valentine’s, birthdays, and so on. I was very skeptical about the relationship at first, because I knew I was going to miss special moments like this. So I decided to get my act together and since I’m a graphic designer I started making personalized postcards just for him. I’ve been sending him postcards every month since last Feb. 14th. He loves every single postcard I’ve sent to him, he says it makes him feel like I try my best and closer to home. He also came up with the idea of doing a movie date through Skype. Honestly I have no idea how we managed to do that, but we had our Valentine’s date last year with the help of Skype, a movie, popcorn and of course LOVE. To me it’s the little things that count. Being long distance is hard but when you really know it’s special and that you love each other, you make it work.

  • Zoe g. Bullard

    A very teenage Valentine’s Day…When I was a freshman in college, my high school boyfriend and I broke up the day before Valentine’s Day – but not before he had mailed me a slew of gifts. So on V-Day, I go to the mail room to find a teddy bear, a dozen red roses, chocolates, and a card, all from the guy who had just dumped me. Needless to say, I was a mess, but it’s a hilarious memory and all of my Valentine’s Day since then have been much less dramatic!

    @zoegb914

  • Emmybear411

    He made me pay and told me my dress didn’t look good with my body and my hair looked better straight than curled:'(

  • Caroline Braaksma

    I’ve been single for 24 consecutive Valentine’s Days (and I’m 24)! Always get dumped either right before or start dating right after! So my Valentine’s Day is always full of watching the rest of the world be in love! Bah Humbug!

    Instagram : cbraaks

  • lizbet espinoza

    My best valentines gift was in the back seat of my boyfriends car after he dropped me off at my house coming back from dinner he tells me ha has a gift for me and I look I was so scared I never expected a real live bunny

  • rkenny911

    Last year my boyfriend stuck at the office working late so instead of going home feeling bummed, I decided to join my single girlfriends for their Valentine’s Day dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. It turned out I got the best of both worlds – a great dinner with the ladies I love in my life and a Valentine’s Day celebration with my boyfriend over the weekend! My girlfriends and I are planning on having another Valentine’s Day dinner again this year we had so much fun!

    instagram: @rachelkenny

    http://www.rachelataneventfullife.blogspot.com

  • Kelly Creviston

    My husband and I decided to order in last year. He went to pick up the food so I decided I was going to surprise him when he got back. Im not much of a romantic at all but he is. Sooo I light all of these candles all around our room and set it up for an uber romantic picnic. Well, after like 45 minutes, he calls me and said he locked the keys in the car. I blew out all of the candles and had to go pick him up. We ended up having the picnic with cold-ish food and laughing at what a hotmess he is.

  • Mschelper

    My best Valentine’s Day was pretty simple, but wonderful. It was my first Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, we stayed in and he brought over my favorite takeout food, watched the Notebook and then when I went up for bed found a bouquet of roses and pair of beautiful earrings on my nightstand.

    @mschelper

  • Renee

    My best Valentine’s Day was one spent with my 3 of my best friends… we had just recently moved in together and decided to get all dolled up and treat ourselves to a delicious dinner and wine. Even though I didn’t have a significant other to celebrate with that year I got celebrate it with some of the loves of my life and that was just fabulous.

  • Abby

    My best Valentines was last year with my boyfriend. We weren’t able to celebrate on valentines because I went to school in orange county and he was in paramedic school. So the next time we were able to see each other he took me to our favorite sushi place, Love Boat sushi. Then he took me to the top of a place in our little town of Fallbrook called “”chill hill”” where it overlooks our town. He set up a little camp out in the back of his truck with blankets, chocolate covered strawberries and sparking cider. Although it wasn’t a big, extravagant ordeal, the fact that he thought it out and did somethibg different and creative made it my most memorable valentines.

    Instagram: @abigaillynnknox

  • Renee

    My best Valentine’s Day was one spent with my 3 of my best friends… we had just recently moved in together and decided to get all dolled up and treat ourselves to a delicious dinner and wine. Even though I didn’t have a significant other to celebrate with that year I got celebrate it with some of the loves of my life and that was just fabulous.

    @renee228

  • Maggie B

    I had to work that night so my bf brought mw flowers at work and kept me company since it was such a slow night (hello everyone else celebrating) @Igobymaggie

  • Shelby Marie

    My best valentines day was actually when I was in high school. My best friend and I were single and we decided that instead of sulking in the saddness of no chocolates or flowers we would be each others date. I picked her up that night. We got cheap 25 cent heart rings and saw a horror movie after we had a sushi date. Still to this day it was my best valentines ever. Instagram: shelbymarie84

  • Hannah Bryant

    My boyfriend + I hate the crowd that surrounds Valentine’s Day. SO we always take the opportunity to cook together. We get really into it. We always decorate the table really pretty. Light some candles. Make things in the shapes of hearts (two shrimp made to look like a heart on a salad is too cute). Last year we made sugar cookies from scratch and cut them out in heart shapes. It was a ridiculous amount of fun! We limit ourselves to $20 gifts because all of our holidays fall within 4 months + we are both in college. But it makes the gift hunt all the more fun.

  • Brittany Cranford

    My love for Valentina’s Day started in elementary school when I use to make my own valentines day cards to give out to my entire class and then ended when my first boyfriend broke up with me the same day, over text message, for another girl. My faith in valentines day was restored, however, when I met the love of my life. I was 19 and almost died when I got home from work only to see this tiny fur ball with a ribbon around his neck walking down the hallway towards me! My boyfriend’s parent’s dog had just had a litter and I knew when I saw this puppy that she was mine. After about a month, on Valentine’s day, he delivered that very pup to me. Even today, she is the very symbol of the sweet relationship I hope to share with my boyfriend for the rest of our lives!

    Twitter: Brittvcranford
    Instagram:brievictoria

  • Rachel Trampel

    Oh my gosh! Amazing giveaway! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress! I am following on twitter AND instagram. @rachelslookbook

    My worst Valentine’s Day date was my sophomore year of high school… my boyfriend at the time asked another girl to go with him since I had planned on doing a fun girls theme at the dance. He didn’t like that, so went with another girl (who supposedly was my friend) and she said yes to going with him. Worst ever. Immediately broke up with him ;)

    http://www.rachelslookbook.com

  • Christine Stirrat

    My worst Valentines Day was when I was stood up by my boyfriend so my roommate had me tag along with her and her boyfriend on their date. While on the date, if I wasn’t already feeling bad enough about being the third wheel my boyfriend showed up ordered a bunch of food, and then claimed he “”forgot his wallet.”” So I ended up having to pay for the bastard. Needless to say we are no longer together haha.

    Twitter: 07Christine07
    Instagram: Tine07

  • Jennifer Jackson

    My favorite Valentine’s Day date was taking a cooking class my bf signed us up for. It was fun being able to prepare our Valentine’s Day meal together and trying something new. @jenjackson5

  • Karrah Derk

    My Valentines Day was kind of a best and worst situation. My boyfriend and I wanted to do something spontaneous and we decided to just drive somewhere, no directions, no GPS, and see where we end up and hopefully we would find a nice place to eat! So we were driving and about an hour later we end up in a place called “”the village of Mexico””, we were still in Pennsylvania so this was really weird. It was dark and we kept coming to dead ends so we decided to go back home. On our way home we found this bar and grill place, so we ate there. My boyfriend said he had to go to the bathroom and when he came back he had flowers and a card for me. So in the end, it was great!
    Twitter and instagram- @karrrrahhhh

  • Brittany Poulsen

    I just love valentine’s Day! I always have, but it was until i met my now husband 3 years ago that i actually had a valentine…he was scared and awkward that first valentines day…but it was perfectly sweet, going to the spot of our first date and one simple flower with a bottle of perfume his sisters helped him pick out. :) So excited for this first valentine’s as husband and wife!!!

    instagram: @joybrit

  • Jamie Shapiro

    My best Valentine’s day was when my boyfriend and I decided that we weren’t going to do much. We decided to do homemade gifts for each other and stay in. He made a DVD college of pictures and music of our relationship, i made him valentine’s coupons and we ordered in a hung out. It was way better than going out and doing something fancy every year.

    @xxjamieallover

  • Jacinda Carlisle

    My best Valentine’s Day thus far: My guy and I had just started dating that January, so I thought it would be a very low key (but special, of course), Valentine’s Day. We made plans to get together after work and he was going to cook dinner for us and then we’d watch a movie. When we got to his apartment, he asked me to come into the kitchen and help decide what fish we were having and he apologized that it would have to thaw. I opened up the freezer and there was that little blue box from that very special 5th Avenue store in NYC (we all know the one: Tiffany!) and I was ecstatic! I opened the box and there was his gift for me, the sweetest Paloma Heart necklace. Swoon. Definitely a Valentine’s Day that I’ll never forget!

    Love this Paper Crown dress! xo
    Following you on Instagram: jacinda411

  • Gabrielle Ramos

    my best valentines day, so far, was my first valentine’s day with my boyfriend. it was so nice and simple, we made dinner together (baked ziti) and had dark chocolate fondue with fruit and watched my girl ;) lol sounds cheesy but it was sweet. @gabriellebelle

  • Kim-Mai Nguyen

    My worst Valentine’s Day date was breaking up with my boyfriend the day before, and going to an anti-valentine’s day party and seeing him there with another girl. @kimmaitai

  • Christine McCluskey

    My ideal valentine’s day is when I am completely treated to a day of surprises! Of course, they would have to be thinks I enjoy doing, but whisking me away for the day to spend time doing my favorite things without ME having to do all the planning would be fabulous

    twitter&instagram
    @christinemmcc

  • HNew

    I’ve been with my boyfriend for 3 years but we’ve never got to spend the actual day together! He has always tried to make it up to me though. On our first Valentines day the night before he had to leave he his little gifts around my room for me to find. He filled a tissue box with all reasons why he loved me:) On actual valentines day he had beautiful roses sent to my house. Goes to show you can still show someone you care without being together. This dress is fabulous and I would love to wear it to finally spend the holiday with my boyfriend in person!

  • Sarah Cipolli

    The best valentine’s day I’ve had was my freshman year of college. I lived with four other girls and only one of us had a date that night, so we decided to be each other’s dates! We made valentines for each other, dressed up, made girly drinks, and watched sex & the city. By the end of the night, a bunch of our other friends from the dorm building came over to join us. Even though none of us had significant others, we didn’t feel alone! My twitter is @sarahhh830

  • Deana Kneen

    My worst is not having a Valentine’s date for too long to remember and I can’t wait to have one this year, so I really need this dress!

  • Nicole Latona

    a great valentine’s day was during my freshman year of college in 2007. my boyfriend lived in boston and i loved in nyc – we were still in the early days of our relationship. however we had a visit and even though neither of us had any money being college students, we spent the weekend together and had a great time :) this will be our 7th valentine’s day!

  • Deana Kneen

    My worst is not having a Valentine’s date for too long to remember and I can’t wait to have one this year, so I really need this dress! Forgot my twitter handle @red66060

  • Lindsey Welker

    It was the worst/best Valentines! My husband and I got all dressed up, arrived for our reservation and was seated immediately. We got some champagne and then never saw our server again! An hour and half later decided we couldn’t wait any longer and left. We went back to our hotel in Kauai, ordered room service and watched the sunset. It turned out to be an amazing evening!

    Twitter: @lkwelker Instagram: @mrswelker

    XoXo

  • Jayme Norum

    It was my first real valentines day with a boyfriend so I was really excited. Of course, he ended up getting really sick the day of valentines day, but I’m was not going to let that stop me, so I headed over to his house. He had baked me a heart shaped cake & it was so cute! We ate the cake and snuggled together watching the Notebook. It was finally time to go so we said goodbye and I drove home. On the way home my stomach started acting funny. All of a sudden I thought I was going to puke! I held it in as hard as I could and as soon as I pulled into my driveway, I opened my door and threw up all over the snow (& got a little bit on my brand new uggs!). Ugh it was miserable and I ended up getting the same sickness my boyfriend had and stayed home from school for the next 3 days! This is the same guy I ended up marrying though ;) I liked him too much to let our first valentines day ruin it all!

    @JaymeNorum

  • Kelley Elzinga

    My best date was when valentines day fell on an exam week and I was incredibly stressed out. Instead of taking me on some fancy date my boyfriend took me to an animal shelter to play with puppies and kittens. It was exactly what I needed.

    @kelleyelzinga

  • Trin

    My best valentines was my senior year of high school. My crush of months had asked me to the all school valentines dance which was being held the night before valentines day. We were having a great time and I thought he was finally going to ask me to be his girlfriend but he never did that night. The next morning(valentines day) at church, him and I were sitting together in the balcony listening to the sermon, when he wrote on a little piece of paper, will you be my girlfriend. It was just so cute and unexpected(timing wise).

  • Rachel Moltz

    Well this is easy for me! Since I really can’t say I’ve had a “best” Valentine’s Day let’s go with my worst. The first Valentine’s day with my boyfriend (of 5 years) was terrible. He had an 8 hr exam in his grad school program that day. We didn’t make reservations anywhere but decided to just go to the mall and eat at the Cheesecake Factory. Unfortunately I think everyone had the same idea. The mall was absolutely insane, like you would see at only Christmas time. The wait at the restaurant was over 3 hours, so we nixed that idea. We put our name in at Rockfish Grill and decided to walk around the mall for our 1 hr wait. As we were walking by Spencer’s gifts, an intense girl fight broke out right in front of us. Hair was pulled out, cell phones were broken and there was even a guy jumping in hitting one of the girls! We decided to leave the craziness of the mall immediately. After driving around for a while the only place we could find was Moe’s Southwest Grill. Not the epitome of classy! There were only a couple people in there so we figured we would be safe. A few tacos later we headed home, with no dessert. What a day!

    @rachelmoltz

  • stephanie

    @stephaniielynn_

    I’ve had a few valentine’s day dates and none were really spectacular. My boyfriend either wanted to say in and watch a movie or do nothing at all which is fine but then again, i didn’t have an amazing dress from paper crown to help me

  • Marlaina Rose

    My best Valentine’s Day had to be last year’s. I spent it with my son, Max who was 11 months old at the time and his dad. We went to the Andy Warhol museum and after our son went to bed, I made dinner and we watched a movie. Simple and fun!

  • Trin

    My best valentines was my senior year of high school. My crush of months had asked me to the all school valentines dance which was being held the night before valentines day. We were having a great time and I thought he was finally going to ask me to be his girlfriend but he never did that night. The next morning(valentines day) at church, him and I were sitting together in the balcony listening to the sermon, when he wrote on a little piece of paper, will you be my girlfriend. It was just so cute and unexpected(timing wise).
    Twitter: trinityh226
    Instagram: miss_trin

  • Kaitland Hunter

    This dress is so beautiful! My best Valentine’s Day date was one year my boyfriend (who hates ice skating and refused to go with me ever) surprised me with a date at an outdoor ice rink complete with hot chocolate. It was a truly special moment that showed me he cared, we’ve been together now 5 years!

    @thehunterstyle
    Instagram: thehunterstyle

  • D

    worst valentines was last years going to a local restaurant and just having an underwhelming overpriced meal, but the silver lining was that it was the first (of many) valentines with my new found love!

    @miridenise

    ps. that saffron color is beyond amazing. id be honored to own that dress!

    xo

  • Victoria Pindak

    My best valentines day was 2 years ago when I was a freshman in college. Me and my friend just did a girls night where we ordered pizza and watched movies. It wasn’t a “”I’m single and depressed party”” but more of a “”I’m glad I have great friends to celebrate with”” party! It meant so much to have such great people in my life to share the day with!

    @victoriapindak

  • Alexandra Howell

    I think this year will be the best as I will get to be with my boyfriend of 3 years and we plan to keep it simple and have a takeaway and wine :) I will just be happy to spend time with him as we live apart.

    @Nutmeg_Nutmeg

  • Yashira Gonzalez

    Last year I was with my boyfriend for about a year and half and he’s a student athlete at Fitchburg State so he doesn’t really have time to work (aka no money) but my roommates and I usually have flowers all over our suite. My boyfriend (who’s now my ex-boyfriend) asked the girls if he can take the flowers and they all said yes. He had a home game that night and when we got back to the room, he had put all the pedals of the flowers he took on the floor shaped like a heart with a hand made card. It was the most sweetest thing he had ever done. It’s the little things that count.

    @Shi_KillinEm (twitter) miss_yashiramarie (instagram)

    <3

  • Naomi Duprey

    My best Valentines Day was as a single lady with my best single lady girlfriend. We teamed up, watched a chick flick, drank wine and ate chocolate. No drama, no disappointment from your boyfriend not getting the hint of what you wanted as a present. Just me and my best friend having a great night!
    @ruthie307

  • Desi

    I have always loved Valentines Day thanks to my amazing dad who would have flowers chocolate and a gift waiting for his three favorite women (my mom, my sister and myself)! However, my favorite Valentines Day came my sophomore year in college when a guy in one of my classes asked me out on a date. He planned a picnic on the top of this mountain overlooking the city. He showed up with sunflowers because he had seen that they were my desktop picture and assumed they were my favorite flower and brought grapes because I would take a container of them with me to eat in class! The whole date was incredibly romantic and well thought out… it showed me he really took the time to make it a memorable date and I loved it! @desiarden

  • Emily Cooney

    Since I’ve never had a real Valentine’s date, the best one I can remember is when my parents would always surprise me with candies and little toys, and everyone loves surprises! Twitter: @emilycooney Instagram: @emilycooney321

  • Erin Crabtree

    My best Valentine’s Day has to be from a few years ago. Me and my best friend had a Glee marathon and ate cupcakes!! It was so much fun! @bellemaven

  • Apetrino

    Last year on Valentines Day my uncle passed away. At the time, my fianc

  • Brandy Ritter

    I would love to winthis dress! Fun, flirty and cute, it would be perfect with a date night with my husband

  • Lauren Ashley

    I haven’t had many spectacular Valentine’s Day dates but one that stands out was a date in college. My two friends and I decided to celebrate together with our boyfriends. We all went to dinner and watched a movie afterwards. The restaurant we went to wasn’t a fancy place but it was nice because they didn’t have much money but still wanted to take us out. They also bought the 3 of us flowers. It was a sweet Valentine’s.

    @laulau7883

  • Erin

    My worst single awareness day was actually when I had a bf! We went to this place called “”Tiny Thai”” and had the best food. However.. the couple next to us got into a huge fight, yelling big time. And Tiny Thai is well, tiny, so everyone heard and it totally ruined the romantic mood. Then I got food poisoning. We were only dating for about a month so it was so gross and so embarrassing. Never went back to TT. Lesson learned.

  • Alexis DeBurgos

    I’ve only had one Valentine’s Day date and it was not terrible or amazing. Very mediocre.

  • Peunka

    I usually have to work Valentine’s Day at a local brew pub — so I chalk Valentine’s days up as a bust. Last year I was chatting with my best girlfriend about what her and her significant other had planned. They were doing the usual dinner and drinks Vday, simple and perfect. I don’t how we got on the topic but we started talking about the scene in Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts surprises Richard Gere with a tie and champagne ;) We confirmed how fun/cute the scene was.

    So, I rush home from my day job to change quick for my shift at the pub. To my surprise when I walk into the house, there’s my boyfriend sitting at the dining room table in ONLY a tie. I ABOUT LOST IT! My best friend had emailed my boyfriend our conversation AND my silly boyfriend took it literally. He pulled a Pretty Woman on me, it was the best!!! Mind you, I walked into work at the Pub with the biggest smile on my face.

    Men really can be romantic without the help of flowers and candy.

  • Jo Stevenson

    well I’ve gotta say I’ve never had an extraordinary Valentine’s Day. Last year was close, but then it quickly turned into the worst. I had been talking to this guy for about 6 months. He was deployed, and the first time I would see him upon coming home was Valentine’s Day. It was great. He brought me flowers, took me out for dinner, coffee, a walk, a movie. Seemed to be the perfect Valentine’s Day. Turns out, he tells me about a week later that he didn’t know if he wanted to pursue a relationship..after he previously had told me he did. Hopefully there will be better Valentine’s in my future! Maybe the dress will help ;) haha

    twitter: @johannajourneys
    ig: johannajourneys

  • Lauren D

    The best Valentine’s Day I ever had was with my best friends. We were all newly single at the time (all of our boyfriend had broken up with us around the same time which was a month earlier) and we went out together to a nice restaurant together, got dressed up and I had never laughed so hard. Best group date ever!

    @lodisto
    Instagram: @lodisto

  • Erin

    whoops @erinfox76

  • Peunka

    @sarahelbert1

  • McKinzie Hopkins

    I would have to say that my best Valentines Day was spent with my girlfriends a few years ago. We made a delicious meal together, drank way to much wine, laughed until our stomachs hurt, and of course watched a chick flick with ice cream. It was a great Valentines Day, and one that no guy has been able to come close to topping! :) @kinzie_lea

  • Brandy Ritter

    My best valentine’s date was with my husband on our honeymoon in Jamaica. Our annivesary is February 8th so valentine’s day is always very special for us!

  • Liz Perry

    Love the dress. So chic & flattering! Already following you on twitter (my handle is @lizbryant915). Worst V-day date – did a girls night with my friends at a dive bar. It’s a great idea in theory but we accidentally chose the grossest dive bar ever – unappetizing food, dirty silverware, disgusting bathrooms, etc. We should’ve gotten cocktails & dessert instead!

  • Caroline Lee

    My worst was a Valentine’s day where I got broken up with—I later found out it was because he couldn’t afford a gift at the time, but he didn’t give me a reason. Third-wheeled with a good friend over margaritas and found that he was at the coffee shop across the street. We spent Valentine’s Day within 20 feet of each other.
    @cmlee

  • Holly Gaspari

    My best Valentine’s Day will be this upcoming one. It’ll be my first V-Day with my first boyfriend, my first love and my best friend. We’ve been together almost a year, but this will be our first Valentine’s Day as a couple. Although I’ve never had a “”bad”” Valentine’s Day, I was always single on this particular day of love, so I’m excited to spend this year with the man of whom I fell head over heels.

  • Marisol Ortiz

    My worst Valentine date was my FIRST Valentine Day with this friend that I was knowing for a little time. It was our first date ever, and my boyfriend didnt have any clue to where we were going to eat. He didnt make any reservations at all… and at that age (17 or so) I didnt know that we have to (I know!!!). So after several hours driving we end up at Wendys… thank u very much! Since then I dont go out in Valentines Day. My husband and I always go out other day before Feb 14th. :)

    Twitter: Lana_Lang

  • Sarah D

    The best valentines day was when I spent the whole day with my boyfriend, just spending time together was amazing! @sarahryn4

  • Annie Parnell

    I am in LOVE with this dress, it is stunning.
    My worst Valentines Day was when my boyfriend, now husband :), broke up with me the night before. We have been on a mission to have a good V-Day ever since. We are both really bad at the hoilday, but love an excuse to have a date night either way.

  • Lindsay Anderson

    My best valentines date was when my boyfriend took me out to the city for Seafood. He usually is working late the week of valentines day, with my birthday following a week later and he always makes the night special to make up for working so much!

    @anderson_lr22 (twitter) @lranderson22 (instagram)

  • Lizzie

    My best V day date was when my (now) husband surprised me with dinner at my favorite restaurant. @theladycroom

  • Brandy Ritter

    My best valentine’s date was with my husband on our honeymoon in Jamaica. Our annivesary is February 8th so valentine’s day is always very special for us!

  • Taylor Weinstock

    I LOVE the dress!! Such a great giveaway. My best valentines day was actually last year. My boyfriend and I have basically been in a long distance relationship since we started dating (almost 6 years ago). He is my high school sweetheart and we met when we were entering our senior year of high school. Since then we have gone to college in different states and have to really cherish the time we get together. Last valentines day we are able to celebrate the weekend before I left to study abroad for a semester in Australia. I made him dinner, we had a movie marathon of all of our favorite movies, and he gave me my favorite gift of all time. A polaroid camera! It was a weekend filled with appreciation for one another and the time we got to spend together! There is no better gift than spending time with the one you love :).

    Twitter: @taylorweinstock
    Instagram: @taylorweinstock

  • Nikki P

    The worst (or so it seemed!) was my very first Valentine’s with my boyfriend (or any boyfriend for that matter). We were studying abroad together in Sicily and we made plans to stay in a romantic B&B in a nearby city and going skiing on the volcano Mt. Etna.
    Well I got crazy sick and he ended up having to take care of me in this tiny (but pretty) B&B and we had to head back to our apartment. We tried the next weekend as a ‘do-over Valentine’s Day’ but then HE got sick and we spent the whole weekend, again, in the B&B.
    BUT, on the bright side, we were together the whole weekend exchanged cards (which was my 1st Valentine’s card ever :) ) and that little B&B has become a really special place for us. We spent several more weekends there during our year abroad and, years later, went back on a visit and stayed again.

    He also bought me a gorgeous pair of bright patent leather pumps on the main Corso that 1st Valentine’s Day weekend – and even though I picked them out while I was miserable with a fever & shakes, they still make me feel incredible pretty whenever I put them on!

  • chelseabelle579

    My best Valentines Day was last year! My husband gave me a couple hours to myself (our daughter was 4 months old)to shop. When I got home there were candles lit all the way to the kitchen where he had made me my favorite dinner (family recipe for Italian Chicken in Fettucine Alfredo) and chocolate covered strawberrries :) It was so awesome!

  • Nikki P

    Oops- forgot my twitter & instagram!

    (same for both) @Nikkiblp

  • chelseabelle579

    @love_belle579

  • TeenyTinyTina

    Well I can’t say I have had a best or worst valentines day..the past 3 years Valentine’s day has been my boyfriend and I’s anniversary so it is always special when we exchange gifts. Last year I finally got a Pandora bracelet which I had been hoping for so it was really special. The actual dates aren’t to creative however, it’s turned into annual dinner & a movie. This year in particular we were going to get couples massages to do something different and after hearing the movie “”Safe Haven”” was coming out I just had to change plans, hey it’s tradition! My boyfriend hates having to watch so many sappy Nicholas Sparks movies, but luckily he agrees every time! ;)So hopefully it will be another great day to just spend time together and make some more memories.

  • TeenyTinyTina

    @TinyTinaaa

  • Lindsey Beekman

    I’ve always been single on Valentine’s day, but this year will be my best Valentine’s day date because I finally have someone I love to share it with. It doesn’t matter what my boyfriend and I do because we will be together either way, and he truly is the best man I have ever met.

  • Olivia DeFilippo

    This will be my first valentines without my boyfriend of 3 years. I am currently attending college in a state 12 hours away so this will be the first valentines day without him. I would love to win this dress. It is beautiful and a great giveaway.

    Twitter: @oliviadefilippo
    Instagram: @oliviadflip

  • Sarah Pickell

    Love the dress! Perfect date night dress! I don’t currently have a twitter, but I am following you on Instagram (@sarah_pickles22). My worst V-Day date was with my ex-boyfriend my freshman year of college. He took me out to this nice sushi/hibachi place because he knew how much I love sushi, and said “”don’t worry, it’s on me”” because we often split the cost of dates being broke college kids. During dinner, his mother called….he was on the phone with her for 45 minutes talking in Polish, because he was first generation and his parents didn’t speak a lot of English. I pretty much ate by myself. Then the check came and he pulled the, “”oh crap, I left my wallet at home”” on our $50 bill so I paid for it. As we’re leaving, I noticed his wallet sticking out of his back pocket! Jerk lied to get me to pay for dinner! We split up real quick after that!

  • Amayha Jimenez

    The best valentines date, I skipped school to go on this date we went to the mall saw a fashion show, then went to the mall and saw a fashion show then after walking around decided to go in the movies we saw horror movie (perfect opportunity to cozie up with each other) finally he took me home and guest what was waiting for me, a puppy. Yes, he bought me a puppy. I was so happy. That was for sure the best date ever.

  • Jen

    I adore this dress! Such a sweet combo of color & sparkle! Well onto the dreaded Valentines day story…
    I was asked to go out to dinner. Ended up having to drive, and as well pull into the resturant he (my date) proceeded to explain how much he hated Valentines day, then explained how he didn’t have any money and I ended up with the bill. Needless to say that was the last “”date”” we ever had. Here’s to hoping for a better day of love this year! Oh and hoping to celebrate in style with that fabulous dress :)

    xoxo

    -J

    Twitter: @JENWOOD88
    Instagram: @JENNAMARIEWOOD

  • Griselda B

    Last year for Valentine’s day my boyfriend and I took the day off to enjoy a calm lunch with no Valentine’s crowds. Afterwards he took me to go pick out some orchid plants, then we hung out and watched movies. I love relaxing and hanging out!

    Gris
    @BacaBear

  • Emily Geaman

    Love it! Have to admit, my best Valentine’s Day was nothing fancy at all– dinner at iHop and a movie at home :-) But it was so much less pressure and so much more fun!

    twitter: @emilygeaman
    instagram: @emilyshell

  • Trisha Stull

    Well, I guess it would be a worst… I don’t know, but I’ve never been on a Valentine’s date and that seems pretty bad to me. I’m such a romantic and being perpetually single is rough so I usually get through most of the day happy for everyone else’s romanticism, but by the end of the day it can be a bit of a bummer.

    Instagram: @trishajoanne

  • Ashley Thibeault

    i love my valentine’s tradition of having a special sushi dinner with by boyfriend. the best was last year, I got a promotion at work that week so it was a double celebration! we got dressed up despite the snow and had a great dinner :)

    insta: @atebo

  • Kimberly Cantoni

    Last year’s Valentine’s Day was the best for me. I celebrated with my current boyfriend of a year and a half. He surprised me with flowers amd a four course home cooked meal by candlelight. No one ever did anything that romantic for me before. For him to take the time to do all that for me made me realize that this guy was truly a keeper. It was a beautiful night at home just the two of us. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    @Kimcantoni

  • Kalyn Pate

    2 years ago, my single friends and I all went out to dinner on Valentines Day. It was so fun, but to make it better, a guy friend of ours came by and gave us all chocolates and flowers. If was so sweet and made our day so special.

  • Becs Londo

    The best Valentines I ever had was spent with my friends last year. We were all single & decided we didn’t need guys to make us happy. We went out to dinner, then to get drinks and just had a ball spending time with each other. There is no better company than your besties :) @beccalondo

  • Cathryn Parker

    The absolute WORST Valentine’s Day date I’ve ever had was when I was 16. My boyfriend at the time was a hopeless romantic in his head, but could never execute his plans. He picked me up to go to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, but didn’t make reservations (for a Friday night Valentine’s Day…) and the wait was an hour and a half. He looked at me and said, “”Well, I guess it’s McDonald’s for us tonight.”” and walked out of the restaurant. We went to Micky D’s and got food to go and then he dropped me back off at my house because his friend was having people over to play Call of Duty. Horrible!

  • julief

    To be completely honest, I haven’t ever had a worst valentines day, but I haven’t had a best either! I actually have never had a valentine. I just started dating a really great guy and I am hoping to make this valentines day my first and best one with my special valentine. This dress would make valentines day that much more perfect (and make me feel perfect too :) The new Paper Crown Collection is absolutely stunning, I can only imagine what it would feel like to wear such beautiful clothing!
    https://twitter.com/Juliefritz1

  • Jen

    Worst valentines day is actually not having one for the last 4 years, but I have an amazing boyfriend and I’m sure that this valentines day will be great. @jdavenport0810

  • Jessica Whitmire

    I have never had a “”great”” Valentines Day date. It has always been the average go to dinner and get a card type event. This year, my husband and I are on an extremely tight budget, as I am sure most everyone is. So I am getting creative this year. I think I might do the whole dress up and wear sexy heels and cook his favorite dinner and get some strawberries and whip cream! Since I haven’t had someone create the perfect Valentines Date for me, I might as well create it for them! Who knows, maybe it will payoff and on the next Holiday he will go above and beyond?! It you want the perfect date, sometimes you have to show them how it’s done first :) Twitter: @JessWhitMerrill Instagram: @jessmerrill

  • Ashley Ward

    Love that dress! Can’t wait for Valentine’s Day!!

    http://www.selfhelpyourselff.wordpress.com

  • Teigh

    My worst Valentine’s Day date: a guy had been asking me out almost every day at work and I kept turning him down. I felt bad so I decided why not? What harm could be done? I got all dressed up and fixed my hair and when he picked me up, he was on a motorcycle. I went in to put on some jeans and he took me to a muddy field so we could have a picnic. He brought McDonald’s. It was a sweet gesture, but let’s just say we haven’t been out since.
    Twitter: LoveTeigh
    Instagram: TeighBriFab

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Well I can’t say that I have had an actual date for Valentine’s Day yet. But I have spent some amazing V-Days with the girls! Last year we got all dolled up and went to the Cheesecake Factory (of course we made a reservation before!) we had an amazing dinner and dessert! Then we went back home and watched a bunch of chick-flicks together. It wasn’t much, but we made the best out of being single! We are trying to do the same this year since we had so much fun :)

    Twitter – @amor0713

  • Jenna

    Best Valentine’s Day was spent in Carmel, California with a group of couple friends. Worst was a first date to see the movie Hitch. Loved the movie; date was horrible.

    Twitter: JTROME
    Instagram: JTROME

  • Lauren Elmore

    My best Valentine’s Day date was my boyfriend a few years ago. He picked me up at my house and covered the inside of his car with rose petals. We drove downtown and he surprised me with dinner at the Eagle’s Nest, which is a rotating restaurant that looks over the entire city. We had a delicious meal and sipped on wine. It was a perfect night!

  • Amayha Jimenez

    I have skipped school and was supposed to meet him at the mall. We saw a fashion sure then walked around until we decided to go into the movie theater. We saw a horror movie (perfect opportunity to cozie up with each other). Finally, he took me home and guest what was waiting for me, a puppy. Yea, he bought me a puppy. I was so happy. For sure, that was the best date of my life.

    twitter: pekeflow
    instagram: short_stuffs1

  • Lauren Baldini

    First of all, this dress is amazing and I would love to wear it for a date night with my fiance! My worst Valentine’s day ever was right after college. I was dating a guy and we had been together for about 6 months. I was so excited because this was my first valentine’s day with a boyfriend. To start, he picked me up 20 minutes late. Then we got lost for over an hour on the way to the restaurant so we missed our reservation. When we finally got to the restaurant it took about an hour to get a table. While we were waited we decided to exchange gifts, I had searched all over for a limited edition album on vinyl from his favorite band and I was so excited to give it to him! He gave me a card that said “”tonight’s special dinner is my valentine’s day gift to you”” which was totally fine. All night he insisted that I get whatever I want and save room for dessert. Unfortunately, by the time we got seated, the restaurant had run out of quite a few of the valentine’s day menu specials. After dinner the check came, he pulled out his wallet and gave the waitress his credit card and it got declined. I felt terrible but I’m sure it’s happened to everyone so I didn’t make a fuss about it. After sitting quietly for a minute or 2 he looked up and said “”you can pay for this right?”” and handed me the bill. I wasn’t sure what to do so I paid for the bill and left the tip and we left. So not only did I not get a valentine’s day gift, but I paid for the whole night.

  • Cat_Grav

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year. My current boyfriend just asked me to be his girlfriend a few days beforehand. At 27 years old, I didn’t know what proper new girlfriend etiquette was, so I decided to make him a cheesy homemade card. I felt silly because he surprised me with such beautiful flowers but he still has the card I made him saved to this day. I can’t wait to spend Valentine’s day with him this year. If he is lucky he will be getting another homemade card this year ;) @cat_grav (twitter & instagram)

  • Paula Fraisse

    I usually don’t do anything special for valentines day but one of my very good friends (who I had some feelings for) asked for me to join him for dinner that night. Of course I was excited so I borrowed one of my friend’s red dress and bought the most beautiful nude heels. They were a bit tall but I ignored the height. That night, he picked me up and we went to a restaurant his family owned. He closed down the entire restaurant so that it would be just me and him. It was so cute!
    So dinner was great and we talked for hours but it was getting late so we started walking back to his car. My feet were in so much pain but I tried to fight through it. All of a sudden I trip on absolutely nothing and almost crash to the ground when he caught me. As embarrassed as I was, I managed to laugh it off. Shortly after I manage to trip again but this time he didn’t catch me. I landed on the ground, scratched my knee up, and broke my heel.
    Needless to say, I couldn’t laugh that one off so well…
    Not only did I ruin my heels and hurt myself, but I also went home without a goodnight kiss. Definitely a valentines day to remember!

  • Jessica

    My worst Valentine’s Day was a few years ago when my boyfriend wanted to take me to a nice dinner, but refused to dress appropriately for it. I had to take him shopping on Valentine’s Day (and pay) for a pair of black dress pants. The night only got worse, and ended with him playing video games on the couch as I sat and watched with a few tears in my eyes. If I had this dress back then, my night may have not been any different, but I would have felt & looked like a 10/10!

  • Julie Vue

    well, for the only time i actually celebrated valentines day was my first year in college when my boyfriend had sent me roses and a lovely card. it was really unexpected for me and felt really good because i never had that happened to me before. Although we had a long distance relationship, it made me happy that he could still show his affection somehow.

    @jyerv (twitter)

  • Lauren Birdwell

    When I was in high school, I was so excited for Valentine’s Day because I had just started dating my very first boyfriend two weeks earlier (and two weeks is considered a very long time in high school). I had spent all day the day before baking him a heart shaped cake that I had decorated, and wrapped it up all cute just for him. I gave it to him at school the next day, and he had to carry it around all day. When I saw him at the end of the day he didn’t have the cake with him anymore; apparently he had put it on the floor in one of his earlier classes and stepped on it, ruining the cake! I was so upset, but he still ended up being a great Valentine :) @birdwelllauren

  • Lalalolo

    My worst valentines was a few years ago. It was a first date with a guy who I thought seemed really cool. It was your typical “”dinner and a movie”” date. But heres where it got weird and i wanted to bail – They guy started casually smoking pot AFTER the dinner and before the movie, like it was no big deal – i was shocked AND disgusted! and I told him that if he was gonna carry on smoking that I would leave…. needless to say, I didnt get to see the movie, and i went home alone that night, and never spoke to the guy again!

    @lalalaloush_syr (instagram)

  • Meghan

    My best Valentine’s date happened my freshman year of college. I was away at school in Upstate New York. My boyfriend, an Army contract, had been all the way in South Carolina completing his degree so he can be an officer in the Army. I hadn’t seen him since Christmas, and that was the first time I’d seen him in months. I spent weeks putting together the perfect Valentine’s care package: I decorated the inside of the box, sent tons of Valentine’s-themed candy, baked heart-shaped cookies, pictures of us together, the works. We were able to get on Skype when he opened the package. He ended up having roses and chocolates delivered to my dorm. Even though we were 1000 miles apart, being able to see each other and see him open his package made it the best Valentine’s Day I’ve ever had.

    @mermeghan for twitter and instagram

  • ellekay

    I haven’t really had a best or worst valentine’s day date thus far; they have all been pretty mediocre to be honest.
    THIS Valentine’s Day though I’m hoping will be really special because it’s not only V-day, but our 9 month anniversary as well. And I also recently went ring shopping with my mom this past weekend so I’m hoping this holiday will be pretty special, and I’d love to have this dress for it :)
    (twitter & IG name: @laurenkucera)

  • Ericka.

    I have actually never had a “”date”” date on valentines day. However, every year I have still happen to have the best valentine in the world, my dad. My dad is always sure to get me cards & candy, the right things to make me feel special. Also, I usually go see a chick-flick with my mom and some girlfriends.

    Instagram: erickamariee

  • Sara Rash

    Last year was a great Valentines day! A bunch of my single girlfriends all got together to go eat, watch emotional love movies, and ate too much chocolate! That has for sure been my favorite valentines day so far, who doesn’t love a night of movies, girl talk, and chocolate!?
    Instagram: saralrash
    Blog: sararash.wordpress.com

  • Paula Fraisse

    Oops forgot my Instagram!

    I usually don’t do anything special for valentines day but one of my very good friends (who I had some feelings for) asked for me to join him for dinner that night. Of course I was excited so I borrowed one of my friend’s red dress and bought the most beautiful nude heels. They were a bit tall but I ignored the height. That night, he picked me up and we went to a restaurant his family owned. He closed down the entire restaurant so that it would be just me and him. It was so cute!
    So dinner was great and we talked for hours but it was getting late so we started walking back to his car. My feet were in so much pain but I tried to fight through it. All of a sudden I trip on absolutely nothing and almost crash to the ground when he caught me. As embarrassed as I was, I managed to laugh it off. Shortly after I manage to trip again but this time he didn’t catch me. I landed on the ground, scratched my knee up, and broke my heel.
    Needless to say, I couldn’t laugh that one off so well…
    Not only did I ruin my heels and hurt myself, but I also went home without a goodnight kiss. Definitely a valentines day to remember!
    Instagram: @paulafraisse

  • vassiliki

    the truth is that I have never had a valentine’s day date before, but I have marked last year’s valentine’s day because that day I met my boyfriend, so hopefully this year’s valentine’s day we will have the best valentine’s day ever!!!!!!!!!!! @koulvassiliki -twitter

  • Melina Copeland

    My worst valentines day date was when my date decided that it would be fun to double valentines date with his ex girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Awkward much? Plus on top of that both of the ex’s were clearly still into one another. Let’s just say that I have never gone on a valentines date again with another couple.

    @melina_Copeland Instagram

    @melinaxtotheo Twitter

  • Cara

    My now fiance’ travels for work. Last year I was able to visit him while he was out of town in French Lick, Indiana. We had dinner at the West Baden Hotel (which is very romantic and reflective of the 1920’s). Dinner was served at the hotel in a small restaurant that was completely empty save us; we proceeded to partake in some divine food and fine wine.

    After dinner we walked to a small onsite museum and learned about the history, restoration, and fun facts surrounding French Lick and the West Baden Hotel. My stunning heels were suffocating my feet so most of this experience was barefoot. After sauntering to the second floor and sitting on a Victorian couch while gazing out into the one of a kind dome for an hour we continued our discussion. Finally, we headed back to our room and ordered the hotel’s signature Dome Cake.

    After dessert we swapped mushy Valentine’s Day cards and a couple of thoughtful gifts. It was a perfect tribute to Valentinus himself and the love that he fought to keep bound together.

  • sarah jett

    This Valentine’s Day will definitely be the best! My husband and I went on our first date 7 years ago on Valentine’s Day and have been married 3 1/2 years. This year we found out I will be exactly 12 weeks pregnant on the sweetest day of the year! We can’t wait for our first baby to arrive! Why not wow him with a gorgeous dress and my pregnancy glow?! ;) Twitter: SarahJett959 Thanks Lauren!

  • PGHSuze

    I think this Valentine’s Day will be the most memorable. Four of my best girlfriends and I are heading to Mexico to celebrate being single together! Nothing better than margaritas on the beach to forget about being single!

    suzeeque87 on insty!

  • Kelly Brickey

    My best Valentine’s Day date was when my crush at the time drove over to my house and surprised me with my favorite chocolate and a hand-written love note. We had been best friends for so long and it was so sweet of him to surprise me like that! Best Valentine’s Day ever.

    Twitter- @kelbrick6

  • Katy Lord

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was last year when my (then) fiance and I met halfway (we lived 100 miles apart); and had a quiet, romantic dinner in a cozy small town restaurant. We are now married and are so grateful to not have to drive 100 miles to see each other anymore! We’re excited for our first married Valentine’s Day this year. :) @katyrae87

  • Tori

    What I thought was going to be the worst Valentine’s day, actually turned out to be my best. Last year, my boyfriend and I broke up a week before Valentine’s day. But my two besties came to the rescue, of course. We ordered chinese, had a bottle of wine and watched He’s Just Not That Into You at my apartment. It was the best Valentine’s date I could have asked for and couldn’t have spent it with anyone better! Knowing that even though I had my heart broken, everything would be ok because I still have my girls. This year we will be anniversarying that tradition as my best friend and I are both in long distance relationships so our boyfriends won’t be around for Valentine’s. :)

    @victoria_unger
    http://www.victoriaunger.wordpress.com
    Victoria

  • Aly

    Leaving this comment just brought me back to that special day! My best Valentine’s was actually the day I got Engaged. Funny story behind is that, We had been dating for 6 years. Yes I waited that long LOL. That day we were actually talking about marriage and kids. We had made reservations to eat at a very nice place. I was starving and he was taking long, he just didn’t know what he wanted. I actually called our waiter and he was like wait not yet. I can tell he was extremely nervous. Then of course he got on one knew and as I turned around our parents were holding up signs Will You Marry Me! It was such an emotional day and best Valentine’s Ever.

  • ashley b

    A few years ago while in college, my boyfriend was spending 9 months in Australia (without me) and we had been away from each other for too long. He couldn’t fly me out there- so he sent me chocolates, pink lilies, a bag for school that I had been wanting and a gift card to a local restaurant for my roommate and I to grab Vday dinner together. It was just so thoughtful and made me feel so loved, even from so far away! By far the most thoughtful Valentines day I have ever had!!

    twitter: @ashleyb177

  • Lauren Baldini

    I forgot to leave my handle but I follow you guys on instagram and twitter! Instagram name @laurendani and twitter handle @laurendanidini

  • Aly

    Twitter : beautyboxxbyaly
    Instangram : Sasa_0920

  • vassiliki

    the truth is that I have never had a valentine’s day date before, but I have marked last year’s valentine’s day because that day I met my boyfriend, so hopefully this year’s valentine’s day we will have the best valentine’s day ever!!!!!!!!!!! @koulvassiliki-instagram

  • Shannyn Hall

    My best Valentine’s day was a nice day in San Francisco with my husband before our first child was born. We were able to have the whole day to ourselves just doing whatever we wanted to do and it was amazing. Now that we have two kids, it will be a long time before we can do something like that again so I look back on it very fondly.

  • Lindsay R

    my favorite/best valentine’s so far was a few years ago while my husband (fiance at the time) and I were living in San Jose, CA. We took the day off work and spent the afternoon hiking and exploring the outskirts of the city, which was still pretty new to us at the time. we aren’t very big on going out to celebrate important holidays, so in the evening we cooked our most amazing meal to date. we started with spinach and artichoke dip in a heart shaped bread bowl, followed by filet mignon steaks with a side of lobster risotto, all made from scratch. although we were stuffed at the end of the meal, we made room for chocolate covered strawberries to top the meal off. we still continue to keep the tradition of cooking a fancy meal for valentine’s to this day, even now that we are married.

    @lindsayrutland (instagram)

  • Eileen OConnor

    My worst Valentine’s date didn’t actually even end up being a date. My boyfriend and I were planning on going to a nice dinner and I was really excited. Unfortunately, I ended up getting food poisoning, so going out to dinner was definitely out of the question :(

  • Anna Ornelas

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year. I’ve had a very infamous streak of bad ones that my friends now all like to joke about, but last year was the best by far. last year i had been dating my boyfriend for 2 years and we decided to go out for a nice dinner. The place we went to had live entertainment and was wonderful. My boyfriend got the band to play and dedicate the song we first danced to (which was not truly a romance song) but he took me out to dance anyway, then he spun me around took my hand and said “”i want to promise you that i will one day give you an engagement ring, and that i will one day marry you, and that i love you and will always love you”” he slipped a cute gold band on my finger with the words “”i promise”” engraved on it and i started to cry. I wear that ring every day, in honor of our love.

  • Anna Ornelas

    @annalaura1011

  • Cara

    My now fiance’ travels for work. Last year I was able to visit him while he was out of town in French Lick, Indiana. We had dinner at the West Baden Hotel (which is very romantic and reflective of the 1920’s). Dinner was served at the hotel in a small restaurant that was completely empty save us; we proceeded to partake in some divine food and fine wine. After dinner we walked to a small onsite museum and learned about the history, restoration, and fun facts surrounding French Lick and the West Baden Hotel. My stunning heels were suffocating my feet so most of this experience was barefoot. After sauntering to the second floor and sitting on a Victorian couch while gazing out into the one of a kind dome for an hour we continued our discussion. Finally, we headed back to our room and ordered the hotel’s signature Dome Cake. After dessert we swapped mushy Valentine’s Day cards and a couple of thoughtful gifts. It was a perfect tribute to Valentinus himself and the love that he fought to keep bound together.

    @cara_saur

  • mollyelizabeth

    I’ve never had a date on V-Day, but one of my best “”dates”” was my freshman year of college with three of my closest girlfriends. All of us were single, head over heels in love with the freedom from high school relationships that college had brought us, and out to have fun. Nothing crazy happened; we just went to dinner, caught a movie (I think it was No Strings Attached…who doesn’t love a little Ashton Kutcher in their life), and had ice cream to finish the night off. I felt so celebrated by my dear friends, knowing whether we had a real “”date”” or not, we could all relish in the day of love together.

    @mollyelizzz (Instagram)

  • Anna Ornelas

    intagram @annalaura1011

  • Shira Rosenbluth

    The sad, depressing reality is that I’ve never had a real Valentine’s date before. Sob.

  • Lauren K.

    I think this valentine’s day will be my most memorable!! Valentine’s day will be our 6 year anniversary and this will be the year that we get married! (In August). I can’t wait to celebrate our love and sending the rest of our lives together!

    Twitter: leketcham

  • Jen

    The worst Valentine’s day date I had was my first Valentine’s day with a boyfriend. i was a senior in high school and so excited to have a date for Valentine’s day. The problem was, the relationship had been strained for about a month…and I was hoping Valentine’s day would make it wonderful again…wrong, haha!
    He cooked me a steak dinner which was nice – but he didn’t talk to me the whole time, and when it was time to eat the steak it was basically raw. We hemmed and hawed throughout the meal, and then he took me home. no kisses, nothing. Needless to say that was one of our last dates.

    Luckily, after I went off to college in the fall I quickly fell in love with the man who is now my husband – and have not had an unhappy Valentine’s day since. I have been showered with love, fun conversations, flowers, and sweet treats. So, it totally makes up for that first really bad Valentine’s day. I would love to win the dress, to look extra special for him this Valentine’s Day – since he has treated me like an angel ever since i met him.

    Thanks!

  • Rachelle

    Actually I’ve never had a valentine’s day date now that’s tragic.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  • Shira Rosenbluth

    whoops, and my twitter is @ShiraRosenbluth

  • Rachel Lawley

    Twitter: @rachellawley1

    My favorite Valentine’s Day (so far!) was when I was in college and my boyfriend (who is now my husband!) called me to come over to celebrate and he had set up on his porch a table with a tablecloth and candles. Luckily, it was a nice evening so he had me sit outside and went inside to get the food. He served me steak, bread (like the kind at red lobster), baked potatoes, and dessert! We ate outside on his porch and he had a great view of Athens, GA (we both graduated from UGA). We enjoyed our first Valentine’s Day together and now that I am married to him- I know what a wonderful cook he is! Of course he is also a wonderful husband and friend! He also had to pull all of this off just a few days after my birthday since it is in February too!

  • Jessica Morrison

    My best Valentine’s Day was about a month after my boyfriend and I had broke up. It had been a mutual decision with no hard feelings. The day before Valentine’s Day I came home to find a dozen roses from him. 11 of them were yellow and there was a red rose in the middle. The card from him said, “”I know that you don’t have someone special to celebrate with this year but I wanted you to know that you are special to me even though we are no longer together. This is why I sent these the day before, so you could feel special a day before everyone else. The yellow roses are a symbol of our friendship and the red rose is a symbol of the love I still have for you.”” This was hands down the best Valentine’s Day ever! I still smile when I think about it!

  • Rachelle

    And this is my twitter @RachellesJB

  • Arianne

    This is going to sound silly but my best valentines days were spent in elementary school! Everyone went out and bought those pre-made valentines that were designed by our favorite kid shows or cartoon characters! Everyone always got a valentine-no one left out-every classmate happy and opening them and eating candy and having the party in our classroom. Oooh! We even got to decorate our boxes we received our valentines in! Good times! Nowadays being older and with someone, it’s too complicated! What to wear, what to gift, make a reservation, to not make a reservation, just too much! Life was much more simple with your crushes from elementary school because you always got a valentine from them and it felt magical! Aww young innocent love. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!
    @aem929 #lovethedress

  • Taylor Lucas

    My worst Valentine’s day date was last year. My friends thought it would be fun to go on a big group date so they set me up with someone. We all got to the restaurant and I see my date for the first time, turns out he was one of my ex’s older brothers. That wouldn’t have been bad, but he blamed me for all the problems me and his brother had in our relationship. That was the most awkward and bad Valentine’s Day date I had.

    Twitter-@TayyLucas

  • Katelyn H

    My best Valentine’s Day date was last year! I spent the evening with my roommate, ordering in, drinking wine, eating chocolate, and watching movies. We had the best night :) This year, my girlfriends and I are hosting a “”Cupid is Stupid Soiree””.
    @maggiemaygirl on Twitter and Instagram

  • Susan Ho

    My best Valentine’s Day actually happened last year. My two co-workers, who are also my sorority sisters decided to be each other Valentines (because we were all single and recently ended our relationships with boyfriends) and we ordered to-go from our favorite restaurant in town called Tasty Buddha (http://www.tastybuddha.com/) and watched movies and painted our nails. It was great knowing that Valentine’s Day could just be just another day because every day, you are loved. :]

    Twitter: @susanisahoe

  • Kayleigh Evans

    Best V-day SURPRISE!! My husband isn’t one to buy flowers but he knows I LOVE fresh flowers around. Well, in dating years we had been together 6 years worth of Valentines and 3 of those married. Not once during that entire time did he buy my flowers on V-day, UNTIL last year I came home from work to 6 DOZEN ROSES!!! He was still at work, but I cried out of happiness that he remembered and said he was making up for every year he hadn’t bought me flowers.
    He’s a keeper.

    twitter: kledawnphotog
    instagram: kledawn

  • Amanda McCarthy

    My best was also my worst. I had huge plans with my boyfriend to go to dinner and have a romantic night. The night started with the worst snow storm, two feet! We were in college so we were walking to the restaurant, and that was a nightmare on my outfit. He then gave me a gift, a small stuffed dog dressed as a boxer with the words “”love hurts”” on his gloves. My man thought it was funny, I took offense. In hindsight it was hysterical, but at the time, I was so upset!

    What an awesome giveaway! xx
    Amanda
    @amandajmccarthy

  • Erika Jeanine

    Twitter: ErikaBaby

    Okay, I’ve had like one day spent with a Valentine and it was…interesting. It was with my bf of 1 year, he spent the night at my house and after we woke up we drove somewhere quick for breakfast/lunch, layed out in the sun, and then went to Dairy Queen. While eating ice cream he says “”oh, hah, I forgot it was valentines day”” and I was just like ugghh thaankkkssss. I forgot what the rest of the day was like after that haha.

  • SC

    Last year, my ex and I had broken up (again). It happened the same month (February) in ’11 and ’12. I was heartbroken. My little brother (my only sibling and 11 year difference) sent me a Valentine’s Day card and it just lifted my spirits up so much. I was living in a different state and living by myself for the first time ever and I didn’t have the support system I would have had if I was still living at home. But after that card, I was so grateful for my loving family. Instagram scerny21

  • Jen N

    @Jenny105

    My best Valentine’s Day was when I was in college with my boyfriend at the time. He picked me up for dinner and then said he forgot his wallet at his house so we’d have to go back & get it. When we got there I saw a candlelit table for two

  • esurmi

    Let’s just say everyday should be like Valentine’s Day! There should be no ONE day that you get flowers, candy, cards, etc. My boyfriend and I always choose to be very casual on Valentine’s Day. Why? Well because we both choose to love eachother EVERY day. He sends me flowers on the weirdest days, just to let me know that he’s thinking of me. That means more to me than getting a dozen roses, chocolates, and a huge stuffed animal only on Valentine’s Day. I do love the holiday but love should be celebrated every day, not just on February 14th.

    @erikasurmi (Instagram)

    http://www.butfirstcoffeeblog.tumblr.com (blog)

  • Amanda

    My best valentines day date was simply ordering food and watching movies all night with my boyfriend. :)

    @amammoser

  • Nessa

    I have an amazing V-day every year! My bf and I are high school sweethearts. At least once a week we would sneek down to Newport Beach, Ca to eat at this little pizzaria. Since then (about 8 yrs later) we spend our v-day dinner eating pizza and playing our favorite tunes on their little jukebox..No fancy smancy dinner, just some good o’ tunes, pizza and great company! <3 <3

  • Lynsie

    Twitter: @lynsie13

    Every year on Valentine’s Day I have been single, except this year. However instead of going on a date with my amazing guy I will be half way across the world for study abroad in Austria. I plan on going on a date with my new city and then Skyping my man to wish him a Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s not perfect, but it will certainly be memorable.

  • Shelby Shrull

    My birthday is the 15th of February, so I usually ended up combing the two holidays. I had a boyfriend in High school who wanted to to take me out on Valentines Day to celebrate Valentines and my 16th Birthday. Instead of taking me anywhere he just showed up at my house with a gift and just left after. He got my a really cheesy necklace and underwear that said shmexy on them. We didnt go to dinner, and on my birthday I broke up with him. Worst almost date and gift, ever. lol

    Twitter: Theshibbyjean
    Instagram: Theshibbyjean

  • Justine Trocchia

    My best Valentine’s Day was my first time celebrating with my boyfriend which was about 2 years ago. We wanted to do something special for our first time celebrating together so we did a little overnight getaway in a great little town near my house. We went out for a great dinner and afterwards hung out at a bar within our hotel and met 2 other couples that were there celebrating the same thing. It was a great night meeting new people and making new friends. It was my most romantic Valentine’s Day even though we weren’t alone the whole time- its always a great time meeting new people! Your most special Valentine’s Day is always with the one that makes you extremely happy and is the most memorable :)

    @justinetrocchia (twitter)
    @justinedanielle (instagram)

  • rosa negron

    Ma fav Valentine’s day would have to b last year wen I suprise ma love one with lots of valentines balloon flooting in the sealing a path way full of peddles of flowers following lid candles presents hidding around the house! N a nice romantic dinner… It wasn’t much but it was enough for me to that special someone’s reaction to wat you’ve put ur heart into doing its pays of has long has I make ma special person happy then ma life is set!!!

  • Meghan Bertell

    Hi everyone! So I’m 25 and started dating my boyfriend a little over two years ago. Before him I hadn’t celebrated valentines day with anyone besides my girlfriends so I was really excited for our first valentines day together. He told me to come over and he would make me dinner. When I got there he had chocolate covered strawberries that said I love you on them (which was the first time we said that), and he had made a heart shaped pizza. He also had white roses, because he gave me a white rose on our first date,so I’ve just been obsessed. It was so nice and to top it off he bought me black diamond earrings! It was the best valentines day ever!!

    Meghan

    instagram: @mbertell12

  • Joselle Cortez

    My best valentines day was 5 years ago, when my friend asked my cousins and myself to watch a movie. however, my cousins weren’t all available to go so we ended seeing the movie just the two of us. That day brought us closer and we realized that there’s a connection between the two of us. 5 years later, we got married. we just recently celebrated our first year anniversary.

    @josellefernandez

  • Jenn

    My best Valentine’s day was last year when my husband proposed to me. I thought the whole day that he had forgotten about V-day so I was calling my best friend and my mom all day just upset because he had forgotten. Not knowing the whole time that they were all aware of what was going on. We went to dinner and a movie and he had still once not given me a card or even said happy Valentine’s day to me. When we got back to his house music was playing and candles were lit all over the house; on the kitchen table the candles were in the shape of a heart with a single rose and the ring in the middle. As I was looking around the house he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I instantly started crying and of course said yes. I don’t know how he will ever top that Valentine’s day but hands down it was the Valentine’s day ever!!!!!

  • Julie

    Last year was the best V-day and it was just a simple night, but so special. We just stayed in and my boyfriend made this elaborate meal for me! :)

  • Sierra Serfass

    The only time I’ve had a boyfriend over Valentines day was two years ago and it was so cute. On valentines day he showed up after class at my house to give me candy and flowers. That Friday we went out to see a movie and have some dinner. It was really cute and fun. After that he didn’t text me all weekend. And then he proceeded to break up with me two days after we had celebrated valentines day. Even though it was super cute and fun it ended up being suckish. Turns out he only went on Friday because he felt bad -__-

    Seaairrah27 -twitter/instagram

  • lansing vaughan

    my best valentine’s day will definitely be valentine’s day 2013. my first valentine’s with my boyfriend was last year and was our 4th date. we were still in the nervous but excited stage of our relationship, and i much prefer the comfortable but excited stage that we’re in now. we are in love for this valentine’s day and that makes it so much more special. he’s got a surprise up his sleeve for this upcoming february 14th, so i am looking forward to finding out what it is and to spending the day with my sweet honey who treats every day with me like it’s a special one!

    {@lansingalayne}

  • GeniSue

    Last year for valentines day my boyfriend of two years last year gave me a valentines day I would never forget. I love drive in movies. They are my absolute favorite thing to go and do for a date followed with dinner. But we have to travel a long ways to get to one. And so my boyfriend invited me over to his house valentines night and said he had a surprise for me. As I walked into his backyard he had a big bed sheet tied from two trees and then staked in the ground and had a projector on his roof. He had a little table on his back porch with dinner and candles (take out of course) and after that he plugged in his iPod and played some of my favorite slow songs, like from Taylor Swift and artists like that. That was probably the most breath taking moment I have ever experienced. This year will be our third valentines day together and I cannot wait to see what he has cookin up this year! Good luck everyone!

    Twitter: @GeniSue

  • BridgetKH

    Worst Valentine’s Day: we planned to try a new spot and due to the weather, could not get a cab. We had to take a subway and walk nearly 12 blocks in freezing rain and wind. Then when we got to the “”restaurant”” – it turns out it was nothing more than a glorified KFC. We had the best time laughing over the fact that we were dressed to the nines in a takeout joint. It’s important to laugh over ridiculous unplanned circumstances together :) @bridgetkh33

  • Jeimy Devia

    My worst V- DAY! WAS TWO YEARS AGO, WHEN I WAS PREPARING FOOD AND MOVIES TO HAVE A LOVELY DATE WITH MY BOYFRIEND AND WHEN I WAS WATING FOR HIM AT MY HOUSE, MY PHONE RINGS AND IT WAS A FRIEND TELLING ME THAT SHE WAS SEEING MY BOYFRIEND WITH ANOTHER GIRL AT THE RESTAURANT WHER SHE WAS! SO I FOUND THAT HE WAS CHEATING ON ME ON V DAY! OF COURSE I ENDEND EATING EVERYTHING BY MYSELF AND WATCHING MOVIES ALONE! =( !!!!

    GREETINGS FROM COLOMBIA!!!!

  • Julie

    Forgot to leave my twitter handle under my comment above for “”Julie”” @JulieARankin

  • rosa negron

    Upps! Forgot to add ma @bebeloveable (instagram)
    @bebeloveable25 (Twitter)

  • Jenn

    My best Valentine’s day was last year when my husband proposed to me. I thought the whole day that he had forgotten about V-day so I was calling my best friend and my mom all day just upset because he had forgotten. Not knowing the whole time that they were all aware of what was going on. We went to dinner and a movie and he had still once not given me a card or even said happy Valentine’s day to me. When we got back to his house music was playing and candles were lit all over the house; on the kitchen table the candles were in the shape of a heart with a single rose and the ring in the middle. As I was looking around the house he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I instantly started crying and of course said yes. I don’t know how he will ever top that Valentine’s day but hands down it was the Valentine’s day ever!!!!! @jennbunney2006 (Twitter) & @jennmurphey12 (instagram)

  • mollykristine

    I follow on Instagram! Also Vday my hubby and I always make a yummy itallian dinner at home!

  • ThatGirl

    I still remember a little poem written to me by a cute boy in middle school for Valentine’s Day. It was simple and sweet, which is what Valentine’s Day is all about to me. Twitter: @CatiStone

  • Christina Heesacker

    I can’t complain about the fact that I have never had a Valentine… Because my best Valentine’s Day far exceeds being single. I work for an organization that has an annual radiothon/telethon over Valentine’s Day. Last year, my first year on staff I was able to listen to the amazing donors who wer inspired by the children our organization serves. Children battling cancer and other serious illnesses. I was brought to tears countless times listening to the stories of courage and joy. To be able to be a childhood cancer survivor and learn the stories of other children battling, I felt truly blessed. I spent my Valentine’s Day feeling the love from the city of Portland, the pride for working with an organization that changes lives on a daily basis and being grateful for the life I have the chance to live. Although I wish I had a date for 2013, Iwill have something much better, hope. Instagram @christinaraeh twitter @livinlikeaudrey

  • Heather McTighe

    Although I have spent several wonderful Valentine’s Days with my husband, my favorite one has got to be from my junior year in college. My single girlfriends and I hung out in my dorm room eating pizza, watching Sex and the City and drinking cheap wine out of our coffee mugs. One of my best college memories! @hrsidden05

  • Cassandra Adams

    For me, valentines day is very sentimental. I actually had my first official date with my current boyfriend 2 years ago on valentines day. It was definitely the definition of a perfect night. We went out and got sushi and just talked and talked. Now valentine’s day for us is very special because it means that we have been together for one more year.

    Cassandra
    @cassandranadams
    http://www.alphaglam.co/

  • Leah Dykstra

    @ladykstra

    My best Valentine was February 2011 when my no fiance!! asked me to be his girlfriend again after we had been broken up for four months. Obviously we stayed together and we’ll be getting married June 2013!

  • Shelby Ledbetter

    Although I am a girly girl, some of my favorite past times are very outdoorsy. Last year I had become determined to start fly fishing, no easy feat. On valentines day my boyfriend bought be a brand new fly rod (it was sparkly and purple :)) and other pink fishing accessories, and took me out on the bay to give it a shot. After a day of fishing he took me to my favorite sea food place on the bay. It was the best Valentines day to me, because it wasn’t cheesy and cliche. He had actually thought of something that I was interested in, and made a really fun day of it. I didn’t catch a single fish, but it was a blast!

    Twitter: @shelbyloo

  • Sarahbear

    Valentines day has never been a good time for me. In the past I have had boyfriends but usually I end up having to do all the work. The worst Valentines day I ever had was when I was 15 and my first boyfriend and I were celebrating. My mom dropped me off at his house and I had gotten him a big Reese’s pieces pillow filled with his favorite candy and a poker Gabriella with cards and chocolate poker chips, since he played it with his dad. Well I show up with all these goodies for him and he looks at me and hands me a bag of m&m’s. then he goes to his computer to play World of War Craft while I say there in shock. His dad walked in asked what he had gotten me and all I could do is hold up the bag of candy. His dad looked at me, looked at the candy and smacked him upside the head and said what is wrong with you?! Did I not raise you better then that? Needless to say the relationship didn’t last much longer and I never liked Valentines day again.

    Twitter- @sarahfein
    Instagram- sarahbear951

  • Jessi Fuller

    Sadly I do not have a great story to share…the only V Day that I enjoyed was spent winery hopping with my then boyfriend 3 years ago. We had a blast going from winery to winery taking silly pictures, tasting great wines, and of course taking in beautiful scenery in the heart of Virginia. But…it only lasted as a good memory for 2 weeks because he broke up with me afterwards. Boo. Twitter: @rollwithit176, Instagram: @justwhatjessisupto

  • Vans

    My best Valentine’s Day date was sophomore year in college when my boyfriend and his roommate decided to do a double date. They took me and my friend ice skating and and then tried to cook us fettuccine alfredo from scratch. My friend and I had to watch and explain to them each step because they were having such a hard time, but when Nathan (my boyfriend) tried to dump a whole bushel of garlic in the sauce my friend and I decided to step in and take over. We ended up making dinner and it was really yummy. It was especially fun to have a laugh over how much the boys struggled with everything kitchen related :)

    @vszilagyi

  • Dana Morrell

    My best Valentine’s day was definitely 2012. My boyfriend and I have our anniversary on March 12 so we don’t typically do a big Valentine’s day but he surprised me with roses, champagne, and chocolate and I made dinner for two at my apartment. We just stayed in and watched movies which was perfect for us! At the end of the night he told me he was sick of generic cards so he handed me a page-long poem he wrote about us. So adorable :)

    Twitter – @Danamorrell1

  • Simplicity Interrupted

    my best valentine’s day will be this one … because he just proposed! doesn’t matter what we do now :)

    twitter: @simplcityint
    instagram: SimplicityInterrupted

  • Laura Espinoza

    My best valentine

  • Lizzie Webster

    My best Valentine’s day was four years ago. This particular Valentine’s was the first one that I actually had a boyfriend for. Unfortunately, I had to work that particular Valentine’s day at the cafe where I was employed.

    Undaunted, my boyfriend surprised me on my break with a romantic lunch! He set up a table in the lobby complete with a red tablecloth, roses, and candles. We dined on Lucky Charms (my favorite cereal) with rice milk (I’m lactose intolerant; it was very thoughtful!). He showered me with sweet nothings throughout and I felt very special. :)

    @lizzieintheskywithdiamonds (instagram)

  • Elise Nelson

    Last year my boyfriend and I agreed on a low-key Valentines Day, our first together. We decided on a cozy night in with a crock-pot dinner. I labored with a zillion ingredients before leaving for work and looked forward to a slow-cooked chicken tikki masala allllllllll day. My boyfriend had been hinting at it and I knew he was craving it, too. Only on my way home that night in a Wisconsin snow storm did it dawn on me that I never turned the crock-pot ON! I called my boyfriend in TEARS, I’d ruined the night! He reminded me how we’d laugh about this for years to come, and turned my frown upside down. Even though we agreed to forgo gifts, he picked me up a sweet little cupcake when he grabbed our take-out. I realized the silver lining on the night was the reminder about what a keeper he is. I’m glad that it’s our first Valentines Day memory!

    Twitter: 35173Nelson
    Instagram: ELSNLS35173

  • Laura Espinoza

    My best valentine

  • Elisabeth Bender

    My husband loves scavenger hunts. But, it’s more like fill in the letters to find the place your present is hiding. He did this one year…it was fun and entertaining. He did a great job and I will always remember it. Always fun to do something different!! I got a lot of little gifts and a dinner that night. Kudos to him!

    Would absolutely love this gorgeous dress!
    Instagram: @bellabender

  • PamelaCatherine

    I am looking forward to this valentine’s day… it will be the first one spent with my fabulous manfriend xoxo instagram @pamelacatherine

  • Amber Gauthier

    I’ve been relatively cursed in matters of Valentine’s Day. Break-ups, fights, falling asleep at 8 pm together with no romance, et cetera. However, I have to say my worst Valentine’s day was about 9 years ago. My boyfriend and I at the time were going through a pretty rocky patch in our relationship. However, things had been going better, or so I had thought, so I made plans for spending Valentine’s Day with him. We talked about it in advance, so that he wouldn’t be left surprised, that I would be coming to his house and would be making a nice dinner in honor of Valentine’s day. When the day arrived, I got dressed up, grabbed the expensive groceries I had bought for a steak dinner, pack the card and chocolates I bought for my beau, and clothes for an overnight stay – including a cute little negligee. When I arrived, I found his brother was there, and had no plans of leaving – “”he has nowhere else to go.”” Fine, no big deal. I make a delicious dinner for all three of us. Afterwards I hand my boyfriend the card and little chocolates I bought him. “”Oh.”” He says, “”I didn’t get you anything.””Mind you, I had made sure to let him know in advance I was getting him a little something. So, he rifles through his pockets, pulls out ten bucks and hands it to me! Then he proceeds to twist the knife deeper: “”I thought about getting you something, I looked at some stuff… but I didn’t.”” Ouch. The negligee did not come out of my bag that night. Suffice to say, our relationship didn’t last very long after that night.

  • Logan H.

    My best valentine’s was last year. My boyfriend surprised me with chocolates and a bouquet or red roses and We cut school and went to Disneyland. It was magical being at my favorite place with my favorite person. After he took me to my favorite restaurant and told me how much he loved me. I can’t wait to share more Valentine’s Days with him.

    Twitter: @loganhermanson
    Blog: http://ourzeal.blogspot.com

  • Abby Fenton

    My best Valentines Day was when I started dating my boyfriend two days before Valentines Day our sophomore year of high school. He gave me a bouquet of roses and said that he would care for me until the last rose died. After keeping them in a vase for a few days, I realized the center rose was a fake one, so it would never die. It was the sweetest and most clever Valentines Day gift anyone’s given me. This year will be our three year anniversary!! Hopefully this Valentines Day will be even better.

  • Abby Fenton

    My Instagram handle is ybba22.

  • Taryn Seymour

    Ya. Wish I could say I have had a good or bad valentines day story, but I can’t really say either! I mean shouldn’t I have a legitimate valentine for those to occur? I have never had a true valentine. I never had to worry about getting that perfect gift on the plus side! But I’m still young, I have got time and wait.. I think I may have a valentine and a good story to tell this year! So a dress would be cute for this historic occasion!;)
    Instagram: taryn_seymour

  • Maria Gonzalez

    I’ve never had a Valentine so I guess I can recall the worst one. 2 years ago I had a boyfriend and we had been together for 7 months. When Feruary came around I was excited for Valenine’s Day because it would have been my first Valentine’s Day with someone. the week beofre Valentine’s Day was here and my boyfriend still hadn’t spoken about Valentine’s Day with me. Well 3 days before Valentine’s Day I asked him what were we going to do for Valentine’s Day and he said he still wasn’t sure. In the back of my mind I’m thinking he’s going to surprise me! The day before Valentine’s Day I get a text message from him saying that he’s been wanting to tell me something all along but couldn’t find the words to tell me. Now I’m thinking he might want me to move in or get married! Not the case!!! He told me he had been seeing someone and that he’s really in love with her and coouldn’t continue his relationship with me. So on Valentine’s Day I sat at home watching movies and looking through facebook. And guess what I see on Facebook it’s my ex with his new girl at dinner for Valentine’s day!!!!!

    instagram @mariagonz_ Twitter: mariiiaaa_

  • thom2578

    So my story isn’t about a date… It was my first Valentine’s day working at Victoria’s Secret. The store I work at is right on the street so we aren’t located in a mall or anything. There are some pretty popular restaurants in the area so before and after dinner couple’s would come and and buy something special for the night. This group of 4 (2 guys and 2 girls) came in and needless to say they had more than a few drinks in them. After several minutes of them darting around the store wanting this and liking that one of the girls just stopped where she was and got a concerned look on her face. Seconds later she was vomiting her festive drinks all over the floor. I’m the type of person that gets nauseous at the sight/sound of someone getting sick so I immediately hid behind the cash register while her friend starts yelling at me for not helping. All I could do was hand them one of our classic pink striped bags and ask them to leave.
    @JennyAT

  • Rachel A

    The absolute worst date ever (not just Vday, but EVER) was when a guy took me to the movies to see Ocean’s Twelve on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately when we got to the theater, it was sold out. I said, “”Hey, let’s see that new Will Ferrell movie, it looks funny!”” To which he replied, “”No no, let’s see Blade III.”” Blade III? Really? Then he awkwardly grabbed my hand and wouldn’t let go for the next two hours. Sadly, the best part of the whole date was Wesley Snipes.

  • Amber Gauthier

    I forgot to add my twitter to the above post: @agauth79

    I’ve been relatively cursed in matters of Valentine’s Day. Break-ups, fights, falling asleep at 8 pm together with no romance, et cetera. However, I have to say my worst Valentine’s day was about 9 years ago. My boyfriend and I at the time were going through a pretty rocky patch in our relationship. However, things had been going better, or so I had thought, so I made plans for spending Valentine’s Day with him. We talked about it in advance, so that he wouldn’t be left surprised, that I would be coming to his house and would be making a nice dinner in honor of Valentine’s day. When the day arrived, I got dressed up, grabbed the expensive groceries I had bought for a steak dinner, pack the card and chocolates I bought for my beau, and clothes for an overnight stay – including a cute little negligee. When I arrived, I found his brother was there, and had no plans of leaving – “”he has nowhere else to go.”” Fine, no big deal. I make a delicious dinner for all three of us. Afterwards I hand my boyfriend the card and little chocolates I bought him. “”Oh.”” He says, “”I didn’t get you anything.””Mind you, I had made sure to let him know in advance I was getting him a little something. So, he rifles through his pockets, pulls out ten bucks and hands it to me! Then he proceeds to twist the knife deeper: “”I thought about getting you something, I looked at some stuff… but I didn’t.”” Ouch. The negligee did not come out of my bag that night. Suffice to say, our relationship didn’t last very long after that night.

  • Lauren Sawyer

    My best valentines day was two years ago, my boyfriend took me out to a cute little whole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant and we enjoyed a great meal. The kind of meal that you are so glad you found this place–how did you ever not know it existed. Then towards the end a cute little old Thai man came out and gave us the most delicious Tiramisu (might I add, on the house)! It was really simple and sweet. But then to top it off, my boyfriend told me that we could get this rescue cat together that we had both wanted. And she is the sweetest little Valentines gift I have ever gotten.

  • Zabrinna

    My husband and I don’t usually do anything too special for Valentines Day typically just dinner, sometimes a movie, so I’m going to tell you my worst. My worst Valentines was last year when my husband (who is a US Marine) and I couldn’t be together on Valentines Day for the first time in 5 years (and it was the first Valentines since we had been married) my best friend took me out to cheer me up but it’s just not the same. I am looking forward to this Valentines Day since my husband is home this year!

    @znwickert

  • Lindsay DAlessandro

    My best valentines day was last year. It was the first valentines day spent with the love of my life and I cannot wait to spend every valentines day with him for the rest of my life! We had a great dinner at Sonoma Grill and we just laughed and talked the whole night. I do believe there is one person on this earth meant for each specific person and I believe I was lucky enough to find mine!!! (Instagram) Bishopsgrl (twitter) @pghESTgrl

  • Lauren Sawyer

    My best valentines day was two years ago, my boyfriend took me out to a cute little whole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant and we enjoyed a great meal. The kind of meal that you are so glad you found this place–how did you ever not know it existed. Then towards the end a cute little old Thai man came out and gave us the most delicious Tiramisu (might I add, on the house)! It was really simple and sweet. But then to top it off, my boyfriend told me that we could get this rescue cat together that we had both wanted. And she is the sweetest little Valentines gift I have ever gotten.

    @lasawyer (instagram)

    **forgot to post instagram

  • Trina Bazzell

    My BF and I had our first V-Day last year and with both of us being ambitious young professionals in the engineering field, my boyfriend completely forgot about it (He always teases that I’m his life secretary!). I was upset, and definitely tried to shrug it off, trying to be the understanding new girlfriend who didn’t care about that kinda thing…. But he definitely knew my feelings were hurt and surprised me a couple weeks later with a pair of Tory Burch flats! The best part was that he had texted pictures and messages to my best friend to make sure they were the right ones – It was definitely an amazingly sweet gesture :)

    Twitter: @trinabazzell
    Instagram: trinabazzell

  • Lauren Baker

    Awesome giveaway!

    Unfortunately most of my V Days have been low-key – my ideal Valentine’s day would be a fondue meal with the husb. Mmmm.

    @loloelise

  • Maggie Fechtel

    My boyfriend is in the Air Force and last year for Valentines Day he surprised me and had a pizza delivered to me while we had a Skype dinner date! :) @AnnHarvest

  • Mags

    Worst Valentines Day date: getting stood up in college by the boy that I had a MASSIVE crush on :(

  • Elizabeth Conner

    I’ve disliked Valentine’s Day for as long as I can remember, still do. I always thought it was highly unfair to celebrate your love for people just one day out of the year (why can’t we do that every day?!). My mom would always go out of the way to make the five of us feel loved and extra special on Valentine’s Day, especially as we started getting older. One year, when I was in college, she sent this huge box filled with goodies – candy hearts, chocolates, stuffed animals, and so much more that I can’t even remember it all. My roommates and I were all single that year, and we spent the day watching Disney movies and drowning ourselves in the copious amounts of sugar that box contained. We had so much fun, just hanging out together, none of us missed the fact that we had no one to call our own. Each Valentine’s Day, I recall that time, and it puts a smile on my face! @elizabethanne_c

  • Anna Eberle

    My best Valentine’s Day was a couple years ago when my boyfriend made me dinner and we stayed in. Simple and perfect.

    Twitter: anna_eberle

    Instagram: anna_ebz

  • Mags

    Worst Valentines Day date: getting stood up in college by the boy that I had a MASSIVE crush on :(

    @map11

  • Cheyenne Vasquez

    My best friend promised me that she would set me up on the best blind date for Valentine’s day. Trusting my best friend, I went along with her idea since I had recently gotten out of a three year relationship and was very depressed over it (like Carrie Bradshaw depressed). So my bff came over and she picked out my outfit and even gave me a necklace and set of earrings to perk me up. While I was getting ready, she decided to give me some news about my date because she wasn’t good at holding secret surprises very long. She told me that he also was doing this date blindly! “”So it’s a double-blind date?”” I thought to myself. My bff gave me the name of the restaurant that I was suppose to meet him at and when I asked her how would I know what he looks like? She told me, “”oh you’ll know.”” At this point, I was sure that it was my ex and we both were set up. I hesitated a bit but she convinced me to go. On my drive over to the restaurant I was becoming anxious because deep down I wanted it to be him (my ex). I walked into the restaurant and there was my date…my best friend had set me up with a mutual friend of ours. I was disappointed it wasn’t my ex and our date was a disaster because he admitted to only liking me as a friend. I told my bff when I got home, “”No more blind dates.”” Worse Valentine’s day ever. At least I got some earrings and a cute necklace out of it. Lol.
    Twitter or instagram me at: cheyennevasquez

  • esmeralda teutla

    The very first Valentines day date was with a guy I was seeing and that was one of ours very first dates. He kept it simple and went to dinner and a movie. A couple days later he became my boyfriend and its been 5 Valentines already with him.

  • Morgan S.

    Last year was my boyfriend and I’s first Valentine’s Day together, and since we hadn’t been dating long, my expectations were not high. On February 14, he invited me over to his house where I was greeted with a delicious dinner, dessert and wine. He was even all dressed up for our night in! With all his effort into impressing me with the meal, I didn’t expect any gift, but he led me upstairs into his bedroom and my gift was all put together – a large dog kennel so I could leave my puppy over if I stayed the night! It meant that he wanted me to be around more, and that thoughtful and affectionate night is part of the reason we’re still dating today! @m_schaeffer (Twitter)

  • Kayla McKain

    My best valentines day was a couple years ago when my then boyfriend took me out to dinner and bought me beautiful flowers! He was even smart enough to make reservations so when the couple in front of us were given a two hour wait time… His planning ahead made our wait time less than five minutes! I follow on twitter and Instagram :) lets hope this valentines day is just as wonderful!

  • saNoah

    My best Valentine’s Day is any V-Day that I get to spend with my husband! He is in grad school right now to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy, so money is tight since I’m the only one with a job. We don’t get to go out very often, but we enjoy every moment that we can be together :)

    @stefanie_alyssa

  • My Style Diary

    Aww damn I would have loved to enter this competition! The dress is gorgeous :) Good luck to everyone!

    http://mystylediaryblogspot.blogspot.com/

  • Alexis

    My best valentines day was a few years ago. I had resigned myself to the fact that I was dateless and boyfriend-less while all of my friends were preparing for their v-day plans. I headed out to the movie store to pick up a few romantic comedies and swung by my favorite Indian restaurant and picked up enough food to feed a small village. Wearing my yoga pants, pink tie-dye crop top, and my glasses (so not sexy) I trudged up the stairs to my apartment, weighed down by the Indian food and movies. After fiddling with my keys for about a minute trying to unlock the door, my roommate opened the door with a suspicious smile. I asked her what the smile was all about and she replied “”oh love is in the air””. I rolled my eyes and walked towards my room. As I opened the door I thought I had walked into the wrong room– the room I had left had been dark, illuminated only by the glow of my laptop screen, and all set up for a solo-movie-night. The room I walked into now was lit up by what seemed like hundreds of candles, decorated with rose petals all over the group and dressers, and a huge box gift-wrapped on the floor. I looked up and saw my ex boyfriend whom had broken up with me 4months earlier and I had yet to move on from. He moved towards me, holding a bouquet of while and pink tulips (my favorite) and said “”Alexis, you are the one. I never want to lose you again. I love you, always and forever””. At first I was mad- I mean how could he just think I would be waiting around for him and after four months of not talking that he could get me back in one night. But then, I opened the box and inside of it were all the love notes we had written each other, the “”lamb chop”” stuffed animal he had gotten me after I told him it had been my favorite show when I was a child, the sweatshirt I always used to steal from him when I slept over, and the biggest heart-shaped marshmallow “”Peep””. With tears streaming down my face and tree myself into his arms and knew that he was the one. We spent the night eating our way through the Indian food, popped a couple bottles of champaign, and shared the most romantic valentines day I had ever had.

  • Laura Davis

    My boyfriend and I were going to school in Miami at the time. We went to a chocolate shop where you could dip things in chocolate. We dipped strawberries, pretzels and popcorn. Our favorite was dipping a wine bottle in chocolate and then decorating it. The next weekend we drank the wine while we picked the chocolate off of it. So fun!

    @LauraDances

  • SydM

    I had a great Valentine’s date last year. My boyfriend & I were planning on staying in a cooking a fancy dinner. However, we both had really longs days at work and were exhausted by the time we got home. So, we decided to take our chances and see if we could squeeze in a spot at a local restaurant. We ended up grabbing seats at the bar and had an amazing dinner – apps, entrees, a delicious dessert and even complimentary champagne. It was a great evening because it was impromptu and stress-free. We just got to relax and enjoy each others company which was wonderful.

  • SydM

    @sydmunteanu

  • Carly DiBraccio

    I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years. Unfortunately the past four Valentine’s days I was away at college so me and my boyfriend were not able to spend the holiday together. We sent each other gifts and cards via mail, but it wasn’t the same as sharing the day/together. Now that I am officially back home after graduating college I am hoping this Valentine’s is wonderful. Just spending time with my boyfriend will be enough, and this gorgeous dress would just be great to make this day even more special.

    Twitter @carlydibraccio
    Instagram @cardb

    Thanks!

  • Paige Geraci

    My favorite valentines was when my BF (at the time)…took me to a total chic flick (Shopaholic), and then to the most incredibly romantic restaurant. The building looked like a castle from a fairy tale. We spent the evening trying new fancy dishes we had never tried alongside a fire. I immediately fell in love with the place. I saw pictures of it in the springtime and was in even more aww….. there were swans, bunnies and peacocks roaming the premises and there was a garden with a stream and beautiful bridges, along with a vineyard and pond. Little did I know…this would be the place I would get married to the man of my dreams. I am excited to spend my first Valentines with my Husband. http://www.lacaille.com – you have to check out the pics of the place its gorgeous!!

  • Elise Nelson

    Last year my boyfriend and I agreed on a low-key Valentines Day, our first together. We decided on a cozy night in with a crock-pot dinner. I labored with a zillion ingredients before leaving for work and looked forward to a slow-cooked chicken tikki masala allllllllll day. My boyfriend had been hinting at it and I knew he was craving it, too. Only on my way home that night in a Wisconsin snow storm did it dawn on me that I never turned the crock-pot ON! I called my boyfriend in TEARS, I’d ruined the night! He reminded me how we’d laugh about this for years to come, and turned my frown upside down. Even though we agreed to forgo gifts, he picked me up a sweet little cupcake when he grabbed our take-out. I realized the silver lining on the night was the reminder about what a keeper he is. I’m glad that it’s our first Valentines Day memory!

    Twitter: 35173Nelson
    Instagram: ELSNLS35173

  • Emily

    My favorite Valentine’s Day wasn’t one that I spend with a boyfriend, but one that I spent with my niece and nephew. Last year, I babysat them while my brother and sister-in-law went out for dinner and what not. The thing that made this so special is that the love on that day was pure and unconditional and the type of love that will never end. Even though I didn’t have a boyfriend then, I spend the night with two of the most important people in my life – a three-year-old and an eight-year-old. You don’t have to be in love or with someone to have a great Valentine’s Day – because there is always someone who loves you.

    @emilyvontom

  • mifashion28

    I believe my best valentine’s was last year 2012 because after a friendship for 6 years became a relationship. We were in tough times but he managed to make it a special day by buying me my favorite chocolates and a teddy bear. I cooked him his favorite dinner and it was sweet and lovely night. No stress, mainly because we actually talked about it that it was best to do something small and personal. The best part we got to spend time together!

    @mifashion28

  • heather buffone

    A few years ago in high school my boyfriend had left me chocolates and roses in my locker and completely surprised me! Later that night we went out for dinner and he had the whole evening planned out. It was such a romantic night that i will never forget!

    @Hbuffone

  • Kenna Koford

    @kennakoford

    I hate valentines day….normally. So last year I planned to just have a low key night with my boyfriend. We were going to go see a movie and then go back to my house and bake. Well after the movie, he immediately blindfolded me and drove

  • Alex Crumb

    My worst Valentine’s day happened in high school with my first serious relationship and is always something I laugh about. We had been dating for almost a year and it was our first Valentine’s together. We had plans to see a romantic movie and when I showed up, it turned out he had brought his friends (some of which were girls that didn’t like me) and my present, a stuffed bear, was wrapped in a grocery bag. Oh, and his mom brought it because he had forgotten it at home. He knew I hated the clich

  • Ronda Beeman

    The best Valentine’s day I’ve ever had was spent with my lovely and our oldest daughter who was 10 months old at the time. My husband had just come home from Iraq in October and so I decided to do a scavenger hunt for him. I sent him an email explaining how he needed to be dressed and I got our daughter and myself all dressed up. I set up clues at a few of our favorite places and had him going all over town. By the end, he was back at our house and I surprised him with a nice homemade dinner / dessert and gifts. It was incredible to be able to spend it with him in person and not via skype. He actually kept all of the clues and puzzle pieces and I still look at them now (5 years later) and it makes me happy. :) Instagram – flaca219

  • Helen Le

    @dietingfashions (instagram)

    Every Valentine’s Day is the best date with my husband of 8 years. We generally pick a restaurant we haven’t been to in a while and just be together – alone – without the kids.

    The peace and quiet really makes it romanti

  • AOB

    My worst Valentine’s day was a few years ago, and it was also a first date. I met this boy at school who I would talk to pretty frequently when he asked if I would go out with him. Even though we decided to go out on Valentine’s day, we also decided since it was our first date it should be pretty casual. He ended up taking me to a local mall and bought me subway as our dinner, and then we met up with his brother to go watch their friend’s street hockey game. Our ideas of casual were clearly very different.

    @leeceee2225

  • karly goins

    My worst Valentine’s date was my 1st Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend. It was two years ago (this year will be our third together). He had made reservations at Buca Di Beppo in Santa Monica because my mom had given us a $50 gift card to use. Well we were late for our reservation (they still seated us, it gets worse) upon sitting down we realized we didn’t have the gift card with us. My boyfriend had left it at home. I called my mom panicked and she proceeded to yell at me and tell me that we were going to have to pay for everything on our own then. We had already ordered EVERYTHING! So we tracked down our server and cancelled the main dishes but the salad and garlic bread were already out for us to eat. I was absolutely livid and poor J just wanted me to be happy. Then a photographer came over and insisted that he take our picture together. That picture has two of the fakest smiles I’ve ever seen in it. When the food finally came out neither of us was hungry at all so we had it packed to-go. After dinner, we started walking to J’s car to leave and he realized he had accidentally dropped the parking ticket for the structure we had parked in. We retraced our steps a few times and finally found the ticket (thank goodness!) I cried once we got into the truck and vowed that we would never have serious Valentine’s plans ever again. J drove me to the park where we first said ‘I love you’ and gave me a heart shaped cake he had baked for me, around the cake was a necklace from Tiffany’s. I proceeded to cry happy tears. I have never cried more on Valentine’s Day than that year.

  • Sara Hatch

    My best Valentine’s day was last year, for sure. My husband was laid off from his job a couple of years ago and, while we are ok, we are not in the place financially that we used to. I wanted to be sure to celebrate the holiday, even though we couldn’t go out like we have in the past. I found the most AMAZING spaghetti and meatballs recipe and surprised him when he got home. We made a big pile of blankets and pillows on the floor, added some candles and movies and just spent time enjoying each other’s company. Even in the future if we can do it up big, I think I’ll prefer to spend the night cuddled up at home.

    Twitter @saralynnehatch
    Instagram @kthanx

  • EmmySue

    My best valentines day was definitely with my ex. He thought he was taking me out to dinner and when he came to pick me up I had a dinner cooked and set up for us at my apartment. He loved it. (:

  • Lauren Breland

    Most of these posts are so sweet, and I hate to bring the mood down, but I have to share my worst Valentine’s Day experience (because I’m pretty sure it’s the worst anyone’s ever had)!
    Last year I had to visit an ailing family member in New Orleans around Valentine’s Day, so my girlfriend at the time told me that she would take the train down to NOLA on V-Day so we could be together; she sent me off with a kiss and a promise she’d be there in a few days. However, once I reached the city, she stopped answering my phone calls and texts, and I had a suspicious feeling that I was being dumped. Sure enough, I went out on Bourbon Street with an old friend to drown my Valentine sorrows on the most romantic day of the year, and who do I see? My girlfriend and her ex, out IN THE SAME TOWN! Looking back, it’s almost funny that she had the nerve, but at the time I thought it was the most vicious way anyone had ever been dumped. I’ve been wary of Valentine’s Day ever since! (My Twitter name is @glbreland, Instagram is _glowbabyglow)

  • rgrande

    Last year was the best Valentines day I have ever experienced! The day started off with a package from my mom containing my favorite: chocolate covered strawberries! My family always exchanges small presents on Valentines day but being away at school, I don’t get to participate. So this was a lovely surprise! Then my incredible boyfriend surprised me by coming to visit! He then told me to clear my plans for the night. I got dressed up, we hopped in the car, and drove to a fancy Italian (my favorite!) restaurant down town. Before going in, he surprised me with some chocolates and we had a good laugh when I reminded him that I didn’t like dark chocolate, but he was so sweet I ate it anyway! Then we were seated at a table with a vase of roses he had personally arranged and delivered to the restaurant earlier that day. It was so incredibly sweet. The meal was to die for and luckily we had leftovers! The night ended in a noteworthy massage and lots of passion! My Valentines excitement continued the next day when he heated our leftovers for a delicious lunch and garnished the plate with heart shaped strawberries. I have never felt so loved in my life! From my family to my boyfriend, I am very fortunate to have surrounded myself by incredible people!

    Twitter handle: @grande_latte4

  • SaRa Clemente

    My best Valentines day was 2 years ago. It started with my boyfriend taking me to a romantic dinner. As we were coming out he had a big surprise waiting outside of the resturant. He brought me Mariachi and they were playing my favorite song. I was surprise but I was not expecting him to get on his knee and ask me to be his wife! It was the best Valentines day ever! :)
    Twitter: @saranelly09
    Instagram @saramag09
    Thanks you! :)

  • Melissa

    This is my worst, best and funniest date… So my boyfriend (now fiance) and I went ice skating for valentines day. After we were done skating we walked off to the side of the rink and he told me “”I love you”” for the first time. We were in the middle of a kiss when I homeless guy came over, interrupted us and asked for money so he could get a burrito!! We laugh about it now, but thanks for ruining a good moment homeless guy.

    twitter: @m_geers

  • Kristen Geil

    @KristenGeilKSR

    Best Valentine’s Day was strangely enough, a friend date with one of my guys friends at the local diner. Macaroni and cheese and no pressure- it was a great, low key night with a good guy!

  • Jules

    My best Valentine’s Day was one that I spent with my very best girlfriends. We all had a relaxing, yet fun girls night at my house. We lounged around in comfy clothes, and we were feeling a little crafty, so we made large valentine’s day cards for each other. We dined on chocolates and conversation hearts and reminisced on our favorited old memories together. There was a ton of laughter, relaxation, jokes and most importantly: quality time. Too often, so much emphasis is put on couples on Valentine’s Day and the stress of finding that “”special person”” to be your valentine, but people tend to forget the fact that they are surrounded by plenty of special people on a daily basis. It isn’t a requirement to be with someone you are romantically involved with on the 14th…And I had such a wonderful time spending my special with longtime friends who mean the most to me and who I can be myself around. I highly recommend it :)

    @juleskehoe19

  • Keeley Tague

    Funny enough, my best and worst Valentine’s Day was last year. My bf made me chocolate covered strawberries and gave m roses. We also went to see the Vow and got Hibachi which was great….but, we almost got stranded in the freezing cold because we were relying on a cab company to come pick us up. That was a mistake…though, luckily enough we had some friends near by who could take us back to school.

    Twitter: Keels301

  • Candy K

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was last year, with my boyfriend. I was very ill and bummed because we couldn’t get out to do anything. Instead of eating at a restaurant, my boyfriend surprised me by planning an amazing dinner at home. He cooked a fantastic meal and baked my favorite dessert – mini chocolate lava cakes! It wasn’t the most glamorous Valentine’s Day date, but we had a great evening in and I was so touched that he went through all of that effort.

    My Twitter handle is @candy3440. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

  • Charlene Huttner

    Last year, was probably the best valentines day I have ever had. I did this 14 days of valentine’s day for my boyfriend, with a different little gift each day. Ended with surprising him with tickets to see one of his favorite bands in concert and since the concert was out of town a stay at a nice hotel. It was great because the concert was at later date it was like celebrating twice. Of course he did some sweet stuff for me. He sent me a bouquet of flowers to work and surprised me with a beautiful pair of earrings.

    @Tinkerbell_1985

  • JesseB

    My favorite Valentines was my first one with my now husband. We were 15, and he worked with my parents to decorate my house. My dad was even in on it. My dad picked me up from school and we had to “”pick up some things”” at the grocery store. We also pulled around the front to park (which we never did). I walked into my house to see Hershey Kisses leading to our bathroom where there was a vase with a dozen roses and a note that said “”Now that I’ve kissed the ground you walked on and bathed you with roses, will you be my Valentine?”” Needless to say, it’s been 10 years and I have been in love with him ever since. I would love to have a Paper Crown dress for a dress up date. :) @JessAndColton

  • Evelyn Christianson

    I always have a great time on Valentines Day! It’s a day to cherish all relationships with friends, family, significant others, pets, co-workers…I wish more people wouldn’t dwell on being single, and just be happy to have so many wonderful people and things in their lives! Last year I had a few friends over for dinner, and we spent the evening laughing and having a lovely time! @eh_yo_evelyn

  • Amber Fowler

    Last year I set up a small intimate dinner for two for my boyfriend and I. I found a small, short table in my house and two fluffy pillows. I went out to Target (LOVE!) and bought a bunch of cute Valentine’d Day decorations and decorated the whole room. I had a red table cloth over the small table along with simple plates and silverware, candles, a box of pizza, and a vase of flowers. On the floor was an ice bucket with a bottle of sparkling grape juice. With the lights dimmed and soft music playing, I brought in my boyfriend and he was speechless! We sat down for dinner and I opened the pizza box to show him where I wrote on the inside lid “”Prom?”” I ahve never been so proud of a cute, planned out Valentine’s Day date!

  • Amber Fowler

    Last year I set up a small intimate dinner for two for my boyfriend and I. I found a small, short table in my house and two fluffy pillows. I went out to Target (LOVE!) and bought a bunch of cute Valentine’d Day decorations and decorated the whole room. I had a red table cloth over the small table along with simple plates and silverware, candles, a box of pizza, and a vase of flowers. On the floor was an ice bucket with a bottle of sparkling grape juice. With the lights dimmed and soft music playing, I brought in my boyfriend and he was speechless! We sat down for dinner and I opened the pizza box to show him where I wrote on the inside lid “”Prom?”” I ahve never been so proud of a cute, planned out Valentine’s Day date!

    Twitter: _amberfowler_

  • breannalrose

    My best Valentine’s Day will be this year. I am surprising my long-distance boyfriend in Philadelphia by flying all the way from Florida to spend V-Day with him. With me, I am bringing tickets to a sold out Mumford & Sons concert. (FLOOR SEATS!) Who says boyfriends are the only ones that can be hopeless romantics?

    Twitter & Instagram: @breannalrose

  • Cyndi Q

    Hmm this is a tough one.. The valentines I remember the most is a bitter sweet valentines. My husband at this time was stationed in Iraq and I pretty much knew valentines would be me and our daughter Pyper who at the time was 2. And I remember getting to talk to him that day and him asking to talk to her as always. And then at the door came a flower service and delivered roses to us both. My daughter received one rose and His message to her was, will you be my valentine❤! At two she just tried to put the rose in her mouth lol but the point is he still managed to make us feel important even while he was overseas. I saved the rose he sent her so she could know her very first valentine was her daddy:)

  • hopefullyhope

    My best Valentines Day was last year. My Boyfriend and I have a long distance relationship and only get to see each other on the weekends so unable to be with him I wanted to plan something thoughtful for the weekend as it was also our anniversary. I made this picnic dinner of all his favorites hid it in my car with some blankets and my Ipod and planned to surprise him with a sunset picnic with him at hi favorite place, the beach. We barely made it to watch the sunset because he was running late and we couldn’t find parking and everything was not going as I had planned, but he was so sweet not knowing what I had planned and what started as a disaster became one of my most favorite nights with him.

    instagram: @hopefullyhope

  • StandTall87

    My best valentines day was when I was 15.(I’m 25 now) I was dating this guy who was 16 and we had plans to go to Olive Garden. But his car broke down. So we were bummed. But he worked at dominos pizza and he got a ride to my house and had them deliver us food and on the calzone in pepperoni it said I <3 u. It was soo cute and thoughtful.

    @standtall87

  • Cyndi Q

    Oops and my twitter is @QuintonCyndi
    Forgot that in my above comment

  • Ashleigh Allison

    I have had some good valentines and I have had some bad valentines! Each year my family and I exchange valentine gifts to each other! I’m away at school so mine always comes in the mail and its the best feeling in the world! Last year on valentines day my ex took me out on a dinner and we walked the downtown of Chattanooga! It was very romantic!

    @ada121 is my twitter
    @Ashleigh12 is my Instagram

  • Leah Ward

    My best Valentine’s Day was with my boyfriend of 6 years. He took me to the park and had a picnic basket prepared with all of my favorite foods and snacks.
    @leahcarolinew

  • Caitlin Farewell

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year. My fianc

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    @caitlinx0oann for twitter

  • LovelyMe

    As much as I adore my love and our relationship, in which he constantly treats me with respect, love and kindness, my best Valentines “”date”” came from my best friend. Although, we were both in a relationship at the time we spent the day baking cookies, watching romance movies on TV and just being silly and girlie. Reflecting on why we love and value ourselves. :)
    Insagram- @raised2bpretty

  • Kier K

    Being in a long distance relationship means not being able to spend Valentine’s Day together. The past three years have been hard, but he has made every Valentine’s Day we’ve spent apart special. Last year was the best Valentine’s yet! It started in the morning with my favorite flowers on my doorstep and then love letters at different times throughout the day. A skype date at night ended the best Valentine’s day I ever had! Can’t wait to celebrate again this year!

    @Ki333333r

  • Cassie McCary

    My best Valetine’s Day was in 2011. Me and my husband had been apart for almost a year because of the military. It had worked out nice that the first time we got to spend with each other in 11 months was durin Valentine’s Day. We decided to go out for a romantic dinner where candles were lit and it was an intimate and romantic setting. We told each ther not to get each other anything because being with each other on V-Day was perfect enough. Well, at the end of dinner when we were eating dessert, we both fessed up and pulled put a gift. Both of our packages were about the same size…small. When I opened mine up I found a small box with a Claddagh ring in it. We are both of Irish descent and it’s the Irish wedding band. I started laughing and crying at the same time because when he opened his up from me I had gotten him one exactly like it!! He is my best friend and that only sealed our love even more! We never talked about getting Claddagh’s, but it ended up being the perfect day!! Who says you can’t have a soul mate?? I have mine!! ❤

    Twitter and Instagram: @CassieMcCary

  • analucia<3

    My best valenties day was a year ago. I was working at my internship in NYC and my boyfriend told me that he wouldn’t be able to make it to my house to celebrate valentines day. At the time we’ ve been dating for 4 years and never seemed to do anything lavish to celebrate the holiday yet so I wasn’t to disappointed (Just disappointed enough to throw myself a pitty party on the train ride home ) when I arrived to my house my boyfriend was there with flowers and decorated a tree with various reasons why he loves me. Once I was over the shock he took me out to my favorite sushi restaurant even though he isn’t a fan of sushi. Yes ladies he is definitely a keeper :-)

  • analucia<3

    Twitter @analucia7188 I forgot to attach it oops <3

  • Amber

    One of my best Valentine’s Days was going into NYC and finally getting to see Rent before it left Broadway.

    Twitter:@inthemomentt12

  • Kathryn Kincanon

    Last year was my first Valentine’s Day in the city. My boyfriend and I spent the evening downtown in Chicago doing the usual, dinner and a movie. Then afterwards, we had a very unique gift exchange. My boyfriend is from Sweden, so we decided to give each other gifts from our countries to switch things up a bit. I, of course, got him candy hearts and a box of chocolate, and he got me some Swedish candy, like jelly hearts, and an “”Alla Hj

  • Cami

    I have had great Valentines. My husband and I got married on a Valentines (it will be 4 years this year!) I know kind of cheese, I got tricked into it! haha.
    But a couple years ago we did a small short weekend trip to San Diego, and stayed in the W hotel, which was a treat, and spent the day riding a rented bike in the beach, and had a very tasty dinner in the melting pot! and the best part is that the whole trip was a surprise from my husband.

    :)

    my twitter is: @camidavila

  • Hannah Sligh

    Jake and I had been dating for about 2 years and most of that had been long distance (he had graduated college and i was still in school). For Valentines day last year we were not going to be able to see each other so he planned a date night for the two of us to do over skype! He ordered pizza to be delivered at my dorm and then we skyped and ate (he also had gotten pizza) and watched one of my favorite romantic comedies (Serendipity) together. It was so fun, special, and thoughtful and was the next best thing to actually being together!

    We got married last summer and this we be our first Valentine’s day to spend together! I can’t wait :)

    Twitter and Instagram:
    @HannahSligh

  • Meghan

    When I was going to college I lived 3 hours away from my boyfriend. He was 4 years older than me. I thought I was in love but he treated me terribly. He took advantage of me all the time. He called me the week of valentines day asking me if I would drive home to come see him and so he could take me on a nice date. I was so excited to see him I went and bought my first LBD for our date. I drove into town to meet him. I hopped in his car and he gave me a red rose. He then proceeded to tell me all the things I was not good enough at. He broke up with me on valentines day in the parking lot of a Pet Smart. Really classy. Being 19 I was mortified and so heart broken. I hated valentines day and wanted to boycott it forever. The next valentines day I stayed in my dorm and watched every Audrey Hepburn movie I owned (a lot). The NEXT weekend I met the man who is now the man of my dreams and he gave me one of the best valentines days ever :) @mcrowder27

  • Clarissa Bouchard

    Last year when I came home from work I was greeted by my boyfriend (who is NEVER home before me), tulips, and orders to make myself scarce for a little while. We have a gym in our building so I went for a quick workout. When I returned he had made a lovely seafood dinner, starting with mussels and ending with lobster. After dinner he pointed to the tulips and said ‘I think there is something stuck on the bottom of your vase’. I took a look and it was a note, that turned out to be a clue, that led to another clue, and another, and eventually to one of those lovely little blue boxes from Tiffany’s that contained a pretty necklace. We have been together for just over three years and he always manages to surprise me. :)

    Instagram – @clarissabouchard

  • Lauren Schaap

    well i cannot tell you my worst or best valentine’s day date. this is because i have never been on one! (yet) whenever my first one is though, i sure hope that it will make it as one of the best. i already follow on instagram and i do not have twitter!

  • Heather Bridges

    This valentines day will be the best! I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 6 months and he’s recently transferred jobs to Charleston, SC, which is about 3 hours away. I’ve known him for almost 2 years because we worked together. I’ve been used to seeing him everyday, now, I will only be able to see him on valentines day weekend. So for that weekend, we are planning to have a nice dinner, just the two of us. It’ll be our first valentines day, so we are keeping it low key, but just being able to see him will be the highlight of my weekend!

  • Nesse

    My best valentines day date would have to be with my current boyfriend. At the time we weren’t together but he took me to the hyatt next to a sea port. He led me to the elevator where he took me to the highest floor we were allowed (the top floors were closed till happy hour). Stepping off the elevator, all i could see was the sun setting over the water. It was beautiful. That very floor ended up being where wed eventually have our first kiss, where he’d ask me out and where he’d first say i love you. :)

    Instagram: @duhhnessuh_
    Twitter: @duhhnessuh

  • Kristin Grasso

    My best Valentines Day would have to be the past year when I had a fun girls night with all of my single girl friends! =]

    Follow me at @bluegem1188

  • Eliana Cardeno

    My best Valentine’s Day was in 2011. I decided that as a change I wanted to do something very special for my then boyfriend of a year. In conversation it had come up, that he hade never been to NY, although we lived in CT at the time. I decided to plan a getaway weekend to the city to celebrate this special occasion. I reserved a room and spa weekend at the W hotel, planned out a number of “”tourist”” activities for the weekend, including a carriage ride through Central Park, visit to the Empire State Building, and walking through “”Little Italy””. The weekend ended with a romantic dinner at a Jazz restaurant in the Meat Packing District with wornderful food and dancing. Overall, a magical weekend :).

    Twitter – @3licj

  • amellobeat

    My best Valentine’s date was last year. I wasn’t planning on going out, but rather staying in and watching a terrible movie with some sorority sisters, pretending it was just another day. At the last minute my friend, who wasn’t the closest necessarily, called me and asked to catch sushi and just see where the night took us. I was ready in only five minutes and out the door. We both had never tried sushi so it was a first for us both. The hibachi grill was a great place to relax. On the way home he let me drive his Hummer (um, yeah, the COOLEST), and rounded it off with some ice cream. The next day I found out he went into surgery for a torn ligament from football, so I was able to return the favor with some Valentine’s Day candy and balloon. To this day we always find a way to make surprise dates and learn a little more about each other. For something so random, it certainly was an awesome way to start a friendship. Sometimes basic is the best.

  • Lindsey Gerstlauer

    This dress is beautiful! I actually have a worst Valentine’s Day story to share.

    I was a freshman in college and started seeing someone exclusively. We had been together for about a few months before Valentine’s Day. He wanted to take me out, so we went to this really nice tavern with dim lighting. It felt romantic! Well, we finished our dinner and the check came. It was a little over $30. Not expensive. He didn’t even want to treat me to dinner for the holiday. He thought we could split it. It totally ruined the moment, as it would have been a polite and romantic gesture of him to offer to pay. I was a bit disappointed to say the least!

  • Kiwi bird

    My favorite valentines day was my first one I spent with my now husband. We had only been dating a few weeks so he wasn’t able to get a dinner reservation anywhere. He made me dinner at his apartment and told me he had practiced making it earlier in the week. It was pasta and red sauce from a jar! I thought it was so funny that he had to practice boiling the pasta and warming the sauce up on the stove. When the pasta boiling over on the stove, he was so embarrassed, he exclaimed, “”That never happened during the dry run!”” After that, I joined in and helped him make dinner.

    During dessert, he brought out a bottle of champagne for us to share. I guess it had gotten shaken up on the car ride from the store because as he took the cage off the cork hit the ceiling and I covered my head with my hands. He was pretty horrified but we both laughed about it.

    my twitter is: whitekiwi

  • Amanda Martinez

    My senior year of high school I had been receiving anonymous candies or roses from a secret admirer. I was honestly a little creeped out cause it could have been ANYBODY. Well, Valentines day came around and I was on edge. I wanted to know who this guy was already! Well, in my speech class we were doing oral presentations and this one guy stood up and asked everyone to gather around a large table that was in the classroom. He was notorious for his magic tricks so we all gathered around for the show. He started telling a story while flipping the cards. This was after he and other audience members shuffled the cards. Everything he would say would be on the cards he flipped. It was crazy! He soon chose volunteers and one of them was me. Everyone had their phones out so I assumed something was going to happen. At the end of his card trick he asked me to flip the cards he provided for me and low in behold he was my secret admirer asking me to prom! It was the sweetest most epic Valentines ever. Xoxo
    @amandamtz16 (Instagram)

  • Leila Durmaz

    My best valentines day date was last year with my boyfriend! Nothing is better than enjoying the simple things with him: chocolate covered strawberries, roses, and making a wonderful dinner together! Sometimes, simple is the best way to go.

  • Destiny Froste

    My worst Valentines Date was with a guy I had been dating for three months at the time. I went to his house and he was running late, still in the shower when I arrived actually. Then, by the time he was ready, it was too late to go to the restaurant that I had been looking forward to going to all week, so we ended up getting into an argument because I did not want to go to any of the places that could still take us at that point. On top of that, a month later I found out the reason he was running late, was because he had spent the afternoon with his ex-girlfriend, who he had just started sleeping with again one month prior to that Valentines Day.

    Twitter – @DestinyFroste

  • Leila Durmaz

    My best valentines day date was last year with my boyfriend! Nothing is better than enjoying the simple things with him: chocolate covered strawberries, roses, and making a wonderful dinner together. Sometimes, simple is the best way to go.

    Twitter: @leiladurmaz

  • Jessica Franks

    My best Valentine’s was last year… my boyfriend and I stayed in, made heart-shaped calzones (inspired by Lauren), and watched a marathon of our favorite show… it was low-key, but so cozy and sweet… just us it was perfect

  • Clodagh Foley

    My best Valentine’s day was definitely in the 7th grade! My mom cooked me heart shaped pancakes and bought me this adorable (or what I thought was adorable at the time) outfit from Old Navy. I wore it to school feeling like a million bucks! During the day, the usual Valentine’s day parties ensued, everyone giving little fun dips or packets of candy hearts to one another. At the end of the day my longtime crush (and the cutest boy in school!) volunteered to walk me home from school! Could it be?? Was Cupid really on my side? He walked me home and right as I was about to walk up to my door, he gave me a kiss on the cheek! It was perhaps the best day of my existence at that point in my life! And most definitely the best Valentine’s day! Even up to this day…albeit how sad that may be ;)

  • Clodagh Foley

    ^twitter @clodagh_foley

  • Hannah

    My best valentines day was when my boyfriend told me he didn’t want to celebrate with anything special because he didn’t need a particular day to do something nice for me.
    Twitter: @hannieurick

  • Surilg

    My best valentine’s day was last year. I was sick with a bad flu and I didn’t expect or think to celebrate valentine’s day with my husband, since we hadn’t planned anything. I come home to find our table beautifully set up with roses, candles, chocolates, a bottle of sweet red wine and a plate of homemade creamy chicken soup with veggies. It was a great surprise I wasn’t expexting, and his dinner idea was just perfect since I was sick the chicken soup was just what I needed to feel better:) Cuddling in the couch watching movies was the perfect ending to our beautiful night. I cant wait to see what happens this year!

    Twitter: @surilg

  • Mpw8422

    Last year was my first valentines with my current boyfriend. We had planned to stay in and make dinner and just have a low key night. My boyfriend who is NOT a cook tried so hard and made chicken for us. It was not very good, but I ate it anyways. Well about 2 hours later I fell victim to food poisoning, it was awful! I called in sick to work the next day and spent all night on the couch. This year we are going out to eat!

  • Emily Maunus

    My best valentines date was when my boyfriend told me he couldn’t do it that valentines day but will do dinner that Friday. When I came home from swim practice he had a huge banner rapped around the pillars in my front yard saying “”happy valentines day!”” When I walked to the front door he was there with flowers and a present. From there he had a dinner planned out with me my mom and dad and my two sisters and their husbands. Loved it. Nothing better than spending time with your family and boyfriend <3

  • Mpw8422

    twitter @mwagg22

  • Kate W

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was six years ago! My boyfriend and I had just started dating and ended up with a ridiculously snowy day that caused us to cancel all of our plans. Instead we sat in front of a fireplace sipping cocoa and having the most wonderful conversation. It was so simple and romantic. Six years later I am blessed to call this wonderful man my husband!

  • Ceci

    My best valentine date would have to be spending any time with my husband. Having to experience many Valentines separated due to him being in the military, I cherish every year now that we get to be together. Even if its just getting take out and watching a movie at home.

  • Deb

    My best valentines day was last year. My boyfriend and I had just started dating. And we just had a relaxed low-key day of watching movies. Can’t wait for this years.

    @littledebbie132

  • Caroline Allison

    My worst Valentine’s Day date will probably end up being this year’s… My boyfriend and I just broke up after being together for over a year, but we still live together and are planning to go to dinner together on Valentine’s Day. Before we split, I had drawn a Valentine’s Day comic book about the story of how we met to give to him, which I still plan to do. I’m keeping the faith (and my fingers crossed!) that it can turn from the most horrible Valentine’s Day I can imagine into a beautiful, hopeful Valentine’s Day. A Paper Crown dress would definitely brighten up the day for me! Twitter: @carolineawong

  • Nicole huckins

    We almost always just stay at home and enjoy a nice low-key dinner with our kids.

  • Nicole huckins

    Forgot twitter handle! @ColetteRuby

  • Erin Berry

    My best/worst Valentine’s Day happened when I was a junior in college. My boyfriend and I were celebrating the holiday for the first time as a couple. He got me my favorite chocolate. As I was leaving his house that day, I found a parking ticket on my car and I had to pay a parking fine on Valentine’s Day. Thankfully that didn’t ruin my day, because my boyfriend offered to pay the ticket and we are still together!

  • Kaylyn

    I’ve never had a valentine, or a date on valentines day! I’m 23 (soon to be 24!) mind you- but any time I had a potential date it never felt “”right””. This year is completely different. I was fortunate enough to have met my soul mate around this time last year and we lived far away from one another. So all I really got was some flowers and a long phone call last year. But this year we live closer to one another and actually have the opportunity to do so! Whatever we do- I know it will be fun, just because of the company I’ll have with me! Wish me luck! @kaylynalyse

  • Erin Berry

    Hahaha seems I forgot too! @liBERRY12

  • Melissa Pham

    My best Valentine’s Day date was the first that my boyfriend of 3 years had. We were still in high school and had just started dated the month before (we’ve been friends since junior high before that though). We went out to dinner at a really nice seafood restaurant downtown and then took a walk along the waterfront. It was really nice, simple, and sweet!

    Instagram: melissalpham
    Twitter: @MelissaLPham

  • Ashley Allison

    Best Valentine’s Day was last year when my boyfriend of three years, who is anti Valentine’s Day sent me a bouquet of peonies on February 15th with a note saying Happy Not Valentine’s Day xoxo – cutest thing in the world @ashleyalllison

  • Melanie Lynn

    I havent had a valentine dinner. but if I ever do I would love to be wearing Laruen Conrad paper down dress.

  • Ally Garstecki

    My best Valentines Day was a few years ago when I told my boyfriend I picked out a really nice restaurant to go eat at, but it was a surprise. He came to pick me up in a suit and tie and I was wearing a red cocktail dress. I pretended to forget something in the other room that I had to give him before we left. He followed me into the dining room where I had lasagna, garlic bread, salad already prepared and ready to be eaten by candlelight with romantic music playing in the background-We weren’t going out at all! We had the BEST time being dressed up and together without the pressure of going out, being surrounded by strangers, or calculating a tip. After dinner, we changed into comfy clothes and snuggled on the couch. :)
    @allymay33

  • Chelsea Heintschel

    My best valentines day was when a group of my girlfriends and I got together and we rented a bunch of movies and just had an all out girls night. We were all single at the time and our girls night was a great distraction. It wasn’t like in valentines day the movie when Jessica biel’s character has an I hate love kind of party. It was more of a celebrating the friendship kind of love in our life. Friends tend to last longer than boyfriends and we ha a great time celebrating that.

  • Melanie Lynn

    twitter melaniehearts1

  • Kori Hacker

    My best Valentines Day was 4 years ago when my boyfriend sent me in a scavenger hunt. It started with balloons tied to my car when I left church, from there it led me to my house with clues that finally led me to flowers, my favorite candy and concert tickets to see Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum!

  • Dana George

    My worst v-day would have to be the v-day I played “”tag along”” with my parents. @danadcg

  • Becca Davis

    Every Valentines Day has been really bad for me. Therefore, my “”friend”” at the time wanted to give me the best Valentines Day ever. Last year, my friend took me to Olive Garden because that is the nicest place in our town and the waiter presented me with the prettiest flowers I have ever received from anybody. It was so sweet. We then went to my friends house and I went in his room and looked in the corner and there were rose pedals and candles that spelled out “”Becca, be my girl?”” Unfortunately, I was not ready for a relationship so I said no and it broke my heart to pieces because I really liked him. He also got me a huge stuffed puppy animal because I love puppies and he gave me chocolates. Now, we are together as of March 29 and are very happy together :) Hopefully, this Valentines Day will be better.

    @thebeccadavis Twitter/Instagram

  • Michelle Osborne

    I never really was able to celebrate valentines day, since its my dad’s birthday and my mom’s the day after, and was never into it, but three years ago, my boyfriend surprised me with dinner and roses, even though I said we didn’t have to and it was just about the sweetest thing ever. We were each others first valentines day date.

  • ag11

    My best valentine’s day date was when my boyfriend surprised me by cooking dinner. Cooking was not his forte so it meant a lot that he took the time to do that for me.

  • Olivia Marie

    My favorite Valentine’s memory is from last year. I always make my boyfriend a homemade valentine (they always come out super cheesy and ridiculous, but it’s fun). So last year he decided he wanted to make me something homemade as well. He made me a Valentine’s Day Card box out of a shoe box. Like the ones you make in elementary school for all of your classmates to drop valentines in. He filled it with some pretty nice things. But my favorite part was that he actually took time to decorate a shoe box! @oliviamarie28

  • Jackie Kelly

    I have actually never had an official Valentine or Valentine’s Day date for that matter. However, I always spend time with my best friend and we watch romantic movies and eat Valentine-themed candies (which I am obsessed with)! I can’t wait until I can officially call someone my Valentine (aside from my BFF, of course). When that date finally happens I would definitely love to tell my guy about the amazing story behind the Paper Crown dress I will HOPEFULLY be wearing. :)

  • Lindsay Pfeifer

    My best Valentine’s date was three years ago with my boyfriend, it was our first big date night and he took me to my favorite restaurant in town and then to a super corny chick flick that I’m sure he hated. He was so careful in everything he planned and it was so sweet. We’re still together today (: Twitter/Instagram: LindsayPfeifer, followed on both!

  • Rachel Glazier

    My best Valentines was a few years ago. I was up at college and living in the dorms and they had things you could send to your special someone. My boyfriend sent me a bottle of Crush pop that said, “”I have a crush on you”” and then gave me a card with bulldogs on the front(because those are my favorite) saying all the things he loved about me and then surprised me with dinner. It was a simple Valentines but it will be one that i remember because of all the little things!

  • MayaVollmer

    I have never had a valentine. Usually my friends will come over and we will stay up all night playing trivia games or watching movies. Sometimes we bake brownies and while the brownies are baking we will have a flour fight.

  • Elisa M

    My best Valentine’s was when an ex of mine invited me to go sledding on a hill and then he made me a homemade dinner afterwards under the stars.
    My Twitter name is ruthelisa7.

  • Rachel Glazier

    Forgot to put my twitter handle on my post. @Rachelglazier

  • slyh

    My favorite valentines memory is of my boyfriend (now husband) buying me my first bouquet of flowers freshman year of college. He bought a dozen white roses…but they must have been from a gas station because as soon as I took off the protective plastic, all the flower buds fell off the stems!! @shaynahetzel

  • angelarenee09

    My WORST Valentine’s Day was a couple years ago when I was dating this not-so-nice guy. I wanted to make the day really special so I went out and bought a pretty dress, some sweet but sexy lingerie, and got him his favorite cologne that came in a nice set and everything. Long story short, I show up at his house and he has take out from Outback Steakhouse (since every restaurant would be too busy and not worth it) and he has a UFC tournament playing on TV for us to watch. Let’s just say that I have never been so upset in my life.

    – @angelarenee09 (Twitter and Instagram)

  • Zoe Kalousis

    My least favorite valentines day was when my valentine decided he didn’t want to be my valentine anymore and asked bother girl to be his. I ate Chinese takeout that night and watched kate Hudson romcom’s.
    Instagram Handel: zoekalousis

  • Astrid Elizabeth

    I’ve never had a Valentine’s date, but my best Valentine’s was actually spent at the dentist. After I had my teeth cleaned, a man and his son came in with roses for the receptionists and dental assistants, and to my surprise, me too! It was such a sweet, unexpected surprise that always makes me appreciate the kindness of strangers.
    My twitter handle is @astridelizabeth

  • Megan Bain

    My best Valentine’s Day was when my ex and I just baked cupcakes and cookies!

    @meganmariabain

  • dlittleburns

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year. When I got home from work, my husband and little boy greeted me at the door with roses. They were both dressed up and had an outfit waiting for me to put on. The entire house had little Valentine decorations! After I got dressed up, they took me out for dinner and then we came home and had a dance party. Both my boys made me feel like a queen. This will be one of the best memories of my life!

  • Kendrra Thoms

    Two years ago my boyfriend and I decided to go all out for Valentine’s Day. He surprised me with a special Valentine’s Day “”Experience”” at an ultra lounge we were fond of. We’d eaten there before and expected an amazing meal. It was a 5 course disaster! Each course was more inedible than the last. Apparently their new head chef liked to get very experimental with flavors- like mint pesto with pistachio?! Anyways, the dinner was $75 per person, not including drinks. We ended up talking to the manager about our horrible experience and he refunded us the cost of the food. But we’ll never be able to eat there again- I mean McDonald’s would have been better… to say the least it ruined our Valentine’s Day. Now we just cook at home!
    Kendrrat
    @kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

  • Natasha

    I’ve personally never been on a valentine’s day date :[ this is my first year with a magnificent boyfriend though, and we’re going out to eat at local restaurant and go to a all women local show!

    @natashanaiads

  • MB

    My best Valentines day was actually 4 days early in 2010. It was a Wednesday, and I was at work (as a preschool teacher). All of a sudden, my boyfriend showed up in my classroom with about 2 dozen red roses, and a crowd of women that I work with following him! He said that he wanted to surprise me with an early Valentines day and swing by to tell me how much he loved me. (Valentines day has always been special to us because our first date was a valentines dinner that he cooked for me.). As he was telling me how much he loved me, he proceeded to get down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!! (Of course I said Yes!). …..Best early Valentines ever! @jennameg

  • JulzB

    On of my most memorable Valentines Day with B. We have now been together 5 years. We were in High School and his family always goes on a ski trip. That year their family ski trip fell over Valentines Day. My boyfriend prearranged 2 dozen roses to be picked up by his mom. He also picked out chocolates, and a diary. He had my parents in on it as well. He had my stepdad take me out to practice driving and to set up a Valentines dinner for my stepdad and mom. He called me just as we pulled into the driveway, to “”walk me in”” to the house. When I opened the door, there were rose petals all the way through out dining room, through the hall and into my bedroom. In my bedroom there were a dozen roses, chocolate, and my diary with a beautiful pen. We were still on the phone and this wonderful boy told me he wanted me to write all my thoughts down because he wanted me to always remember what happened in our lives. Even though my boyfriend and I spent the day apart, it is one of my most memorable Valentine Days. @JuliannaBates

  • Laura D.

    Hmmmm how do I pick? One of the worst valentines date I had was in college. It was a beautiful clear night in Santa Barbara. My boyfriend told me he’d take me out. I was all dolled up, he came, picked me up, and took me to Taco Bell. I was all dressed up and sitting in a nasty fast food restaurant. I’ll never forget how mad I was. I refused to eat. He sat there and I just looked like “”I hate this!”” To this day, I still won’t eat Taco Bell.

  • Andrea pena

    Valentines Day is my grandma’s birthday And every year the whole family Including my husband and myself Celebrate with her… this year I would love to celebrate with just my husband and this dress would be stunning… thank you as always for being such an inspiration and for the chances to win incredible things! Happy Valentines Day! @Andie809

  • Kim Christoffel

    Probably the best date, and one that will hopefully stay in the traditional, is our favorite pizza place offers heart shaped pizzas on valentines day. So just grabbing one of those and hanging out renting a movies is my ideal vday date.
    kay__chris

  • Mallory Alexandria

    My best valentines day was my first valentines day with my boyfriend (now of 7 years). We were seniors in high school and didn’t have much money so we got Subway to go, sat on a blanket, and ate it on the beach as we watched the waves all night. As we got older, we started going out to places for valentines day, but that one will always be my favorite.

    My Instagram handle is: malloryalx

  • TrojanKris

    The best valentines day I’ve had was last year. I had been studying to take the bar exam when a good friend (and a long-distance love interest) was in town for the weekend for work. After a long day of studying, he told me that he was taking me to dinner and to meet him at the Four Seasons in Chicago for drinks first. We had drinks at the Four Seasons and then went to dinner. Before we got to dinner, he insisted on leaving all cell phones in his hotel room, he didn’t want to have any distractions. I felt odd leaving my phone because I always have it, but it was the most amazing dinner we have ever had together. Being able to not worry about what a vibration on the phone was or checking for facebook updates when he was in the restroom was so special. We truly enjoyed the others company without any distractions – it was the best part of the evening. He even felt “”too far”” from me sitting on the other side and came and sat next to me during dessert.

  • Mary Kate Fischer

    A couple days before Valentines Day I had accidentally slammed my finger in my car trunk. I figured it was just a little bruised, but by the time Valentine’s Day arrived it was pretty clear my finger was broken. I spent a couple hours at the hospital and wasn’t able to do all the fun stuff I had planned for Valentine’s Day. I came home with a splinted finger and feeling totally bummed, but when I got there my boyfriend was waiting with dinner, roses….and glittery heart stickers to decorate my splint! It was so simple but sweet.
    @MKFster

  • Aerial Hawkins

    My best Valentines Day would have to be when I was a freshman in high school 9 years ago. Everyone walks around school holding their gifts in their hands, showcasing them for everyone to see. I couldn’t wait to see what my boyfriend had gotten me. As I walked up to meet him at our morning spot near the lockers, I came around the corner to see him holding a dozen long stem red roses, a huge box of chocolates, and the biggest teddy bear I’ve ever seen holding a heart that said “”be mine””!!! I was SO excited.. And needless to say, everyone definitely turned their heads as I walked by :) I felt like the most special girl in the world!!

    @aerial_hawkins

  • Hunter Lauren

    My worst Valentine’s day was a couple years ago with my ex boyfriend. It was his birthday as well as Valentine’s day so I wanted it to be really special for him. He sent me a basket with a bear and chocolate and I got him 4 tickets to see his favorite baseball team. Well he ended up working Valentine’s day night and I thought when he got off we would hangout to spend what little left of his birthday and Valentine’s together, because we hadn’t seen each other at all that day, but instead when he got off work he decided to get drunk with his friends and not even bother to call me, text me, or invite me. And to top it all off his friends had a party for him and I didn’t even know about it until after and I was his girlfriend. Safe to say that was thee worst Valentine’s day I have ever had and one I will never forget.
    hunter lauren
    instagram: hunter_lauren

  • JEN

    Getting a red carnation in high school from a secret admirer and finding out that he was like my best guy and friend who I had a crush on.

  • Jess

    My best Valentine’s Day was 7 years ago when my niece was born. She even had red hair:)

  • Bethany Gilchrist

    To tell you the truth, I have never been on a Valentine’s Day date before. This year though, I am going on my VERY FIRST Valentine’s day date with this guy I have been liking for a while! I can’t wait to see how it will go! He is keeping it all a complete surprise, but I know that it will be a great night!

  • Sandra Aguirre

    My most memorable Valentines Day was my freshman year of high school. My boyfriend had planned ahead and made huge plans for us. Little did we both know that I was going to be operated on two days before Valentines Day. I had to be on bed rest. I felt so horrible having to tell my boyfriend that we had to cancel all the plans he made. It meant so much to me that he worked around my bed rest schedule and still managed to do something with me. He bought me a huge teddy bear and got me a dozen roses. I couldn’t have been happier! What I thought was gonna be the worst valentines day was actually the most memorable.

    Instagram & Twitter: sandraelaine_

  • ValerieMarieB

    Best: Last year my boyfriend came up to NYC to visit me for the last time before moving here. I had taken pictures 2.5 years earlier when we first started dating of me all around town (brooklyn bridge, times square, etc) with a sign that said “”wish you were here””. He surprised me by planning a day for us to go around town and recreate those exact same shots but this time with him in the picture with me. Now we have a very cool album of photos showing my original shot next to the new shot with him for each location. Love that guy…

    Twitter: @ValerieMarieB

  • Katina

    My best Valentine’s day is definitely to come! My worst has probably been all those days spent too focused on being single and not taking advantage of just having a good time going out with friends and just enjoying the day! I’m hoping this year I can make up for those past times!

  • lexaloo

    My best Valentine’s Day EVER was when my boyfriend surprised me by flying all the way back to California from studying abroad in China for 6 months, and showed up on my doorstep. I was literally on cloud nine. <3

    @lexalooo

  • Juliette Leavey

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year. I decided to get crafty and made my boyfriend a Valentine’s Day countdown calendar. I got different pink and red gift bags and taped them to a poster board in the shape of a heart. Each gift bag had a special message and candy inside and on the 14th, instead of a bag, there was a card telling him to meet me at our favorite restaurant. We don’t get to see each other every day during the week so this was the perfect way to let him know I was thinking about him even when I wasn’t there.

  • Juliette Leavey

    Oops forgot, @JulietteLeavey

  • Beluga

    a handmade valentine made with construction paper and crayons (kindergarten-style) given by a super cute and creative 27-year-old :) @sarafied

  • Katie

    My favorite Valentine’s Day memory took place when I was a senior in highschool. I actually had a brutal cold that week, and was hoping I would feel better by Valentine’s Day but I didn’t. My boyfriend cancelled the reservation he had made, and showed up at my parents house with Chinese food and a couple movies. The best part was the gift he brought with him. I’m one of those people who is always cold, so he had his grandmother show him how to use a needle and thread and he stitched “”for when i’m not here. i love you”” in the corner of a fleece blanket. (Kind of a lot of letters for a first time, bless his heart.) To this day, it’s one of the most thoughtful things anyone has ever done for me!
    Fun fact: he and his wife had twin girls a couple of days ago!
    Happy Valentines Day <3

    i don’t really use twitter, but my instagram name is: xkatelyn960

  • Kaylamonroe

    I’ve actually never had a date on Valentine’s Day. I dated a guy for 3 years and he didn’t take me nor buy me anything on the most romantic day of the year. Luckily I left him and I’ve been seeing someone new for almost a year now :) Hopefully we can do something nice this year! Although…a group of my sorority sisters and I last year went out and grabbed milk shakes and fries and had a group date on Valentines Day haha that one will be pretty hard to top!!! ;)

  • AJewell

    Best valentine’s ever? Hopefully this one coming up! My bf and I will have been together almost 2 yrs and are moving (in!! and) across the country together this summer so I can get my doctorate!

  • BoilerLeah

    My most memorable Valentine’s Day was back when I was away at college and my high school boyfriend had broken up with me out of the blue a week before. My mom sent me a lovely care package that had all the break-up necessities and valentine’s day themed goodies. Then my best friend in college ditched her boyfriend to spend some time with me so I wouldn’t feel alone. I was so grateful for the support and I’ve paid it forward to any of my friends who were in the same situation since.

  • BoilerLeah

    My most memorable Valentine’s Day was back when I was away at college and my high school boyfriend had broken up with me out of the blue a week before. My mom sent me a lovely care package that had all the break-up necessities and valentine’s day themed goodies. Then my best friend in college ditched her boyfriend to spend some time with me so I wouldn’t feel alone. I was so grateful for the support and I’ve paid it forward to any of my friends who were in the same situation since. Twitter and instagram: @BoilerLeah

  • Forrest Wilson

    My first valentines date with my fiance was two years ago. We were freshmen in college and were probably the poorest of the poor. We had no money and lived in cramped up dorms. So instead of an elaborate evening, we just spent some time together. We ended up going on walk that lasted for hours. We talked about anything and everything and had so much fun, and we never spent a dime. This was early on in our relationship, and from this one date we had so many inside jokes and memories. When the night ended he presented me with a single rose, which now I realized depicted the entire eventing: simple, beautiful, and perfect.

  • Maddy

    My Best Valentines Day was last year. School was cancelled because of ice, so my parents and I spent the whole morning together. We went out and watched a movie and ate lunch together, and my mom helped me make cookies for my boyfriend! That afternoon, after basketball, my boyfriend arrived at my door with a dozen roses, a teddy bear, and a heart box of chocolates in hand and a genuine smile on his face; he looked like a dream! We exchanged gifts, kisses, and laughs. Later we went to his house, where his mom was making me a special vegetarian dinner! We spent the night enjoying each others company. It was great because we each got to spend time with each other and our families equally and share the love! @MaddyBrownson

  • Forrest Wilson

    instagram: @forrestolivia
    My first valentines date with my fiance was two years ago. We were freshmen in college and were probably the poorest of the poor. We had no money and lived in cramped up dorms. So instead of an elaborate evening, we just spent some time together. We ended up going on walk that lasted for hours. We talked about anything and everything and had so much fun, and we never spent a dime. This was early on in our relationship, and from this one date we had so many inside jokes and memories. When the night ended he presented me with a single rose, which now I realized depicted the entire eventing: simple, beautiful, and perfect.

  • Emily

    My senior year of high school, I shared a locker with my best friend. My boyfriend at the time pulled her to the side and asked her to put a big heart-shaped box of chocolates in our locker so that I would be surprised when I opened it. I was in complete shock because the box was huge! Because Valentine’s Day that year was on a weekday, we didn’t have time to go out on a date because of after-school activities and homework. The following weekend, he told me to be ready by this time so that he could pick me up to go somewhere. I had no idea where we were going. It turned out that he organized a special picnic and took me to a gorgeous park. It was very romantic and I had the best time

    Instagram and Twitter:
    @emilylnguyen

  • Franci Gire

    My Instagram handle is @thefashionpalate
    Twitter @thfashionpalate

    My most favorite Valentine’s date was filled with fun. I made red velvet heart shaped pancakes, while my husband surprised me with Purple and White tulips, the same ones that I carried on our wedding day. The rest of the date was filled with wine and chocolates and good food of course.

    Franci
    http://www.thefashionpalate.com

  • nmahale

    A few years ago, I met a guy when I was visiting friends at USC. We kept in touch through all types of technology but never really went out on a proper date. A couple of days before Valentine’s Day he asked me what my plans were on Feb 14th and to my surprise he drove up to

  • Tammy Li

    i only got to spend one valentine’s with my special someone…last year with my current boyfriend. In Toronto, we have something called Winterlicious in which fine dining restaurants have several course meals for a good deal. This always ends before Valentine’s Day, but me and my boyfriend decided to celebrate early during this event! It was a lovely dinner and definitely a yummy first valentine.

  • Beth

    My worst Valentine’s date was when I had to pay for everything because my boyfriend did not have any money. I would not have minded paying for dinner but to buy my own present too? Not cool. My twitter handle is tucker_bethany.

  • Kara Perry

    The best Valentines day to me was a few years ago when the second Step up movie cam out and my and my boyfriend went to go see it. It was significant because the first step up was our first date together. Now we have been dating for 6.5 years now.

    Twitter: @ItsKaraNotKaty

  • lombardoj2

    My best Valentine’s Day was senior year of high school. My boyfriend went to my house while I was at work and decorated my room with flowers, candles, chocolates, the works! I was so surprised when I got home, and it is a memory I will never forget!

    My twitter handle is lombardoj2.

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  • Amber Phelps

    My Valentine’s Day date isn’t going to sound fairytale like at all. First we went and ate Japanese food, and then we thought we would just go for a long ride around town. But my boyfriend had forgotten to put more gas in his car before we did, so we broke down on the side of the road where no one was available to get help from. So we just sat there and talked for the longest time about random stuff. After about an hour, we had kind of forgotten that we had been stranded on the side of the road because we had talked for so long. I found out things I never knew about him while we talked; this made us closer than ever before. What I thought was going to be an awful night turned into something I’m glad happened.

    Twitter: @amberlphelps
    Instagram: xoamberleigh

  • Stephieloubu

    The best Valentine’s Day plans are the ones that are full of surprises! I love getting flowers by surprise and not knowing what the plans for the evening are.

    Twitter: @ForeverBodywork

  • Kimmie Horstman

    I’ve had several memorable Valentine’s Days, filled with everything from dozens of roses to fancy dinners, but nothing was as wonderful as last year, spending an evening at home with my boyfriend. Together we cooked a delicious homemade lasagna dish (with a side of fresh garlic bread, of course!), and paired it with a bottle of red wine that we had picked out together the night before. We had so much fun laughing and joking as we cooked together, and got to enjoy our dinner for two at our leisure while avoiding all those crowds and overly priced pre-planned dinner menus! We finished off our night with some homemade brownies and ice cream, and a cheesy romance movie. I love going out just as much as the next girl, but on this Valentine’s Day, our attention was focused only on each other, and it truly was a very special night!

  • Heather Stuyvesant

    Last year my husband sent me a bouquet of flowers the day before Valentine’s to my work. I thought that he probably got a good deal on the day before and I was very happy to receive them. On Valentine’s day, I received another gorgeous bouquet of flowers! I was in shock! Then the day after, my husband sent yet ANOTHER gorgeous bouquet of flowers and this time it was 100 orchids (the same ones we had at our wedding)! Needless to say, the other ladies at the office were a little jealous! I am incredibly blessed to have such a thoughtful husband!

    Twitter – @heathaV
    Instagram – Heatha_V

  • Kimmie Horstman

    I’ve had several memorable Valentine’s Days, filled with everything from dozens of roses to fancy dinners, but nothing was as wonderful as last year, spending an evening at home with my boyfriend. Together we cooked a delicious homemade lasagna dish (with a side of fresh garlic bread, of course!), and paired it with a bottle of red wine that we had picked out together the night before. We had so much fun laughing and joking as we cooked together, and got to enjoy our dinner for two at our leisure while avoiding all those crowds and overly priced pre-planned dinner menus! We finished off our night with some homemade brownies and ice cream, and a cheesy romance movie. I love going out just as much as the next girl, but on this Valentine’s Day, our attention was focused only on each other, and it truly was a very special night!

    Instagram – @kimstrz

  • Vanessa Wilkins

    My best Valentine’s date was with a bunch of my girlfriends a few years ago. We all had one big sleepover full of music, cheesy rom-coms and love for each other :) @veesass

  • erica greenberg

    my best valentines day date was my junior year of high school. my boyfriend of three years at the time surprised me me in the library on valentines day by having the acapella group of our high school sing “”my girl”” to me and handed me a single red rose. he then met me downstairs with more flowers and a box of chocolates, along with a mixed cd of love songs that reminded him of me. later that night he took me out to my favorite restaurant. it was by far the best valentines day date i have ever had and will always remember.

    @littlegiggler

  • Chelsea Webb

    I’ve only spent one Valentine’s Day with my sweet fiance, so every other Valentine’s Day before 2012 just can never measure up because they were not with the man I’m going to spend the rest of my life with. Last year, I surprised him by cooking dinner while he was at work (which is a huge accomplishment because he knows I can’t cook) and I baked him little cupcakes! He brought me my favorite chocolate and the book I had been wanting to read because he knows I don’t like flowers. It was a precious little Valentine’s Day just shared between us and it was perfect! Looking forward to many more Valentine’s Days!

    xoxo Chelsea

    Blog: http://www.sweetpeachcouture.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @SweetPCouture
    Instagram: crwebb3501

  • Lacie Blake

    Sooo…my worst Valentine’s day ever was pretty bad. I was super in love with this guy. I went all out on V-Day…you know got all of his favorite things and planned a good night (because he was horrible at planning). Now…I’m not one to tell people what I want or even demand a gift, but he was not the nicest person lately so I expected something that I wanted. ALL I wanted was this big stuffed frog from walmart…THAT WAS IT! Anyways, I gave him my besties number and told him to text her because I told her what I wanted. So V-Day comes around and I get a call…..he got in a wreck and said my present was totaled. I told him we could still go out and not to worry about the present…we ended up not going out. I offered to pay and everything. So…even though I had a valentine, I still didn’t have one. That was my worst V-Day EVER!!! Don’t worry…he didn’t get hurt anything, but he did end up breaking my heart about a month later. But I made him repay me by buying me a ticket to prom so I could hang with my friends. I know this makes me sound like an awful person but if you guys knew how that relationship ended you would totally be on my side!! But I’m with an awesome guy now that treats me like a queen and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my Valentine Days with him :) <3

    Twitter: @sonicice07
    Instagram: sonicice07

  • Deston Hand

    My worst valentines was a few years ago when I was a freshman in college. I was working and my friend offered to pick me up from work and asked if I wanted to go get something to eat. Of course I didn’t think anything of it because he was just a friend but when he picked me up, he had a bouquet of flowers and had the whole night planned! We went to dinner and he was trying to hold my hand the whole time and eventually I had to tell him that I wasn’t interested in anything more than a friendship and it was so sad. I felt like the worst person in the world after he had gone out of his way to plan this night. But thankfully in the end it all worked out and we remained friends!

    Twitter: @dest_hand
    Instagram: @destonhand

  • Alyssa

    My best Valentine’s day was a few years ago when my boyfriend at the time took me to a really nice dinner and surprised me with concert tickets! He had them hidden in the bread basket and I thought someone had left them at on the table and forgotten them at the restaurant, until it finally clicked that they were OUR tickets! It was such a sweet surprise and creative way to give me this gift, and the concert was amazing too! I’ll never forget it!

    xx Alyssa

    Twitter: @alyssacase
    Instagram: acase1

  • jeanmarie humphrey

    I’ll start by saying that this “”worst”” Valentine’s Day, wasn’t that bad. Last year, I was off at college and my boyfriend was taking time off from school and so I decided to go home the weekend before Valentine’s Day so we could celebrate it together (because Valentine’s fell on a Tuesday). Somehow he fell under the impression that we weren’t celebrating Valentine’s at all. I had baked him a heart-shaped red velvet cake and bought him $50 worth of personalized m&ms. He bought me a box of chocolates and handed it to me… still in the Walmart bag… Needless to say, I was frustrated. I don’t care that he didn’t spend a lot of money, it’s truly the thought that counts to me. When you hand your girlfriend of four years candy in a Walmart bag there’s clearly not a lot of thought that went in to it. But that’s okay, because he made up for it by taking me out to Texas Roadhouse the next day. ;o) Food is the easiest way to get to any girl’s heart, anyway.

    Instagram: @jeansiebeanxo
    Twitter: @Jeanmarie_xoxo

  • amycherry

    My best valentine’s day was my first valentine’s day with my now husband. On valentine’s day, we did a casual date by going to a favorite indian restaurant and then going to a paint ‘n’ play place and painted mugs together. We ended the evening with fondue at home. Then, the weekend after, we celebrated with ice skating, south african food and a night in Charlottesville, VA. It was such a wonderful week-long celebration!!

    Twitter: @amynicolephoto
    Instagram: amynicolephoto

  • Melanie Heyns

    My most memorable date was about five years ago when my boyfriend and I first started dating. After going weeks and weeks of telling me how silly he think valentines day is, we decided to do a quiet dinner at home just the two of us. I came home from a day of university classes on valentines afternoon, to a house full of bouquets of roses and rose petals everywhere and there in the doorway stood my boyfriend in his tux. He had the whole night planned with a candlelit picnic in the longe and sushi he had made himself. It wa the perfect first valentines together.

    Twitter: @Mels_Corner
    Instagram: mels_corner

  • Reeses82185

    My best Valentine’s date was a very sweet and simple date with my husband. He had flowers and breakfast ready for me in the morning and later that day he took me out to a fancy restaurant.

    Instagram: @reeses82185
    Twitter: @TIUReeses82185

  • Kristen

    My best valentine’s day was last year because for the first time I actually spent it with someone I love. I didn’t have to worry about having a good time or what i was going to wear (although I still did) because I was with someone that was so special to me that I was guaranteed to have an amazing date.

    Twitter: @Kmitchell30
    Instagram: Kmitchell30

  • lauren

    My best Valentine’s date was dinner and a movie over Skype when my boyfriend and I were lang distance. Simple, but definitely sweet.

    Twitter: @LaurenJustSaid

  • London Faust

    My boyfriend picked me up from work, took me to a little pizza place (and paid–which was shocking at the time!), and the owner gave us free cheesecake because it was valentines day. It was a simple little dinner and I was still wearing my work uniform, but it was perfect!

    Twitter: @londonfaust
    Instagram: @londonfaust

  • Chelsea Maloney

    My best VDay was when I was in the Vagina Monologues and we performed on Valentine’s Day and my boyfriend at the time was so sweet, he got all dressed up to come see the show and brought me a beautiful bouquet of red roses. he gave them to me at the end of the show and then took me out to dinner. That was definitely a memorable and happy time! :-)

  • Naty

    Best Valentine’s day was a couple of years ago with my boyfriend (now husband!) <3 He took me to Central Park to go ice skating and then to a romantic dinner at a beautiful restaurant in the city! Nothing like a romantic dinner in NYC!

    Twitter: @natyzc

  • Mal Klis

    My best Valentine’s date was with the boyfriend I am with now, Robbie, but we weren’t exactly dating at the time. I was a freshman and was off at the Minnesota State Dance Team Tournament, that of course had to be on Valentine’s day. We had met through my best friend and dance friend, Heather, who was also his best-girl-friend; at the hotel the night before State, Heather gives me a card and a bear that was from Robbie! The card was the cutest thing I had ever seen, and have seen since, but the message inside was what got me. I won’t go into detail, but I still have the card today and I read it every time I come across it. It makes it all the more special that my best Valentine’s was with a guy that, at the time, I didn’t think I would end up with–and I did! :)

    Oh, the season of love.

  • Melissa ott

    I like to keep it simple so my best v-day was last year me and my man cook a nice dinner at home and watch a chick flick :-) good times

  • Mal Klis

    twitter: @malklis ^^^^

  • Chelsea Maloney

    twitter: @maloneyc312

  • Lauren Caron

    My best Valentine’s Day was with my ex-boyfriend in college. I went to UCSB and so we drove up to Solvang which is only about 45 minutes away from Santa Barbara. Solvang is this little Dutch town that is so cute and quaint. We just walked around and had a lot of fun. Then we got chocolate covered strawberries and had a little picnic in the park. My twitter is @lcaron90.

  • Christina Rosano

    Worst Valentines Day: My cousin’s boyfriend of maybe a year or two told her he couldn’t go out with her at night because he was going out with his mom since she was alone. Instead they went out for breakfast and spent the morning on valentines day together (that excuse was fishy to begin with). Later at night we had a girls night with a couple of friends and went out to a popular restaurant in our town. We sat down, and it just so happened that this guy was sitting across from us at another table, with another girl….who wasn’t his mom. It’s one of those things you see in movies…but never thought it would happen in real life (oh…they’re no longer together).
    Twitter: @CVRosano
    Insta: CRosano19

  • AllyMcBee

    My best Valentine’s (cliche I know) was when I was proposed to!! :) Will forever be one of the best days of my life and is special every year.

    @allymcbee

  • Cassidy Seibel

    My worst Valentine’s day date was with one of my exes and we went out to dinner and everything was going great and then his ex called and he answered the phone! Then, she (his ex) went on to ask if I was with him and told him that I was not a good girlfriend and that she was much better for him than I was. Needless to say, that ruined my night. Then, to top off my night, my gift was a mug! Worst Valentine ever!

    My twitter is @cassidyseibel

  • Estefani

    The bbest Valentines date I had was last year when my boyfriend of 2 years took me to The Palm in Dallas, had a great dinner and then had a gorgeous desert set up back at his apartment for us too filled w lots of chocolate, and flowers everywhere. :) @EstefaniC09

  • Janine Markham

    Hands down best Valentine’s day was going to a fancy restaurant with my now-husband and just enjoying such quiet time away from the stress of work and family. Afterwards we cuddled in front of the fireplace and drank hot chocolate.

    Twitter @j9stein

  • Katie Last name

    My best Valentines Day was in elementary school. There was nothing better than making paper mail boxes and stuffing each full of valentines for all of my classmates. It was so fun to come home and sort out all of the candy and notes from my friends.

  • Katie Last name

    My twitter name is _Katie_McC

  • Camille DiPaola

    @lifeinmod

    the best Valentine’s day was spent with my now husband…he told me he loved me for the 1st time. :)

    cheers.

  • Jessie

    I never really had a special Valentine’s date, but I did plan an elaborate Valentine’s day surprise for my (now ex) boyfriend!! A week or so before V-day, I decided I wanted to sneak over to his house and fill his car with balloons and gifts. I spent the whole night before Valentine’s day blowing up red and pink balloons and plotting how I was going to do it and not get caught. When the time was right, I went over to his house, got in his car (I knew he left it unlocked), and filled it with the balloons. I even put a sign in the window saying “”Happy Valentine’s day!”” The next day he called and told me that him and his mom got a good laugh out of it. His mom thought someone had broke in, and vandalized his car!! We later went out to eat at our favorite restaurant <3 I love Valentine’s day!!

    my twitter is: @JessieIsaacs1

  • Maggie Butcher

    My best valentine’s day was a simple picnic with my boyfriend. We made the food ourselves and that was a fun experience. After we brought a blanket and the food to a park and just ate outside. The weather was gorgeous so it was perfect. I love Valentine’s Day!
    Twitter is @maggieb1006

  • Paige

    My favorite memories of Valentine’s Day were when I was in elementary school. I loved the tradition of giving out cards and little gifts to all my friends. One year in particular, I remember my cousins and I spent the night at my grandparents house and we made homemade pizza, dressed up in funny costumes and made a funny home video. We ended the evening watching movies and my grandpa made us big bowls of ice cream for dessert. That will always be a great memory of mine. (@paigehammar instagram)

  • Alexandra Lemley

    Senior year of high school I got up at 5 am to decorate my then- boyfriend’s car. I was so excited because it was my first time having a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day and his mom had given me the spare keys to his car. With poster in hand listing the 100 things I loved about him, a stack of new CDs he wanted, and chocolates, I started driving to his house.

    Not two miles into the drive, I hit a patch of black ice on the on ramp onto the interstate, ran over a pole, hydroplaned, spun out of control and my car landed- nose up- in a ditch. This was 2005 so I didn’t even have a cell phone yet and the roads were deserted. Had to walk two miles back to my house to wake up my parents and get a tow truck, never making it to surprise my boyfriend.

    Worst part was my crash site was at the bottom of the hill of my very small high school and they had to shut down the road to get my car out of the ditch. With a ’93 red camaro, everyone in my high school, recognized my car as they pulled into school for the day.

    Twitter- @AlexLemley
    Instagram- AlexLemley

  • Angie Piccirillo

    Hi. My best valentines day was when I was in college, my boyfriend at the time surprised me and drove us to the top of the Palisades (specifically to a beautiful park that overlooks the ocean), where he made me wait in the car while he set up a picnic blanket, candles, wine and my favorite pizza (which he had picked up and hidden in the back of the car). ;)

    My worst valentines day was a few years after that, when my next boyfriend forgot about the holiday – and then left me some melted chocolate with a post-it note that said “”I have to work late tonight”” ;(

    Twitter: @MsAng4

  • Elle

    My worst Valentine’s Day was a couple years ago. I had just started seeing this guy so we didn’t know each other all too well yet. I had an exam in a really difficult class the morning of and when he called to talk to me afterwards, all he did was make me upset. I ended up yelling at him and I wasn’t sure if I would see him later that night. He showed up to my house with roses and we were off to the restaurant. It turns out that he didn’t actually make reservations so we ended up getting some fast food and the entire time I just kept thinking that I would have rather hung out with my girlfriends who were having a girl’s night. So by the end of dinner I was so frustrated that I just had him take me over to my friend’s house. That was way more fun than the date! Needless to stay we stopped seeing each other. Definitely my worst Valentine’s Day.

    Instagram: daradal

    xo, Elle.

  • Erin Asselta

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was last year. My boyfriend and I had broken up a month prior because I was moving across the country, so I was expecting to have a miserable day alone. To make matters worse, at my job I was doing a Valentine’s Day promo for Godiva chocolate and had to watch hundreds of men with chocolate and flowers for their girlfriends and wives. But, when I got home, there was a HUGE bouquet of roses waiting for me. When I saw they were from my ex, I was so happy!
    @erinasselta

  • allison kelley

    my best valentines day so far has been when a bunch of girls and i went out together to celebrate with each other, not having any plans with significant others. half way through our outing the guy that i had just recently started seeing showed up with a bouquet of my favorite flowers and apologized that he had no made plans with me, he did not want to take me away from my girls nights so we made plans the following evening. it was perfect. it was not any grand gustier, but its the little things like that that count. intsagram @allylkelley

  • Alyssa Cutting

    My best valentines day is going to be this year!! I am flying to visit my best friend and both of the guys we are dating who are best friends are coming out to surprise Anne! She knows that I am coming, but has no clue our guys are coming also. So excited to be with all of my favorite people, as I live in Colorado, the boys live in L.A. and Anne is in NYC. #LoveFest @LyssieJC

  • Brianna Goodman

    my best valentine’s day date was the first with my now husband about 6 years ago! We had just moved into our first apartment together and to celebrate that night we had a great romantic dinner in the city. It was’nt over the top, but special because of who it was with :)

    Twitter: @briannacgoodman

  • Richa Patel

    I’ve never really had a Valentine’s Day date to be honest. Though it sucked spending it without a special someone, i had a date with my girlfriends, Ryan Gosling and Leonardo DiCaprio with the Notebook and Titanic. We stuffed ourselves with chocolate, ice cream, and a bunch of junk food and we had a great time.

    @xorichaxoxo
    Insta- xorichaxoxo

  • Shelly Whitaker

    I haven’t had too many experiences with Valentines Day, good or bad. One of the ones that sticks out in my mind, however, was when I was in 4th grade, a boy that had a crush on me, wrote me a long love letter. Everyone in the class knew and I was so embarrassed. I didn’t like him at all! I barely even liked any boys at that age. It was humiliating for me at the time, but a cute story now.

  • Kaitlin Boland

    last year on Valentine’s Day i was on my way to Mexico to marry my now husband. I don’t think Valentine’s Day can get any better than that! @kmb8984

  • Akkaim

    This is the first valentine’s day that my husband and I will share together and it is sure to be the best! When he was just my long distance boyfriend he never forgot to send a beautiful arrangement and love note :)

  • Akkaim

    This is the first valentine’s day that my husband and I will share together and it is sure to be the best! When he was just my long distance boyfriend he never forgot to send a beautiful arrangement and love note :) @akkaim

  • Christie Key

    One of my best Valentine’s Days was last year. I was dating around, but ended up at an awesome tapas restaurant with some of my best friends. We had awesome food, a cute bartender, fabulous drinks, and I received a sappy “”poor me”” text from a recent ex boyfriend, which I got to ignore! We plan to keep it a yearly thing, even though we’re all coupled off! @ChristieMKey

  • beatriceberna

    Every Valentine’s day is the best! because every single one has been spent with people or things that I love; It can a girls night, a night with a boyfriend or just eating chocolate all day :)
    I love to love And I’ve got a lot of love to give, so in my opinion we should CELEBRATE LOVE every single daaaay!

    twitter: @BeatrizmBerna

  • Sarah Fagan

    My best valentines day could be any of the last 5 spent with my wonderful boyfriend but my most fun valentines was a girls night in with friends in college watching sex & the city and eating treats. We laughed the whole night.

  • Lacey4

    My best Valentine’s day was the first one I celebrated with my now husband. He picked me up with roses in hand and then we went to a college hockey game. The ice had been dyed pink and had hearts in it. After we went to dinner where he gave me a promise ring, that was the best promise I’ve ever gotten. That was 11 years ago :) now our valentines days are filled with one another and the family we have created celebrating us finding one another.

  • Arikari

    Valentine’s day a few years ago consisted of going to a Cafe for dinner called Little Italy. He tried to make it seem as if we were out of our own city as possible. After a wonderful little dinner we went and bought some decadent chocolates and a bottle of wine. When we got back to his car he put a blind fold on me and said ‘Wait till you see where we go!’ Off we went for a little ride and before I knew it he parked the car got out and opened my door and walked me to a spot and he untied the blindfold and said, ‘Open!’ It was cheesy but wonderful at the same time because we were at the top of a parking structure all alone and he had decorated the back of his car with blankets and pillows allowing us to have a beautiful view of the stars and lights of our little city.

  • janna Hubbard

    My now husband/then boyfriend and I didn’t have any Valentine’s plans because I had to work all night but when I got off work I went over to his house for dinner and he had decorated the entire room with sweet Valentine decorations and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. Simple but sweet :-)

  • Katelyn Versen

    This dress is so chic! Love it!

    My best Valentine’s date was a date with my girls. Last year, after some tough heartaches (and headaches!) all ordered some local Chinese, put on our sweats and watched “”He’s Just Not That Into You.”” We had such relaxed, fun, girl time and that is the kind of Valentine’s Day that I will always remember!

    Happy Valentine’s Day ladies, don’t let the lack of a partner keep you from having an awesome day :)

  • Brittany Higgins

    My favorite Valentine’s day so far was last year with my boyfriend. It was our first time celebrating together. He was so nervous and I thought that that was so cute and endearing that he wanted everything to go perfect. I am in college and he knows my schedule so he surprised me after class with flowers in front of everyone and we went out to dinner together. We had a sweet candlelit dinner and shared a slice of red velvet cake for dessert. When we left the restaurant to go outside it had started snowing really hard so he grabbed my hand and twirled me around before pulling me in for a kiss. I loved it :) my instagram is britt_higgins24

  • Jess

    My worst Valentines Day was my senior year of high school. I had a date but all my closest friends didn’t and were planning to go out to dinner. I thought my date had work late so I figured I could go with them, eat light then still be able to go to dinner later that night. I ended up getting food poisoning from the restaurant but didn’t realize until way later that night. About an hour after meeting up with my date, I started sweating and seeing black spots. I felt so nauseous I thought I was going to pass out. The worst part was, he thought I had taken some kind of drug since I all of a sudden felt so sick and started acting funny. A strange accusation and needless to say that relationship did not last.

  • Annabelle Marchessault

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year when my boyfriend and I had zero time to plan because I had to fly to the east coast for a job interview last minute. I literally bought him cologne at the airport during my lay-over on the way home (I’m horrible), but he left work early to pick me up and took me shopping at one of my favorite boutiques in Laguna Beach, and then we just got burgers at a local place. No cramped fancy restaurant, and the clothes and sunglasses I got that day always remind me of a special February 14th!

    Instagram: AnnieBelleM

  • Delilah

    My best Valentine’s Day would have to be February 14, 2009, which was during my freshman year of high school. That was the day my bestfriend asked me out for the very first time, at our high school Sweetheart Dance. Despite being in our school’s old, stinky gym, that night was absolutely perfect and lead to a 4 year long relationship that taught me so much about myself, and completely transformed my life.

    Twitter handle: @heymsdelilah
    Instagram handle: @heymsdelilah

  • Claudia

    I wish I had memorable stories of valentine’s day but considering that I’ve dated here and then up until 4 years ago when I met the love of my life (via online) and we did the long distance relationship for around 3 years so we’ve never been able to spend a valentine’s day together (we always celebrated it the next time we were able to see each other) so I am really excited and happy that after a long time doing the long distance, (we now live together and we have been able to actually celebrate Christmas and New Year’s under the same roof), we will also be spending Heart day together and I honestly I’m just thankful and happy that we will be able to celebrate it the day off together :) so even though I don’t have a story (yet) hopefully this counts as one…my story will happen this valentine’s day :)

  • Jessica Roney

    My best valentines day was when my now boyfriend took me out for a fancy dinner and then when we got back to his house he brought me to his room which was all lit with candles and there was music playing and a huge teddy bear waiting for me and then he gave me two cards: one for the present and one for the future (a “”to my wife”” card!). It sounds kind of cheesy but it was super thoughtful and romantic and I loved it!
    Instagram: @jessroney

  • Claudia

    just seconds ago at 12:46pmremove I wish I had memorable stories of valentine’s day but considering that I’ve dated here and then up until 4 years ago when I met the love of my life (via online) and we did the long distance relationship for around 3 years so we’ve never been able to spend a valentine’s day together (we always celebrated it the next time we were able to see each other) so I am really excited and happy that after a long time doing the long distance, (we now live together and we have been able to actually celebrate Christmas and New Year’s under the same roof), we will also be spending Heart day together and I honestly I’m just thankful and happy that we will be able to celebrate it the day off together :) so even though I don’t have a story (yet) hopefully this counts as one…my story will happen this valentine’s day :)

    I forgot my twitter handle on my prior post which is @CCaramantin

  • Hannah Croft

    Valentine’s Day and I haven’t had the best history, but last year my boyfriend made it extra special for me. He bought me a dozen roses along with some chocolates, which he sent to my office. Yes, I was that gir at the office that day, but I loved getting them and it really brightened up my office for weeks. I went over to his place later that night and he had made homemade pasta. I loved how much thought he had put into the day and it redeemed Valentine’s Day for me.

    I would love to make this one extra special again in such a fabulous dress!
    Twitter – @Hannah_Croft
    Instagram – Hannah_Croft

  • Becky Nicholas

    Best AND worst Valentine’s day was my first with my hubby when we had first started dating. He planned a super romantic picnic with bread, cheese, wine…and played guitar. When it was time for dinner he says, “”Where do you want to go?”” DUH! It’s Valentine’s night!! You don’t just “”go to dinner””. We ended up having our first Valentine’s dinner at good ‘ol Kentucky Fried Chicken (yes, KFC). We both look back and crack jokes about it all the time now.

    Instagram: beckyjnicholas

  • Danielle Harter

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was four years ago. My boyfriend (and high school sweetheart) showed up at my apartment with two dozen pink roses (my favorite). We got dolled up and went to a fancy dinner, had lobster and champagne. He then proposed to me in front of the whole restaurant! I’ll never forget it <3 I’ve been happily married to the love of my life for two years now. :)

  • Laura Bunnell

    My best Valentine’s Day by FAR was the year I spent it with all my single girlfriends! We all got dressed up and treated ourselves to dinner & a night out. It was super fun and we had the best time being single and fabulous friends! @ldbunnell4

  • Heather Beres

    The worst is going out to dinner, me paying for both of us, get food poisoning, and then dumped 2 days after. Dream guy right there. Never had a good valentine’s day. Fingers crossed I do at some point.

  • Kiwi

    Ahhh!well, i have to say by best valentines day was really casual when i just spent it with my girlfriend and we watched HORROR movies all night long! hehe!

    TwitteR: @toblivera

  • Ashley Glass

    My best Valentines day so far was last year with my fianc

  • Carissa

    My best Valentine’s, which is also my 1/2 anniversary, was spent at home w/ treats I had baked, flowers, Chinese take-out, wine, and my boyfriend watching “”The Notebook”” with me. It was our first Valentine’s together, so it was really special.

  • Carissa

    I forgot my twitter name CarissaRounkles!

  • Shanti Adair

    Last valentines day my boyfriend was going to college 4 hours away. We had been doing the long distance thing for a wile. I planned to drive up and surprise him. His friends knew and helped me plan the whole thing. I drove the 4 hours and knocked on his dorm room door. He was extremely surprised, his reaction made the drive totally woth it! It was by far the best valentines day ever.

  • Julie McCutcheon

    My best Valentine’s was two years ago when my boyfriend took me to a nice restaurant at Wild Horse Pass in Arizona and we had a long 5 course meal together talking, laughing, and enjoying the experience and view. :)

    instagram: @julie_shell

  • Barbora Piterkov

    I actually dont have my best Valentine’s Day. I’m always single during this day, but I like to enjoy this day with my friends and family and we always eat sweet chocolate hearts and a lot of other sweets. But when I was younger ( at primary school) I got really cute gift from my classmate on Valatine’s Day. It was little elephant, but I looove the way he gave me this gift. I was actually really tall than my classmates including him. And while I was talking gossips with my friends he gave the chair behind me and he stood on that chair (because I was tall )and when I turned he kissed me and gave me a little sweet elephant. It was really cute day:) @barculcek

  • Alicia Trelles

    I used to hate Valentine’s day until I met my boyfriend(five years on Friday). Noticed our anniversary is a week before Valentine’s day he couldn’t wait to call me, his. But that first year was the best one yet. We were in high school and so what ended up happening is after every period he would give me something new. I think I ended up with a stuffed bear, chocolates, cookies, an adorable card, etc etc. Then later that night we spent the whole night together (until curfew) So happy.

  • KHewitt

    My best Valentine’s Day was a surprise. When I was in high school, I was a competitive swimmer. The State Meet, high school swim season’s biggest meet, was on Valentine’s Day. I was at the meet all day and into the night, and didn’t get home until 9pm that night. I had been texting my boyfriend at the time off and on throughout the day, but wasn’t expecting that I would get to see him or spend any time on Valentine’s Day with him because of the swim meet. Shortly after I got home that night, he texted me and asked me if I was back yet. When I told him I was, he literally ran from his house to my house and showed up on my front door steps with beautiful flowers and a kiss for me. Definitely my most memorable Valentine’s Day. @kmhewitt1

  • Didenur Kazar

    Well the truth is i have never had a valentine’S day! i have never had a boyfriend! and i guess i could find a valentine with the magic of this dress!! :) instagram: Didenurr

  • Emily Pohlman

    My best Valentine’s was two years ago. It was our second Valentine’s Day that my now husband and I had, and boy did he amaze me. He somehow managed to sneak a note under my pillow and when the day came, he told me about it. That note began my little scavenger hunt. It took me to many places around town, including where we first met, and where we had our first kiss. Each new note included a puzzle piece, but the notes had told me to wait to put it together. The last note then led me to a park, where my husband was, with flowers, candy, and a little picnic set up for lunch. He also had the last piece to the puzzle and once the puzzle was complete, it read “”Will You Marry Me?”” This was fun, amazing, and so cute and I will never forget that day! I don’t think my husband can top that, but I’ll just have to wait and see. He always goes all out.

    Twitter and Instagram: @emstuhhh

  • Emily OShea

    One of my best Valentine’s days was also my worst. I had just started dating my boyfriend (now of 6 years) and it was our first V-day together! However, I had gotten Carrie Underwood concert tickets for the day of V-Day so I asked his SISTER to go with me!! We had a great time, but my boyfriend always reminds me of that day when I asked his sister to spend V-day with me instead of him! I just knew it wasn’t something he wouldn’t enjoy, and I figured I’d earn some brownie points with the big sister:)

  • Ashley Kevitt

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year. My friend and I decided on girls day/night so after work went to a random bar (we were new to the neighborhood) before the happy hour specials across the street started. There were 2 guys there too and so I said “”oh ya’ll date-less too?”” just trying to be funny. Well we ended up chatting with these random 2 boys who ended up coming with us to the next place and we did dollar oysters and wine and just had a lot of fun catching up. The guy my friend chatted with actually ended up asking her out again and they just got engaged about a month ago. I like this V-day b/c I can take credit for introducing one of besties to her now future husband :-) Maybe it’s my turn this year ;-)
    oh-and following you on twitter! @AshleyKevitt

  • Sydney Sims

    My best Valentine’s was quite the surprise for me! I lived in Texas and I had been dating my boyfriend from my hometown in Connecticut for about six months at the time. I was moving back to Connecticut so we decided to stay together for a year until I moved back. I knew that I wouldn’t see him on Valentine’s day which was a bummer, but we had planned a Skype date for the evening. That morning when I rushed in late for my first class, the everyone looked up waiting for a response. Confused, I walked to my desk and noticed a heart-box of my favorite chocolates with an adorable stuffed animal fox! It was the best surprise I’ve ever had, especially that he coordinated it so well with my friend and had it arrive just in time for the romantic day we were spending apart! <3 @sydneysims32

  • Samantha Serfaty

    Twitter and Instagram: @samanthaserfaty

    There’s only been one Valentine’s Day that I’ve had a boyfriend to celebrate with, so I guess this is the only story I’ve got. It’s nothing too exciting, but it was just so sweet and exactly what I needed.

    My boyfriend at the time had told me that we probably weren’t going to celebrate, because it wasn’t something “”Jewish””. I didn’t grow up an orthodox Jew (though I am one now), so I am very attached to my secular roots, and was a bit disappointed. But we agreed that though we weren’t doing anything, we would spend the night together. When he rang my door bell, I went to greet him at the door and he pulled out two roses from behind his back and a tub of my favourite ice cream. We sat on the couches, eating out of the tub and watching rom-coms all night and it was perfect!

  • Savannah Savage

    Well I’ve never had a good Valentines day experience, so I guess I’ll tell you about my worst one. This date wasn’t just the worst Valentines date but the the worst day I’ve had ever. This guy that I met at my gym picked me up and we went to dinner. He was extremely funny and was making me laugh non stop all night. Everything was going smoothly, and sober got back into his car so he could take me home after dinner. We were listening to the single ladies song and he was doing a hilarious impression of the dance. I had had a couple drinks at dinner and when I drink my bladder tends to lose control of itself. I laughed so hard that I wet myself. I instantly froze and was silent the whole rest of the way home. When I got out of the car, you could clearly see it on the seat and he knew exactly what it was. I was mortified, and so was he because he never called me after that!

    please pick me to win this so I did not just relive that night for nothing.

  • Karie Obremski

    Valentine’s Day has actually never been one of my favorite holidays, but it’s sweet.

    My best Valentine’s date was last year when my boyfriend surprised me! We were actually in an argument over the weekend and I went back to school and he stayed at home (since he commuted to his college). When Valentine’s day came, I was in class and only talked to my boyfriend a little bit and was not expecting to see him. When I came back from class I heard a male voice in my room talking to my roommate, I walked in and it was my BOYFRIEND!!! He drove all the two hours to come see me, bought me flowers, Disney Princess stuff (I’m a fanatic), sweet stationary, a huge teddy bear, candy (of course!), and MADE me a 2-foot card. He took me to dinner, also.

    It was the best surprise I ever received. I was enthralled and so giddy.

    @Karie_0bremski

    xoxo. Karie

  • Jessicanjela

    My worst valentine’s day was watching all of my co-worker’s receive flowers and gifts at work from their significant others, while I sat at reception and watched all of their happy and surprised expressions. Then, after not receiving any romantic gesture at all during work, I did not get a surprise dinner cooked for me or a message about dinner reservations. Instead, my boyfriend decided to wait two and a half weeks to “”celebrate”” Valentine’s Day. I guess he didn’t get the memo that Valentine’s Day is celebrated on Valentine’s Day. Our “”date”” was just a Tuesday…a big stretch for him since there has not been many dates in the first place. Maybe next year and a different boy..or maybe a real man!

  • Christine Sidhu

    A few years ago, I had a Valentine’s Day that I won’t soon forget (but I don’t mean that in a good way)! My boyfriend, at the time, decided that we’d go on a double date in SF with his friend and his friend’s girlfriend. His friend’s girlfriend actually made all the plans; where we’d have dinner, what we’d do after, etc. He did NOTHING to plan the night. After enduring an excruciating two hours at dinner (he did nothing but complain about the food and how he didn’t know what anything was), we went to a nearby boutique to get a purse I had wanted as my gift. When it came time to check out, he looked to me for additional payment saying, “”Oh, I thought you were going to pay half.”” Can you believe that!? Very embarrassing. The jerk and I broke up soon after!

    @csidhux

  • Jessicanjela

    forgot my twitter! @jessicanjela

  • Britt Waters

    twitter/instagram: brittneewaters

  • Amy Wilson

    My best Valentine’s Day date was a surprise! My boyfriend and I go to different universities and I was feeling sick the weekend of Valentine’s weekend, so I told my boyfriend to not get himself sick and just stay at home. I reassured him we could Skype instead. That Friday night I got a call saying, “”BABY! I’m outside your door!”” My boyfriend surprised me with a rose and said we could stay in and have a movie night together for Valentine’s day.

    My instagram handle is @awilll

  • Anne

    Most interesting Valentine’s Day was when my boyfriend at the time had planned an extremely elaborate day full of fun little surprises. I’m not too keen on the idea of V-day but he made it special and was also acting a little weird the whole day. We had been dating for almost 3 years at that point so I was thinking that he may propose. At the end of the night he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring box. I was freaking out and so excited! He said “”I just want to know if you will….be my valentine.”” He opened the box and it was one of those little candy hearts with the sayings on them and it said “”Be Mine.”” He thought it was quite a funny joke and when I was unamused his comment was, “”You didn’t really think I would propose, did you?”” He really knew how to make a girl swoon, huh? Haha, it didn’t work out but it did leave a (now) amusing story to tell :)

    Twitter: @anne_boyst

  • Adrienne Willy

    I had an inside joke about mice with a guy I was dating last year. On Valentines Day, he made sure I was home, left a ‘present’ on my front porch and texted me to come down and get it. I opened the door to find not one, but TWO real-life mice in a box, along with a mouse trap and cheese.

    That was the worst Valentines Day ever and needless to say, the end of that relationship.

    twitter: adriennenichole
    instagram: adriennenichole

  • Emily Shaw

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was just a very simple dinner. My boyfriend and I made gnocchi with pesto and broccoli and we ate it together and watched a movie afterward. I just like it simple and small and it was a really great day.

    Twitter: @catslolol

  • Shanay

    My best Valentine’s Day was three years ago. My five closest friends and i were all dating somebody at the time, so we decided it would be fun to do something altogether! We called it our “”Pentadate”” (5 couples), and planned to make dinner for the guys, then go to the movies to watch Valentine’s Day! it was so fun. we had a very nice candlelit dinner at my house, with the many delicious dishes we made. It was such a fun evening, because we were all able to share it together, and with our special guys ;)

    @shanaykristine
    on Twitter and Instagram (=

  • Brittany Denuszek

    My best Valentine’s Day date was because I got to have a combination of spending time with my best friends (boyfriend included). During the day all of my roommates who are some of the greatest females in the world cooked lunch/dinner together and then in the evening my boyfriend (who is also one of my best friends) and I made another delicious meal together. It was the perfect Valentine’s day because I got to spend time with the people who I love the most in my life and we didn’t need to break the bank to do it! @bdenuszek

  • Britt Waters

    My worst Valentines Day ever was when I was in college. My boyfriend (now husband) traveled like 3 hours to come visit me at school. That night we had a heart shaped pizza ordered in. That was also the night that I broke up with him and he drove all the way home that night. Looking back I feel really horrible about the whole thing. We can never again have a heart shaped pizza and I will never live that night down.

  • Meg Miller

    Worst: was 2 years ago – my boyfriend bought me flowers, after I told him not to, and then he bought me a perfume (that I later over heard him tell a friend that he thought it stunk! < - so why would you buy it?) and then I ended up having Subway by myself because he thought going ice fishing was more important! :(

    Best: was the valentines day that my boyfriend and I celebrated after getting back together from our split – it was everything a girl could dream of…plus some! ;-) (lets just say, candles, oils, and massages were just the beginning!)

  • Melissa A.

    My best Valentine’s Day is yet to come as I’ll be experiencing it with my new boyfriend of 6 months this February! I plan on creating a really fun day full of scavenger hunts around our neighborhood to a candlelit dinner at a Brazilian Steakhouse we’ve been talking about lately.

    My Twitter is @RingTheAlam.

    Thanks!

  • Meg Miller

    megs_alysia = Twitter & Instagram!

  • Jessica Fay

    My best valentines day was 2 year ago. My husband had been away at training for a few months (hes in the military) and got home just in time for valentines day (although he had missed my birthday which is february 5th) He had candles lit all around our living room and our wedding song playing. He is currently in Afghanistan and is supposed to come home in April. I would love to have a new dress to great him in!!!!

    Jessica

    braydonfaysmomma -instagram
    jesslynnd -twitter

  • Lauren Heerts

    This will be my first Valentine’s Day with a boyfriend in my life… But, in previous years I have been lucky to have great, single, friends! We just have dinner, watch movies, and last year I even decorated my apartment to show them how much I loved my roomies!

    Twitter: @lheerts

  • Alyssa Gomolicke

    My worst Valentines Day was about 5 years ago. I found out my boyfriend of 4 months was going to be moving across the country, on our 6 month anniversary. We tried to have a good day, but that news just ruined our day.

  • KQ

    My worst Valentine’s Day date was when I went out with a close friend; we realized we liked each other for a long time. He got a speeding ticket. And then a flat tire. And then he threw me in a lake. And then texted after he dropped me off saying he didn’t like me that much and I misread the signs. It makes a good story now, but it was definitely the oddest thing that could have ever happened. I’m not sure why we thought Feb. 14 was a good idea.

    My best Valentine’s Day date was staying in with my bff and watching silly ABC Family movies and eating chocolate hearts we bought for each other.

    Twitter: @kathleenq

  • Alicia Gallant

    Last year, I was with someone for Valentine’s day. The weekend before, I was slipped something at a party at his brother’s house, and the night ended terribly. My (ex) boyfriend was extremely mad at me, and blamed me for the whole thing, so things were really tense between us. He ended up making me a home-made dinner, which bless his effort, was absolutely disgusting. I forced myself to eat it, and ended up getting sick. We sat through the dinner in almost complete silence, and right after dinner, he drove me straight home. Needless to say, he broke up with me a few days later at my school. The only time (other than this coming Valentine’s day) that I had a boyfriend, and that was my experience.

  • Leah Braymiller

    I’ve had several generically nice Valentines with boyfriends, but I’m hoping this upcoming one will be the best so far. I’m single for the first time in many years, and instead of moping and feeling sad about not having boyfriends, my best friend and I are planning to be each others Valentine. We’re planning a yummy dinner, complete with chocolate dessert and fancy wine. I’m finally in a good place and this Valentines Day will be the ultimate showing of my strength and happiness. Hope you all have a great day!

    twitter: leahbray04

  • Alyssa Gomolicke

    My worst Valentines Day was about 5 years ago. I found out my boyfriend of 4 months was going to be moving across the country, on our 6 month anniversary. We tried to have a good day, but that news just ruined our day.

    Twitter & Instagram: @alyssagomo7

  • Rachel Rose

    This will be my first Valentine’s day with my boyfriend, but he’s already purchased tickets for my favorite band! The day will be wonderful as long as it’s spent together :)

    Twitter: @DailyRachelRose

  • Hillary Marks

    My worst Valentine’s Day happened my Senior year of high school. My boyfriend at the time had been so great in the days leading up, even asking what I wanted and how we were going to spend it together. The day of, I got to school and someone said “”I’m so sorry, I just heard about your breakup””. Since I knew nothing of it I sent him a text asking why everyone thought that. He said “”It’s over, this is what I want””. I haven’t spoken to him in 6 years. Every Valentine’s Day since then, I’ve made it my promise to have a great day. Here’s to a great one in 2013 :)

    twitter: @hillarymarks18

  • PN

    Twitter: @candypami

    my worst valentines date was 3 years ago. my then boyfriend and me went to grab a pizza. while i waited for our order he went to the atm. i thought he just said it so i wont get that he actually went to the flower store next to the atm. so i was excited cause my bff told him my favorite flowers.
    but when he came back he didnt have flowers with him and also no money, cause the atm confiscated his atm (he spent all his money on liquor while being at the bar with his boys the weekend before).
    so i ended up paying for our dinner and not getting flowers, cause even my bff told him that i like blue roses, he didnt even think about buying me anything for our first valentines day together

  • Anokhi Shah

    The best valentines day for me is the one you set zero expectations for. When you have no expectation it truly can be the perfect date. My fiance and I have never really gotten to spend valentines day because of his job. However, the last year was the first year we were able to actually spend an evening together. He planned the entire evening, but nothing over the top. He took me to a chocolate, cheese, and bubbles class. It was so adorable because it incorporated two of my favorite things: champagne and chocolate! Regardless, it was just perfect because the entire date described him. Simple and Romantic. Twitter/Instagram: @shahsocialmedia

  • Melissa Schulz

    My best Valentine’s Day moments have been the past 3 with my boyfriend. Instead of exchanging gifts we keep it simple and give each other cards. We have a great sense of humor so we tend to get each other funny/stupid cards and we have just made each other cards as well. We don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day since he prefers to surprise me out of the blue when I’m not expecting anything.

    Twitter: @MelBelle_xo

  • Katherine Lang

    My best valentine’s day was when my boyfriend (now fianc

  • Katherine Lang

    My best valentine’s day was when my boyfriend (now fianc

  • Elisabeth

    My best Valentines date was when my husband made my favorite dish (chicken alfredo) and set the table to look all fancy. :) @egood33

  • Anna

    Last year was my best Valentine’s Day. It was my first year of being single after 4 years, and while some might be depressed at that thought, I was excited to do something with my friends at college. We dressed up for class that day, wearing red and pink of course, took funny and crazy pictures together, and ordered Chinese food while watching cheesy rom com movies. I absolutely loved every minute of it!

    Twitter: gone_banannas

  • Ashley Aimi

    My best Valentines day was having a girls night out with all my best friends!! It was so much fun we got dolled up and went out for drinks and dinner and did not have the usual Valentines day!!!!

  • Katie Roberts

    The last boyfriend I had, completely forgot about Valentine’s Day. I thought he was being facetious and trying to trick me and then he was going to surprise me because he kept talking about having to go work at the bar that night and I thought, “”certainly that CAN’T be true””. So I got dolled up and waited around…But, low and behold… he never came to see me, never said Happy Valentine’s Day, and never ever made it up to me. I was devastated. Never again! I picked myself up and moved on after a few of those disasters!!

    Twitter: @katewain
    Instagram: kate_wain

  • Jordan Miroballi

    My best Valentine’s day was very low key. Being budgeted students, my boyfriend and I decided to write one another notes and get a small gift, nothing too expensive. His gift was a build-a-bear dressed dressed in Star Wars garb (he had a little lightsaber and everything!), and I loved it because the series is one of my favorites. It was thoughtful, funny, and sweet. His note reflected the same. Then, we spent the entire night having laughs, watching movies, just enjoying each others’ company.

    Twitter: @talktojordz

  • Jennifer Conkey

    Worst Valentines Day: I was waiting for him to pick me up, we had plans just for a laid back evening (we talked about maybe going to a movie). We hadn’t been together too long so I didn’t expect anything and I was never much for Valentines Day to begin with. I was waiting and waiting and about 30 min went by and I got a text. He broke up with via text, saying that I wasn’t what he wanted or needed at the time. He said in a later text that it was also because he didn’t want to buy a gift or go out and he had felt pressured. I had told him multiple times that I expected nothing from him I just wanted to spend time together. I decided to call up a friend and go to dinner for a girls night instead and I saw him at the restaurant with another girl the same night.

    With the love of my life now and I’m glad that this one was such a loser so I had to opportunity to meet my man!

    @jenconkey

  • Donna Hale

    My best Valentine was when the beau surprised me when I was abroad with flowers and my favorite treat (thin mints, since I couldn’t find them in London). It was so thoughtful of him! I’d love to win a PC dress for a date night. Thanks for consideration! XO

    Twitter & Instagram: DonnamHale

  • Rebecca

    Best Valentine’s was in high school.. My boyfriend was going to be at the Olympics and was leaving on valentine’s so I wouldn’t see him. He surprised my at my house super early before school just so I could show off my gift at school. Not that I needed something to show off, but he knew how bummed I was that we weren’t going to see each other so he made the extra effort to see me before leaving the state!

  • Sydney Mayer

    My dad always got me, my sister, and my mom a small gift for Valentine’s Day and would leave it out for us on the kitchen table when he went to work. One year, when I was a sophomore in high school, my boyfriend and I broke up a month before Valentine’s Day. Needless to say, I was still sad by the time the holiday came around. That morning, when I went downstairs, I found not only a huge bouquet of rose’s on the table for me, but my dad bought me an entire basket filled with chocolate and wrote a note saying, “”you deserve to be happy today, so don’t let that a**hole ruin it!”” Best Valentine’s Day hands down. Thanks, Dad!

    twitter: @daymanlives

  • Aimee

    My best valentines day was when i was in high school, i had recently been dumped by my first ever boyfriend, i wasnt looking forward to it but i figured i wouldnt ruin it for everyone with my bad attitude so i played it off like it was nothing, i jokingly asked my friend ,who is also the cousin and bestfriend of my ex boyfriend, if he wanted to be my valentine, this was in no way a way to get back at my ex boyfriend (its thanks to my friend/his cousin that i even met my ex boyfriend) so he laughed it off and said “”i would love to”” so after a couple days valentines day came and i went up to him and jokingly asked “”where’s my chocolates”” and he looked at me and said “”aw shoot i dont have them”” so i told him “”its ok”” and walked with him to class, later that day i met up with him at his locker and he told me “”hold up”” i waited for him and he pulled out a teddy bear with chocolates, but then said “”oh these arent mine i was holding it for a friend”” and i laughed of embarrassment then he wen on to say “”im just kidding! They’re for you.”” And he gave me a hug. And thats the story of my best valentines day.

  • Alba Cuci

    Best Valentine was 3 years ago – my current boyfriend knew that I had never had a great VDay in the past so he planned the whole day for us to be “”tourist”” in our city. We went to some of the best restaurant in town, went to the botanical gardens, and finished the night with a concert. That was the best, most romantic day I’ve every had.

    Twitter : @albaecuc

  • Rebecca

    Best Valentine’s was in high school.. My boyfriend was going to be at the Olympics and was leaving on valentine’s so I wouldn’t see him. He surprised my at my house super early before school just so I could show off my gift at school. Not that I needed something to show off, but he knew how bummed I was that we weren’t going to see each other so he made the extra effort to see me before leaving the state! – @itsarbs

  • Leann Bishop

    Valentine’s Day last year was both a good and bad one for me! My boyfriend and I had broken up, fixed things, and gotten back together the week before Valentine’s Day. I had already made him a present before the break up, so I still gave him my original gift. He, on the other hand, threw out the present he made me when we had hit that bump in the road. He figured I had done the same, so it was a little awkward! But it ended up being funny for us, and we are hoping to better coordinate things this year ;)

  • Alexis Padula

    Worst Valentines day….. my boyfriend at the time forgot it was valentine’s day. When i finally reminded him he said he didn’t want to do anything because he had practice, but he could tell i was upset so he said he would take me out for ice cream. We went through the drive through at DQ and he made fun of my small vanilla with rainbow sprinkles all night. We exchanged gifts back at my house. I got him a $50 sweatshirt with an adorable card. He hands me socks……

  • Kayla

    My best Valentines day was with my first boyfriend. We were in high school and he was walking me to my car and told me that I had a flat tire, so I was freaking out and checked all of my tires. While I was doing this, he put a card he hand made on the drivers seat. It was pink with glitter everywhere, because he knew I love glitter, and my favorite lollipop flavor. It was the sweetest thing a guy ever gave me and I still have the card 5 years later!
    Twitter: @kmpell1991

  • Alexandra Ross

    My best Valentine’s Day was when my now current boyfriend, but previously just best guy “”friend”” were in an argument because I was mad at him for blatantly flirting with another girl in my face at a bar. Our relationship at that time was very blurred, there was no clear line as to what we were, and on Valentine’s Day he came over to my house with roses and bottle of wine in front of all my girlfriends to prove that I was the one he wanted, after we hadn’t been talking for a couple days. Two years later with no more incidences with any girls at bars were still happily together.

  • sarah dybvig

    About 6 years ago, I had been in a relationship with someone for about 7 months. A couple weeks before Valentines Day, I had decided that my boyfriend and I had drifted apart and wanted to break things off.

    I had planned to right away, but there was a small problem… At the time, I was fifteen years old and still living under the roof of my parents. I had gotten a couple of bad grades and as a result, was grounded until the weekend before Valentines. This meant that I wasn’t able to break it off with him until the day before Valentines Day. For me, I figured if I couldn’t have the heart to do that, I would try to avoid having anything romantic planned for that day.

    While I was out with a group of friends for that evening, my boyfriend shyly came up to me and said he had something for me. In front of all my friends, he pulled out a dozen roses and box of chocolates behind his back. None of my friends knew how I had been feeling, so they ooed and awwed over the gesture, leaving me completely embarrassed and wanting to run away. My boyfriend was a shy guy, so him doing that in front of my friends was completely awkward and uncomfortable

    I broke up with him a week after that. Sorry, Stephen!

  • Alexandra Ross

    My best Valentine’s Day was when my now current boyfriend, but previously just best guy “”friend”” were in an argument because I was mad at him for blatantly flirting with another girl in my face at a bar. Our relationship at that time was very blurred, there was no clear line as to what we were, and on Valentine’s Day he came over to my house with roses and bottle of wine in front of all my girlfriends to prove that I was the one he wanted, after we hadn’t been talking for a couple days. Two years later with no more incidences with any girls at bars were still happily together. @aross65

  • why_vette

    My best Valentines Day was when my boyfriend and I ended up giving each other the same gift without even knowing. We both created a picture book that consisted of family, friends, baby pictures and pictures of fun things that we did together. He was on the road a lot so I wanted him to have the book on days he missed home and he wanted me to have a picture book on days when I missed him. I know it sounds corny but it just serendipitously happened. I recommend this gift idea to everyone, its affordable and thoughtful all at the same time :)

    Instagram: why_vette

  • Estelle

    My worst valentines night was when neither my boyfriend or I had made reservations for an evening out. This was a huge mistake! After getting dressed up we went to several restaurants and at each one we were informed they were booked or that the wait would be several hours. Before giving up on a meal out we spotted a Brazilian steakhouse that didn’t seem too crowded. ( again another huge mistake) We go in and sit down only to realize there are only 3 other couples in this very large building. I tried staying positive but the meat that was brought out was not recognizable. We both nibbled around the edge and decided that ice cream would make a great meal instead!

  • Elle Repeta

    The guy I liked had an on and off relationship with another girl. This guy and I are best friends, and I hate to see him get hurt by this girl. I had stopped liking him because I didn’t want to get hurt, but the day after valentines day he brought me flowers and chocolate! I was so excited by this gesture and immediately picked up the feelings I had for him, thinking that this was a sign he was into me. Low and behold he went out to dinner with the other girl valentines day night and asked her to be his valentine. What sucks is that he had lied to me about what he did that night, and he still likes her.
    Twitter: ellenjames329
    Instagram: ellerepeta29

  • Setareh M

    My best valentines day was one where a snow storm hit and we ended up staying in together and had to cancel our reservations. It wasn’t a big fancy night, but we spent some quality time together and had so much fun.

    twitter: @smillerlile

  • Fredee17

    Last year, in January, I decided to ask one of my good friend for prom. The problem: He lives in Halifax. I didn’t want to ask him by text or phone, so I decided to make the big jump and go join him in his hometown (I’m from montreal, Canada, and it’s a 13 hours road trip). The day before I left, I recieved a letter (the cutest you’ll never see in your whole life) from him, asking me for his prom… a white rose was waiting for me in my bedroom when I came back from school.
    What he didn’t know is that I was going to do the same… but in a different way. So on the 14th of february, I checked in at the airport, anxious to see my best friend. I arrived in the afternoon and had to wait all day cause he had a hockey game! But it was totally worth it: when I saw him, my heart stopped beating. It was like discovering someone completely new : a lovely, handsome, perfect guy.

    Since a year, we are in love, and I know It’s just the beginning… NO MATTER THE DISTANCE! Miles are nothing when you’ve found the man of your dreams <3

    twitter : @DufortFred

  • Claire Coppersmith

    I love going to the movies on Valentine’s Day with my best friend because we’re both single. Last Valentine’s Day, we saw The Vow and we’re going to see Safe Haven this year because we also read the book together!
    Twitter: @cllaireee
    Instagram: cllaireee

  • Jessica Roberts

    My best Valentine’s day, my best day really, was last year. My boyfriend and I had planned for me to cook a nice dinner and then go see The Vow. After the movie, he said he wanted to go get coffee, so we went downtown to a cute little coffee shop. He said, “”Let’s take a walk while we drink our coffee.”” We started walking around our downtown park. It was freezing cold, and we were the only people around. As we were walking over a little bridge, he asked me to dance. Mid-dance, he stops and says, “”I need to ask you something.”” He got down on one knee, pulled out a ring box, and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said YES! It was the perfect proposal- unexpected, sweet, and simple. To top off the already perfect night, after we went back to my house after telling our friends and family we were engaged, I found out that I had passed my Nursing License Exam that I had taken the day before. So many tears of pure joy happened that night. I became a Registered Nurse and soon-to-be Mrs. Roberts on February 14th, 2012. Unforgettable, to say the least!

    Twitter & Instagram : jesscakate

  • Klare Armstrong

    My best Valentines Day was last year. I broke up with my boyfriend in the beginning of January, we had been dating since high school and it was really hard for both of us. My parents surprised me on Valentines Day by coming to my residence hall and spending the day with me! That my best friends and I all went out to dinner and watched romantics comedies! Of course I thought of my ex boyfriend that day but having the support and feeling the love from my family and friends really made it the best ever!

  • Megan Nichols

    My best valentines day was two years ago when my boyfriend of 3 years at the time took me out to Olive Garden and while we were sitting there he pulled out a ring . He promised to be by my side for as long as he lived and he still is apart of my life til this day .it was so unexpected and cute especially because my boyfriend isn’t romantic at all . By far the best valentines day ����

    Instagram:MeganNichols20
    Twitter: @Megannichols20

  • Klare Armstrong

    My best Valentines Day was last year. I broke up with my boyfriend in the beginning of January, we had been dating since high school and it was really hard for both of us. My parents surprised me on Valentines Day by coming to my residence hall and spending the day with me! That my best friends and I all went out to dinner and watched romantics comedies! Of course I thought of my ex boyfriend that day but having the support and feeling the love from my family and friends really made it the best ever! @klarewarren

  • Steph

    My best Valentine’s Day was the last one that my husband and I were actually together for — which was in 2009. One month after this Valentine’s Day, he had to move out of the country, as his student visa expired, and we were not married/engaged at the time. It took 2.5 years for us to be together again, and I am so looking forward to spending this Valentine’s Day (and many more to come), with my now husband :-)
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • Leah Dooley

    My very best Valentine’s Day was last year- my dad finally got to come home for a few days and we got to spend quality time together. I’m so proud of him and I know how much he misses us, so I was just incredibly exited to get to talk with him for awhile. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love, and I think most people think of romantic love, but honestly words can’t describe how much I love my family!

    I loved reading everybody’s comments before me! Good luck everybody :))

    Twitter: @leah_cdd

  • Kai_marie88

    The worst valentines day was when I had a date, then he broke up with me and asked out someone else only a couple of days before. My best valentines day was last year, my boyfriend and I had been doing long distance for about a year and he surprised me by coming out to my school the weekend before and took me out, and we spent a great weekend together.
    @kai_marie88

  • minniemariss

    I love surprising my boy on Valentine’s Day! When I was in high school, I asked my boyfriend to the Sadie Hawkins dance by decorating his front yard with balloons and candy and wrote a note to him with sidewalk chalk asking him to the dance. Then when he was walking home he saw the decorations, looked confused, then I jumped out of a bush! haha. When I was in college, I left a trail of hearts in from my boyfriend’s door to his bedroom, which led to a box of Sprinkles cupcakes and a card asking him to be my Valentine. I think girls always assume that boys hate v-day, but they love surprises and love too, especially when food is involved. haha.

  • Alyssa Gross

    My best valentine’s day was my senior year of high school when my boyfriend surprised me with a “”sweetheart’s”” dinner at my favorite restaurant. The surprise didn’t end there, though– he had gotten the waiter in on our special evening by having him deliver a series of little presents with things like my favorite candy, favorite flowers, movie tickets, etc. to our table. The final box held a picture frame with the note “”Will you go to prom with me?”” inside. It was such a sweet way to remember my first “”real”” valentine’s day!

    Instagram: alyssabgross

  • mikaela

    My best Valentine’s Day was during my sophomore year in high school. I was single at the time didn’t expect anything special to happen. When I walked into homeroom, someone said there was a rose delivered for me. I thought it was a joke at first, but at the front of the room where all the other Valentine’s Day roses had been delivered, I found a single rose that had a note with my name on it. It was from my friend who was a senior, and he wrote that he hoped he had caught me by surprise and that it made me smile. It was the nicest thing that any boy has ever done for me. He ended up asking me to the senior prom two months later (:

    Twitter: @xmkla

  • Kim de Kanter

    On my first Valentine’s day with my boyfriend, he had come over to my house after school and we decided to go on a walk in the woods behind my house. We didn’t have any plans for the day and just wanted to keep it simple so we chose to go to dinner at Outback. After our walk he went home to get ready and to make reservations while I got ready as well just dressing in jeans a nice shirt for our casual dinner date. He called to say our reservations were at 6:30 and to be at his house at 6:00 cause he was fooling around and wouldn’t be ready in time to come pick me up. I remember pulling up to his house thinking it was weirdly dark inside his house, so I texted him telling him I was there and he responded by telling me to come in because he still wasn’t ready. (I was thinking to myself how long is he going to be getting ready, even I don’t take that long! haha) As I walked into the front door he was on his way from the kitchen to meet me and said follow me. I walked down the hallway and as I turned the corner to the kitchen my heart just melted. Sitting at the kitchen dinner was dinner he had cooked and a candle in the middle. My plate had a box on it with his present to me for Valentine’s Day (a small ring with interlocking hearts). I had never been so surprised in my life and I can always remember that day down to the very last detail. It was hands down the best Valentine’s Day and the most memorable!

    twitter: @kim_deKanter
    instagram: kimberly_ann_9

  • Kristen0280

    my best valentines date was when i met my date on valentines day for the first time and he took me on my first date ever. He bought me roses and it was so romantic!!! we’ve been dating ever since :)

  • Andrea

    My best valentine’s was two years ago when I first met my boyfriend. I was up studying late for an exam when I got a text from him to check my front door of my apartment. I opened the door to find a big box saying open me. I opened the box to find 2 pink gift bags. One said open me first which contained a bag full of bandaids which was an inside joke since I am super clumsy and have a tendency to hurt myself. The other bag contained a bottle of fish oil capsules because he joked around saying that I had bad short term memory (which I do). Then there was another note saying to go back to the front door which I did and found another box. When I opened the second box, there was a box full of roses with a heart shaped box of chocolates and a hand made card saying how he’s glad we made it official. Shortly after he came into the apartment since it was cold and he was hiding in the stairwell. We’ve been together ever since and holding strong! <3

    Twitter: andreafung89

  • Erika Daniels

    my best valentines day was years ago my best friend (and roommate) and i were single at the same time and were pretty bummed we didnt have boyfriends to share the love day with, so we decided to spoil one another with tons of gifts, which included, balloons, flowers and other gifts. we took eachother out to dinner and had a blast. at the end of the night, we were so glad we had each other and completely forgot about not having boyfriends. eventhough im married with a child now, that was still the best valentines day ever. i think in a lot of ways it really solidified how much really mean to one another. i just adore her! it also goes to show you dont need a significant other to celebrate a day of love… love is everywhere!

  • Erika Daniels

    my best valentines day was years ago my best friend (and roommate) and i were single at the same time and were pretty bummed we didnt have boyfriends to share the love day with, so we decided to spoil one another with tons of gifts, which included, balloons, flowers and other gifts. we took eachother out to dinner and had a blast. at the end of the night, we were so glad we had each other and completely forgot about not having boyfriends. eventhough im married with a child now, that was still the best valentines day ever. i think in a lot of ways it really solidified how much really mean to one another. i just adore her! it also goes to show you dont need a significant other to celebrate a day of love… love is everywhere!

    instagram: misserikad

  • Sara Strauss

    I’m following on Twitter and Instagram! @sincerelysara22

    I would love to tell you what my best or worst Valentine’s Day date was, but I haven’t gone on any! I’ve never had a boyfriend, but I remember going to hang out with my best friend on Valentine’s Day a few years ago. We went to Starbucks and talked and laughed and a guy there gave us a few free treats since we were the only ones really there. It was a lot of fun!
    ~Sara

  • vcryan

    Best Valentines Day…

    Went out to a nice dinner with one of my best girlfriends, and got to witness THE most AWKWARD first date going on beside us. The young guy & girl were not into each other in any way. It. Was. Awesome. They kept interrupting each other by accident and their conversation topics were more than forced.

    Our “”Single Ladies Valentine’s Day Night”” was amazing due to the entertainment going on beside us. Who has a first date on Valentine’s Day? Let alone… agrees to a first date on Valentine’s Day? Sometimes being single proves to be more entertaining… It was great. Ahah

    Twitter: @vivivictorious
    Instagram: victoriacaruk

  • Daniella Eva

    My best Valentine’s Day was actually last year. My current boyfriend and I had been broken up for a few years but started talking again last february. I wasn’t expecting anything for Valentine’s day, especially since I’m away at college. I got out of class late and grabbed some fast food and went back to my apartment. Waiting for me was a package from him. It had a card, a little stuffed animal and a heart box of chocolates. It wasn’t much but it meant the world to me. A few days later we became official again and have been dating since. We will not only be celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th but our new one year anniversary on the 18th and I wouldn’t have it any other way! xoxo

    Twitter @daniellaeva32

    instagram daniellekaleta

  • Katie Sturino

    My memorable Valentines day would probably have to be 7 years ago when my current boyfriend and I were in 8th grade and almost started dating. He had told me how much he wants to be my one and only valentine and I fell instantly for him, and we’ve been together ever since!

    Twitter & Instagram: K_Sturino

  • Haylee Atkinson

    Following @hayleemariex on Twitter and I’ve never had a Valentine’s date! :( Sad day, so I couldn’t say.

  • Stephanie Schmidt

    My best V-day was when my best friend and I were both single and we decided that we wouldnt let that ruin the holiday. So we put together a little basket full of goodies for one another. Just little things that we knew the other person would like (favorite: candy, soda, snack, movie, etc.). We went out and bought our favorite food and ice cream and picked out some movies and watched them at my house while chowing down on dinner. It was just a fun time all around.

    @S_Schmidt87

  • chantel

    Ive never been a huge fan of Valentines day. But one year I was actually sick with the flu, and single (not to mention.) And an ex/old friend surprised me with a dozen roses and a rented movie. Sounds really pathetic, but it was a sweet gesture. Followed on instagram/Tumblr.

    Instagram: cdeneice
    Twitter: chantel_deneice

  • Madison McIntyre

    My favorite Valentine’s day was in high school when me and my friends spent the day to go shopping and indulge ourselves at our favorite restaurant, Bravo Italia Cucina, of course! Now don’t get me wrong, we are not the weird girls at school who completely isolate ourselves from everyone. This was not a “”I hate Valentine’s day and the person who created it!”” sort of day, it was a “”my friend’s bring me love and I am extremely grateful for it”” day. I think Valentine’s day often has the misconception that it has to be about loving a man or a women that is in your life. I think it should be thanking everyone in your life who loves you- your parents, your siblings, and especially your friends. That is my favorite Valentine’s day. However, I am extremely excited to be spending the holiday with a new addition- my boyfriend (:
    p.s happy birthday Lauren!

  • Molly

    My memorable Valentine’s day was last year. I had a boyfriend, but we weren’t living in the same city, so we couldn’t be together. Instead, me and my girlfriends went out for a nice dinner in Chicago, surrounded by many happy couples, of course. After a couple cocktails, we decided that we couldn’t end the night couldn’t end so soon and we went to a karaoke bar! We sang girly songs and had a blast. The bar was packed with others in the same situation. Note to anyone without a date on Valentine’s day: karaoke bars may be the place to be! Iwitter: @mmlinds; Instagram: Lindsamm

  • Gracie Beak

    one time my friend and I were hanging out and this guy asked me to come to the movies with him to see valentines day the movie. I was so excited and about to say yes.. until my friend that I was with got a call from the same guy. it was awful

  • Kortney Foust

    My most memorable Valentine’s Day was when I first started dating my boyfriend who I have now been with for three years. Neither one of us had ever had a valentine before so we decided to go to dinner and a movie. Instead of going somewhere really fancy we just went to Taco Bell we ate and opened our little goodies for each other. He surprised me by getting my favorite candy, chocolate covered gummy bears, and hand making me a card which i could tell took him quite sometime. It was definitely a night I will never forget and it made me realize that it is the little things that count!

  • A-Star

    I’ve actually never had a Valentine’s date, I usually just spend it with girlfriends, but this year will be my first Valentine’s date and I’d love to wear the dress for it!

    Twitter: @esthercollins
    Instagram: esthercollins

  • Amylee Herak

    I’ve never had a valentines date and this year I’ll be spending it with my little girl, probably cutting out paper hearts and attacking them with glitter. No reason I can’t look fabulous whilst doing craft!!

    Twitter: @hamylee
    Instagram: @leebags

  • Liesel

    My worst Valentine’s date was in junior high when I had just started dating this guy and he forgot about Valentine’s Day! I typically spend the day with my best friends watching movies and baking :)

    twitter: @ShelbyBeier

  • Nicole Emerson

    My best Valentines date, really my only one, was last year when my friend at the time took me out. He had this really fun car that I wanted to drive so he said I could be his “”chauffeur”” for the night and he would plan out where we would go. He took me out to dinner, a movie, then we walked along the beach, and then went up into the mountains to watch the stars. When we were watching the stars a good song came and we made some jokes about dancing to it then decided to actually dance in the street to Aerosmith’s “”I don’t want to miss a thing.”” It was like a scene straight out of a movie. Best date I’ve ever been on.

    Instagram: 15nicole

  • Beingashleyxo

    Well, my worst Valentines Day definitely has to be 2012 when me and my boyfriend had a huge fight and broke up for the day. So romantic

    @ashfenlonx

  • Stacie Wong

    I have never really been into Valentine’s Day and neither has my boyfriend of 9 years. But one random V-day he had home baked chocolate chip cookies baked and at work sent me a dozen cupcakes and flowers sent. It was the sweetest thing because I never expected him to do anything at all! To this day he denies every celebrating Valentine’s Day… instead he says it was random I Love You goods. Which is why he is now my FIANCE. :)

    Instagram: Stacejface573
    Twitter: staceface573

  • Jessica Lee

    My WORST Valentine’s experience was when a guy a was newly dating took me out to what I thought was going to be a romantic dinner. It started as a lovely evening until he noticed a small bug crawling on our table. Instead of just flicking it off, he put the bug IN HIS OWN FOOD in order to get the meal for free!! Needless to say, the night didn’t lasting much longer, nor our relationship. Thankfully, I am now happily married to a man that hates bugs and pays full price for all of our dinners :)

  • Susie

    My worst Valentine’s Day was when a boy in HS sent me a dozen roses (our school let you buy roses to sent to friends that would be delivered during classes). I was so embarrassed and he found me after school and told me he loved me… and I lied and told him I had a boyfriend. What an idiot I was.

    Twitter: @snooberrius

  • Jessica Lee

    My WORST Valentine’s experience was when a guy a was newly dating took me out to what I thought was going to be a romantic dinner. It started as a lovely evening until he noticed a small bug crawling on our table. Instead of just flicking it off, he put the bug IN HIS OWN FOOD in order to get the meal for free!! Needless to say, the night didn’t lasting much longer, nor our relationship. Thankfully, I am now happily married to a man that hates bugs and pays full price for all of our dinners :)
    twitter: jessicampos

  • Miriam Gronli

    Having grown up in a country where valentines day is more something optional for couples, and mostly ignored by everyone I never paid much attention to it. Also, being in a long distance relationship with my husband (who is American), I do not think we have ever actually been together on Valentines day, so I have never had a date for February the 14. Not that I can remember in any case.

    I do have a sweet moment connected with the day though. The first year we where dating he sent me a e-card with a very sweet message written in it. The kind that made me go aww. I lots a track of the e-card in the vastness of my inbox, but I wrote the message onto a post-it that I still have. It makes me smile every time I look at it.

    @FarrowLw

  • Karen Reed

    My best Valentines day experience was when I was still in high school. I had been dating this guy for 2 years. On Valentines day he basically sent me on this long scavenger hunt around campus, leaving little riddles and clues to the next riddle. Each one had a rose attached to it. When I got to the last one I noticed something. I had 11 real roses and 1 fake one. The note on the last one said “”I will love you until the last rose dies”” and on the stem of this rose there was a little ring (not an engagement ring but still adorable)

    Though we aren’t together now, we are still close. He is amazing :)

  • Chiara Larizza

    I wouldn’t say that it was my worst Valentin’s, but i have to admit that i’ll remember that day for the rest pf my life!
    I was only 8 years old, i was in my class, getting ready to go back home with all my classmates.
    I took my jacket and i put it on, and something fell from my left sleeve… It was a tiny little teddy bear holding a big red heart, with a little chocolate in it. Everybody laughed ’cause we were too young to understand, but i remember my friend Gian coming to me and saying “”happy valentine’s day”” and giving me a kiss on my cheek.
    Actually i started crying because of other people laughing, and because i was soooo imbarassed, but now, just turned 20, i see how sweet he had been :)

  • Karen Reed

    Oh shoot I forgot to say my twitter is @KarenMarieReed

  • Shannan Mullins

    This will probably be my worst Valentines day…Me and my boyfriend just broke up and we were supposed to leave for a ski trip with his fraternity for formal on Valentines day…He’s still planning on going without me. Guys are awesome!!

  • Rachel Hurley

    My worst Valentines Day was in 11th grade of High School. I had never done a date on Valentines Day. I was supposed to go out with my boyfriend. The day before he cancelled because he missed school and said he was sick. I was numbed but just brought him some soup on V-day then headed out with a friend to get dinner. Much to my surprise when I got to the restaurant and made a run to the bathroom I saw my boyfriend in a booth with my ex. Lets just say I was mortified. But held my head high and stopped talking to him then and there. From then on I have chosen to go out with my girls on V-day because I no I will always have a great time with them.

  • Shannan Mullins

    This will probably be my worst Valentines day…Me and my boyfriend just broke up and we were supposed to leave for a ski trip with his fraternity for formal on Valentines day…He’s still planning on going without me. Guys are awesome!!
    Twitter: ShannanMullins
    Instagram: shannanmullins

  • emily loeb

    My worst valentines day dates have been sitting home every year alone watching sad movies and eating chocolate

  • Annie Nguyen

    My best Valentine’s Day hasn’t come yet. Still too young and waiting for the perfect guy :)

  • emily loeb

    Oh and @loebeloeb33

  • lgill95

    The worst Valentines Day ever was when I went on a date with a guy with whom I had just begun dating. We had a great time, but at the end, at dessert, he started crying about his ex. Needless to say I was out of there quickly, and alone a Valentines day!! instagram: @bleighchblonde

  • Jen~

    When I was 15 my boyfriend proposed to me on February 15. Yes, a day later. And he didn’t bend on his knee but just handed it to me and said, “”Here put this on.”” He was 19. My dad found out three days later! *lol*

    On the more romantic side, we’ve now been married 25 yrs this July and he’s FAR more romantic than back then. :) Luv the guy like no one else.

  • Tere

    Well…I’m more like ice cream in the couch kind of valentine, however, this year I actually have a boyfriend to celebrate it with so I’ll wait and see!

  • Kayleigh Reeves

    Best Valentine’s was last year. My boyfriend and I made each other homemade gifts and then cooked dinner and dessert together. I’d rather have sweet, meaningful memories than a fancy dinner any night of the week.

    Instagram:@reeveskm

  • Chelsea Owens

    My best Valentine’s day was 6 years ago. My (now) boyfriend had acted all day as if he hadn’t gotten me anything for Valentine’s Day. He ended up showing up at my house that night with flowers and asked me to be his girlfriend. We’re now about to celebrate our 6th year anniversary.

  • Chelsea Owens

    instagram: @chelsea_owens

  • eiuoLChloe

    Although my husband is deployed and i probably wont have the me time to go out, this will be my best Valentines day with our beautiful girls. Our 5 year old and i had a great time being creative on his Valentine’s Day care package and we anticipate the happiness in his voice (via phone call) when he receives his gifts; pictures, cards, necessities and brownies in jars. I loved being so creative with showing my love rather than just buying something meaningless.

  • eiuoLChloe

    Instagram: @eiuolchloe

  • amy elle

    My best V-Day is going to be this year. I’ve met the love of my life at the ripe ol’ age of 26 and I couldn’t be happier. It’ll be a great year.

    instagram:amyelowry

  • Sam

    My best Valentine’s Day was a few years ago when my then-boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Washington D.C. (one of my favorite cities). First, he took me to the beautiful Orchidarium where there hundreds of lovely orchids. Then, he took me to the Geology, Gems and Minerals exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History where they have the Hope Diamond and jewels that used to belong to royalty (it is my favorite exhibit). After that, we went to eat at a tapas restaurant. And finally, when we exchanged presents, he gave me a beautiful promise ring that he bought from Tiffany’s! This was during the major winter storm that hit the east coast, so it was freezing cold outside, but it was absolutely worth it! He recently proposed in October and we will be getting married this year! He is the best!
    @samantha_to

  • Billie

    Worst v-day ever: me and my boyfriend broke up like a week before so I ended up giving his present to a friend and I spent it alone.

    Instagram : bmanon_3
    Twitter : @bmanon_3

  • Stephanie Harris

    Never been on a valentine’s day date! But my dream date would be dinner and a movie and then fro-yo of course!

    @stephharris18

  • Caitygrl3

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was spending it with my girlfriends.

    Twitter and Instagram:
    caitygrl3

  • Mandy

    I’m still quite young (14) so I’ve never had a Valentine before, but I imagine that if I was to think of a day that would be the best, and stand out amongst others, I would imagine it being very simple and with an important guy. As long as it was me spending time with someone that I cared about and someone who cared about me, it would be perfect. We could go for a romantic walk, grab coffee, go to our favourite place, maybe an old bookstore. We could take public transit and go on an adventure, whatever it would be. We could eat from cheap food stands and joke around, be ourselves and have fun! :)

  • Mandy

    Instagram: missmirandat

  • Julia Gentner

    I’ve never spent Valentines Day with anyone special, just with timing and everything. But to me Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be romantic, it is one day we all can step back to see the people in our lives that we love. People can be too busy to stop and recognize how blessed they are when theyre caught up in the high speed chase of life. I spend part of every Valentine’s day with my sister and thats the best part because I know I have friends and family who love me and I hope everyone can feel that way and be lucky enough to recognize it!!

    Julia
    twitter-jugentner
    instagram-juliagg9703

  • Sara

    Never been on a Valentines date but I do like spending it with friends just watching movies and eating ice cream ;)

  • Narin

    My best and favorite Valentine’s day date was last year. I spent the afternoon shopping with my girlfriends, came home, and my partner planned a fantastically romantic evening for the two of us. It was the sweetest yet!

    Twitter & Instagram: Narine__

  • Lacy Parson

    I actually don’t have a best, or worst Valentine’s Day date. However! This is my first year having a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day (yay me!) so it better be good… dang it!! Just kidding. But really, it will be a good one no matter what we do. (A new dress would make it better thought!) ;)

    @GypsyJLacy

  • Allie Lebster

    Worst Valentines Day was a while ago. My cousin invited me to go on a double date with her, her boyfriend, and this hot guy that we used to be close with as kids. Everything seemed to be going well until we got to dinner. We went to Red Lobster and at the time I was on a health binge so I ordered a Caesar salad and ate a roll or two. My date in front of everyone asked if I was anorexic and then later in the night said I was much more sarcastic now than he had remembered and not in a good way right before he tried to kiss me in the most slobbery way possible. Needless to say I went home and was not impressed. Worst Valentines Day ever.

    Twitter- AllieLebster

  • Mary Williams

    I have never been one for putting a ton of pressure on valentines day, generally people build it up just to be dissipointed in the end and its much nicer for me to just go with the flow and be pleasantly surprised. However, the first year my boyfriend and I were dating we decided to go back to his home town of new orleans for mardi gras, and valentines really turned into an entire weekend celebration. We visited his sister and her husband and had an amazing time. There was one night where we went to a nice dinner but we spent most of our time going to parades and just having a blast! and he even got me a new charm for my charm bracelet! This valentines day will be our first since he proposed on new years and i’m just so excited to spend time with him as much as I can.

    twitter: @mary_kat_w

  • Julia Szabo

    Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal to me. I’d rather go all out for Christmas or birthdays. But I did have the greatest Valentine’s Day 2 years ago. My boyfriend and I are long distance, him California, me Ohio. I was having a very rough time with the distance I was missing him a lot. I knew we wouldn’t see each other for months becaude of our schedules. My friends also knew how hard of a time I was having. Unbeknownst to me, my friends planned with my boyfriend to surprise me for Valentine’s Day. My friends planned a dinner at my favorite sushi place to cheer me up. As I was getting ready and about to leave for dinner, my roommate showed up with my boyfriend! I nearly died from the surprise! Everyone was in on it. He was missing me as much as I was missing him and had to come home to see me. It was the greatest surprise ever, it takes a lot to surprise me. We ended up going to dinner with my friends wish was the perfect way to spend the day, surrounded by my favorite people!

    twitter @juliagulia5

  • Julia_S

    Worst Valentine Day date, hands down, happened whenever I was younger. I agreed to meet someone I met from an online site. The first bad sign was that he asked if I could pick him up. Second bad sign, picking him up from his mother’s home. Final and LAST straw, he wasn’t the same person from the pictures he had sent.

  • Lilit961

    Never been on a vday date before! But I will be spending it with all my single ladies this year drinking and watching our favorite chick flicks! :D

    @Lilit961

  • Michelle Donahue

    My boyfriend and I always go to Little Italy (we are from the Cleveland, OH area). The restaurants are quant and romantic. We have great food, good wine, and tiramisu for dessert.

    twitter and instagram: michellynn43

  • Rebdenn

    This is my first year having a boyfriend for valentines day and he is planning everything so I’m hoping it will be remembered as the best! And a beautiful new dress never hurts!

    Instagram: reebu

  • Colleen G

    Twitter: @ColLeanOnMe
    My favorite Valentines Day was when I was a little girl, I would wake up and go downstairs and have a mini box of chocolates and a card waiting for me on my seat at breakfast. I used to get the biggest smile on my face and it made me feel so special and loved by my family.

  • Kiana Hammington

    I think the perfect date night would be to have a cozy evening in. Most people picture getting all dressed up and going out to a fancy restaurant, but really, I think the best date night is laying out on a blanket and cuddling in front of the fireplace! This is a true way to test if you love someone.

    Instagram: kianahammington

  • Corinne Dasti

    This dress is perfect. The best Valentines day I had, my boyfriend drove 6 hours up to Boston to see me then brought me on a dinner date. At this restaurant we ordered an entree for 2, watched a black and white Charlie Chaplin movie, listened to a live musician, and drank fantastic drinks. *Strawberry Kiss* It went perfectly. =)

  • Franky Favata

    I can not think of any vday dates that I have been on. I remember one time though having met this girl online and talking to her for months and her telling me that she had never had received a dozen red roses. I felt we were starting to have something a spark or something. She was a kindergarten teacher and I sent her the roses on vday and her response was that she was scarred and had security walk her to her car. After she let me know that I stopped talking to her.

    Twitter
    @MarkGirlFranky

  • Catherine Chu

    Beautiful dress!

    Last year on Valentine’s Day my boyfriend and I got in a fight and I had statistics to work on. My boyfriend ended coming over, brought ice cream cake, a bottle of wine and bought me an orchid. We talked and made up. He even helped me with preparing for my statistics exam! The day turned out terribly but ended nicely. <3

    Instagram: cschd

  • Richelle Sawatzky

    One time in high school my boyfriend at the time got me a huge stuff teddy bear (and stuff animals are not my thing!!!) Now it serves as a dog bed for my dog Charlie :) @RichelleS17

  • Lexalex

    I don’t have a worst Valentine’s Day date but I do have a worst Valentine’s Day! I was in high school and I received a chocolate rose while I was in school. It was from someone I liked and it came with a note saying they liked me. It all turned out that someone had sent it as a prank and it wasn’t true. It eneded up being a pretty bad Valentine’s! haha

    My twitter: @LexaKlop

  • Maya Shapiro

    my best valentine date was just hanging out with some girlfriends and going to the movies!
    instagram:mayarosashp
    twitter:@mayamo101

  • Alex Albers

    My best Valentine’s day was in the year 1995. I wasn’t yet 2 years old, which I’m sure is starting to sound kind of funny; I didn’t have a date with any boy, but my Mom had a DUE date. That Valentine’s Day was the day my sister, Jordan was born and not only is it the best Valentine’s day I’ve ever had but it has been one of the best days of my life.

    Twitter: @_alexalbers

  • Caitlin Jeffries

    Last Valentine’s day was the first one that I was alone for the first time in four years. I had a short term boyfriend after the long time boyfriend and he cheated on me right before it! My friend decided that we should go out since we were single and it would be fun to get out and about. I was new to the bar scene so I did not know what really to expect. My night was spent at the bar around everyone trying really hard to not be alone that night. Not my scene. Not a very good night. Then thought I would have a lovely valentine this year and my boyfriend and I just broke up. Loner and loser…

  • Aimee

    Ahh forgot to give my twitter: @aimobaimo

  • megan gibson

    Hmm, my favorite valentine’s day memory comes from when I was younger and my dad would always get me flowers. Every year that I lived at home I got flowers and it is such a sweet memory that I have of my dad and his love for me. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! @msmegangibson

  • kylie trueman

    Last year was probably my worst V-day…my son and i had just moved back to Nebraska to be closer to my mom (who was very sick) and we had to leave my husband back in Alabama (we weren’t separating or anything)…but we were apart. I personally don’t value v-day as much as Christmas, Easter, birthdays…it’s pretty much like any other day. This year, I did start the 14 days of Valentines for my husband and son…so everyday since 1 Feb 2013 they have received a small, special treat. it’s fun and reminds them not to forget me! ;)

  • Kara Ingram

    instagram: @karaingram

    last year my boyfriend wasn’t able to go out on valentine’s day because of school, so the weekend before i had gone home to see my family, and when i returned he had surprised me at my apartment with a sweet note, some candy, and a dvd copy of the second or third movie we saw together as a couple. simple, but thoughtful.

  • LC

    My best Valentines Day date was when I was 9 years old. My Mom moved across the country to live in Florida, the week before VDAY. I stayed in WA to live with my Dad. I came home from school on Valentines Day, my Dad had left a bag of candy and a card on my bedroom door for me. He made the card himself and wrote inside that he was proud of me and that I was very loved. He took me out to dinner that night, we had a blast. When he tucked me into bed that night, he told me I was very special and just because my Mom left didn’t mean she didn’t love me. He said he loved me more than two parents could love a child. He is amazing (: And my best Valentines ever. @elisemcouture (Instagram)

  • Allison Welly

    My best valentines day was last year when my boyfriend surprised me by taking me to a place I have always wanted to try…melt in Cleveland. And then we went to a concert of my fav country singer! I was so surprised that he had it all planned out. It was so thoughtful!!

  • Allison Welly

    My twitter is @tennisal06

  • KristinaG

    instagram: @kristinamarieg

    My favorite Valentines day has been everyone Valentines for the past 3 years. Every year my boyfriend and I always celebrate with a classy date and cute gifts to each other. We love celebrating our love every chance we get!

  • Paige Walker

    My best Valentine’s Day was when my husband, at the time boyfriend, surprised me with a home cooked dinner (which- trust me- is a really big deal), wild flowers, chocolates, candles, etc.. just an all around perfect romantic evening!

  • Logan Francisco

    I honestly think this year will be my worst!! My husband and I are best friends and do almost everything together but he will be out of town for work this Valentines day! It always makes me sad when he leaves but I will hate not getting to cuddle with him for an entire week, and what’s worse is Valentine’s day falls right in the middle!!! :,-(
    @logan_francisco

  • Lorraine Valdez

    I’ve never had a Valentine’s date.. Ever..

  • abbysanderson

    Crossing my fingers for a thoughtful Valentine’s date!

  • Brigid of Small Town Fabulous

    I’ve never had a Valentine’s date :(
    Twitter: @SmallTownFablog
    Instagram: SmallTownFabulous

  • Julie Laba

    My best Valentine’s date was the first one my bf and I spent together. I got to his house to find rose petals on the bed and on the floor leading up to it, with them making a heart on the bed around some very sweet presents. He did all this before we went to my cousins wedding (where we danced and ate the night away!) so that I would be surprised when I got home and we got some alone time. He was very sweet that year :)

    Twitter: @heyjules26

  • Rachel M

    I’ve never been big on February 14 celebrations, and before I moved in with my boyfriend we did long distance for two years, which made spending the less family-oriented holidays together difficult. Last year, I managed to escape a very busy day with a lady lunch date for sushi with two of my very best girlfriends (who, at the time, were celebrating Valentine’s Day single). If there should be a whole day dedicated to loved ones, my best friends definitely needed to be a part of it. Later that day, I got home late with take-out Thai food to find out my boyfriend had done the same thing so that we could have a Valentine’s day dinner together over Skype. We both had to pay, but it was certainly a treat!
    Twitter: @rachelmihalko
    IG: @rmihalko

  • sweetelyseuk

    My worst was when I was pregnant, we had planned a lovely day having dinner at our favourite restaurant and snuggling but it ended up with me lying in he hospital with pre-eclampsia and me in tears all puffy as I didn’t want to be alone on Valentines day. My husband made up for it the following year with a gorgeous new yummy mummy outfit and a gorgeous dinner and film in the evening. x

  • sweetelyseuk

    oops twitter username is; sweetelyseuk xxx

  • kaitlin johnsen

    My favorite (and worst) Valentines Day was going to IKEA with my boyfriend for random things we needed for a spectacular dinner. That place really tests a relationship – either you leave there a stronger couple or you’re completely broken up. Going in knowing this, we aimed for the former. Within the first mock kitchen set-up, we endured multiple petty fights over which forks, what bowls, what color place settings to buy. We somehow made it through that bad episode of Top Chef war-zone with only breaking one glass. We came out a stronger couple realizing we weathered the ultimate challenge – shopping in IKEA. If you can survive that – you can survive anything! I only pray that we don’t have to do real home decor shopping anytime soon :). Instagram: Kiaonheels

  • ebel

    I’ve never had a date on valentines day.I spent quite a few years in a long distance relationship and valentines day never worked out as a day to spend together.

  • Kelly

    never had a best or worst valentines day!!!

  • Caitlin Clark

    My favorite valentines day was when I got out of class and my car was covered in notes, and my boyfriend turned it into a scavengers hunt. He had an outfit on my bed waiting for me, and had me stop at the flower shop where flowers and chocolate was that I picked up. Then ended the night at my favorite Italian restaurant. It was the first time I told him I loved him. <3. Instangram at caitclark89

  • Meghan Ranieri

    My best Valentine’s Day was celebrated before the actual day because my boyfriend was going to be out of town. He took me to a very nice dinner and afterwards gave me a beautiful necklace. Then the day of Valentine’s Day when he wasn’t here, he had a dozen roses delivered to my house. @MeghanRanieri

  • Kelly

    oh and twitter is @kellyohern and instagram kellyohern^^^

  • Regan Tindell

    My worst valentines day had to be two years ago. It was my freshman year in college and my very first valentines day I spent in college I was sick with a virus and the flu at the same time. I was in my bed for a week which included valentine’s day (which has always been one of my favorite holidays). It was a horrible day until the guy I was seeing came to visit me. I heard a knock at the door so I wrapped a scarf around my face because my lips were so swollen with fever blisters I didn’t want him to see. When I answered the door he had a giant bag of Dove chocolates which are my ultimate favorite! It was so sweet. He also had a poem he had written just for me. He spent the rest of the night hanging out with me in my dorm watching movies and made me soup and brought me a smoothie. It definitely made that valentine’s day a lot better. So I guess you could say it was the best and the worst.
    -Regan Tindell
    Twitter: @RastafaRegan

  • dee

    best valentines date was Feb 14, 2012. My boyfriend had just come home from a deployment 2 months prior and he surprised me to a trip to maui. I had no idea and had to beg him to tell me because he said to bring clothes and a girl always needs to know what type of clothes to bring.
    @desaria87

  • Emily H

    My best Valentines date was actually when I was single. Most of my friends in college were at the time. So, The four guys and we four girls decided to dress up and go on a singles adventure together so we weren’t alone. We even got the guys to dress in ties while us girls all wore fancy dresses! We went out to dinner, and although we were accused of being a prom group, had a great time. We finished the night off with a movie and a champagne night in! It was fun being in a group like that and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything! Twitter: @emilyjeanharr

  • Amanda Butler

    My best Valentine’s day was when a bunch of my girlfriends and I all went out together to celebrate. Nothing compares to the bond between your girlfriends and having a girls night out. Plus, you don’t end up waiting for a table for over an hour because the restaurants are so overcrowded. :) Twitter: @abutler0808

  • Amy

    I’ve never had a real Valentine’s date however when I was in college I went to visit my boyfriend on Valentine’s day at his school 2 hours away from mine. When I went there he had nothing planned, never had anything for me and he ended up ordering Chinese food. When I went back to school the next day I was upset he put no effort into Valentine’s day with me. However a couple days later roses showed up at my apartment with a note that said “”You didn’t really think I would forget about you on Valentine’s day did you. I love you.”” It was the sweetest present ever!
    Twitter @APinkEverything
    http://pinkgoeswitheverything.wordpress.com/

  • Crystal Claire

    Well, my worst valentine’s day date is summed up in that I’ve never had one. Suffice it to say that my fianc

  • Mrs. Robbins

    My best valentines day was a few years ago when my boyfriend (now my husband) planned a romantic dinner at a nice restaurant and before we left surprised me with a red dress he picked out and heels to wear. They both fit perfect and it was the sweetest most romantic gesture ever. It’s his love language and I have him for life :)

    Find me on twitter and Instagram @srobbins143

  • Elizabeth Denton

    As luck would have it in my 28 years I have never spent V-day with an actual boyfriend/date. So it makes it very easy to narrow down the best/worst. Because I haven’t had any grand expectations for the day I haven’t be let down or disappointed. The day usually goes the same every year with work, life and a sweet card from my parents and grandmother. So I don’t think I have had a worst V-day. I have although had a best. A few years ago 2 girlfriends and I went to dinner at a little french bistro in the the east village. The food was amazing and the live jazz was an excellent addition to a contest as to who could bring the corniest/sappiest/cheesiest Valentine’s day card. The winner was a hand made card written in crayon conveying the deepest sentiments. It is always fun to spend time with girl friends at dinner regardless of special occasion but I feel that this was extra special because none of us were bitter or angry about our singleness we were all happy that even if we didn’t have men to spend the day with we had each other.

  • Fatema Dossajee

    Cutest Valentine was in high school. A friend asked me to be his valentine, and even though at first I was hesitant but then I agreed to it. It was nothing glamorous but it was really adorable. He got me this furry lion with a heart shaped face and it would purrr when you touched its hand. It was thoughtful because he knew I was a Leo and loved animals. I had a huge smile on my face the rest of the day. Twitter: temalema Instagram: xoxotema

  • bmoonster

    All my Valentine’s days have been similar. Ive had some where I did even get roses from my boyfriend. I feel like this year will be one of my worst though because all I want to do is to see my boyfriend (of 3 years) and spend Valentine’s day with him. Too bad we live about an hour and a half apart. Long distance sucks.

    twitter: @BRitt1
    Instagram: @bmoonster

  • Meg

    I was going to start off this post by saying that I am a hopeless romantic.

    Because the fact is, I love everything beautiful and lovely about Valentine’s day. The hours spent making handcrafted cards with little notes of encouragement for my loved ones, the nostalgia of french vanilla cupcakes with pink icing and sprinkles, or indulging in the time it takes to treat myself to painting my nails a deep shade of burgundy, curling my hair, slipping on “”that perfect little black dress”” and polishing off the look with the bold red lipstick.

    However, while all of those things are fun and a perk to being a ‘hopeless romantic’ – I experienced love at so many deep levels last Valentine’s Day, which set the bar high for future February 14ths.

    Plans for Valentine’s day began about a week in advance during a coffee date with three friends that I had just met at my new university as a transfer student. I had just finished updating them on how things were going with my boyfriend and they all sighed and said one after the other that they didn’t have any plans for the night. I was then hit by a moment of inspiration and decided to plan a girl’s night, complete with dress-up, a fancy dinner, and going to a movie. They excitedly all agreed and it didn’t take much to convince them that I can hang out with my boyfriend any other night and that their friendship was important to me.

    That night was one of the best girl’s nights ever, the four of us chatted for hours and got to know each other more in-depth than ever.

    I am now best friends with those girls and the reason why I am telling this story is to share with other women that men are wonderful and amazing, but so are developing relationships and loving others.. Love is so important and it can come in many different packages. So don’t underestimate the power of friendship.

    Carrie Bradshaw said it best, “”They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.””

  • Meg

    p.s. twitter handle is – @megbarnesPR

  • Karina Avila

    The best Valentine’s Day was spent with one of my best friends. We went to an Italian restaurant and just talked about life then we went to see step up 2 after that was done we talked about how hot guys who can dance can be. It was a great night!!

  • Karina Avila

    The best Valentine’s Day was spent with one of my best friends. We went to an Italian restaurant and just talked about life then we went to see step up 2 after that was done we talked about how hot guys who can dance can be. It was a great night!! @KarinaAvila

  • Bridget Shelton

    Valentine’s day has been my favorite holiday ever since I was a little girl. I never looked at it as you had to have a significant other to celebrate; it was a day to make someone else feel special. I would make gifts for all of my friends, bring balloons, and made sure everyone that was important to me knew how special they were.

    I had boyfriend’s, but it wasn’t until my first real relationship that Valentine’s started to get more special. I still showered my friends but now I got to dive more into the romantic side. You would think after FOUR years of dating that my boyfriend at the time would know and remember the very well known fact that V-Day is my favorite. WELL let me tell you this doozy: My best friend was feeling low about not having a bf and being alone on V-Day, so of course I offered to come to her (an hour away) and we could have a girl’s night out. I ran it by my bf to make sure it was okay with him (because the 2 previous V-Day we had done nothing) and he was completely okay with it… at first. As the day was getting closer he started giving me super guilt trips about not being around, to the point where I started feeling really bad about it. I called my bff and she said it was completely fine for me to stay because the “”us only”” girl’s night had grown to a large group of girls so she wouldn’t be alone. I told my bf the good news and he flipped the switch and told me he made other plans and that he wouldn’t be around. Mind you we lived together at the time! Thinking he would cancel his plans since I cancelled mine I made chocolate covered strawberries, went to the store to get groceries for a nice meal, wrapped his presents up and prepared for a nice night in. NOPE, he went and partied with his friends on the 13th and didn’t come home all day on the 14th until 10pm. He texted me and called me all day to tell me over the phone Happy V-Day, but I’m sorry that doesn’t cut it (and I didn’t answer or respond anyway). When he did come home, it was only to take a shower and go back out and party again. I was so upset that someone who knows everything about me could treat me that way on my most favorite day of the year (even more than Xmas!). Needless to say that was the beginning of the end.

    Now I have someone who makes me feel just as special as I feel I deserve and more so I never will have to settle for anything less again!
    @Bridget_Alana

  • Cassidy Short

    The best Valentine’s Day was the first one my boyfriend and I had together. We we college seniors with no money and no fancy plans other than to just spend time together; I made us spaghetti (so comforting on a cold Ohio night!) and he bought me a bouquet of flowers from Kroger (so thoughtful!). We made Tollhouse break-and-bake chocolate chip cookies, and just hung out in his room watching a movie and/or University of Kentucky basketball :) It was special because it was our first together and it wasn’t about material gifts or a fancy meal, just us!

    xoxo
    Cassidy

  • Becca Melnick

    my best valentine’s day date was probably going to the beach and then geisha house with my best friend. who needs a day about love and guys, just have a good time with your girlies!!

  • Ash

    My worst V-day still haunts me. I was dating this guy who was a bit hard-pressed when it came to sharing his feelings, I knew he liked me but he was just so immature it was hard to take him too seriously (this is my early college years, just a reminder!) All of his roommates had girlfriends at the time so they all thought it was going to be a great idea to get together for a Valentine’s day meal. Well the other two roomies brought their a-game, my guy did not. He showed up with a case of beer and proceeded to drink and yell at the television until he finally fell asleep. I tried to leave without waking him, and so I wouldn’t break up with him on the spot, however, his roommates thought it would be funny to wake him up and tell him that I was leaving. He followed me to my car and screamed “”I love you.”” (I wish I was making this up, but unfortunately I am not) I shortly broke up with him, however, he taught me a valuable lesson, no matter who you are with (boyfriend or friends) Valentine’s day isn’t a day of love, unless you are with those you truly love and care about.

  • Ash

    Instagram: anf6783

  • Fiona

    my best valentines day date was going out with my daddy when i was little and then going shopping afterwards.
    {@fiona_ryann on instagram} xoxo

  • Kelley M.

    last year my bf (now fiance!) and i spent our vday date at home, in front of the fireplace, with red wine and simple hors d’oeuvres. it was the perfect evening, just the two of us. in the past, we had planned an evening out in the city but decided to do something low-key and personal instead. we’re planning another evening just like last year’s for this year’s vday date, but instead of wine, we’re trying out a couple of mixed drinks that are in the running for our signature drink for our wedding! : )

    Twitter: @chicgiftguide
    Instagram: @chicgiftguide

    Ps. That dress is gorgeous!

  • Lauren Hoffert

    My best valentine’s day definately came last year with my current boyfriend. I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day, so I make him promise every year not to get me anything. Instead, he came over to my house armed with an arsenal of my favorite movies and snack foods. It was the perfect low key date night that didn’t fit the drawn out cliches of Valentine’s Day! (p.s. I am still in the dark ages and do not have a twitter or instagram account)

  • Sheila McGreen

    My best valentines day was two years ago when my BF(now husband)proposed to me. It was very romantic and memorable :)

  • Rachel Zylstra

    I have never had a wonderful Valentine’s Day experience. Either I’m not dating anyone at the time or my boyfriend just isn’t into it. I usually end up having a girl’s night with a bottle wine and a movie.

    Twitter: zylstrachel

  • Sheila McGreen

    My best valentines day was two years ago when my BF(now husband)proposed to me. It was very romantic and memorable :)
    @poshtshing

  • Madalyn Payne

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year with my boyfriend. He told me to be ready at 6 and that we were going to dinner. He surprised me by taking me to this really beautiful restaurant in downtown Portland right by the boat docks. Afterwards we went back to his place and hung out the rest of the night and exchanged small gifts :) @mcpayne28

  • Jordan Stanley

    Two years ago, my boyfriend, Ryan,and I planned on going down town in Kansas City for dinner. We got very, very lost and I was confused to why he wasn’t freaking out about being late for reservations. It wasn’t until we walked in and I found out he didn’t make any and that the wait was 3 and a half hours. We drove all the way home to go to a cafe that wasn’t so busy. By that time it was ten at night, I wasn’t hungry any more and I really lost my appetite when my boyfriends parents walked in waving and pointing at us. Not quite the romantic night I was hoping for.

    But this year (our fifth Valentines together) will be the worst. Ryan is at school in New Jersey while I’ll be at home in KC.

    I hope all of you have a great V-day, kiss ‘em one for me.

    -Jordan

    Twitter/Instagram-
    JordanElizStan

  • Kimmy

    Best AND Worst

    Boyfriend had led me along the whole day saying he didn’t want to celebrate. Surprised me with flowers and chocolates at 11:59 PM. ^_^

  • Mel

    Valentines Day holds a very special day in my heart as it is my Birthday! For eighteen years my parents gave up their romantic evening to spend it celebrating with me and making me feel special on a day where everyone should feel special. Since then my amazing boyfriend has taken over for the past three years and has made it even more special by making it our anniversary as well! He has exceeded my expectations every year even when we were long distance and couldn’t afford to fly to spend the day together. This year is my 21st Birthday and I can’t wait to see what romantic day he has planned for me! Therefore every Valentines day is my favorite every year because its all about celebrating every kind of LOVE!

  • Juanita McMahan

    My best Valentines day date was with my boyfriend of 1 year who i am still with he took me out to eat and surprized me with new clothes and jewelry!!! ((: What more could a girl ask for. @JuanitaMcmahan

  • Kari Jo

    my best valentines day was with my current boyfriend 2 years ago. we had made low key plans to go out to dinner and a movie because we are both poor college students haha :) so a half hour before he was supposed to pick me up, he called and said his car wasn’t starting and felt reallyyyy bad asking me if i could pick him up and drive to dinner. thinking nothing of it I gladly drove over to his house. when I walked up his front stairs to knock on the door, there was a note hanging on the door. It said ‘to the love of my life- I wanted to show you just how much you mean to me. so follow these steps carefully and don’t move onto the next step till you’ve finished the previous! 1. take off your coat (and I know you brought your mittens and scarf cause your always cold) and leave it all at the door. 2. come inside’ so I did as told just beaming on the inside and walked through the door :) his whole house was lit only by candles and slow music playing in the background of some of my favorite songs. then I looked down at the piece of paper and read step 3: now look to your left and follow the path :) and as I looked down there was a pathway made from tiny lit candles with rose petals guiding me to the dining room. and as I followed the petals, there were pictures of us throughout the years along the path as well, lit up by the candles. as I made my way to the dining room, step 4 said ‘ now turn around and give your man a hug because he loves you more than anything in this world :) and as I turned around he was standing there with arms wide open. we hugged and I said many ‘wows and thank yous”, and he led me to the dining room where he prepared a 3 course meal including steak and potatoes and our favorite sparkling raspberry drink :) he gave me a pandora bracelet that year and I’ve worn it everyday since :) he is so thoughtful and I was so touched by all the work he went through to make me feel wanted and loved. and he hasn’t stopped making me feel that way since :) <3

    twitter and Instagram: @karijoglass

  • Lamar Nava

    My all time favorite/best valentines day ever was last year. I had been dating a guy for 1 year and 2 amazing months. Unfortunately, on valentines day morning I found out that he was cheating on me. I was devastated and by noon we had broken up. I was sure it was the worst valentines day ever until my day took a turn for the best. ALL of my best girlfriends canceled their v-day plans and planned a girls night with me. We had wine and watched endless chick flicks! Even though the day started on a bad note, it was the best valentines day ever. I learned what true friendship and love means, and I wouldn’t change that day for anything.

    Twitter: @nava_lamar

  • Kelsey Dech

    My best Valentines date was with all my single girlfriends last year! We went out for dinner and then all back to my house to watch some classic chick flicks like Sixteen Candles! It was time well spent with some people that I will always love but I am looking forward to spending my first Valentines day with my boyfriend this year! :)

  • brittneylars

    best valentines day.. my boyfriend at the time (now husband) picked me up from the airport with roses and then brought me up to the very top of the parking garage where he had a table set… he had previously cooked an amazing dinner that we ate as we watched the sun go down. :)

    @brittneylars

  • Molly Flynn

    Best valentine’s day was three years ago on my second date with my now boyfriend :) All we did was watch the office on dvd and cuddle on the couch. My present was a partially drank diet dr. Pepper. Made me laugh then and he still makes me laugh everyday. So lucky and in love! @mollykjflynn

  • Mary Lauren

    My favorite Valentines day was the first one I had with my fiance. Both of us were new college students so we didn’t have any money to buy eachother nice gifts or go out to a really nice dinner. Instead of those things he bought my a card and wrote a very long heartfelt note in it, and believe me that was a shockers because he is a typical boy when it comes to sharing any feelings. The he surprised me by handing me a CD. My first though was oh cute a mixed CD of love songs, but he was very insistent on listening to it right then, so I popped it into my car. On came a song I had never heard, sang by a voice I hadn’t heard before. At the end of the song he was begging for my opinion and finally I understood. He has written that song for me! He told me after that that he personally played every part and sang it (even though he hates singing). That was the most romantic thing I have ever seen or experienced (apart from the proposal ;)).

    Thanks for letting me share!!

    @MLauren_Meyer

  • lorena carrillo

    My best valentine’s day was a couple of years ago. My boyfriend at the time had left for a retreat and I was really sad we weren’t going to be able to spend valentine’s day together since it is my favorite holiday. I went to school that morning and received a couple surprise along the day. The biggest surprise though was on my way home. I had made plans with my girlfriends for lunch, but they couldn’t keep the secret any longer and canceled. Instead they took me to one of my friend’s house and out she came with a small basket. As she got closer to me something popped up. It was the cutest thing ever! Since I was a little kid I had always wanted a puppy, but my parents thought it was a good idea. Well, that day I got my very first puppy! A white french poodle. It turned out that my boyfriend had asked a friend to hold it for him and to give it to me from his part. It was the best valentine’s day I have ever had because I got something I always wanted from someone I loved very much.

  • lorena carrillo

    twitter @locarril92

  • Kim Newton

    My husband ordered food out. He had our kids all dressed up and he set our dining table for a romantic dinner. He had our kids be waiters as we ate our dinner. It was really nice.

  • Janqjin

    My best valentine’s date was spent with one of my best guy friends. It ended up being completely platonic, but it was a great night of sharing stories and major confessions on sexuality. Honestly, I haven’t had many romantic v-days, which is something I certainly wish for but just for some reason haven’t encountered the right guy for. Love this dress btw, and hoping it’ll bring some luck to the day!

    Instagram: Jinsight

  • Laura Dennison

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was last year. My husband had been gone for awhile, too far for us to visit each other often. I was really disappointed because I didn’t think we were going to get to see each other for the holiday. We were on the phone and he was telling me he wished he could see me and how he was so bored. Then after talking awhile longer, he told me I should hurry and open the door because it’s cold outside. I was really confused at first and then I realized he tricked me! He showed up to surprise me and it was so sweet. I quickly got changed so we could go to donner but I honestly don’t remember if we had any gifts for each other besides a card because I was just so happy to have him home! It was the first time I got to see him since Christmas so it meant so much more than any flowers or chocolate. Luckily he’ll be home this Valentine’s Day:)

  • Laura Dennison

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was last year. My husband had been gone for awhile, too far for us to visit each other often. I was really disappointed because I didn’t think we were going to get to see each other for the holiday. We were on the phone and he was telling me he wished he could see me and how he was so bored. Then after talking awhile longer, he told me I should hurry and open the door because it’s cold outside. I was really confused at first and then I realized he tricked me! He showed up to surprise me and it was so sweet. I quickly got changed so we could go to donner but I honestly don’t remember if we had any gifts for each other besides a card because I was just so happy to have him home! It was the first time I got to see him since Christmas so it meant so much more than any flowers or chocolate. Luckily he’ll be home this Valentine’s Day:)
    Forgot my twitter/Instagram the first time! Lunicole89

  • Maripi Gonzalez

    Boston , new england aquarium , fish everywhere and when I say everywhere i mean EVERYWHERE,my bf which whom I had a long distance relationship and hadn

  • Jen Prez

    4 years ago my boyfriend and I were studying abroad in London, and we decided to go to paris for the weekend (although only for 2 days because of my schedule). We spent our valentines day roaming around the city. We visited the Pompidou Museum, and then decided to keep walk towards the eiffel tower (at the time we didn’t know that’d be 4 miles!) During our walk, we walked along the river, waited on line for a fresh baguette, randomly decided to buy a bottle of Veuve and by the time we got there the sun had just gone down and the eiffel tower lit up and sparkled. Completely breathtaking!

  • Joanne W

    Valentine’s Day 2012 started out like all the other Valentine’s Days before. I was slightly annoyed that there was yet another day to remind me that I was single, but also excited that I would get to spend the day eating chocolates with my girlfriends. That morning I got on the bus to go to class when I got a phone call from my stepmother. In an instant my life changed. My Dad had died. He had no previous health problems, no warning signs, he was just gone. Valentine’s Day 2012 I lost my Daddy, the man that I loved the most.

    RIP Dad I know this time of year you’re looking down on me and smiling.

    @joannimai

  • Vivian Ngo-Anh

    Being college students, my boyfriend and I wanted to save money for Valentine’s Day. Instead of going out for a fancy dinner, he made my all time favorite dish, spaghetti with meatballs. I made a festively pink and red pudding and cake dish. We had a couple of tea lights lit with my fresh new roses as center piece. It was simple yet romantic.

    twitter/instagram: @vivalaviviana

  • lindzherz

    Last year my valentine threw me a personal valentines party. It was so cute.

    Twitter: @lindsherz

  • Meghan L.

    My best Valentines Day was last year. I unfortunately couldn’t get out of working on Valentines Day. Since I worked until 10 at night, I figured my boyfriend and I wouldn’t do anything. Although, when I got back from work my boyfriend was at my dorm with flowers and six pounds of gummy bears (which, by the way, took a lot of help from my friends and him to finish all the gummy bears off) . We spent the rest of the night cuddling, talking, and watching my favorite movie. It was a very low key Valentines Day, but was just as fun as going out.

    @mlevs10

  • Jennifer

    My worst Valentines day hasn’t been while I’ve been single but rather when 4yrs ago my then boyfriend decided to have a party at his apt while I was working and invited other girls leading up to him confessing that he had been messaging other girls while we were dating. Needless to say we broke up two days later. @JenniferMontes7

  • cecilloves

    Last year was my favorite Valentines ever. My boyfriend of three years didn’t really have enough money to buy me something materialistic, but he put so much effort into a gift I still consider the best gift I’ve ever received simply because of the sentimental value. We went to see The Vow lol and after he has rose petals and a bath made. Candles, magazinees, my iPad! He knows I love to take read and take bubble baths. And then he gave me a huge poster where he wrote I love you in all these different languages, lol even our Facebook statuses as I’m a relationship. He’s silly, but it was the fact that a 25 year old grown man had done this for me. Just writing of this reminds me how blessed I am. This year he’s taking me on a vacation but it’s a secret so I won’t know till that day! I’m so excited :)

  • cecilloves

    Oops lol my twitter @_Cecil

    Instagram cecilloves

  • Tara F

    Last Valentine’s Day was the most memorable. My boyfriend and I went to a cute tea room and had tea and cake. Later that evening we made dinner together after going to the grocery store and picking out ingredients. It was simple and perfect.

    instagram: @frantara
    twitter: @tara_fran

  • Anne Thorne

    My best valentine’s day was my sophomore year in college. My boyfriend last minute on a friday night said get in some comfy pjs and a jacket and meet me downstairs. He had packed all my ski clothes and rented ski/boots for a weekend getaway at a local mountain! It was so nice and thoughtful. Normally I hate surprises but this was perfection!

  • Anne Thorne

    My best valentine’s day was my sophomore year in college. My boyfriend last minute on a friday night said get in some comfy pjs and a jacket and meet me downstairs. He had packed all my ski clothes and rented ski/boots for a weekend getaway at a local mountain! It was so nice and thoughtful. Normally I hate surprises but this was perfection! My twitter handle is @Annie_GetyurGun

  • Leanne

    The best Valentine’s day I’ve ever had was in High School when we had a Valentine’s dance and my boyfriend and I won Mr and Miss Valentine. We’re still together 6 years later and ever Valentine’s Day is just as special.

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • Leanne

    oh and on twitter I’m @ArumLilea

  • Sara Ellis

    I think mine is the worst because I’ve never had a valentines date! I’m 19 and yet to have a true valentine!

  • Kirsten Etling

    I’m 17 years old and have had only one special Valentines Day. With the only guy I have ever dated. We were dating about 6 months and it was going to be are first Valentines Day together. I told him I didn’t want anything and that he doesn’t have to get me anything. But of course he got me something. I was at my house with my friends during are lunch break and he comes in with this huge ass bear. I swear it was bigger than me. I couldn’t help but laugh. I was like “”what the hell?”” Then he gave me the bear and around its big bear arm was this amazing diamond necklace. It was so beautiful! He sure did surprise me. Then after school we hung out for the rest of the day talking and snuggling. It was my best Valentines Day so far. I’m sure as I get older I will have another one that will top that one.

  • Kirsten Etling

    @KirstenEtling

  • Histron

    My favorite Valentine’s day would have to be the year after my husbands deployment. You never really know what it’s like to have your significant other gone on Holidays that they all start to mean more than anything. That year my husband got me this huge bear and buckled him into the back seat and took me to breakfast. I still remember this because getting that bear and having him home was more than I could have ever asked for. Every year since our first Valentine’s day in 2005 it has been tradition I get a bear. I have one from every year and I imagine by the end of my lifetime I will have many many more!

  • Histron

    My twitter name is @thenutterflymp

  • Histron

    Correction (auto correct messed up my twitter screen name) @thebutterflymp

  • Amenah Hussein

    Best was probably last year 2012 but it was my one year anniversary with the best boyfriend in the world and yes we met valentines day 2011 when we were lonely and single but not anymore :)

  • Elizabeth George

    twitter name: @awholattethink
    My worst Valentine’s day was when after over a year of being broken up with my ex-boyfriend, he came to my house and gave me a packet of letters. The bundle contained confessions and thoughts he had accumulated since we had been broken up. He had cried one morning after a dream that I would end up single because he was supposed to be the one to marry me, but we had broken up. I was so angry at him for digging up buried emotions that I ripped up the letters and tried to burn them. My brother stopped me from burning them, but I still threw them all away. It was definitely the worst Valentine’s day because I’ve never been so upset or bitter.

  • Gillian Richards

    Well my worst Valentines Day turned into my best one! I was single last year and my girl friends were out with their guys. I decided I wasn’t going to sit around gaining 2 lbs with my chocolate ice cream. So I went out to the diner, which to my dismay was covered in those Valentines Day streamers and balloons and whatnot. Around 11 or so a guy came over next to me, sat down, and started to talk to be and I swear it wasn’t but 2 seconds after he said hi we instantly knew each who the other was. We had gone to school together. The night got better and better. 2 weeks later we started dating. We are still together by the way and it still is the best day I’ve ever had.
    Both my twitter and my instagram are @Jilly_Richards. :)

  • Meg Poteet

    My worst Valentines day date was a trip to the movies with a guy I had been seeing for a while. While at the movies he ordered a large popcorn with extra butter right after he was handed the popcorn, he turned around and dumped the bag on my head, playfully to be funny. It wasn’t. I was all done up for a date and now he had poured buttery greasy popcorn on my hair all over my face and shirt. Who knows it was awful. @_HelloMeggo

  • Michelle Kayda

    My worst valentines day was in High School, when my then boyfriend decided to take me to Olive Garden (cheesy right?) . When we were on our date, the waitress kept flirting with my boyfriend, right in front of me! To make it worse, he didn’t stop her. At the end of the date she wrote her number on the check…and he took it! Needless to say, my decision of keeping him as a boyfriend was made for me very easily that Valentines day! @m_kayda

  • Erica LaHood

    Ill tell you about my best valentines. It was actually also a first date, he brought me to a very classy sushi restaurant and then we walked around uptown until we came to a local ice cream store that made their ice cream in store, they even let us go in the back and check out the machines! After that we went back to his neighborhood and continued to walk around as it got dark and decided to go to a park and swing (like kids) as we were swinging and talking it started to thunderstorm so we started heading back to his house when he went through the back uard and clipped me a beautiful dark pink rose. The night wasn’t anything extravagant but it was so different and refreshing I still remember that date as my best. :)

    @EricaLaHood

  • Abigail Clemmer

    My FAVORITE valentines date/weekend was back in college when I was dating my now husband (just celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary!). It was one of the best weekends of my life!! The short version — He flew me to San Antonio for a river walk Valentines weekend… Saturday, he had the entire evening planned to revolve around 3 boxes. First he took me to the sky needle which is an elevated spot to see the entire city – he told me he loved me for the very first time and gave me a Tiffany’s blue box with matching heart earrings & necklace. Next, we went to a romantic dinner spot on the river walk where he had traditional long stem red roses in a white box delivered to our table. Finally, back at our hotel he had a Victoria’s Secret box on the bed… Pssss… it’s not what you think, it was just cute PJs!! We finished the evening with a champagne toast – it was… PERFECT!!!
    I would love a beautiful red dress for a date with my husband! I love LC at Kohls, but do not own anything from the Paper Crown collection. Thanks for considering my story – it was fun reminiscing! (:
    @HeartlandTan

  • Elizabeth Bailey Surrett

    My best Valentine’s Day was spent with a huge group of friends last year. We just ate a fabulous meal, caught up on life, drank champaign and watched a movie. It was perfect.

  • Elizabeth Bailey Surrett

    @ebailey126

  • Tiffany Cline

    Random valentines day was when I was supposed to go on a nice romantic date with my boyfriend at the time && when I get to his house he gives me some muck boots and a coat and I follow him to the barn && it turns out we don’t get to go anywhere bc his cow is giving birth….so long story short I sat on a bale of hay, in a barn, watching a cow be born. The baby cow was cute at least :) @tifcline

  • Theresa

    My boyfriend and I usually don’t celebrate Valentine’s day but last year I decided to make Jon’s favorite meal. I bought a dog tux for our yellow lab to wear, set the table and prepared my first turkey dinner. He got home from work with flowers for me and we sat down to eat. In a nutshell, the turkey was still raw, the butternut squash burned to the bottom of the pot, and my cookies somehow tasted like fried chicken. To make matters worse Jon got paged to an emergency service call. He returned that night with two turkey TV dinners and a bottle of my favorite red wine. He couldn’t thank me enough for getting everything prepared, although it was a failure. So in lieu of my turkey dinner disaster on Valentine’s Day, I’m thankful to have such an understanding, caring guy in my life. I hope my dog is as understanding as my boyfriend!

  • Theresa

    @theresaminer (oops)

  • Regina LaMonte

    My best Valentine’s Day has been spending it with my close friends. We cooked a delicious meal, drank wine and laughed into the wee hours of the night. It was great to be surrounded by such loving people.
    @reglamonte

  • Msmai

    For a Valentine’s Day first date it did not start out great. Before the date I went out with a friend to a bar, just to prep myself for the situation. Not a good idea because I ended up spilling pink champagne on my white shorts. That’s how clumsy I am. But I did go out on the date anyway, enjoyed it, the guy did not make a big deal out of my now pinkish shorts and he ended up being my boyfriend. So maybe it was some sort of good luck!
    @Msmaimai5

  • Shelbyrayaileen

    my worst valentines day was when I was 17 and I was the only one of my friends to not have a boyfriend. They all went out with their significant others and I spent my Valentines Day with my parents, third wheeling on their special date. @shelbyrayaileen

  • Shann303

    My worst Valentines day was a couple years ago a guy I sort of knew asked to take me to a drive inn movie to see one of my favourites, Pretty Woman. I was hesitant at first but figured bad plans on Valentines day were better than no plans. I was wrong. In order to save money and not pay for my ticket my “”date”” forced me to hide in the back of his car as he covered me with pillows. Which oddly enough was successful. But it didn’t end there his car radio was stolen from a car in a Junk yard and we couldn’t pick up any of the sound. I had a feeling this wasn’t meant to be and was asked to be taken home. My feeling however was reassured when on our way out he had me sit in the front seat to ensure he got refunded for two people and pocketed the extra cash. I was mortified I was sure Ashton Kutcher was going to pop up somewhere telling me I’d been Punked.

  • Shann303

    My worst Valentines day was a couple years ago a guy I sort of knew asked to take me to a drive inn movie to see one of my favourites, Pretty Woman. I was hesitant at first but figured bad plans on Valentines day were better than no plans. I was wrong. In order to save money and not pay for my ticket my “”date”” forced me to hide in the back of his car as he covered me with pillows. Which oddly enough was successful. But it didn’t end there his car radio was stolen from a car in a Junk yard and we couldn’t pick up any of the sound. I had a feeling this wasn’t meant to be and was asked to be taken home. My feeling however was reassured when on our way out he had me sit in the front seat to ensure he got refunded for two people and pocketed the extra cash. I was mortified I was sure Ashton Kutcher was going to pop up somewhere telling me I’d been Punked. @shanlen303

  • JD

    My best valentine’s day was last year. I had planned a trip to Australia and was leaving the next day. My mom came into the city to pick up my dog to babysit him for the week I would be away. We ended up going to dinner at an Italian restaurant by my apartment with two of my best friends and the one friend’s 7 year old daughter. It was 3 generations of women, just hanging out, laughing, drinking wine and enjoying a nice dinner. It was my happiest single girl valentine’s day!
    @desajen (twitter and instagram)

  • Ashley P

    My best Valentine’s date was three years ago. Even though I had a boyfriend, my two friends and I dressed up, bought each other cute/ silly gifts, and had a four course meal at this amazing Italian restaurant… because Valentine’s Day is all about spending it with those you love. @fromashtoyou (instagram & twitter)

  • Emily Harvey

    My worst valentines day was when I got in a fight with my boyfriend that morning so we didn’t see each other that night. Then my roommates and I proceeded to watch the bachelor and drink far too many bottles of wine, crying wondering why we were watching the bachelor on valentines day.

  • Emily Harvey

    My worst valentines day was when I got in a fight with my boyfriend that morning so we didn’t see each other that night. Then my roommates and I proceeded to watch the bachelor and drink far too many bottles of wine, crying wondering why we were watching the bachelor on valentines day. @emilyharvs

  • Shannon Sampsel

    My worst Valentine’s Day was when my boyfriend at the time was coming up with our plans for the day/night and our plans ended up being…
    day: watching him go 4 wheeling thru the mud (i was dressed too cute to get muddy then have to shower again before night date)
    night: smelling his mud the whole night aaaand watching Star Trek while eating burnt sugar cookies he made.

  • meghan odonnell

    my best valentine’s day was in 2011. A month before, my boyfriend was hospitalized with adult respiratory distress syndrome. he was given a 20% chance to live. he was on a breathing machine and in a coma for 2 weeks. I stayed at te hospital day and night, and somehow, he pulled through. he was released at the very end of January.
    we go every year to the melting pot for valentine’s day, and we went tht year too- he wanted to go back to his normal life- and it meant more than any other celebration we had ever had- this time it wasn’t just our love, but his life too.

    we are getting married in October :)

    twitter @__tigers

  • Jaisa Miller

    My best valentines day, not necessarily a date…would be when my dad surprised my mom, my sister, and i on a mini shopping spree! valentines day is about spending time with the people you love the most and that would be my family!! It was a great day! @jaisamiller

  • Kayla Banks

    My best Valentine’s date was the day I got engaged. My boyfriend unexpectedly whisked me away to Charleston, SC for a Valentine’s weekend getaway. Upon arrival in Charleston, we walked took a tour through the historic district until we reached the scenic view of the ocean. At this point, he got down on one knee and proposed to me by the crowded waterfront park. It was the most romantic moment of my life. Since it was also my birthday weekend, the proposal was followed by more surprise presents back at The Mills House, our beautiful hotel. While we were at the hotel, we were able to catch glimpses of a wedding in the hotel’s ballroom which only added to the excitement of the day. This fun day was followed by a romantic evening out in Charleston where we wined and dined while starting to plan our future. Two years later, this is still one of the best dates and decisions of my life.

    Twitter: @kacy52

  • lolgrl4ver

    My best Valentine’s Day is every Valentine’s because it’s my dog’s birthday, he’s an exact replica of Toto.
    @ErinElizabith

  • Kya

    My best valentines day was the year before last. I was in a car accident the week before V-day with my boyfriend (at the time) and I was on bed rest with a few ugly scratches and a fractured hip and hand. He showed up at my house with my favorite lilies and the most adorable dress. He told me he knew i wouldn’t feel pretty, but the dress would help. I slipped on the dress and he brought dinner to us, we had Panera bread soup in bed and finished the night watching my selection of sappy love stories. :)

  • Lauren Alston

    I’ve never had a valentine :( @LaurenAlston12

  • Allison

    Valentine’s day is my 1/2 anniversary. This v-day, it will be FIVE AND A HALF YEARS for us!
    On our first valentines day, he completely replicated our first date :)!

    We had a picnic at the Japanese Tea Gardens in South Texas. It’s a lovely little garden with coy ponds and lillies galore. The gardens look carved out of a rock quarry because there are 4 story rocks on all sides. It was private, secluded and absolutely perfect. And, free! We’ve visited many times since then, even when we lived 300 miles away. You can see a picture of us there in my pic page :]

    @adoyle2

  • Erica Locey

    My best valentines day was when my boyfriend at the time left me surprise roses everywhere I went, with cute little comments about the biggest surprise for our date that evening. I found a rose on my windshield, a rose on my desk at work, a rose at the restaurant my friend and I ate at every Tuesday, etc. When finally I came home from work, I opened the door to a fully cooked dinner for two, with roses everywhere, and a walkway to the table made of rose petals. It was the kindest gesture I had ever received. Afterwards, he took me to a pet store to play with puppies, and then finally ice skating. It was all very sweet.

    @ercaloceyler

  • Belen Sisa

    My best Valentine’s Day memory was Valentine’s Day 2012. I couldn’t celebrate it February 14th with my boyfriend so we had our own little celebration the day after. I had his mom give me the key to his house and I decked out his entire room with hearts telling him the reasons why I loved him and with streamers and balloons. I hid in his closet with a can of pink silly string and waited till he walked in the room. I jumped out and surprised him and he completely loved EVERYTHING. We’re still together this year so I can’t wait to see what fun adventure we go on this year :)

    XOXO Belen <3
    Instagram: @belensisaw
    Twitter: @belensisaw

  • Samantha Kotfer

    Four years ago, I was a junior in high school and my boyfriend at the time and I decided to celebrate Valentines Day. So he had gotten me flowers, some candy of course, and this HUGE bear. We were going to go out to dinner, at least I thought we were, but he kept stalling. Then someone came and rang my doorbell. I was thinking who on earth could that be? I’m not expecting anyone.. I open the door and his best friend was there with a fake “”Italian looking”” moustache on carrying a giant pizza! haha I thought it was the cutest thing ever! He got me one of those heart shaped pizzas that you cook yourself! Well I open the box, and theres only the top half of the heart with cheese on it and two pepperonis on the humps. His friend made the pizza look like boobs instead of a heart. -__- My boyfriend was SO embarrassed it was too cute. haha so we added some peppronis to it and cooked our pizza! It ended up being a pretty great Valentines day and one that I will always remember! haha :)

  • Sab

    the best valentines I’ve ever experienced was not your typical kind. no boyfriend at my doorstep with a dozen roses or trail of flower pedals leading to a romantic dinner. while all of those are magical moments to be cherished, the most memorable valentines was the one i shared with my grandparents many years ago.
    my grandparents were celebrating their anniversary a few days before valentines, it was their 52nd year of marriage! nowadays that type of thing is rarely heard of. my 16 year old self was consumed in high school drama, what boy was going to ask me to the valentines dance or if I ever was going to be asked on a date. but as I sat at my grandparents dinner and watched them talk about how they met for the millionth time, I realized just how happy they were. but not just happy but how incredibly in love they still were with each other. after all these years, and after all of the hardships I know they had to face, like marrying so young and having 3 kids so quickly, they still wound up together and celebrating their 52nd year of being together. and I was there to witness it.
    it was like something out of a movie, as I quietly watched and finally understood the kind of love they shared.
    I hope to one day find a love that will last as long as theirs did. I hope to find someone who will want to work through the tough times and fight like hell to make it work. that’s what love is and I know that I will find it.

    xo,
    sabrina
    Instagram : @sabsup_

  • Rita Lobo

    My twitter name is: @ritalobop

    My best valentines day was last year, not only because it was the firts I spent with my boyfriend but because he put so much thought into it that made my day so special! He began by make a track of post its leading me to a beautiful peony, my favourite flower hidden inside the closet! It was an amazing way to start the day.
    At night, he took me to a restaurant and we had dinner and then when we got back to his place, there was candles all over the house and the bedroom and there was a box of strawberries and champagne and classic music was playing in the background.

    Sounds cheezy but it meant a lot to me that he went through all this trouble just to make me happy! It was beautiful!

  • Brooke Stirling

    My worst valentines day ever was a couple of years ago. It was my first valentines official date and I was just about to turn 16. My date took me to the cinema to see ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ – needless to say by the end of the date I was ‘Just Not That Into Him!’ The date started off pretty good, I spent forever deciding what to wear and decided on a simple shorts/tights combo with a cute cardigan and sparkly bag – when I arrived at the cinema he had made an effort too which was nice. We then went into the cinema only to see two of his friends there going to see some random Brad Pitt movie; rather than just saying hi then moving along my date decided to Invite his two friends on our date – I’m really not kidding. So much for a romantic valentines day cinema date! His friends sat beside us the entire movie chatting to each other and my date, and all three of them complained the entire way through the movie saying how cliche it was and how it was such a typical girly rom-com! It was so awful it almost put me off ever going to the cinema with a guy again! Needless to say I think its the only Jennifer Aniston movie that I now can’t sit through and I LOVE Jennifer Aniston! Whenever I watch it I just think back to my date with the guy I liked and his two best friends…

    @brookestirling

    Thanks for reading this and I hope no one has to suffer a date like this like I did! Happy Valentines Day when it comes!

    xoxo

  • CristinaMarie

    I’ve honestly never had a valentine. In school there used to be candygrams that you could send to your valentine and I would send them to all the guys I thought were cute. I remember I was in class once and I sent a candygram to a guy in class and I actually got to see his reaction when the deliverer gave it to him (I sent it from your secret admirer). It was so funny.

    I have to say the cutest moment is when this guy sent me a candy gram and I had no idea, and I also sent him one and we both gave it to each other :). It was very nice.

    I hope I win this because I truly look up to Lauren Conrad as an inspiration to my wardrobe and even my personal life!!!

    Thanks for all the advice, ideas and cute fashion ideas

    ~Christina

  • CristinaMarie

    oh yeah and my instagram is CHRISSYGURL16 :)

  • Tessaranea

    My favorite valentines day was last year, I went on a date with a boy named Dylan. He had no money because he was working at restaurant at that time. He was so cute scraping together what he could, which wasn’t a lot. we ended up making cookies and watching movies all snuggled up :) I just really appreciated the boy who had nothing, it meant more than any lavish date to me. Now he has a very good job and we have been together almost a year. What a peach ;)

    Maybe we will make cookies again this year, but with more than just a bowl and a wooden spoon like last time haha.

    Instagram: tessa_ranea

  • Amy Palin

    I had been a single girl for many years. Finally, two years ago, I had a new boyfriend and Valentine’s day was coming up! I was excited to finally get to experience what all of those other couple’s experienced every year on February 14th. Unfortunately, it turned out that my boyfriend got really sick the day before. So, for our first Valentine’s day together I dropped off a gallon of orange juice with a little love note and he slept all day. It wasn’t a total bust, however, as my girlfriend and I made a delicious brunch complete with champagne and strawberries. It was awesome and as I’ve learned since, girls know how to do Valentine’s day way better than guys.

  • Anne Daniela LoGrippo

    My best valentine was incredibly unexpected. It started out with me anxiously waiting until that night to spend time with my ex boyfriend. After a long day of text of “”I can’t wait for tonight,”” and “”I love you so much,”” when it came time to meet up I got “”I’m almost there.”” and “”Just 10 more minutes.”” until 2 hours later there was absolutely no show from him. I was devastated. So, my group of girlfriends took me out and we had so much fun. I grew up so much from this experience and realized that my friends will always be there for me.

    Instagram: AnneDanielaaa
    <3

  • Amy Palin

    I had been a single girl for many years. Finally, two years ago, I had a new boyfriend and Valentine’s day was coming up! I was excited to finally get to experience what all of those other couple’s experienced every year on February 14th. Unfortunately, it turned out that my boyfriend got really sick the day before. So, for our first Valentine’s day together I dropped off a gallon of orange juice with a little love note and he slept all day. It wasn’t a total bust, however, as my girlfriend and I made a delicious brunch complete with champagne and strawberries. It was awesome and as I’ve learned since, girls know how to do Valentine’s day way better than guys.

    Instagram – Apalin23
    Twitter – SweetstDownfall

  • Allie G

    My Valentine’s Day last year was the best yet because I was able to switch the tables and surprise my boyfriend for once. He finally understood why girls love it so much! :P

    Instagram & Twitter: @alliegee319

    –Allie

  • feliciajo

    I always seem to struggle with Valentines Day but Im hoping this year will be different. A few years ago my boyfriend at the time cheated on me…on Valentines Day. Yeah, that was a real sucky thing to deal with and I told myself that from then on I would never celebrate Valentines Day..no matter what. I held a grudge and refused to forgive him. He tried everything to fix things. He cried, apologized…all of it. I knew in my heart that he truly was sorry and that wasnt him at all, but being the stubborn Italian that I am, I still held onto my anger and hurt. A few months later he passed away. A while after I ran into my “”friend”” who he had cheated with. When she saw she broke down and apologized and told me that the whole time he was telling her that what they were doing was wrong. Although it didn’t make me feel any better about what had happened between them, it was refreshing to know that even she knew he was sorry. I have struggled so much with the loss of Evan but in the end I learned a good lesson. I don’t hold grudges, I forgive easier and quicker now, and I always try to see the good in people. No one is perfect and every one will make mistakes. I have a new boyfriend now and he is simply wonderful. I often wonder if Evan, in a way, sent him to me. They are so much alike in some many good ways and I’m actually looking forward to an enjoyable Valentines Day that is just filled with love instead of grief. So that’s my story. A bad story that turned into a really good one!! I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day!

    ~Felicia
    Instagram: feliciajo81

  • Sarah Tenen

    My best valentine’s date was a few years ago. My boyfriend cooked me a candle lit dinner. It was so romantic. I just wished his parents weren’t in the next room.

    Twitter & Instagram: @AppleJuice0327

  • Kristen Thomas

    My best valentines day was three years ago. My husband (bf at the time) set up a huge scavenger hunt all around our town and sent me to different spa places for different treatments. Once I was fully pampered and looking beautiful he sent me to my favorite boutique where they had an outfit waiting for me. I put the outfit on and the last place on the list was our house, I walked in and there were candles, balloons, and roses everywhere, he made steak and crab legs for dinner and had a romantic evening in. He scored some major points that day it was very sweet that’s why I kept him :)

    @kln1716 on twitter

  • Ashley

    So many comments!! I mean there’s no way I will even come close to winning! Here goes nothing. In high school I met and became friends with this boy at a house party. Once he and the girl he’d been dating ended things (’cause she cheated) we started becoming better friends and I really liked him. This was back in ’06 and by the time February 14th, 2007 rolled around he and I were a couple! On Valentine’s Day his ex girlfriend was single and unhappy so she walked up to me in between classes and punched me across the face. Turns out she’s really crazy. I didn’t get hurt because I was in a silent state of shock for the next hour while I sat in U.S. World History class…. To make matters worse, there was a heavy snow storm that day and my boyfriend and I were stranded in the middle of nowhere after school until my dad showed up to tow us out! Luckily we had our Valentine’s Day gifts for eachother in the car so we opened them and made out while we waited. �������� Needless to say, we’ll be celebrating our 6th Valentine’s Day next week. ��

  • Allison

    My favorite Valentines date was last year with my boyfriend of two years. It was different than the normal Valentines dinner. He surprised me with a sushi dinner, which is my favorite! When we came home, there was a bouquet of coral roses, also my favorite color and a bottle of red wine. While enjoying the bottle of red wine, I baked him little heart cakes in a (sexy) little apron that had hearts all over it. It’s hard to say what he loved more, the cake or watching me bake it! Nights like this make me feel the most beautiful and remind me all the reasons I fell in love with him.

    Definitely looking forward to what this V-day will bring! :)

    -Allison
    IG: allison_erika

  • Ashley

    Oh oops and my Instagram and Twitter usernames are both @AnAshleyL.

  • dom101

    Best Valentine’s Date: My three best friends and I got dressed up and treated ourselves to a fancy dinner then a movie!! Best part of hanging with the girls – no awkward date moments and nothing to be nervous about!

  • dom101

    Best Valentine’s Date: My three best friends and I got dressed up and treated ourselves to a fancy dinner then a movie!! Best part of hanging with the girls – no awkward date moments and nothing to be nervous about!

    @dom101

  • Sashy W.

    My Valentines day last year was perfect. I ended up spending it with my best girlfriends because we were all single at the time and we needed something to pick our spirits up. We all dressed up for our “”date night”” and we celebrated with a fun homemade dinner night with our favorite foods (mexican, indian, and italian) bottles of champagne, pink and red cupcakes, and our favorite rom coms. It was such a fun, goofy, girly time and I’m encouraging them to do it again this year. What’s more romantic than spending time with your best friends?

    P.S. We all went out for a late night feast at iHop and ran into a really cute guy at 3am… he’s now my boyfriend for a year :) I heart Valentines Day.

    Instagram: @Sasha_Jetaime

    -Sasha

  • mabel diaz

    My worst Valentine’s day date was 2 years ago. I was a freshman in college and a junior I had been crushing on since school had begun asked me out on a date. I wore a gorgeous white dress (marilyn monroe style) & went with red lipstick for a sexy feel. He picked me up from my dorm and even brought me flowers. We went to eat at a local restaurant not too faraway from campus (our town is very small). He was such a gentleman, we had great conversation and I liked him more and more by the minute. As I was sitting, I felt moist and decided to go to the bathroom. When I got to the bathroom, I realized that my period had come earlier than I had expected and my dress was covered in blood. I was mortified, I had no idea how I was going to cover myself up. Luckily, I had a cardigan at the table, so I rushed to the table and wrapped my cardigan around my waist. Mortified and embarrassed I told him we had to go, we rushed out of the restaurant and into the car. He didn’t seem upset about the situation, he was very helpful. Unfortunately, he never called me after but I blame it on the blood stains I left on his car seat.

    instagram: sunkiss_alba

  • Lisette Garcia

    My best valentines started out as the normal dinner & movie date, the usual. But as the night ended & we each headed our own way home, we ended up right behind each other, in our respective cars, stopped at a red light. To my surprise, he hopped out of his car & ran back to my car. I immediately thought the worst, like his car broke down. But he surprised me by planting a huge smooch on me, in front of all the neighboring cars in traffic. It was a beautiful spontaneous end to a great valentines & I’ll never forget it :-)

  • Meg

    Valentine’s Day has never been a success for me to say the least. A majority of the time I am desperately single and searching. However, the one year I did have a serious Valentine was during my freshmen year of college (I am currently a junior). I had been in a long distance relationship with my high school boyfriend; needless to say this is mistake #1. We had been dating for a little over a year and had planned for me to visit him. I took the Megabus, which I feel shows my dedication, and arrived in Bloomington, IN. It had been only over a month since we had seen each other over winter break, but it is always awkward turning a talking relationship to a physically present one. Things were a little awkward at first, junior high boyfriend-esc, however we went out Friday night and had a blast! Saturday we planned to celebrate Valentine’s day. We arrived at a restaurant, my boyfriend’s choice, and it was elegant and beautiful. However, he had forgotten to make reservations so we wait over and hour and a half for our table! Better yet it ended up being right next to the entrance door (February breeze anyone?). Although I was a little frustrated, we eventually got our meal, devoured the tasty food and returned to his dorm. There we were planning to exchange gifts! Hoping this would be the best part.. I am extremely conservative in terms of the bedroom, but I had confidently chosen some gag gifts such as flavored lotions and furry cuffs not to actually use just to lighten the mood and make it playful! He opened the gift and told me about the time his ex-girlfriend of three years had done the same. Seeing how I was insecure and highly disliked his ex, this turned into a fight and to him sleeping on the futon for half the night until I sleepily welcomed him back. Huge build up, huge let down. Best valentine’s day yet was last year when I made myself a gourmet dinner, dessert, and watched a movie with my favorite bottle of wine :)

    twitter/instagram: megkayk

  • Htaw Pakao

    The most amazing valentines day date I have ever had was a surprise picnic date <3 he made lunch for me and although it was still winter, my heart was warmed by the hot cocoa he made :)

  • Amanda Gardner

    My best Valentines day was 7 years ago when I was newly pregnant with my oldest son. My sweet hubby picked up sushi from our favorite sushi restaurant with a nice bottle of wine (I only had one glass ��) and he gave me my first pair of Chanel sunglasses, which I still own and wear today. Even though we were home it was the best valentines because we were expecting our first baby and it is such a meaningful time in your life. Love, love, love the dress and need one for my oldest son’s (the one I was prego with) school auction this month!:)

  • Lisette Garcia

    My best valentines started out as the normal dinner & movie date, the usual. But as the night ended & we each headed our own way home, we ended up right behind each other, in our respective cars, stopped at a red light. To my surprise, he hopped out of his car & ran back to my car. I immediately thought the worst, like his car broke down. But he surprised me by planting a huge smooch on me, in front of all the neighboring cars in traffic. It was a beautiful spontaneous end to a great valentines & I’ll never forget it :-)
    Twitter: Litty0305

  • Cyd

    VALENTINE’S DAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! Every Valentine’s day is the best for me! I have been with the same guy since middle school and every year is lovely. This will be our 9th Valentine’s Day together, the only difference this year is that we are engaged! No matter how repetitive, it gets better every year. I enjoy the simple things like flowers the most. This year I am turning 21! :)
    Twitter & Instagram: CydP14

  • Tiffany Todd

    My best Valentina’s day date was in 2009. I had been talking to this boy in school for about 2 monthes and he invited me over to his house to have a valentines day dinner with his family who I had never met before (i was super nervous) lol our favorite candy was Reece’s so I brought a bag of those heart shaped ones with me and surprised him because I didn’t want to be too over the top since we weren’t officially together. He offered one to me and I said no being so shy back then lol but kept insisting and kept going back and forth with me until finally he changed the question to “”will you be my girlfriend?”” And offered the candy to me again. Out of reaction I said no but then realized what he asked and I was so happy. Now this valentines day ill be celebrating my 4 year annoversary with the same guy and I have to say that had to be the best valentines day because it was the beginning of what I think is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. :)

  • Tiffany Todd

    Twitter: @Tifshner

  • Rebecca Porter

    My favorite Valentines Day would definitely be the first one I celebrated with my boyfriend. We started dating when we were 16 and my parents went out for the eveing and let us have the house to ourselves to cook dinner and watch a movie. It was a nice, simple evening but it’s one that I will never forget, because that night was the first time we said, “”I love you,”” to each other. Now it’s 7 years years later and I still get butterflies in my stomach when he looks at me, and my heart still goes all a flutter when he tells me he loves me.

    Twitter Handle: @WhenFlowrsBloom

  • Megan Larkins

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was last year. I surprised my boyfriend with a cake made from scratch (that took me three days!) and he surprised me with a wonderful candlelit dinner and gave me a beautiful bow necklace. Then we watched our favorite movie and cuddled up on the couch with hot chocolate. I just valued spending quality time with my loved one the most. :)

    Twitter: @megglark

  • kitty

    I’ve actually never had a valentine’s date. I usually opt to take the high road and TREAT MYSELF to a new outfit (last year it was a navy blue chiffon top!) and then a comfy candle/chick flick/chocolate ice-cream marathon at night :). what better way to start the new year than to treat yourself?

    instagram: @londonscene

  • Hannah Gomez

    my worst valentine’s day was really bad. the day of i got really sick and had to stay home for 2 days. my best (guy) friend had asked me to be his valentine and i had said yes. he had asked me to go out with him a million times but i just didn’t feel that way about him so agreeing to be his valentine was the least i could do. when i came back he told me it was okay but i could see that he was heartbroken. he told me he had something for me at his locker and to meet him there after school. i was so embarrassed that i never went and to day i don’t know what he got me and have regretted it since.

  • Sloane

    Worst Valentines ever was when I got dumped a week before, and then the guy showed up to school with red roses for all of his exes…except me. It was totally brutal, but I have had some good ones to balance the bad. On the plus side, I looked awesome, and a week later he came crawling back. Mostly the biggest thing to remember is its just one day out of the year.

    Twitter: @fashionlicense

  • Natalie Stasinopoulos

    I’ve only had one Valentine’s date. It was last year with my boyfriend and it was just a nice low key movie date and I made him dinner for before the movie and chocolate cupcakes for when we got back.

    Twitter: @nms0918

  • Christina fitzmorris

    Last year after the breakup of a long relationship a few weeks before Valentine’s day, my dad surprised me by sending me an amazingly supportive, sentimental and encouraging card, and a dozen beautiful roses. I was so surprised and felt so incredibly loved – my dad is the most amazing I have ever known, and I know that no matter what he will always be there as the first and most dependable, important, and honest man in my life and hold a special place in my heart as my father.

  • Christina fitzmorris

    Instagram: @neeeeeeeeeen

  • Sol Sol

    My best valentine date ever is any valentine i pass with my actual boyfiend. We always do very simple but special dates!! The best one was last year, we place a table in the garden of our home, set some candles on, had good food, with good wine, talk a lot, see the stars, it was really the best night!! it was very simple, but we had an amazing evening!! here in argentina its summer time right now, so on valentine

  • Katem9324

    Last Valentine’s Day was the best I’ve ever had. My boyfriend surprised me with a video he put together that compiled all my favorite romance movies into one clip, using the best lines to create a meaningful message directed towards me from him. It was better than anything money can buy! We spent the night eating a delicious dinner and watching movies cuddled up in bed, and I watched my movie gift about 20 times!

    Twitter @Katem9324
    Instagram Katem9324

  • MCTaylor

    My best Valentine’s Day date would have to be the one right before my boyfriend and I started dating. We were in that undefined phase of our relationship but he still asked me to be his Valentine (in those words!). He made the day completely special with the works – flowers, a stuffed animal and dinner. It was simple, but thoughtful. Also loving the silhouette of the Amber dress – so flattering!

    @MarionTay on Twitter.

  • Sarah Stanley

    Well this is my first year having a Valentine so I don’t have a story… :( ..but I’m excited to see what the future holds me and if I get any funny stories haha. (: Instagram and Twitter are @sarahyelnats (:

  • Lexy

    My best valentines day was when my boyfriend was away at school which was about 2 hours away and he had told me that he wasn’t going to be able to come and see me because of school so i was a little disappointed but understood. I spent all day at work keeping busy while he texted me the i love yous. When at the end of the day came a suprise, a delivery of flowers which started a LOVE scavenger hunt. The card said to leave work exactly at 5pm and walk to the park up the block to the tables where you play chess, so i went there and on the table was a balloon with another card which said to walk around the block to the baseball field and sit by the bleachers. At the bleachers was another balloon with a teddy bear wrapped around another card. The next card said to walk home which at the time was 8 blocks away. Once i got to my door saw a box of chocolate wrapped up with another card and it said to Have a happy valentines day. I opened the door to find him in the apartment with more flowers and a small box. He gave me the box and i opened it and it was My first promise ring. Since then we have been through our ups and our downs but that had to be the most adventurous valentines day ever and i will never forget it. I call it the memorable but i call it the workout valentines also (all that walking) lol.

  • Lexy

    My instagram is ladylexy530 :)

  • Rachel Davidson

    My best Valentine’s day was when I got to just spend it with the one I always have and always will love. He got me bright pink roses (with a sweet yet simple card attached) because he knew they were my favorite and a cute little book book(I used to fold the corners of books down), a necklace and a box of chocolates. Our original plans got changed but we just stayed home and had a quiet relaxing night at home.
    My worst was just last year when I thought for sure we were going to do something for Valentine’s day because it appeared that things were getting better between he and I; but it turns out he took his girlfriend that he told me he wasn’t with out of town to the same restaurant he took me to a couple years before and told me we would go the next time there was a special thing they were doing. All after telling me multiple times they weren’t together and that he was just friends with her. This one I think has scarred me.
    Twitter: @PinkLipGloss24 Instagram: PinkLipGloss22

  • Sara Sarkisiam

    The Valentine’s day date was when my boyfriend took me to see the Presidents helicopter and I got to tour the helicopter! :)

    Twitter: @sarsarkisian Instagram: @sarsarkisian

  • Sara Sarkisiam

    The best Valentine’s day date*

  • Anya

    Best Date: during my senior year of college, after a long day spent apart while going to class and working on projects and undergraduate research, my boyfriend surprised me and took me out to a local seafood restaurant (after listening to me talk about my constant craving for seafood) where we had a full course dinner of hushpuppies, crabcakes, shrimp/pasta, and key lime cheesecake with white zinfandel (all of my favorites!). The restaurant let us keep the empty wine bottle, and I wrote a little blurb on the side to commemorate a wonderful valentine’s day date. Our keepsake is now my go-to vase for any flowers (fake and/or fresh) that I use to decorate my coffee table.

  • Anya

    instagram: anyaaafayeee

  • Mariah J. White

    The best Valentine’s date I’ve ever had was a last year. I didn’t have anyone special to spend it with, so I went to dinner at a Taco Bell and ended up meeting the sweetest guy ever a few tables down! We still keep in touch, and it was a date because he paid for my Fresca steak burrito. :)

    Twitter and Instagram are both: @mariahjenae

  • whoadiana

    The worst valentine’s date I ever had was when we went to eat at Cheesecake Bistro. The moment we received our food the waiter immediately asked if we wanted dessert. We barely had a chance to take a bite before we were rushed to scarf down our food and leave. It was a crazy long wait and literally a 10 minute dinner and we were already out the door! From then on, I vowed to never eat out on Vday, again. I celebrate by either cooking at home or waiting until the weekend or when Vday has actually passed. instagram: @whoadiana

  • Lauren34

    My best valentine’s day was when I was home since one the day and my mom made me chocolate pancakes with chocolate chips and we watched the movie Valentine’s Day together.

  • Lauren34

    home sick*

  • MichelleB

    My worst valentines day happened after I found on an bf was cheating and he still had the nerve to show up at my
    House with roses thinking i would forgive him in the spirit of valentines day! NOT! Instagram mbernardi513

  • Laura Fusselman

    The best valentines date I had was with my boyfriend two years ago. He was studying abroad at the time and was bummed that we weren’t going to get to spend it together. I came home from studying that evening and found all the lights off in the apartment. The only light came from my laptop sitting on the kitchen table with my boyfriend on skype. I turned on the lights and found that my roommate had collaborated with him to set up a special valentines date. She had made dinner, bought the presents he had told her to, and decorated the apartment. I couldn’t stop crying! I was so blessed to have such an amazing friend and boyfriend to put that much thought into letting us be together for valentines day.
    @lfuss11

  • SmileYoureBeautiful

    My best valentines day date was with my boyfriend at the time. We met up and exchanged gifts and he showered me with so many amazing little gifts and trinkets that were perfect for me and we spent the day together watching movies and cuddled up on the couch together talking and just falling for each other even more. It was perfect and such a wonderful way to spend my first valentines day with a boyfriend.

    instagram: akb748

  • Jodi Brown

    My best Valentines Day was when my now hubby took me back to the place where he proposed and had a romantic dinner set up. The food was amazing and the night was perfect.

  • Brittany Corpuz

    My high school lover had told me he forgot to get me anything for Valentines Day. He had been working and had swim practice all the time. Well I brought him decorated-homemade cupcakes, a rose(roses can be manly), and a homemade card with our photos in it. THEN when I was going in my purse…he put a heart necklace around my neck and gave me a rose. The necklace had diamonds along one side of the heart. It’s a bit strange seeing that necklace now, because we’re no longer together buuuuut it’s the thought that counts. What a gentlemen he was.

  • Annika Funk

    The worst one was when I had fabulous plans for Valentine’s Day with my friend (dinner in our favorite place, drinks etc), but on the big day I got sick. So I spent my Valentine’s Day in bed with high fever – not fun :).
    @annikafunk (Twitter); Instagram (annikafunk)

  • Vittoria Giuseppa

    My best Valentine’s Day started out as my worst. Back on February 14, 2007, so many things seemed to go wrong at once. Of all days, my father was scheduled for surgery and I was a nervous wreck over the procedure. I hadn’t been feeling well myself for over week: a terrible stomach virus had left me dehydrated and exhausted. To make matters worse the East Coast had been pummeled by what was soon called the “Valentine’s Day Blizzard.” I woke that morning to find New York City buried under inches of snow and sleet. Any of the years before that one I wouldn’t have minded everything going wrong on the holiday but this was the first Valentine’s Day that I was
    one half of a couple. My boyfriend had the entire day planned: dinner at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan and tickets to see “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway. For a tortured few nights, I had debated canceling it all– I was too worried and sick and the weather forecast clearly seemed to be working against us. But early that
    morning, snow and all, my boyfriend was at my doorstep with a bouquet of cream and purple roses, my absolute favorite. Right then and there I decided I wanted to attempt it, so we drove—very slowly over all the ice—into the city. I’m sad to say that I could barely eat dinner, although my boyfriend never complained once that I sent back more food than I could stomach. The walk to the theater left my face red, my hair a soppy mess, and my boots completely soaked through. Yet Seventh Avenue itself was completely magical: normally jammed with cars and people, it was virtually abandoned due to the weather. I can still see it now, entirely white and pristine, set aglow by streetlights. I was cold and still slightly sick but so happy to have my boyfriend by my side as I stumbled over the messy streets. We made it to the show in one piece where through texts I found out that my dad’s surgery was over and everything was going to be fine. The curtain went up and I held my boyfriend’s hand, finally relaxed. The drive home was a tricky as everything was even more frozen at night. While trying to maneuver side streets, we stopped carefully at a light. As other couples walked the crosswalk in front of our car, my boyfriend leaned over for a kiss and from behind my seat pulled out a gift: a thin band of glittering diamonds. Seven years later, I still wear the ring. We can now laugh at our first Valentine’s Day and its long list of problems all somewhat lessened with time–the most vibrant memory from that day will always be that it was the first of many amazing moments I’ve shared with the man I still love.

    twitter: @beautifulthngs / instagram: @thebeautifulthngs

  • bcombsxo

    best valentines-when my now hubby was in boot camp and still made sure I had an amazing valentines day! worst valentines-in hs when I was stood up for a school dance :( twitter.com/bcombsxo, bcombsxo on instagram

  • sasha vasquez

    The best Valentine’s day memory I happened to have is last year when I was not with anyone at the time. My parents as embarrassing as they are were already giving me hard time as to not having a so called “”Valentine””. On Feb. 14, Valentine’s day, I woke up and took off to go to class. As I arrived home, I came into my room ready to jump into bed and get some homework done. I stopped at the door and was in complete shock! My parents had decorated my room and had bought me presents for Valentine’s day. I slowly walked in thinking it was a usual prank of theirs. My mom and dad came into my room and said that they knew Valentine’s day is usually for for people who have a significant other but also to express your love and care for someone. Even though I did not have a boyfriend at the time, I definitely enjoyed my Valentine’s day. Sometimes we don’t all seem to notice Valentine’s day as something to be enjoyed with family but more so a boyfriend or girlfriend. I would consider this memory one of the best for my Valentine’s day because I not only learned the true meaning of this particular day but I also got presents!!! Who doesn’t enjoy presents?!
    Sasha Vasquez
    Twitter: @svasquez92

  • Emily Finta

    I’ve never actually had a Valentines day date so I consider all of them the worst or just a normal day. Twitter & Instagram: @designsbyemilyf

  • Kate Swanson

    Last year, my now fiancee and I decided to have a cheese and wine night at home. We purchased several bottles of wine and local cheeses ranging from the mild to the funky. When I say funky, I mean FUNK-Y. I never knew one small piece of cheese could clear a room, but it can. I made my poor guy double zip it in two plastic baggies and bury it in the garbage. But even then the smell still lingered. So much for a romantic date…

    @thesassyswan

  • Katie Lee

    In love with this dress! My most romantic Valentine’s day was when my boyfriend surprised me by cooking a gourmet dinner all by himself even though he was in major pain after a serious back injury. I had worked all day gone for a quick post work run and came home to a sweet romantic dinner.

    @pearlsntwirls

  • Heather Simoneau

    My favorite valentines was when my friends and I dressed up in prom dresses(we were 27) and went to a karaoke bar. It started with scorpion bowls and ended with some hilarious memories

    @hsim1020

  • Melanie B.

    My favorite Valentine’s Day date is from a few years ago- my man and I headed up to the snow for a cozy cabin weekend. We spent Valentine’s Day crunching through the snow covered ground, relaxing by the warm fire, and enjoying a candlelight dinner with an amazing view of the frost dusted fir trees. It was not the fanciest Valentine’s celebration ever, but it is my most cherished Valentine’s memories as our hearts were warm and cozy with love even in the cold, snowy mountains.

    This Amber dress is saffron is stunning! Not only will it make a perfect statement for a Valentine’s dinner date, but I can picture it as the perfect dress for my best friend’s upcoming wedding celebrations!

    ~Melanie
    Twitter and Instagram: @3Pprettyblog

  • Alicia k

    My worst Valentine’s Date was with my ex-boyfriend a few years ago. We lived together and we were trying to save money so we thought we would just go out to dinner and not get gifts. Well a week went by after Valentine’s day and he never mentioned anything to me about celebrating so I brought it up and he said oh yeah lets go to lunch. So we went to lunch where he ended up getting drunk and passing out like 2 hours later. Lets just say this is just one of many reasons he is my ex lol.

  • Alicia k

    My worst Valentine’s Date was with my ex-boyfriend a few years ago. We lived together and we were trying to save money so we thought we would just go out to dinner and not get gifts. Well a week went by after Valentine’s day and he never mentioned anything to me about celebrating so I brought it up and he said oh yeah lets go to lunch. So we went to lunch where he ended up getting drunk and passing out like 2 hours later. Lets just say this is just one of many reasons he is my ex lol

    @aklein212 – Instagram

  • Sarah S.

    Never had a Valentine.

    @ima_chf -Instagram

  • Jenny James

    I’ve never had a Valentine’s day that just blew me away, but I’ve also never had a terrible one either. Let’s hope my husband can come up with something special this year!

    Instagram: jennyjames10

  • Chic-lette

    Dear crush,

    Please be mine, I’ve never had a valentine.

    -Wanna be your babe <3333

    Twitter @Chiclette15

  • Amity

    As silly as it sounds I’ve never had a Vday date. I’ve been in plenty of relationships, but none over a year, and somehow manage to always be single on Valentine’s Day. Conspiracy? Maybe. haha. I’m sure I could find *someone* to take me out this year if I had a dress like that! xo Amity

  • Kait Branath

    My worst Valentine’s Day happened about 3 years ago. I had been seeing this guy casually for about a month but he was way more into than I was and I felt bad so I broke it off. He was super upset but we parted ways..however about 2 weeks later it was Valentine’s Day and he called and asked if I wanted to go out as just friends or if I’d consider giving him a second chance. I said I’d go out as friends and after that I would maybe think about dating again. We went to the movies and then to dinner..everything was fine until we got in the car to go home and he started crying hysterically and telling me he loved me (after a month of casual dating remember) we had barely even kissed! As if the crying wasn’t bad enough he gave me a book he had made (including glitter and Pom poms) with 27 reasons he loved me. I had to wait awkwardly for him to stop crying so he could drive me home. Worst. Date. Ever.

  • Sarah Doyle

    My best valentines day was actually in the 2nd grade. My dad had a bouquet sent to me while I was at school. I was embarrassed at first, but then when I opened up the bouquet I realized it was actually a bouquet of Oreos! Everyone thought I was so lucky to have a Dad who would send her cookies at school…and I agreed!

    Instagram: sarahdistortion
    Twitter: @sarahdistortion

  • HannahW

    Never been one to celebrate Valentines. But, I have actually never had a boyfriend over the holiday to celebrate with UNTIL THIS YEAR! I’d love the dress to make this year even more special than it already is! :)

  • MandaKay

    When I was in college, my best friend, Lindsee, and I decided to medicate our winter blues with a last minute trip to Europe. We flew from Barcelona to Rome on Valentine’s Day, and decided to enjoy a ro—tic (no men involved) Valentine’s dinner at a Roman restaurant. Being the day of love, all the nice restaurants were packed. We finally found one with an open table *scratch that* two open tables, that were less than an inch apart (Europeans waste no space!). We laughed about how perfect it would be if two gorgeous italian men were seated at the table next to us. Just then, these beautiful men we dreamed up walked up to us and sat at the open table. They were dressed in perfectly tailored suits and spoke with romantic italian inflections. Lindsee and I said hello, but they spoke as much english and we did Italian. We enjoyed our romantic meal together, occasionally making eye contact and laughing about the language barrier. Just as we decided that love is a universal language and we could enjoy a romantic week with our sexy, italian dates, the men leaned across the table and kissed. :/ Okay, so we should have put two and two together, but I blame our dreamy oblivion on the jet lag. When we tell the story, we usually leave that last part out and try to remember it as the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever!

    instagram: manda_kay
    twitter: @eatpraymanda

  • Liz C.

    My best Valentine’s Day dates are those I’ve had with my friends–wine, funny movies, and laughing. I’m a Galentine’s believer!

  • Rachel Fausnaught

    My best valentines date was a few years ago with my then boyfriend and though the relationship did not last my memories of that night have. We had plans to go out to dinner at some fancy restaurant but as the day progressed it began to snow. We got completely slammed with a storm by the time the sun was setting with no signs of it stopping. With nothing to cook at home we laced up our boots, bundled up and walked to the nearest local restaurant(Four Dogs West Chester, PA). When we reached the place it was full of locals, apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought of it however we managed to score a table in the pub right next to the fireplace. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect. What made the night so special as I look back, is that despite all the obstacles we made it work (it wasn’t even work) and everything fell into place. No worrying about how I looked or rummaging through my closet trying to find the ‘perfect’ outfit, just the two of us…and a bunch of old folks toasting in our winter threads as the snow came down.
    instagram: rachelfaus

  • Annaliese

    Surprise dinner from my boyfriend

    twitter: @annaliesedenton

  • Lindsey Rietkerk

    Last Valentine’s day this guy I wasn’t sure I wanted to date asked me out. I politely declined and tried to avoid him the whole day so he couldn’t ask me again in person. Turns out, he found me and he did. He insisted I give him just an hour for a friends date. And it didn’t stop there. We continued to do some more friend dates and decided to be a couple. And we’ve been going strong for almost a year now. Don’t be afraid to say yes to a date! Could turn out to be a fantastic match for.

    twitter: @lindseyfor2028

  • Eliz

    I use Valentine’s day to connect with ALL my loved ones — friends and family alike! Never one to be afraid of saying “”I love you,”” this day is just another excuse to spread the love. I don’t have a significant other this year (although — I’ve still got 8 days, right?!), so it would be amazing to win this dress as a consolation prize :) It’s absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Paige Ippolito

    The best valentine’s ever was last year with my boyfriend. I played it like I did not want to go out and just keep it calm and chill at home but secretly really wanted a big date night. He surprised me with an amazing date and he has been surprising me ever since :) @paigeyface

  • Steph

    Last valentines day was the best of my lifetime so far. My bf surprised me with a cute picnic on the beach, complete with macaroons and handmade sandwiches. It was so sweet. After our little picnic he took us to a hotel
    down the road where he bought us a room for the night. We were both freezing from the picnic so we started to run a hot bath. We ended up flooding our entire room. Regardless to say once we were alone we
    forgot all about our bath. We were charged for the damage but now that a year has passed we can laugh at our little dilemma.

    Instagram: stephdeph
    Twitter: stephdeph

  • Nic

    <3 Years ago in high school there was a “”bad boy”” interested in my attention. During a boring 4th period of algebra, a certain someone was sliding in and out of view through the class room doorway with his guitar in hand. Like any boy crazed school girl I made up an excuse to leave the class room. As soon as my foot touched non algebraic grounds I was swept away in to the stairwell. I will never forget those big blue green eyes and toughed curly brown hair serenading me through the halls to Wonderwall by Oasis. Cut off by one of my favorite teachers jokingly yelling down the stairwell “”Get a room and by room I mean assigned class room ASAP””. Later that night it was much too innocent with our first date at a pizza diner and our parents picking us up at the end. Later I would have my first kiss and heartbreak but it is a gift to be young and most of all in love.
    twitter: @w004nep

  • Jessica Blanchard

    My first Valentine’s day with my now boyfriend of five years was spent in his dorm room taking endless photo booth pictures on his mac. Funny, cute, silly and lovely just spending time together. twitter/instagram: jesikuhb

  • Sara

    My best Valentine’s Day date was my senior year of college. It began as a date with all of my single girlfriends to a Cupid Shuffle party. I met a man who asked me, “”what a pretty girl like me was doing without a date on Valentine’s Day.”” What a line! (I may have even said, “”What a line!””) And I wasn’t falling for it.

    But hours later we were still talking and I found out he was leaving the next morning for a new job an hour and a half away. I ended up giving him my number, but thought I’d never see him again.

    The following Valentine’s Day, we celebrated our first year together. Mac drove 4 hours from where he lived and showed up at my apartment in DC with flowers in red circular vase that had “”Love”” bedazzled on the front.

    I find myself buying Valentine’s candy as soon as it hits the shelf each January, and filling the little red love jar which is our centerpiece this time of year. We were married June 10, 2011 and this Valentine’s Day will be five years since the night we met.

    Twitter: @grabalatte
    (Blog: http://www.grabalatte.blogspot.com)

  • Bri Burrowes

    My best Valentine’s Day date came a few years ago just before I moved to Santa Monica from Montana. It was simple, serene and perfect. I had dinner with my Dad (OK, my mom and one of my sisters were there, too). The best part? It’s also my Dad’s birthday! After all, what V-Day date can *ever* live up to Dad? =)

  • Bri Burrowes

    Forgot my handle on Twitter … @brianneburrowes — Thx!

  • Brooke Wodnicki

    My best Valentine’s Day date was two years ago. I had recently moved to Chicago for school while my boyfriend lived in Atlanta to play hockey, but we still promised to give long distance a try. The before Valentine’s Day he texted me saying he booked his flight to Chicago to come visit me for a couple days and to spend Valentine’s Day together. He always texts dumb jokes like he’s outside my door or he’s picking me up from class so I didn’t believe him. The next day, he messaged me a picture of him at his gate at the airport. I was SHOCKED he was being serious after all! He landed in Chicago early afternoon on Valentine’s Day. Later that evening, he took me out for sushi and champagne – my favorites! He isn’t the super romantic type, so his surprise visit and cute evening out was quite the treat.
    Twitter: @bmwodnicki
    Instagram: bmwodnickayy

  • emily loeb

    My best valentine’s day memory was in third grade when the boy i had crush on had an extra valentine and he gave it to me saying i should get two it made my life :) twitter is @LoebEloeb33

  • Kat Lam

    My best Valentine’s Day was a surprise. Four years ago, my new (at the time) long-distance boyfriend flew in, and even reserved a table for us at a restaurant that I had been wanting to try. The way to my heart is through my stomach :)

    Instagram: klam1311

  • Jamie

    My best Valentine’s day was last year, my boyfriend and I went to the beach and relaxed.
    @jamie17

  • Erin Saxton

    My best valentines day date was with my Boyfriend of 4 years, he made me a delicious shrimp dinner (my man can cook), and made a cute little cozy bed on the ground by the fire place and we watched my favorite movie the Notebook!
    Twitter @erinsaxton1
    Instagram @erinsaxton1

  • Laken Ensor

    This year will be my first real Valentine’s Day with a boyfriend, so my favorite past Valentine’s day was last year when a few of my other single girlfriends and I had a movie night together so nobody had to spend the day alone. It was really nice knowing that friends are always there when you need them!

    Twitter: lakenator13

  • Niccole Salomone

    my worst valentines day will be this year.. no different from any other, no boys involved. this one has to take the worst though because i have to see the guy i love (my ex) post about everything hes doing with the girl while hes away at college. oh and i have to suffer 3 waterpolo games… YAY CANTWAIT!

    instagram: niccole salomone

  • Hannah Hirsch

    My best valentines date was with my best friend Bethany of course. We decided since we are single (and not so ready to mingle ;) ) why not be each others dates? So in light of this we got dressed up, as in put on our cutest skirts, did our make-up and hair, and then took pictures of us with the boyfriends we dont have. We then went out to dinner together, and then got ice cream, a bunch of dove chocolate, and swedish fish, and went to see the latest love movie in the theatre at the time ‘The Vow’, (and we brought all of our ice cream and candy in). It was so much fun to just be with your best friend, and be completely you while enjoying such a fun holiday! :D <3

  • becca

    My favorite valentine’s day was with my best friend Emma. She was feeling down that she would be single that year for valentine’s day, so I decided to surprise her with a fun night out. I made reservations at atypical valentine’s day places–Indian, Mexican and a gourmet burger restaurant–and told her to pick one. We went to the Mexican tequila bar where some of our other girlfriends met up with us for margaritas, dinner and endless desserts. There was no pressure whatsoever and it was great just to have a dressed up night out with my girlfriends!

  • Ritz

    The best Valentine’s date I have ever had was with my then boyfriend, now fiance, Matt. The wonderful thing about this “”date”” was that it was not a date at all. In fact, we started out Valentine’s Day 2007 in two different cities! At the time, I was still in college at St. Mary’s U. in San Antonio, Texas. Matt was living back in our hometown two and half hours away from San Antonio. I missed him terribly that day because all I would see around campus were girls walking around with their boyfriends or clutching flowers, stuffed animals, or chocolates. Valentine’s day was during the week that year, so there was no way Matt would be able to come see me (as he usually did in the weekends). Once I got to my dorm after class that evening, I called him to tell him how much I thought of him that day and how I wished he was there with me. As we were still speaking, I heard a knock on the door… He told me to go check and he was at the door!!! I could not believe it. He also had class that evening in Eagle Pass, but he just got up and told the professor he had to be excused, so he just drove off to see me at the spur of the moment! I was completely surprised and excited to see him. He has never been the conventional gift giver, which is what I love about him, so he did not show up with flowers, but that year he gave me a pink iPod nano–my very first iPod. We went out to dinner and spent only a few hours together because he had to go back to Eagle Pass to go to work the next day! Even though it was a very short V-day date, it is the most memorable one.
    This is single most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me in my life. This will be a very tough one for Matt to top when we’re married!

    Instagram: chasingimagery

  • Arielle Huff

    My best Valentine’s day has been the past couple of years. I throw a girlie V-day party, that includes dancing to the “”Just Dance”” and “”dance central””, nail painting and a craft. All the ladies love coming to hang out and talk and just have a good time in each others company!!

  • Devyn Dunny

    I plan on having an amazing valentines day with my boyfriend this year. We have been together for awhile, but this is our first valentines day together. We are going to a nice dinner and going to be able to spend some time together because we both live busy lives and are not able to see each other a lot.

  • NikkiLeigh

    Last year I made my ex a homemade, heart shaped pizza with all of the fixings. I had it and a bottle of wine ready for when he got home from work. He wasn’t as excited as I was. :(

  • MindyLM

    My husband has never been big on Valentine’s Day. He has given me flowers and cards, but he is just never really into it. We have been married 10 years and this year, FINALLY, he has asked me to line up a babysitter because we are going to go out for Valentine’s Day :) and he is planning it all. I would LOVE to suprise him by looking sexy in a new Paper Crown dress as we spend some time together!
    instagram: MindyLM/Twitter: luvlymindella

  • Kristin Albrecht

    my best valentines day was a long time ago when I was only in middle school. A boy I had a huge crush on wore a t-shirt he made by himself to school that said “”kristin albrecht will you be my valentine”” & then had a single tulip (which is my favorite flower) in his back pocket. he showed me his shirt & handed it to me & kissed me on the cheek. Looking back, it was pretty smooth for a boy of age 11, but it stuck with me all these years so he did something right haha.

    Twitter: @tinyprincess_k
    Intagram: kristinxnoel

  • Cedar Smith

    The best and worst Valentine’s Day occurred in my senior year of high school. I had been seeing a guy for about four months before the big day came up. He had been planning a date night for us and I couldn’t have been more excited. About 30 minutes before he was supposed to pick me up, he phoned telling me he had come down with the flu and was in no condition to be out. Devastated, I put in The Notebook and snuggled down for a night of solo movie watching. 10 minutes later, the doorbell rang and he stood standing there in his sweats with flowers and chocolate. We spent the rest of the evening together in our sweats snuggled down watching The Notebook. I also caught the flu but it was well worth the ruined night.

    instagram: cedkaye

  • cmkuno

    On Valentine’s day 9 years ago, I went to a party where I met a cute guy. We danced, hung out, exchanged phone numbers. Today that cute guy is my husband. :) So that was probably the best Valentine’s day ever.
    @CMKuno

  • Sarruhbear

    Best: Spending Vday with the roommates. One made side dishes, one made a
    main dish, I made dessert, and we each had more than enough wine. No tv, no
    homework, just a lot of silliness.

    Worst: Long distance “”BF”” picks fight in morning, ignores during day, blames
    me for stupidness later and becomes more angry when he found out Vday became
    a girls night. Needless to say THAT was over shortly after.

    @sarruhbear

  • Danielle Gehring

    Last year on Valentine’s day I (like a lot of people) did not have a Valentine. I did however have a huge crush on this guy and decided he would be my Valentine no matter what it took. A few days before V day I bought him the cheesiest teddy bear I could find a box of chocolates and made him a poster that read: I flirt I wink, Boy can’t you think? XOXO. I set it on his apartment steps and put the poster in his door and parked a very doors down with my best friend and waited for him to get home. He stared at it for a long time and my stomach sank, I thought he was going to throw it out or just left it but he called me and told me he would love to be my Valentine. When V day finally got here I was so excited to see what he got me I couldn’t stand it!! His truck broke down and he asked me to meet him at his work so he could see me. When i got there we talked and I watched him and his buddy fix his truck and was beginning to think he fought what dat it was. I was getting ready to leave and he called me to the back of his shop and he gave me to beautiful long stem pink and white roses. He was the best first Valentine ever and this year I will spend V day with him again and could not be happier!!

  • Emily Moriarty

    I used to not be very big on Valentine’s Day or romance but my ex boyfriend was. For our first Valentine’s Day as a couple, he had planned this big, elaborate, surprise evening for me at his apartment. However, on the morning of VDay, the snow and ice that had built up on the carport in front of his building gave way and collapsed on the cars. His roommate decided it would be a good idea to alert the fire department who then CONDEMNED their building until roof was cleared off. The fireman gave them 1 hour to vacate and my boyfriend ended up having to come to my tiny dorm (for what ended up being 3 days). His plans for cooking me a romantic dinner in his candle filled apartment were foiled. We ended up ordering a pizza and sleeping on my tiny, barely room for one, Twin XL dorm bed. However, the night wasn’t so bad. We did get to spend it with each other.

    Twitter: @emoriarty3
    Instagram: emilymo3

  • Nikki Leigh

    My best Valentines Day was what some would say was boring but for me it was perfect. Me and my boyfriend just stayed in watching mmovies and eating dinner and a cake I made. It was perfectly romantic and relaxing for how busy our lives were, with both of us trying to graduate that semester.
    @nikkileigh1 for both twitter and instagram.

  • Jackie Schulte

    My worst Valentine’s day was probably when I was still in high school and my boyfriend didn’t get me anything for Valentine’s day. Later that night while I was at dinner with my parents he proceeded to call me and we ended up breaking up soon after. He felt I didn’t trust him because I was with my parents that night. This year will be the first time I’ve had a boyfriend in a few years and I know it will be special! My instagram name is Jackie_schulte. My twitter name is jschulte14.

  • Kimberly

    My friends and I have an annual Gal-entines extravaganza. We all get together, make dinner and have wine all while watching the latest chick flick. While it is always nice to have that one special person to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, the best part for me has been celebrating my friendships. After all, Valentine’s is all about love, and celebrating that love with whomever it may be, and your friends are those who will be there for you through it all. :)

    Twitter: @KiimberlyMC
    Instagram: @kimbebe

  • Brooke

    My best Valentine’s day ever was in 2011. It was my first year in the second grade classroom teaching. We had all these different fun activities planned out for all of the kids. Each student made a homemade Valentine’s Day box, I can’t even express how creative and talented these kiddos were. The joy on their faces as they shared their boxes and Valentines was truly one of a kind. I got to experience the joy of elementary school Valentine’s Day over again. How exciting it was to have your box filled with different cards and candy. The thrill of opening each card and treat. But most of all, the pure happiness that each child experienced that day at school, no worries in the world during those short hours at school. That was my best Valentine’s Day.

    Instagram: Brooklyn9144

  • agro129

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was when my friends and I all went out for breakfast at a little diner few years ago so that we would have time to do our own plans later in the evening. My twitter name is @agrotophorst

  • Jackie

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year when me and a few girlfriends took a day off from law school and work and did a spa and shopping day and then had a wine, pizza and movie night. It wasn’t a “”screw men”” kind of thing, most of us were in relationships, but it was a great way to get away from all the hype and pressure of flowers and dinner reservations and spend time with some girls I really cared about. I think our boyfriends were happy too :)
    Twitter: JPettit613 Insta: Jpet85

  • Amanda Bacon

    The strangest..most interesting Valentine’s Day was when I received a card for a guy I liked but the card was made out to a different person. I hesitated calling the guy and giving him a peace of my mind but decided to casually ask him. Turns out he had remembered a cosmo quiz we did together and one of those choices was ‘getting a card for the wrong person’ we both had had a laugh over that but when I opened the card I wasn’t thinking of it. Once he told me I remembered- Cute, but risky! @MrsABacon

  • Terah Ram

    I honestly have never had an actual valentines day date, I was always the girl in relationships saying how much I hated the day and then when it rolled around it was just another day.. this year my best friends and I are celebrating our love for eachother by having dinner and a few bottles of wine and the best conversation we could ask for. This year will by far be the best valentine’s day I could ask for! @_terra54

  • Shannon Spraul

    I would definitely have to say my worst Valentine’s Day date was two years ago. I was still in high school and my boyfriend had told me he had something special planned. We went to my house after school just to hang out for a little and I was waiting to see what it was and he ended up breaking up with me. Terrible Valentine’s Day to say the least!

  • Allie King

    Hello Lauren,
    Well lets start off by saying I have never had a date for Valentine’s and people like me are usually bitter about the whole holiday, but I LOVE IT!! Valentine’s doesn’t have to be all about romance, for me its more about everything PINK! I happen to love pink, flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, and hearts. So, I am very festive and creative when it comes to Valentine’s. One year I made heart lollipops and beaded heart earrings for all of my girlfriends. I was going to surprise them at school! The night before Valentine’s day I got sick. I caught a really bad cold and couldn’t go to school. I ended up having to throw the lollipops away, and never gave them the earrings. I had fun making all of it, but getting sick ruined it. Thanks for holding this contest, whoever wins will be a lucky lady.
    My twitter handle is alllieomalllie

  • Katelyn Sainz

    My best Valentine’s Day date was 2 years ago when my boyfriend and I went up to hike Devil’s Bridge in Sedona. It was a beautiful day and gorgeous weather. Then we went up to Flagstaff for dinner and got snowed in. It was the first time I had seen snow since I was a little kid. It was such a fun weekend trip.

    @kaytee019

  • Erica Capone

    My best Valentine’s Day date was 6 years ago when my boyfriend surprised me by decorating my entire room with valentine’s decorations and then leaving me a note to meet him at his house for breakfast he made me

  • Eva

    My birthday is just three days after Valentine’s Day so I often get the “”Christmas baby”” deal, a combo gift for both days & few years ago my (ex) boyfriend gave me a blinged out pimp cup… thanksss? The Worst!!

    Twitter: @eeeeeva
    Instagram: @ESellers17

  • Esther Choi

    For some reason, feb is not really been a time for me to find myself a valentine. But one of the best valentine’s memories was when a group of our guy friends wanted to treat all the girls out to a special dinner and gifts. they wanted to show us that they appreciate us for being their girl-friends. it was sweet to be treated to something nice by your friends.

  • Holly Polly

    Hi Lauren and Team LC,

    My BEST Valentine’s Day was exactly four years ago. I was seeing a guy named Randy and he was supposed to leave town for a friend’s engagement party in San Fran. However, a few days before the trip he decided not to go, telling me he had too much work to do and would be around to hang out. So, on Valentine’s Day he took me to Houston’s (now Hillstone) in Santa Monica for a late dinner. It was there over sushi, BBQ ribs, and a burger that he asked me to be his exclusive Valentine – and girlfriend! I also found out later he didn’t go on the trip to San Fran because he wanted to ask me that question. Fast forward four years later, and we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year at Houston’s as an engaged couple! He proposed to me last month. I am so glad it all started on that Valentine’s Day four years ago. It was a simple evening but changed my life forever.

  • Barbara G

    Best was freshman year of college. It included a snow day. @ babsra

  • Lexie

    My best Valentines Day was last year. I didn’t have a valentine, but my friends went out to eat with me. While we were there, we noticed a group of guy friends that went to our school. We hung out afterwards, and today, we are all good friends. Thinking about it makes me cherish the fact that I am very lucky that I have people who care about me.

  • Lexie

    My best Valentines Day was last year. I didn’t have a valentine, but my friends went out to eat with me. While we were there, we noticed a group of guy friends that went to our school. We hung out afterwards, and today, we are all good friends. Thinking about it makes me cherish the fact that I am very lucky that I have people who care about me. Twitter: @abatko

  • Lindsay Beck

    My best Valentine’s Date/Day was last year, I was single, and I lived with a group of girls who also happened to be single. We all decided to get our favorite food from our favorite restaurants as take-out then head back to our place and enjoy a big splurge meal together! Lots of fun and a great memory :)
    twitter- @LINDSrbk

  • Erin Saxton

    Beach + lobster + romatic comedies = best valentines day ever

  • stacyangel

    2 dozen yellow roses and Sunset at the beach here in SWFL, and melting pot for dinner, that is love!

  • sarahmadelyn

    One of my best valentines day dates was with my friends! We were all single at the time and we threw a “”Cupids Not Here”” party and it was awesome. I’m not a V-Day hater but it was fun to celebrate the holiday even without having a significant other to celebrate it with! Twitter handle: @sarahmadelyn_

  • Sarah Crittenden

    Last valentine’s day was my best valentine’s day with my boyfriend. We hadn’t been dating for very long but we had been friends for years. He knew I loved to keep things simple and cooked me DELICIOUS chicken enchiladas complete with Dos Equis and candlelight! He planned it all while I was at work and surprised me when I came home. I was so shocked and happy! We ate and listened to our favorite songs and danced in our apartment all dressed up :) It was perfect! Twitter: @svcritte

  • Amanda Kim

    When I was 6 years old one of my classmates took me on a picnic date on Valentine’s Day. His mom packed us PB&J sandwiches, sparkling apple cider, and chocolate cupcakes for dessert. It was the cutest thing I have ever been a part of, and it is when I received my first kiss! Instagram: @amandakim92

  • Allison James

    My boyfriend and I have been in a long distance relationship for almost three years now. Last Valentine’s Day, he sent me my favorite flowers and wrote me a sweet letter, which had my roommate squealing as she read it over my shoulder. That night, I had a date night with my best girl friends and we celebrated together with dinner reservations at an Italian restaurant which had a half-off wine bottle night… I couldn’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than being poured with love by my boyfriend and best girls… or by drinking half-price wine ;)
    Instagram: Allison_james1

  • Holly Polly

    Hi Lauren and Team LC, My BEST Valentine’s Day was exactly four years ago. I was seeing a guy named Randy and he was supposed to leave town for a friend’s engagement party in San Fran. However, a few days before the trip he decided not to go, telling me he had too much work to do and would be around to hang out. So, on Valentine’s Day he took me to Houston’s (now Hillstone) in Santa Monica for a late dinner. It was there over sushi, BBQ ribs, and a burger that he asked me to be his exclusive Valentine – and girlfriend! I also found out later he didn’t go on the trip to San Fran because he wanted to ask me that question. Fast forward four years later, and we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year at Houston’s as an engaged couple! He proposed to me last month. I am so glad it all started on that Valentine’s Day four years ago. It was a simple evening but changed my life forever.
    Instagram: HSS7Q

  • Amy Bo

    The closest I’ve come to a Valentine’s Date is being broken up with three days before. He was kind of a cheap bastard anyway :)
    @amdierm

  • deb

    Good or bad, its been so long since i celebrated V day w a guy, I cant remember …

  • Louis Huffmire

    my man surprising me withe most gorgeous red roses
    on twitter @left_the_stars

    thanks for the chance

  • Sarah

    The worst thing is that I never had a valentines…I’ve had couple significant others but never lasted more than 2 months because they couldn’t trust me when I told them I was not cheating on them. I’m originally nice to everyone and I hate being rude or mean to others so they wouldn’t trust me that I was not cheating on them.

  • CDrew

    In 2010 Valentines Day was coming up and I thought I was going to have to work all weekend and was super bummed… little did I know my boyfriend, Michael, spoke to my boss and got me off the schedule. I got home and there were suitcases laid out on the bed and he (sort of) packed me. He told me we were going on a weekend trip and to finish packing; casual during the day and fun clothes for the night! When we get to the airport I find out he was sweeping me off to Vegas!!! I was so excited because we love it there and have a blast together! After we checked into the hotel we were picked up by a limo and taken to a helicopter ride which flew through and landed in the grand canyon where we were served champaign and sandwiches. I felt like we were on an episode of the Bachelor!

    I know that all sounds amazing but it even gets better!!! That evening we had dinner at Prime Steakhouse at the Bellagio. We were seated on the balcony directly in front of the fountains! We enjoyed an amazing dinner and a delicious bottle of wine… when it was time for dessert, the waiter said you have to go with the chocolate cake, it’s a must have! By this time of the night the balcony cleared out and it was just the two of us left. Right before dessert was served, Michael said he had something to read me. He keeps a journal (yes I know that sounds crazy) and he read me two of his entries; one from when we first met and one from right before we moved in together, basically all about how lucky he was to have me and how much he loved me. Then the waiter came out with the dessert on a covered silver platter. He lifted it up and underneath was an engagement ring. Michael got down on one knee and proposed… immediately the fountain show went off and I said YES!! Prime had a photographer show up to take pictures of the moment and here is one of the pics: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/CarynG21/event64896.jpg

    It was the most unbelievable day of my life, until our wedding day of course. We ended up going back to Vegas to get married less than a year later with our closest friends and family! I am so madly in love and have the most romantic (new) husband on the planet! I don’t know if he can ever top it, but he sure tries! :)

  • CDrew

    Oops I didn’t leave my handle: Instagram and twitter @caryndrew

  • Aarohi

    The best Valentine’s Day was when my three good friends and I each surprised each other with a gift. It was like we were all each other’s valentines. It was probably my favorite Valentine’s Day! @aarohi_shah

  • Stephany Moreno

    The best valentines day would be back in year 9, 2009. I have a best friend, and I’m not a major fan of Valentines Day but he made that day worth it, I got to school that morning and there he was the same time every day, he was the biggest darl, we hung out all day, he made sure he walked to all my classes with me even though his class was on the other side of the school, conveniently it was an incredibly windy day, being the sweetheart he is, he gave me his sports jacket for the remained of the day even though he was freezing, it was just all the little gestures he did that made that day completely unforgettable, the next day he came up to me and told me his jacket smelled just like me and didn’t take it off at all. We’re still best friends to this very day. Insta: @stephanyymoreno Twit: @stephmoreno_

  • sierrachristine

    My worst Valentine’s date was also my best because of the spontaneousness of it. It started out with my boyfriend picking me up and I have no idea where we were going.. Well on the way to our unknown destination, we get a flat tire and are stranded practically in the middle of nowhere. My boyfriend calls for help and we waited and it actually didn’t seem that long. The tow truck pulled up behind us, buckled the car onto his truck and we left, but where to? We pull up to a private garden and my boyfriend escorts me to a single table under romantic lighting and the space flourished with beautiful music. My boyfriend kisses my hand and sits me down at the table and this whole time I am so shocked and confused, but a few seconds later I realize everything was a setup! A devious but romantic setup. @sisouth on instagram

  • Leesh K

    Instagram: @tamiyateahie
    Twitter: @Leeeshk
    My worst valentine’s date would have to be last year, when I got back to school from a ski trip just in time for V-day, and my boyfriend didn’t even remember I was coming home! I ended up buying myself cupcakes from the bake sale and eating them all by myself :(

  • elisabeth

    My favorite Valentine’s Day was last year, because my best friend and I had a great day. We exchanged really cute gifts. We were both single, but instead of sulking about that, we spent the day laughing and having a great time. We reminded each other that having a best friend is the best kind of relationship!

    Twitter: @rf1021
    Instagram: elisabethhh21

    xoxo

  • Scooter

    My best Valentines Day was the year me and my boyfriend had broken up just weeks prior to Valentines day. So on Valentines Day my best friend surprised me at my house with chocolate and movies. It was so amazing they really light up my life and I’m so happy to have them. :)

  • Veronica Barnes

    My best Valentine’s Day was actually the first time I had a real Valentine (I was 19!) My boyfriend and I had a cute little night in where we watched movies and made ourselves homemade dinner. A cliche, but a wonderful one.
    Twitter: @VR_Barnes
    Instagram: vbarnes_photo

  • nikkid223

    Twitter: @nikkid223
    Best Valentine’s Day EVER: My mom and I bringing my Grandma a bunch movies and decorations to her hospital where she was doing her chemo treatments that day. The three of us stayed together in the hospital that night watching ‘Love Actually’ ‘My Girl’ and other sappy love movies and talking about stupid boy stories. One of they best bonding experiences shared between the 3 generations :)!

  • Scarlett

    Best Valentines was one where I got to spend a long weekend at the beach with my Valentine :) We decided to take a little getaway for the holiday and even though it was too cold to swim, we really enjoyed taking long walks down the beach and waking up to the beautiful view. The usually touristy beach was dead for the winter and it was a special treat to be secluded and romantic in this ghost town for the weekend. It really was the best Valentines Day I have ever had, and I hope we can do it again one year ;)

  • Melissa Rivas

    My best Valentine’s Day was last year- spent the entire day watching movies with the hubby. No plans, no rushing to get anywhere.

  • Diba Rashid

    Best Valentines was at the River Front in Detroit. He told me a month ago that he doesn’t believe in Valentine even though HE KNEW it was my favorite holiday! I just sucked it up and said fine we won’t celebrate it. On that day he called me in afternoon to come down from my apt and took my downtown to dinner and to walk around greektown cause he knew i love places with bright lights hahah :)
    Twitter: @d33bzzx3

  • Emily Fisher

    Worst Valentines Day:

    I was in a three hour night film class (sadly, yes on V-day) and that night we were watching romantic comedies and analyzing the plots for our own projects. Ironic and a bit cruel. The boy I had been flirting with for months called me right when class started, but I had to hang-up on him because my strict/crazy teacher had a phone policy I didn’t want to mess with. That same boy called again five minutes later, and I hung up again. Five calls later, I left to “”go to the bathroom”” and call the boy back. When he answered the phone, he asked me if I wanted to go out to dinner with him that night. I said I had class. He didn’t believe me and hung-up really quickly. So i spent the rest of valentines day watching Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks fall in Love.

  • Lilhamm9

    Best valentines day ever was right before my boyfriend and I got together. Even though we weren’t dating everyone said we were because we were always together and did everything with each other. He was working at night like he does everyday and when he got off he came and picked me up from my house. We ended up going back to where he worked because they had a valentines day special of salmon with shrimp and orzo. It was delicious. Then we went out and just drove around for a little because we felt like if we did something fancy it would be weird since we weren’t dating. So we just drove around for a little then came back to my house watched movies and cuddled until he had to go home. That simple night was one I will always remember.

  • Kristin Hemp

    My best Valentines was two years ago. It was special to me because my boyfriend and I really took into account each other’s likes and treated each other to things the other wanted to do. We went to dinner at my favorite spot and dessert at his. We bot got each other really personal gifts and it felt good to know we knew each other.

  • Fran Benavides

    the worst valentine’s day ever, was on chile in 2010. we had a Beyonc

  • Lacey

    One year, my boyfriend forgot about Valentine’s Day completely. No flowers, chocolates or anything. He did however take me to dinner at Taco Bell. Needless to say, we’re not together anymore.

  • Haleigh Adams

    My favorite Valentine’s Day memory was in 2011. I went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory (YUM!) with my roommate and two of my best friends who have been dating for about three years now. We had a blast, just laughing and enjoying ourselves and each others company. Now most say that on Valentine’s Day it’s hard to be single and don’t get me wrong I have been there before. But that year it didn’t matter. I was still surrounded by friends who loved me so much and that was all I needed.

  • Haleigh Adams

    My favorite Valentine’s Day memory was in 2011. I went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory (YUM!) with my roommate and two of my best friends who have been dating for about three years now. We had a blast, just laughing and enjoying ourselves and each others company. Now most say that on Valentine’s Day it’s hard to be single and don’t get me wrong I have been there before. But that year it didn’t matter. I was still surrounded by friends who loved me so much and that was all I needed. -@haleighshaw

  • Cass

    All my Valentine’s days have been great with my boyfriend that I have now. This will make our 5th Valentine’s Day together and i’m soo excited. @classy_casara

  • hannahthomas27

    my most embarrassing Valentine’s Day memory is not ever having a date on Valentines Day #yikes @hannahthomas27

  • Clair Zhan

    https://twitter.com/clair_zhan

    I think the cutest valentine ever is when I was in elementary school. we were so little but he bought me a book about Valentine’s Day and he gave me a bracelet that he stole from his older sister lol. He was technically my first boyfriend but we never kissed. It was simple and lovely..

  • Shannon Reiter

    The best and only Valentine I’ve ever had: Well, we had been dating for roughly a year and a half. On Valentine’s Day, we agreed to just go to dinner; nothing extravagant. However, my boyfriend called me and told me that I needed to dress up for dinner so, I’m thinking, okay, we’re going to a nice restaurant, no big deal. I get all dressed up in this fantastic BCBG dress I had, heels, full face of makeup, etc. He picks me up and hands me a box. Inside the box was a puzzle with a giant heart on it. He hands me a marker and tells me to put the puzzle together and then color the entire heart. I put the puzzle together and as I’m coloring, the message starts appearing and it says, “”Close Your Eyes.”” So I look at my boyfriend with probably the weirdest look I could’ve given to him and he says, “”Trust me.”” I close my eyes and then he randomly blind folds me. He starts to drive and I’m the idiot with a blind fold over my eyes but, we’re driving for like hour so, I had no idea what was going on. The car finally stopped and he comes around to open the door. He takes my hand and guides me around. I hear him open a door and he walks me in. He says, “”Wait here.”” I’m standing there still with a blind fold on and eventually he comes back and says, “”Are you ready?”” and I said, “”Yes.”” He takes off the blind fold and it turns out we’re actually back at his house. There were red rose petals all over the floor, which were leading to the table that was set for dinner with red candelabras. He also made me a five course dinner and then to top it off, he bought me a sterling silver bracelet that was so pretty. Definitely a Valentine’s Day I’ll never forget. :)

    Twitter: @ShannonReiter

  • Brenna Gray

    My favorite valentine’s day was when I was 10 and my mom got me a pink mini orchid. I still keep it healthy and I’ve been able to get it to bloom every year around this time. I also love white chocolate lol.

    @BrennaGray

  • Melissa Marie

    The best Valentine’s day was while studying abroad in Spain. I was away from my boyfriend at the time but I still wanted to do something nice. I went out to dinner with some of my new friends and one of the guys in our program. It was nice to just enjoy everyone’s company and have dinner at a Spanish restaurant. Later that evening, I skyped with my boyfriend and we watched The Notebook together. It was perfect being able to spend that time with new friends and also my boyfriend.

  • Amanda Nicholas

    My most favorite Valentine’s date I’ve ever had was 3 years ago with my current boyfriend, which was also our first time celebrating Valentine’s Day together. I am half Greek and had been wanting to try this local authentic Greek restaurant downtown, but never had the chance to go because it was quite pricey and I was on a college budget! On Valentine’s Day, he took me there as a surprise and had my favorite bottle of wine and a dozen roses waiting on the table for when we arrived! It was such an amazing and memorable night, and needless to say he’s a keeper! @acnicholas

  • Lauren Sabatino

    My best Valentines Day will be this one, because it will be the first one I will actually get to spend with my husband. We have been together for four years (married for two) and have never gotten to spend a Valentines Day together. He is in the military and this means we have a limited amount of time we see each other, the first three years of our relationship he was off at training, and last year he was on a year deployment in Afghanistan. So this year is the first year we will physically be together, and I could be more happy!!

  • aime

    I haven’t spent Valentine’s day with a significant other simply because I have had no significant other in the past. Fortunately, this will be changing this year. I met my boyfriend about five years ago, but six months ago we began dating. It was the best decision in my life, for he has given me new perspective on life and giving meaning to it as well. For this Valentine’s Day, we will be flying to Baltimore and going sight-seeing. He also plans to give me a promise ring because everything between us has been going fantastic. We are a long-distance couple, so this promise ring will be a small reminder that he loves me. This Valentine’s Day will definitely be a treasured one!

    @udaci

  • k8tbaird

    A few of my closest girlfriends and I had grown apart over the past year, and things were sadly going down hill fast!
    So, for last year’s Valentine’s Day, my (at the time) guy decided to surprise us girls with delivered pizza, instead of taking just me out for the night. All of the girls and I finally had a chance to re-bond over dinner and a movie, which turned out to be such an enjoyable time. It was so thoughtful of him to put my friend-relationship before our own, just for the evening. He and I ended up celebrating our own Valentine’s Day the next weekend, which was extra special. And now, both of the dates are some of my fondest memories!

    Twitter Handle: @K8tbaird

  • Jennifer huang

    worst valentine’s day was 2 years with my ex boyfriend. He broke up with me the day before and I had already bought his valentine’s day present. He tried to get back with me a week later but I just hung up on him. @Jennifer__Huang

  • Hilary Heino

    My worst Valentines day was when my boyfriend cancelled on me last minute and I ended up going out with my friends. @hilaryheino (Twitter)

  • lindling

    Aw, that’s so cute Aime! Promise rings are so old fashion, I’m glad you are keeping the tradition alive. Hope things work out for you and your boyfriend. Long distance is definitely difficulty, but keep your chin up! Happy V-Day xoxo

  • Kate Brink

    My best Valentine’s Day was senior year of college. Went out to dinner with 3 of my single roommates, had (several) glasses of wine, then went to Walmart and bought sleds and went sledding for the rest of the night with some more friends! So much fun!!

  • Jennifer Joyce

    My worst Valentine’s Day turned into the best ever! My boyfriend canceled on me at the last-minute and I was devastated. I called my dad like I always do when I’m upset, and he told me to get dressed up he was taking me out. He took me to a vintage theater in the city to see Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the big screen! We had the best time, and it will always be the best Valentine’s Day ever. Now that I’m married my Dad will always be my Valentine too!

  • Kristin Morlock

    I’ve had some pretty great Valentine’s Days but they just aren’t as entertaining as the worst…

    So I was in college and had recently had my first (and last) one night stand. Those bouncers just look so handsome around 4am don’t they?!;) I usually refrained from those, either being committed to a boyfriend or single and not on the prowel. Anyway, I was coming home from teaching spinning classes at the campus gym on February 14th. Skipping home thinking my 3 roommates would greet me with a drink as usual. As I approach the door to my apartment I see a note on it. It is the beginning of a scavenger hunt. At first I think it must be for one of the other girls, since I’m single. But then I hear their whispers from inside. They open the door and I see candles everywhere while they all sit with THEIR drinks laughing hysterically. I at this point have not spoken, mainly because my jaw is on the floor in absolute horror. I follow the RHYMING (yes rhyming) scavenger hunt through the house to my tiny bedroom. Oh any by the way my roommates found it humorous to blast Celine Dion the entire time. I reach my bed which is covered in roses as well as a giant pink teddy bear purchased from Walmart,holding a pillow that says I Love You. Oh. No.
    How did this happen? One night!!Isn’t this supposed to be the other way around? I love you already? What did I say? What did I do? Eeeesh. Well, I didn’t have the heart to ruin his Valentine’s Day after all of that effort, so I endured a very awkward dinner. We eventually talked it out and I avoided that bar for my remaining semesters:) I guess we all got some laughs, lessons, and maybe a cute little dress out of it! #misskristin27

  • kararenee12

    My worst Valentine’s Day experience was a few years ago in 2010. My now husband and I had been dating for just four months and decided to keep it low key by going to a local Japanese restaurant. At this point, I should mention, he is EXTREMELY allergic to fish oil. We are always very careful and while he loves Chinese food, we have to exercise caution when it comes to Japanese food because of all the fish. SO, as we’re enjoying our first Valentine’s dinner, they serve me miso soup before my sushi. Rather than asking or googling any information, my husband assumes it is ‘just like egg drop soup,’ and takes a large slurp. Unfortunately, it is made with a largely fish base. Immediately he began to have an allergic reaction and starts making odd coughing, ‘barking,’ and clearing of throat noises. We pay and rush out the door and to the nearest grocery (as he is too much of a manly man to ‘ruin’ our date by going to the ER) and stock up on Benadryl. I believe he took the whole box by the time we got back to his place. So there you have it, my worst Valentine’s Day was basically like the allergic reaction scene out of Hitch, at least we can look back and laugh about it. P.S. We now carry an Epi pen with us!

  • sarina ramos

    I’m very excited to share my best Valentines day with you guys at laurenconrad.com! Last year when I was a junior in high school, the guy I was interested in and talking to asked if he could take me on a date that night. I said “” yes, of course!””. He took me to the Oceanside pier and we watched the waves and enjoyed the pleasure the fresh ocean air brought us. Moments later he gets down on one knee, pulls out a strawberry flavored ring pop, and asks “” Sarina, will you be my girlfriend?”” I was so shocked and excited, I squealed YES! :)

  • kararenee12

    oops, my Instagram handle is kararenee12 !

  • Tina Bosnjak

    worst Valentine

  • Betsy

    My best Valentines was when my boyfriend surprised me with my favorite type of pizza in a heart shape after we had decided not to do anything. betsy20786 :)

  • Mels Bells

    I’ve actually been stood up on Valentine’s night. I was 17 and it was sad, sad, sad. It was a guy I had just started dating and we made plans and then he never came, never called. Nothing. As I remember now, and lived it then it still feels like the makings of a teen dramady except I never got my sweet revenge. If I won this dress, that’s what I’ll call it. My sweet revenge dress. @melaniedegnan

  • Brittany Farmer

    My best Valentines date was when I went round to my boyfriends place and he cooked a romantic meal for the two of us.. He had set out a table and made me wait in the room while he came in and served me his surprise meal of spaghetti meatballs! It was the cutest thing ever.. He even bought champagne and chocolates! It was so romantic and unexpected (:
    @BrittanyFarmer7

  • Michelle Kuehler Lipa

    My best Valentine’s date, thus far, was actually last night! My husband and I work completely opposite schedules and have no days off together, so even though we don’t have kids (yet), it’s hard to find time the two of us can spend alone with each other. AND, because my husband works in the food and wine industry, we have NEVER been able to really celebrate Valentine’s Day together. So, since he was off yesterday, we simply went out to dinner at one of our favorite quiet cocktail spots after I finished work. We sat at that bar, had cocktails, shared several small plates for dinner and it was just simple and sweet. We actually took the time to compliment each other on our outfits and comment on how awesome and excited we both were to share the night together, just the two of us. We continued on to a much more popular spot after dinner for a livelier atmosphere where we laughed, had some more cocktails and enjoyed meeting some tourists. The best part of the whole night was that we were living the perfect team, perfect match that we are, and everyone we encountered noticed that chemistry, which doesn’t validate our relationship, but was a nice compliment. It’s just nice to know that others see, recognize and appreciate what we share. Sorry for the lengthy comment!

  • Caitlin

    My best Valentine’s date was the part after a lovely dinner. We went to a local convenience store and purchased a bunch of candy. We went home and ate the candy and sipped on wine. It was great!

  • Caitlin

    My best Valentine’s date was the part after a lovely dinner. We went to a local convenience store and purchased a bunch of candy. We went home and ate the candy and sipped on wine. It was great!

    Instagram @cro912

  • Carly Barforth

    My best valentine was last year when I had recently become single. I was a junior in college and asked one of my girlfriends who also wasn’t doing anything on valentines night, to go to dinner with me. We ended up walking to a local mexican restaurant and had a blast. We turned a somewhat depressing valentines into a fun girls night! Who needs a guy, when you have a best friend, right?

    Instagram Cbarfort

  • Amy Krashed

    My best Valentine’s Day was a few years ago when I flew from California to Hawaii to surprise my boyfriend who lived there. We spent the day together at the beach, went to dinner and watched the sunset. Perfect!

  • michele richardson

    my best valentines date was this year :) my beau and I both have work all this weekend so we celebrated early. We live in Seattle and in the year and a half I have lived here I have never been on the space needle so we went up to the needle for an amazing view, got all dressed up and ate there. After we took champagne to an amazing view point called Gas works park that looks over all of Seattle. It was fun with a touch of romance and adventure :)

  • michele richardson

    my best valentines date was this year :) my beau and I both have work all this weekend so we celebrated early. We live in Seattle and in the year and a half I have lived here I have never been on the space needle so we went up to the needle for an amazing view, got all dressed up and ate there. After we took champagne to an amazing view point called Gas works park that looks over all of Seattle. It was fun with a touch of romance and adventure :)

    twitter : @michelerichhhh

  • K Fenn

    My best Valentine’s Day was three years ago. It was our first V-Day as a newlyweds and at our new duty station, and we really didn’t observe the holiday while dating. Jason and I wanted to do something unique, and waited until the weekend after to celebrate so we could really think it over. One thing we had discussed quite a bit was a new addition to our family, so we thought what better time than our first Valentine’s? We traveled to Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and adopted a gray Whippet mix, which we named Murphy. He’s my favorite Valentine of all!

    Instagram: @kristenleefenn

  • Macie McKnight

    For my first Valentines day with my current boyfriend, he told me to pack a weekend bag. He took me on a surprise Valentine weekend to a hot spring resort in Canada. It was a great time, and our first weekend away together. I’ve been in love ever since! :)

    Twitter: Mace716

  • Elisandra Morales Cardoso

    My best Valentine’s day was last year. My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over two years now. He is a great cook and he constantly asks me to go over and have dinners with him or makes lunch and we go on picnics. Last year I wanted to do something different. I wanted to surprise him with dinner. I was a terrible cook so I asked a few friends for ideas and came up with the perfect dinner. I prepared a salad, spaghetti and for desert I made cupcakes. And obviously some red wine :) We usually get each other materialistic gifts, but I thought about getting him something that means more than just a watch. I bought a canvas and painted something for him as well as getting him a book he had been wanting for a while. When he arrived to my house I had a table set up, there were candles on the table and everything looked perfect. I cannot tell you all how surprised he was to see that I had done that for him. He loved every bit. After dinner we went out on the balcony and drank wine and had a great conversation. No better way to spend a Valentine’s Day with the person you love.

    His gift for me was a book I had also wanted for a while, some candles for my new house, flowers, and my favorite chocolate. We had a great time. I will never forget valentines day of 2012.

  • Jill Putrino

    On Valentine’s Day in 2007 my first real boyfriend and I were supposed to celebrate Valentine’s as well as our ten month anniversary. He called me up to tell me he couldn’t come down to see me do to the snow and end up breaking up with me over the phone because he wasn’t “”feeling it”” anymore. So, I spent my Valentine’s night driving to his house (which was an hour away) heartbroken and crying to dump his stuff on his front lawn…worst Valentine’s Day ever! Twitter @mrsorbie

  • Maurita

    Over 12 years ago, we had just started dating and he said he would cook me dinner on Valentine’s Day. When I arrived at his house and opened the door, I was overwhelmed when I saw hundreds of heart shaped red and white balloons,floating on the ceiling, some had my name written on them, others had my picture printed on them and the rest had “”I Love You”” on them. Amongst all the red and white balloons, he had decorated a beautiful candle light table with roses and heart shaped napkins and served me a delicious dinner. I felt very special and was deeply touched by all the effort he had gone through to personalize the balloons and to serve me a fabulous dinner to show me the ultimate expression of love. Today we are still happy together and he still continues to surprise me with gestures of love.

  • Ashley

    My boyfriend was away playing baseball and I hadn’t seen him in almost a month. He was 9 hours away so it was an extremely long drive but too short to take a flight making it almost impossible to see him. I was all upset because I was going to be spending valentines day alone. It was 1145pm the day before valentines day and I was talking to him on the phone. He said he was out with some of the guys and would call me when he got home. Exactly at midnight I heard a knock on my door. I opened it and there he was standing at my door with a dozen roses. He had to drive back the next day but still made the 9 hour drive to spend a few short hours with me on valentines day.

  • Ashley

    My boyfriend was away playing baseball and I hadn’t seen him in almost a month. He was 9 hours away so it was an extremely long drive but too short to take a flight making it almost impossible to see him. I was all upset because I was going to be spending valentines day alone. It was 1145pm the day before valentines day and I was talking to him on the phone. He said he was out with some of the guys and would call me when he got home. Exactly at midnight I heard a knock on my door. I opened it and there he was standing at my door with a dozen roses. He had to drive back the next day but still made the 9 hour drive to spend a few short hours with me on valentines day. @ashleypizz

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