What Type Of Valentine Are You

| January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Type Of Valentine Are You


Valentine’s Day is a marked, socially acceptable celebration of the mating rituals of the human species. People, unlike animals, are generally, and at least superficially, subtle in regard to their pro-creative urges. We use words and kind gestures as opposed to odd-sounding, pathetic calls for attention and the satisfaction of our deep-seated urges. Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is here to stay. This year, Valentine’s Day got my thinking on what type of Valentine I am? You can almost categorize personality types by feelings and attitudes toward Valentine’s Day.

In general, I go for deep, meaningful conversations and words of affirmation to “get my strokes”. If I only got that on Valentine’s Day from someone who wanted to have a lasting relationship with me, I would be hard pressed to stay engaged in terms of affection. If I were a person who needed gifts to keep my love alive, one day a year would not cut it either. What if it was a simple favour that the appetites of my desire and that was displayed only on a prescribed occasion? I would begin to suspect that the action was more hormone based than heartfelt. And if I were deeply moved by having someone want to spend a great deal of time with me, one day is only one day, no matter how long it lasts. Valentine’s Day, to me, is not as important as the culmination of the rest of the days of the year.

What Type Of Valentine Are You
Pink roses

However, Valentine’s Day is here to stay, and I am in for a bit of excitement and emotional nurturing on other people’s terms. I love going out to eat. When I go out to eat with someone, we usually have conversation and there is often mutual regard shown for the people around the table. Why should I miss out on this on one day of the year just because it was someone else’s idea? I don’t mind doing things that are someone else’s idea. I am a co-operative sort. Take me out to eat or lose me forever!

Do not make it look like it is an obligation, however. Obligation takes all of the romance out of a gesture. Valentine’s Day is a party, Sweetheart! You can’t just ignore the invitation! It was your parent’s idea to give you a birthday. Are you going to pass on the present, cake and ice cream? I don’t think so.

What Type Of Valentine Are You
What Type Of Valentine Are You

You know, if you ever watched the Nature Channel, you would notice that mating rituals are part of the fun. Valentine’s Day…be there or be square! What do you have to lose?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is interesting to people watch, observing the various reactions and intentions in regard to this special love day.

Here are some different types of Valentines:

What Type Of Valentine Are You
Man and woman facing each other.

Just another love day

These valentines are individuals who love everyone and have strong feelings about behaviour being motivated by love all the time, not just on Valentine’s Day. They might even use the opportunity to preach their philosophy of not reserving loving feelings for one exclusively dedicated holiday. You are apt to receive a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers accompanied by a verbal disclaimer from these love bugs.

For lovers only

These people feel that Valentine’s Day is for lovers to acknowledge one another in a special way. If they are unattached, or currently not in a relationship, they will feel gloomy and deprived about not being someone’s special valentine.

What Type Of Valentine Are You
Pink mug topped with whipped cream in front of a cake with pink icing.

Spread the cheer

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for these social beings, who love to make others happy, and will use any excuse to give gifts and celebrate. These are the individuals who deck themselves out in red and white and throw lavish valentine parties, inviting everyone they know and love.

What Type Of Valentine Are You
A heart shaped box of chocolates.

The Valentine Grinch

Some people reject the idea of Valentine’s day. They perceive the occasion as an opportunity for commercial vendors to cash in on the emotions of the less wise. These scrooge-like personalities will refuse to participate in lining the pockets of corporate America by purchasing chocolates or flowers. They attach a political agenda to the day.

Congenial Valentines

The majority of people fall into this category. They enjoy the day and take advantage of the opportunity to express their deep feelings of affection and appreciation to their loved ones. Their children will wake up to gifts and candy, their spouses will be lavished with attention and presents, they will spread their valentine greetings to all they encounter.

These congenial valentines actually embrace the commercial aspects of the occasion, spending for special gifts, foods, desserts, flowers, candy, dinners out and whatever else they envision as appropriate methods of expressing love.

What Type Of Valentine Are You
Tableware for Valentine’s Day.

Figuring out what type of valentine you are, is not as important as determining what type of valentine category your significant others fall into, since Valentine’s Day is all about about making others happy.

Which ones do you identify with?

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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