Love is in the air whether you like it or not.
I know Valentine's Day isn't everyone's cup of tea; in fact I sypathise with singles who despise the day, I would feel shit as well.
Or you get the people who bang on about how commercial it is and 'how you should appreciate your partner everyday, not just one day' malarkey.
My partner and me met a while ago - about 9 years ago- I was a crazy 14-year-old teenager and he was a 15-year-old rather shy teenage boy. Now we're older and have happily lived together in London -with his Irish mother- for 5 years now.
Sadly, I lived in a sleepy seaside town called Lowestoft while he lived in the super-cool capital; this meant we were long distance until I finished college (for about 4 years!) We used to chat on MSN endlessly and fall asleep on the phone most nights. I spent my weekly allowance on tickets to London fortnightly to go see him on a Friday after school and then bawled my eyes out when I had to leave to go back on a Sunday. Actually most of the time I bunked off school on Monday just so I could spend an extra night there.
What I am trying to say is that it's been such a long time that we do not actually remember the exact date that we met; all we remember is that it was near Valentine's day, so we came up with the genius idea of celebrating our anniversary on Valentine's day instead.
So for me it is more an anniversary. I enjoy the one day where we can treat ourselves to a 3 course meal in our favourite restaurant and to go stay at a nice hotel for a night. But if we were not lucky enough to afford this I would happily just spend an evening in and cook a meal. We do not feel the need to buy gifts, the time you spend together is much more important.
Whether you're going for a fancy meal or just having a cinema date, leave your beau besotted with these dreamy dresses; or feel sexy as a single on a night out with your besties for a great Galentine's Day!
True Decadence A Line Mini Sequin Dress | £45 , ASOS
The Sophisticated Show-Stopper
John Zack Petite Wrap Front Maxi Dress | £38, ASOS
Love Heart Collar Denim Dress | £12, Etsy
Rachael Ivory Floral Jumpsuit, £25 | Pretty Little Thing