I was married to a man that never cared about Valentine's Day. To be honest, it wasn't a big deal to me either prior to meeting him because I had never been in a serious relationship around the holiday. After being with my very distant husband for a few years, I left him. I was lonely and miserable, but never once regretted my decision.
I signed up for a dating site toward the beginning of February, three months after I physically left my husband. I honestly wasn't trying to find someone to shack up with, I had no idea how else to meet people and was looking for more of a friend than anything,but wasn't interested in messing around since I had two young children to take care of.
On February 11th, I got a message from this guy. He told me that my daughters were beautiful, just like their mom. I thought it was such a sweet compliment to give me! I looked at his page and he seemed really down to earth. He said he was looking for someone he could take to meet his mom, and I knew that meant that he wasn't just interested in a fling. I tried to find a way to write back to him ('cause I was cheap and only signed up for the free stuff!) and finally gave in after a couple of days and started a 'free trial' to be able to write back to him! As soon as I saw his email address in one of his messages (which was blacked out 'cause I hadn't paid), I cancelled my trial and didn't have to actually pay for it (soooo smart of me!).
So, I emailed him and told him a little bit about myself. It was on Valentine's Day that he wrote back to me and we started having a great back and forth conversation through email. I remember throwing out an 'Oh, by the way...Happy Valentine's Day!' thinking it seemed like fate to me!
We talked every day, all day after that. Less than two months later, we had our first date! We fell fast and hard for each other...and somehow, it all started on Valentine's day!
So, Valentine's Day has a very special meaning to me...especially that beautiful day nearly three years ago, when I started falling in love with the man that would later become my husband!