Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories
Not sure what to do on February 14? Get inspired with these very romantic (and true!) stories.
Valentine’s Day is the ultimate opportunity to show your significant other just how much they mean to you. Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or still getting to know each other, there’s plenty of pressure to do the right thing. At the end of the day, the most meaningful gestures are usually also the most personal and original, as the following stories illustrate. Looking for inspiration? Read on!
“Last year, my boyfriend told me to pack an overnight bag. We drove to a local mineral spa resort where he dropped me off for an hour-long massage. Afterwards, he brought me to a luxury suite with our own private mineral spa. The room was decorated with fresh flowers and he’d prepared a picnic dinner for us to share on the patio, complete with champagne and fresh strawberries for dessert. Later, we curled up together and listened to a playlist of our favorite love songs on his iPod. What made the evening even more special was that it was completely unexpected. He was a student at the time and had saved up for months in order to pamper me like that.”
—Katy McGrath, California
“A few years ago, right before Valentine’s Day, my husband did something that really pissed me off. Looking back, it wasn’t a big deal but at the time I was really upset. Anyway, I came home from work on Valentine’s Day to discover that he’d cut a bunch of giant hearts out of red wrapping paper and posted them all over our bedroom walls. Two years later, they’re still up!”
—Genie Godula, Paris, France
“My first Valentine’s Day with my fiancé was in 2004 and it was amazing. That January, I’d been looking online for a puppy and found a little Chihuahua I loved. I wanted more information about the dog but had to work, so my now-fiancé said he’d call and talk to the breeder for me. Later, he called to tell me the puppy had been sold. I was crushed.
A month later, on the day before Valentine’s Day, I walked into his apartment and found a card waiting for me. As I was reading it, his dog came running towards me. I started playing with him and then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw this tiny little dog run past me with several bows around his neck. I started squealing as my fiancé said, “Do you recognize him?” He had not only bought my Chihuahua, Tony, but had arranged for him to be driven from Missouri and had picked him up at 1 a.m. Tony is the greatest gift anyone has ever given me – and that Valentine’s Day remains the very best one of my life.”
— Brenda Della Casa, Chicago, IL