Published February 7, 2024

What Men & Women Really Want For Valentine's Day

Women want rest, men want one-on-one time
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When it comes to Valentine's Day it seems there are two types of people. Those who think it’s a sweet holiday with a nice message about showing your love and appreciation. And those who think it’s a waste of money and time because "I show my babe I love them every day. Why do I need one specific day?"

Whether you go all out on this day or just want it to pass quickly so you can get your half-price chocolate on February 15th, at some point you will get or give a Valentine's day gift. The traditional gifts are the heart-shaped box of sweets, flowers, and jewellery; but what are some other options?

We reached out on social media to find out what men and women really want for Valentine's Day.

What Women Want For Valentine's Day

First, we asked the hard-working mommas out there and saw a recurring theme. They want to sleep! Sweet, wonderful, uninterrupted, quality sleep.

This is followed very closely by a clean house, and not having to cook dinner or clean up afterward.

Even though it's a day for couples to be together, some people just want some space. Getting a massage or some pampering was also a popular item.

women talking about what they really want for valentine's day

But, that's not all ladies want ...

A traditional date night consisting of a dinner out and alone time will go a long way. I also heard a co-worker recently say that she hates flowers and doesn't like sweets, so she wants some leather for her motorcycle.

In the end, you should try to cater to your partners' tastes. When in doubt, just ask! Most women are happy to share what they want.

And then there's this very reasonable request ... Ouch!

Now that we know what women really want for Valentine's Day, let's check in with the men ...

What Men Want For Valentine's Day

As for men, they want their partner. Pretty simple. Most said they want uninterrupted time with their significant other. A nice dinner out, and a chance to talk, one-on-one with their partner and no distractions from the kids and work.

It's a bonus if they aren't the ones doing the planning. As one dad put it "I want a nice evening out that I didn't plan, and am just along for the fun ride."

Of course, there were also the guys that want this ...

men talking about what they really want for valentine's day

Oh my! Peace & Love. Happy Valentine's Day!

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