Valentine’s Day, it’s awful.
Except for candy hearts. Those are ok.
The rest is a schmaltzy melange of lukewarm prix-fixe dinners and semi-stale chocolates.
So, this year, we return to our annual advice: on Valentine’s Day, just do her a kindness.
Forgo the Hallmark aisle.
Put the heart-shaped box down.
Just show her you care, in whichever way you’ve agreed, as a couple, to show your affection.
Should you need some thoughtstarters, we made you this: A Valentine’s Day of Days — three pre-planned date night itineraries for Chicago and beyond.
Inside: Where to take her.
What to buy her.
And how to do it, whether you’re hitched, common law, or just, y’know, involved.
Nota bene: Should you need gift ideas, we’ve collected a few wonderful and timely items right over here.