Valentine’s Day is coming up next week and I found an old post on Men’s News Daily entitled, a href=”http://mensnewsdaily.com/2007/02/05/boycott-valentines-day/””Boycott Valentines Day!/a” The post was written by Marc H. Rudov, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0974501719?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0974501719″emThe Man’s No-Nonsense Guide to Women: How to Succeed in Romance on Planet Earth/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0974501719″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and emUnder the Clitoral Hood: How to Crank Her Engine Without Cash, Booze, or Jumper Cables./em Wow, what a title! a href=”http://mensnewsdaily.com/2007/02/05/boycott-valentines-day/” Rudov states:/abr /br /blockquoteAre men worthless? Only if they never demand fairness and reciprocity from women — and many men don’t. Valentine’s Day, and all of its pathetic rituals, represents the failure of men to stand up to women — who, ironically, don’t respect these eunuchs and don’t sexually crave them, either.br /br /Visualize the annual V-Day ritual: women clucking around their office water coolers and late-morning Pilates classes in anticipation of receiving Vermont Teddy Bears or long-stem roses, while men are wringing their hands, dreading this day, resenting the pressure, wondering what, if anything, would please their wives and girlfriends. Why such anxiety? No man wants to end up in the proverbial doghouse without sex.br /br /What a pathetic picture: women using sex as a weapon; men living in fear. The evidence of “romance heaven” is clear: alimony and child-support cash registers are ringing nonstop, the marriage rate is falling, infidelity is rampant, the out-of-wedlock birthrate is skyrocketing, and children — society’s future parents — are more dysfunctional and immature than ever./blockquotebr /br /I never knew Valentine’s Day had such meaning! I just try to go out and find a nice gift that my husband will like and I think he tries to do the same. But some men apparently feel put on trial and buy out of obligation rather than desire. Rudov a href=”http://themansnononsenseguidetowomen.com/Media/MenDreadVDay.pdf”has a graph here /ashowing that 46% of men feel obligated to buy a gift and spend more money while only 6.3 % of women feel obligated to buy a gift and spend less money. Is this true? Certainly seems plausible. br /br /Do you enjoy buying Valentine’s gifts for your significant other or do you feel obligated?