Real Women Weigh In: Are Valentine's Day Proposals Sweet or Cheesy?

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If you're in a committed relationship, you may be wondering whether your partner will pop the question on what some believe is the most romantic day of the year: Valentine's Day. But while many women would swoon over a pink-and-red proposal over a candlelit dinner, others would scoff at such an obvious move. Here our readers reveal what they really think about Valentine's Day proposals and why.

"I think they are cheesy. My husband knew this, and actually proposed the day before Valentine's Day. Coincidentally, we actually met a few days after Valentine's Day, so it was appropriate." — Carrie

"Sweet! It's called Valentine's Day! If you could propose only on one of the year, wouldn't that day be Valentine's Day?" — Casey

"I would hate for my boyfriend to propose on Valentine's Day. It would feel so lazy, as if he couldn't plan anything special for the two of us so he took the easy way out and planned it on the most expected day of the year." — Jill

"I think Valentine's Day is sweet, but it might be suspected. A random day or a special day for the couple involved might be a better plan." — Renee

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"I don't agree with the concept of Valentine's Day but that doesn't mean a proposal on this day can't be just as sweet! As long as the proposer pours his or her heart into it, it'll be wonderful. But why wait until a specific Hallmark holiday? I vote for making that random rainy Tuesday special!" — Shannon

"Valentine's Day is my favorite day of the year, so my future husband would know better than to propose to me that day. Bratty me would want two days of love to celebrate!" — Amanda

"I have no choice but to say that Valentine's Day proposals are sweet because that's when my husband proposed to me! For such a cliché-sounding choice, he caught me completely off guard — not to mention without makeup and with hair pumped up to the size of the Iberian peninsula, thanks to an all-day rain!" — Lee

"So cheesy! The last thing I would want when he proposes is to be surrounded by everything cliché about the holiday: Pink and red balloons, teddy bear, chocolates, red roses." — Anne

"I think a Valentine's Day proposal would be really sweet. Even if it's a Hallmark holiday, it's the one day a year couples are expected to go above-and-beyond when they express their love to one another. And what better way to do that than to pop the question?" — Stacey

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