Well today is Valentine's day. Sadly, I can only offer memories on this subject.
One memory that comes to mind was with Jane. Jane measured how I met her expectations by how much money I would spend on things like Valentine's day. I couldn't ever bring myself to accept that she was that superficial but she was. So I went to this florist and there was this really nice woman who helped me. She was really sweet and I had fun buying these flowers from her. She showed me everything and I asked a lot of questions. Together we built up what we both thought was a really pretty, and not all that expensive of a bouquet. I should have given it to her. So here I came with my "economy" bouquet (but still not cheap), and I gave it to Jane. She looked at it, and clearly was not thrilled. She said that she had expected a dozen roses. And I'm like, well everyone does that, and I wanted to be different, and I thought this one was pretty, and I helped put it together... Did not go over. If I had given her 11 roses she would have had a problem.
Let it go don.
I hope your expectations were met if you have a sweetie. And Happy Valentine's day to the women who come here from don.