10 Things No One Tells You About Your First Married Valentine’s Day

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For some couples, their first married Valentine’s Day is just like it was when they were dating. For other couples, not so much. We asked Nesties to reveal what surprised them most about their first V-Day after saying “I Do”–and we kept their identities anonymous so they’d be brutally honest. Here’s what they had to say:

“I was the one that had to plan the date, not him!” –C.R.

“We discovered that we just didn’t really care about exchanging gifts so much as going out and doing something special together.” – C.G.

“The card meant so much more to me than the gift. Sometimes you need the words in writing!” – R.A.

“He didn’t slack off just because we were married. He surprised me at work with a bouquet of Gerber daisies—my favorite!” –H.S.

“I assumed it would be even MORE romantic because now we are married and so in love. But he thought, ‘Hey we are married, we don’t need to do this anymore!’” –K.D.

“Even if she says ‘Oh, I don’t need a card,’ get her a card,” –C.S.

“If he tries to be romantic – and comes up short – tell him it was wonderful anyway!” –L.Z.

“You stay home and watch a Redbox movie wearing sweats, so you can avoid the hiked up prices and restaurant crowds!” –E.M.

“There’s no such thing as a romantic gift for a guy. He’ll be happier with Die Hard on Blu-Ray than a homemade valentine or a love poem.” –J.R.

“Now that you’re married, the pressure to have sex on the most romantic night of the year is off!” P.S.