For myself and some women, it's not material things…although diamonds have always been a temporary patch for the broken heart. Women want to feel that whatever it is that's being done or given is genuine. Respect, honesty and loyalty is worth more than any material thing on earth.

If anything on Valentine's, if you have neglected/disrespected your mate the other 364 days out of the year, a genuine/sincere apology is better than roses. Commit to putting your mate on that pedestal that no one else can tilt—promise to love her today and every other day. After all, what does Valentine's Day mean if it is only an act of "love" for the day and not from the heart every other day!

— Valerie of Sherman Oaks, California