Every year I hear my husband quotes " I would buy you roses, bring you out to dinner and utter I love you any day except on this day because it seems so fake"
I don't really bother to argue but if you are looking for some facts here it is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine's_Day
Okay, instead of going out to a restaurant that is most of the time full or buy roses which is most of the time the price of diamonds, you could stay at home and bake some rose cookies.
They are yummy and not too expensive.
Happy Valentine's Day!