Love is...

Love is a deep appreciation and mutual respect for another; it is conscious striving for the beloved. It is is willful thoughtfulness - properly planned and executed. The season of love never fails us; it rolls around every February, sensual, romantic, and that adoring-burning-bubble of love burst in the form of what we like to call Valentine's Day (que 90's r&b classic). Melodic voices filling your heads now with the "Baby You Know I Love You" and the "I Wanna Love You for Life" - all those feels right! Love is an action word, unconditional and ever lasting. Prince Akeem so wonderfully sung it in "Coming to America".

Valentine's Day has been commercialized in a way that conditions lovers to treat your significant other extra special. There's no where you can look and not get gift ideas and baskets, make dinner plans and buy roses. With a holiday for lovers that seemingly focuses on women, we at BMWB wanted to hear from the guys. We spoke with a few good bearded men and got their recants of their most memorable Valentine's Day ever.


Omar

Status:  Single

What's your most memorable Valentine's Day?

Back in 2015, I got a hotel for the weekend for me and my woman. A weekend filled with laughter, fun and an aura you couldn't explain.

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Queyoun

Status:  In a relationship

What's your most memorable Valentine's Day?

My most momerable Valentine’s Day would have to be when I took my daughter on a date to show her what to expect from the men that she may date in the future .

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Jerome

Status:  Married

What's your most memorable Valentine's Day?

My most memorable Valentines Day was while in college, my wife made a mystery puzzle over the course of days where she dropped clues in front of my dorm room of a secret admirer and I had to put the pieces together. That was 8 years ago, and we’re married now but I still have and cherish that puzzle.


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Kenneth

Status:  Single

What's your most memorable Valentine's Day?

Last year, the staff and I threw a party for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club. So many parents and the community came with so much support it was really amazing, definitely my best yet.


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Eron

Status:  Single

What's your most memorable Valentine's Day?

Taking someone to Destin and having dinner on the beach at Seagar’s. It’s one of those, “After 5 attire” restaurants. There was a piano bar while you waited to be seated. We were the only Blacks in the entire restaurant.  There was a violinist walking around serenading the tables and when he saw us he literally stopped playing.  He was shocked that there were Blacks in there. He ran to our table and started playing, “Killing Me Softly.”  I guess that was the blackest song he knew haha.  After he played the first two bars of the song, I looked at him and he was making his eyebrows go up and down rapidly, as if to say, “Didn’t think I knew this huh?”  When the waiter came to ask if we wanted a glass of wine, I bought the bottle.  When he asked, “How do you want your lobster?” I replied, “FRIED!” Lol, Great times!


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Zamon

Status:  Single

What's your most memorable Valentine's Day?

Tough one, mostly because my B-day is 2 days before V-day, so the gifts are intertwined. If I had to pick, I’d say the one when the day started with breakfast in bed, then got a trip to NYC to a awesome hotel, and ended with a play off Broadway.