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"So glad I'm an unique snowflake and we don't celebrate this day. 'Oh, I love you more than anything on THIS day only!' We pick a random day to celebrate, and it works for us."
– Canada: America's Hat
Many of our readers are eschewing stereotypical Valentine's Day celebrations, saying dinner at Waffle House and other humble trimmings are perfect for love.
One reader swears by the restaurant chain.
Rebecca: "Waffle House has long been my Sweetie's and mine's 'secret' Valentine's destination. Good food, great service (none is better than Ms. Pat in North Augusta, South Carolina!), and a fun lively atmosphere – all at a reasonable price! The perfect thing for lovers of all ages and purse sizes!"
Some found lasting love there.
Jason: "I proposed to my wife at a Waffle House in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Amazingly, she said yes and we are married nine years now."
Don't forget about Taco Bell. (One of our readers drew the line at Cracker Barrel, but it probably has some fans as well.)
dbrock: "I've been treating my wife to Taco Bell for Valentine's for over 12 years now. We love it and I think we even make other couples feel envious in a strange kind of way."
Abby: "My first date with my husband was Taco Bell! We were poor college students at the time. Where we went didn't matter to me; all I cared about was that I was finally getting to spend time with him one-on-one."
But some had horror stories to tell. One reader described getting food poisoning on a Valentine's outing – and another had this gem:
Diane: "Worst Valentine's Day gift: an artificial rose with petals that peeled away. When you peeled them off, the flora of the rose turned into edible underwear – a thong to be precise. It was our first V-Day. I married the guy. Needless to say, we are no longer married. Oy."
As for fancy roses, some sold in U.S. supermarkets and flower shops have no scent, or at least none of their own. That's what this story's about.
Watch out for those droopy roses.
Andrea Dembo: "I work in the cut flower industry. The demand from the American public for a 'perfect rose' is insane. Just like we don't want to buy 'ugly' tomatoes; they too have been genetically engineered to look 'perfect' and by doing that there is zero flavor in them. As consumers we have demanded a perfect rose. Sturdy, stunningly beautiful and long lasting. So we gave it to you. There has to be a trade-off, right? Obviously, it's not the same type, variety, species, etc., as the roses growing in your garden. And just so you know, you are not smelling decay when you smell a rose from a grower in Colombia or Ecuador."
keldorama: "... One of the things I have noticed is the big beautiful head on the bloom itself has outpaced the size of the stem in terms of proportion. As a result, I have seen roses droop over from the weight in a few days without ever opening. And this is after cutting the stems and changing the water daily."
There are some who prefer a meatier take on V-Day.
A company in Portland, Oregon, will dispatch owner Tyler Gaston, lead singer of local band the Tumblers, to deliver a "Salamigram," along with a smoking-hot rendition of his original song "Love Is Where the Meat Is." Reading this post, one person apparently felt a bit of a song coming on:
"You and I must make a pact
We must bring the sandwich back,
Where there is bologna, I'll be there. (I'll be there)"
But maybe there's something to all of this meaty discussion.
Joe: "Fatty meats like salami, pepperoni, etc., can actually make us feel more amorous, so when your valentine brings flowers or candy, you should say, where's the salami?"
Ah, love is in the air, or not. How are you celebrating, or not celebrating? Share your opinion in the comments area below and in the latest stories on CNN.com. Or sound off on video via CNN iReport.
Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.