A cross-section of men in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday said that women should give valuable gifts for the celebration of Valentine’s Day and not underwears.
In an interview carried out by 9jatoday, the men lamented that, over the years, women gave them underwear as a gift during the celebration.
They added that women must learn to give men valuable gifts, such as perfumes, shirts, wristwatches, among others.
David Oyedira, a doctor, said that his girlfriend always gives him boxers for Valentine’s Day and expects him to give “the world”.
“I’m tired of boxers all the time, this time, I want something better this year,” he said.
Ikechukwu Maxwell, a businessman, said women are very petty and believe they are wise, adding that he was not ready to sponsor anyone at the moment.
“Valentine’s Day this year, I’m alone, I’m not buying any gifts for any lady, because in return, all I get is underwear, I have enough underwear in my house,” he said.
Oluwasegun Ojo, a civil servant, said he was looking forward to Valentine’s celebration, adding that he has many surprise packages for his baby.
“But I already told her, I don’t want underwear, it will be great.
“Women generally seem to be in the habit of presenting a common gift to their spouses on Valentine’s Day; most women are used to buying underwear only.
“While women want something more valuable than underwear as a gift on Valentine’s Day. Women expect their spouses to buy expensive gifts for them on Valentine’s Day, such as cars, phones, jewellery, clothing, shoes or tickets to travel abroad.
“Many ladies are not used to spending their own money to show love to their spouses. I advised them to change for the better, ”he said.
Meanwhile, Aisha Opeyemi, a trader, said she prefers to buy underwear for her wife on Valentine’s Day because it is “ affordable. ”
“I am going to buy underwear for my husband because I think it is more useful for him and, moreover, they are cheap and affordable for me,” she said.
Ibikunle Oluwaseun, a school teacher, said that the gift presented does not matter, but what matters was the intention behind the gift.
“I have no money to buy expensive gifts, but I buy what I think will be useful for him.
“Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for me to change my husband’s underwear, as he may not remember to buy it, even when the ones he has are worn out.
Ola Ibitoye, a businesswoman, said she prefers to buy underwear because men don’t like flowers and men’s clothes are expensive.
The Valentine’s festival, which celebrated the arrival of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing of women with men by lottery.