Cue up the rom-coms, put on your red nail polish, and grab a box of chocolate hearts because Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Friends of the show appeared on “Live In The D” to talk about what the holiday means to them.
The discussion included Orlando Bailey, a member of Bridge Detroit and co-host of the podcast “Authentically Detroit”, AJ Williams, the managing editor of “The Michigan Chronicle” and the lady in charge of SingleBlackChick.com, and Lauren Crocker, the co-host of Blaine and Lauren on 96.3 WDVD, along with “Live In The D” host Tati Amare and guest-host and comedian Mike Bonner.
First up, Tati asked the guests if they were single, in a relationship, or married. Crocker said she’s married, while Williams said she’s single, and Bailey is in a relationship.
Then the panel of guests were asked if Valentine’s Day is underrated. Williams explained that single life might have people feeling “bah hum bug” about Valentine’s Day, but she said she’s “all about Galentine’s Day”. Bailey doesn’t think the holiday is underrated. He said, “We’ve got Galentine’s Day, single people loving on themselves, you can’t get a reservation at a restaurant.” “Folks really go out,” he added.
Crocker talked about how Valentine’s Day is needed this time of year. She said, “It’s winter in the Midwest, like we need something to make us happy, make us smile. Whether you’re going to the spa by yourself, going out with your girls, your man, or whatever, why not celebrate? We need it.”
Next, the guests were asked whether a simple and sweet or big and grand gesture is more romantic. Crocker said there doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, as long as there’s effort. Bailey said it’s about the thought for him. “My girlfriend brings me a box of Mike and Ikes and I’m a happy camper,” he said.
Watch the video above to hear about the guests’ picks when it comes to the most romantic songs and to see the rest of their conversation.