I've felt the pressure of over 30 Valentines Day.  As a man every year we have to try to one-up the previous years Valentines Day "experience".  And it seems that the ladies just get to sit back and judge us much as Caesar judged the Gladiators.

After a big, bloody battle in the Roman Colosseum Caesar would give the victor a life saving "thumbs up" or a life ending "thumbs down".

Over the years I've received my share of upward thumbs and a few responses that would have had me sent to the lions.

So I posed the question below on facebook along with some of the responses.

Rome was not built in a day.  But it would have taken even longer if they'd of had to plan a Valentines Day.