Patrick Dempsey: “I’ve Never Really Believed in Valentine’s Day”

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Don't expect to get a Valentine from Patrick Dempsey.

"I've never really believed in Valentine's Day," he tells Reader's Digest.

But just because the 44-year-old actor — who appears in the upcoming Valentine's Day (out Feb. 12) — doesn't like the holiday, it doesn't mean he's not romantic.

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"You're anxious about buying the right gift, but it's really about your heart, not a TV commercial for De Beers diamonds," he attests. "The best Valentine's Days are magical and spontaneous and just sort of unfold."

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"A sense of humor, strength, and, oh God, understanding," he says.

Dempsey — who has three children with Jill, whom he married nearly 11 years ago — also recalls his first kiss with "the girl behind home plate" when he was just a kid.

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"I was in fifth or sixth grade and very nervous, intimidated, and unsure," he says. "Girls are all-consuming at that age."

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