I really don't understand all the ire and bitterness associated with Valentine's Day. Even when I was single, I did not understand it. I was pretty much indifferent to it, as I was to most romance unless it was forced on me. When I did start thinking about romance, I looked at Valentine's day as just a day to reflect on the nature of love in general, not just romantic love. I used to have a habit of collecting different quotes about love and posting them in this journal on the days leading up to Valentine's day, just to make people think. After I was in a relationship, I enjoyed Valentine's day without making a huge deal out of it, and was really annoyed by the people who whined about it. Perhaps because I didn't have my first date until I was 19, so I felt I'd paid my dues and would like to enjoy my dates in peace, thanks. It also further perpetuates the idea that romance is the be-all and end-all of life, which is just silly.
When I was younger, I used to hate Valentine's Day. Up until recently, I'd only ever been in long distance relationships, so being without them on that day made me feel lonely. It was even worse when I was alone because I felt unlovable, especially after a breakup.
That being said though, I never thought of Valentine's Day as a "commercial holiday". I only hated it because I was jealous of those who had someone to spend the day with, someone to love them all year round. I honestly believed I'd end up alone with an army of cats in my old age - I thought I was hideous and not girly enough for a boy to even think of me as more than a friend. But all of that changed three years ago when I met my other half.
Since then, I've enjoyed Valentine's Day. Yes, some might call me biased for the very reasons I once hated Valentine's Day myself. "It's okay for you - you have someone to spend it with!" Although that's true, I think it has a lot more to do with the relationship I have with my other half.
We're a very healthy couple, unlike most our age. We're simply happy in each other's company - we don't have to fill the void by doing something exciting or keeping the conversation going. Just going food shopping or curling up in bed together watching TV is enjoyable because we're doing it together. Of course, another thing that's helped us get along is our views on relationships and sex. We're a very old-fashioned, traditional couple in that sense.
We see Valentine's Day like our Anniversary - it's another day where we can have a day to ourselves, being all lovey-dovey. Sure, we might do a little extra for each other on those days, but that's just because we can. I'm sure if we could, we'd be like that all year round. But what counts is that we let each other know just how much we love each other all the time, and that's what a healthy couple should do.
So to summarise, yes, I do like Valentine's Day and I think all of the hate is rather unjustified. You wait until you find the right person, then you'll realise how little Valentine's Day matters - it's just an excuse to spend more time with the person you love, and that's not bad, is it? ^_^
I love valentine's day because I love seeing what everyone got each other. But I don't like it because I never have a valentine or get anything besides from my mom.
It's good we have a day to remind people to treat those we love special. It's sad that we often need the reminder and forget about it too soon.
Hate it. Hate it hate it hate it. I despise it with every fiber of my being.
Why do you need one specific day to show someone you care about them? To buy them flowers or chocolate or nice jewelry? That's not right. If you REALLY love someone, you would buy them flowers any random day, just to say "hey, I love you and am thinking of you." You would buy them nice jewelry because you see it and think of them, or think that it just doesn't look nearly as beautiful as it would if it were worn by your lover. You would buy them chocolate just because you want to see them smile, or get a hug or a kiss. You should NEVER save that sort of thing for a specific day - if you love someone, SHOW THEM. Every single chance you get, because you never know when it's going to be your LAST chance.
If you were to pass up a chance to show someone you love them, and something were to happen that you would never be able to see that person again, you would never forgive yourself. I know this from too many personal experiences. It hurts. Don't put yourself through that. Use every opportunity, every last bit of imagination you have, to show someone how much you love them, because if you don't, you'll never have another chance to.
I miss you so much, Thari. To this day I've never stopped thinking about you. You were the brother I never really had, you were my refuge from the living hell my life was (and still is often times), and most importantly you were the one person I knew I could count on no matter what. You were always there for me, and life is lonely without you. Your parents miss you, your sister misses you, and I miss the feeling of hugging you and knowing I had someone to talk to, but above all I regret not telling you I loved you as family, as my older brother, and still today I hate myself for never saying it.
Riposa in pace, amore mio
I don't like Vday...mostly because of I perceive my very own loneliness on this day:(((
That flower is called 'bleeding hearts' . Eh. Doesn't matter to me.
HATE. I HATE Valentine's Day.