13-02-2017 08:14 PM
I think that's a good point, @j95 and I totally agree that it's great as a day to remind us of what we have. A few times I've had friends make me and other friends cards for Valentine's Day, and I feel enormously grateful for the connections that I have in my life, romantic or not
13-02-2017 08:16 PM
How do you feel about Valentines Day
I'd rather take every day as an opportunity to show my boyfriend that I love him - but its a really good excuse to spoil someone, do something special and really emphasise how much you appreciate and admire someone in your life.
13-02-2017 08:16 PM
I should probably answer my own question. Hahhaha
To me, I find that it is too commercialised and a way for retail to make a profit on something that should resemble 'love', but it should be celebrated every day of the year, not just tomorrow, which is a common theme among all our responses so far.
Yes, it can be cute and sweet but why not be cute and sweet every other day.
But also, it can be a constant reminder on the lead up to the day of what people don't have, which in itself can create problems.
My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ
13-02-2017 08:18 PM
@N1ghtW1ng That would make a good life motto actually
And yes omg it's always about 'who can do it better.' I feel like there's a lot of gender roles associated with the day, too, like women are supposed to be all judgmental about how much of an effort their (assumed to be) male partner makes for the day. I once read a fanfic solely centred around 'she's angry at him because he forgot Valentine's Day.' It was just kinda boring.
@Jia New plan for Valentine's Day: feed small bees with honey from an eye dropper. I LOVE BEES. Now it's a holiday I could get behind
13-02-2017 08:20 PM
I can see how people use valentines day as a special day to really accent how much they care about their partner. Because I don't have one (nor do I care about having one) it's never been a big deal for me, which is probably why I don't really care about the day.