Most Helpful Guy
Valentines day sucks
Women tell us its not important than if we dont do anything they get mad
So it is important but for me at least its not very romantic just for the simple fact that it feels forced1
Most Helpful Girl
LOL you people who think it was ever a non commercialized day of innocent romance!
It didn't become what it is today until the commercialization.
It's an amalgamation of other PAGAN festivals and holidays that the Catholic Church tried to stomp out, kind of like Yule being celebrated on December 21 with a decorative evergreen...
Yes a pagan fertility festival that ended with women lining up to be beaten by men with the skins of sacrifced animals, in hopes this would make them fertile, then the orgies would happen.
Some time later, two different men, both named Valentine were executed on the same day, February 15, yes fifteen, within 3 years of each other, so the Catholic Church named them saints, and appointed the day of a Christian feast in their honor on the 14th to take up the day that would have originally been spent whipping willing infertile women with bloody skins before their names were placed into a lottery for any eligible bachelor to try and impregnate!2