Quite frankly, when I was little, I really liked it because I basically got a bunch of candy from classmates because we'd all trade candies with each other.. But as I got into middle and high school, I started to loathe it because I'd never been in a relationship and couldn't help but feel a bit jealous towards all the obvious couples in the halls etc. but more recently, I've found that it's not just about couples.
I think that Valentine's Day is moreso a holiday just to love and appreciate the ones around you. Friends and family! Not solely romantic partners.. And I feel like society really pushes for a heavy influence on solely couples.. When I don't feel that that's necessarily what it's all about.. It's just what businesses like to make their money on. So even if now, I have my first SO for Valentine's Day, I still feel like it's a day to celebrate friendships and general connections between humanity..
Basically, I think if it as a more intimate thankfulness for others. Sure, there's Thanksgiving, but that's thanking everything.. I feel like Valentine's Day is moreso for the people who've really made a difference in your life.. The ones you love!
What do you think?
Most Helpful Guy
It's kinda like rain. You know how when you're out for an interview or something, immaculately dressed, and it starts raining? On the other hand, you're out of the beach with your SO, there's no one around to ruin your shared solitude, and you know there's week left of the vacation so getting sick ain't an issue... and then it starts raining.
Same here. Situations vary and drag our perspectives along with them :)
Most Helpful Girl
I've never felt strongly about it either way. When I was a teenager, it would irk me that the biography of Saint Valentine--the holiday's patron saint (who may have actually been two different people)--does not suggest a personal association with romantic love. In fact, the historical origins of Valentine's Day have very little do with love and romance, in any measure.
But, nowadays, I don't particularly care about it. I use it to my advantage--namely, to assuage my guilt about binging on sweets.
I do like your idea, though, about using it as a celebratory occasion, not just for romantic partners, but an all-inclusive for everyone you love.