Exactly, y0himba, but I don't need a corporation telling me to go buy something from them as a substitute for my feelings. I can express those anytime and how many times I want, without their guilt-sanctioned reminders that if I don't do something special on that particular day, I'm the bad guy.
Valentine's Day really does mean nothing to some people. Many people share your opinion.
As long as both people feel the same way, that's great.
But, if it means anything to a loved one, even if it's only because of stupid social pressures, who cares
about commercialism or corporate greed?
In my twenties & thirties, I watched flowers being delivered to my co-workers. Year after year.
But I never once got flowers or a card from my former long-time boyfriend. He cared more about the evils of Hallmark than my feelings.
how much I would have appreciated just a simple card, not to mention flowers, like the other girls at work.
But, it was the whole day he resented, and he just couldn't seem to get past it. Weak
I guess he loved me, but this was not a good example of it.
If you don't like Valentine's Day, but your loved one does, a selfless, loving
gesture would be to drop your politics, give them a little something (flowers, card, whatever) & make their day. You might even end up getting a special surprise, too
Granted, it is on the day you may be expected to show love, but other than that, I don't see any harm in it