August 1st, 2013 - Judy-995913 said:
Love Valentine's Day if it's about appreciation for one another and a sincere 'I love you.' It is an opportunity for shared quality time; just expecting a grand gift is selfish and shallow. If I'm not important to someone the other 364 days, then Valentine's Day won't make a difference.
November 24th, 2011 - LillianTeresa-528523 said:
Valentine's Day was a day to commemorate the martyrdom of numerous ancients named Valentine. As we celebrate it today, it is the creation of clever entreupeneurs to separate us from our money. It would mean more to receive a gift from a friend or spouse without prompting by marketers.
March 1st, 2011 - Amanda-695341 said:
I stayed in and had a nice evening with roommates. Valentine's Day is more than just cupids and hearts though and while I cherish these sentiments and long for that feeling - I too try to take a little time to remember the real Valentine and how the letters truly began - it is kind of like singing Happy Birthday on Christmas I guess.
February 17th, 2011 - Claire-638639 said:
I met my husband on February 15, 1997 and lost him on February 11, 11 years later and his funeral was on February 15. That was three years ago and the whole Valentine thing just brings my loss back to me. I am not sure that I will ever enjoy Valentine's day again.
February 16th, 2011 - Kelley-689450 said:
This is a post Valentines Day comment: I have been married twice and was in an 8 year dreadful relationship. I am single with no prospects. The holiday has been transformed into a day that if you don't have a significant other and receive an expensive gift, you're a loser. NOT SO!!! My mother always made the day special for me. I bought my daughter some small gifts and made a Valentines cake. I gave a few cards to friends, posted messages on facebook and said 'Happy Valentines Day' to everyone I came in contact with. Next year to make it fun, buy some valentine pajamas, send your cards in a larger envelope to the Postmaster in Valentine, TX and they will provide a special postmark on your cards. Everything depends on attitude.
February 14th, 2011 - Gene-677308 said:
I am a new member, on my 6th visit. I was hoping to find a truly Christian who is loving, caring, faith based woman. Valentines Day is just another day, very much exploited but important to remind us that LOVE is very important. I use to host annual gala's for singles to meet and talk. It can be a wonderful day to demonstrate your compacity to show love to your neighbor. In my case a single woman.
February 13th, 2011 - Vivian-35531 said:
I have been a member for 6 years - was so much hoping to find a catholic person who is loving , nice, sharing and caring, put GOd first- as in Egypt very few catholics even exists- but till now didn't find him- so stooped from paying.. and became a free member.. yet if someone is really smart, and keen to talk to me, can easily get connected from my profile!
February 13th, 2011 - Christina-107357 said:
Valentine's Day does give singles a reason to go out and mingle. Perhaps, it should be a single's day, not a couples' day. Couples should regularly share expressions of love. Valentine's Day isn't and shouldn't be necessary for them...if they're in a real loving relationship. For couples, they can and should do the "Valentine's Day" thing any day of the year. Now wouldn't THAT be fun?! :) Peace and Love, Chris JMJ
February 10th, 2011 - Carola-676211 said:
While I don't have a sweetheart to share Valentine's Day with, I'm still hopelessly excited. I love the idea of Valentine's Day. I'll share the day with as many people as I can -- my Facebook friends all around the world, my students & co-workers and especially with seniors living alone in my neighborhood. I'm going to have fun and share Valentine's Day being a blessing to others.
February 4th, 2011 - Emily-680007 said:
Growing up Valentine's day was always fun giving little cards and candy. How ever as I have gotten older I have realized that it is a Hallmark holiday. Everyone says that it is a special day to show those you love that you love them. Do we really need a special day set aside each year to remind us that we need to show people that we love them? I think it is more meaningful to show someone on a random day of the year but maybe thats just me.
February 3rd, 2011 - Kevin-550074 said:
I don't feel anything about Valentine's Day. It funny, in elementary school we had to write a short essay on our favorite holiday and I chose Valentine's Day. I remember my paper won some kind of award (the kind where I went up on stage during an assembly) but I don't remember my thesis or any of my arguments. If I ever find it, I'll post it.
February 1st, 2011 - Jim-5730 said:
And right after I typed that up, an ad popped up on the right hand side of the page for Buca di Beppo, "Reserve Now". Make that reservation early or else be left out in the cold. Is it really about romance? Or is it about increased profits for restaurants, flower shops, jewelry stores, hotels, etc., etc., etc.... And all at the expense of Jim. Tisk, tisk... Shame on you America. This year, don't celebrate fake/forced "romance". Show 'em who's boss and celebrate Jim instead. Or my niece Brianna who shares my b-day. She's great! You'd like her. Even if you don't like Jim, nobody could object to celebrating Brianna's b-day instead of V-day, right?
February 1st, 2011 - Jim-5730 said:
Background on my answer, that's my b-day. And let's face facts, the current celebration of V-day is entirely centered on special treatment for the women. In addition to this, good luck being able to go out for dinner on my b-day because all the restaurants are all backed up with mostly parties of 2, who occupy the table FAR longer than normal. And the most important of all is all the emphasis that's placed on this one day that men are basically forced into. In what alternate universe is that "romantic". Do women really find forced behavior to be romantic? Is it really such a great thing when a guy tries to be romantic because Hallmark says so or because all the cool kids are doing it? I think not. In a nutshell, people would be MUCH better off by celebrating my birthday rather than some made up, forced attempt at a distorted vision of "romance". Make a big fuss over that special someone spontaneously and repeatedly throughout the year. Release the shackles of paying 4x the normal price for flowers or being told you have to make dinner reservations 2 months in advance. Don't play their game. Play mine instead. :)