How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? More than 2,200 CatholicMatch members have responded to this poll. The verdict?
“Kind of dreading it” is the most common choice, garnering 36 percent of votes.
Second comes “absolutely dreading it,” with 26 percent of votes.
Third is “cautiously optimistic,” with nearly 26 percent.
And fourth is “hopelessly excited,” netting nearly 12 percent of votes.
So far 30 members have written comments elaborating on their votes.
Connie-68472 said Valentine’s Day is her favorite day of the year. “I just enjoy the decorations and everything about the day,” she wrote.
Bob-179105 wrote a positive comment, too. “I hope and pray to find my Valentine on this awesome site. God’s time, not my time.”
Carola-676211 also took an optimistic note. “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 and 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.”
John-558391 admitted he’s having a harder time achieving that optimism. “I’m not really thrilled about it and haven’t had any good experiences with it so far but I try to stay hopeful each year,” he wrote.
Christine-665163 said she struggles with Feb. 14. “It’s easy to feel forgotten when most of your friends are coupled or married and celebrate by going out,” she wrote. “I try to share some love with my single friends on Valentine’s Day.”
It’s also a difficult day for Dinah-676545. “I used to love Valentine’s Day before my husband died,” she wrote. “Now it’s sad for me. Will buy valentines for the ones I love and go to my grandson’s third grade class and make ‘Valentines for Veterans.’”
And as for Anthony-600370, he’s trying to tune it out. “I usually pretend that I’m not aware that it is Valentine’s Day.”
What about you?