A thousand years ago or something Hallmark came up with the perfect way to make money. They created a holiday that was all about giving cards and chocolate to your significant other. They decided to name it after some even older and a far deader dude to make sure that people thought the day had more significance than just being about giving chocolates and stuffed animals. It can be a fun holiday if you don’t take it too seriously. Also the sales on chocolate the day after are amazing. The glorious chocolate filled valley between Valentine’s Day and Easter is perhaps the best time of the year for getting your sugar high.
The holiday also comes during the ratings sweepiest time of the year so you are also confronted with every television programs take on how to celebrate the holiday. There are sweeping gestures and huge gifts. There are even a bunch of high schoolers singing silly love songs. The whole thing becomes too much for the singletons out there, some of whom decide to don all black and refuse to acknowledge that anything at all is going on. The whole thing can get kind of sickening.
The singles aren’t the only ones with the stress. If you do happen to have the mythic partner, you are confronted with a lot of choices to make. How to celebrate and what to give can solidify or destroy a relationship. It can be treacherous waters that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
So good luck finding the right thing to do today. You a thousand or so years of capitalistic tradition in your corner. I’m sure you will make the most of it. And if you screw up, you can always eat tons and tons of chocolate tomorrow.