When I was a single woman, I dreaded Valentine's Day. Now, as a happily unmarried woman I roll my eyes at the day. And really, both of these feelings are for the same reason. What is the point?
The only people who really benefit from Valentine's Day are grade school children, adolescents and young adults in new relationships, and those who are exceptional at romance (or have someone in their life that is). The rest are stuck with unrealistic expectations of how their significant others should treat them on the day, and saddened when they don't meet them, or just plain saddened because they have no one.
Personally, I think that if a person is in a relationship that is strong and fulfilling, why should they wait until February 14 to celebrate? And if a person isn't in a relationship, then why does it make sense to promote this ridiculous holiday to them? I know no one can *make* anyone feel anything, but is it necessary to shove love into the faces of people who don't want anything to do with it, or who maybe don't really need it right now? I'm not normally much of a commercialism downer, but Valentine's Day is one of those days that I just don't think deserves the amount of attention it's given. I realize it's the greeting card Christmas, but please shut up already. It's only February 1 and I'm sick of hearing about it.