I intentionally avoided posting content on the site yesterday, because i figured, eh, it's all just going to be people complaining about Valentine's Day anyway, I'm not going to try and compete with the allure of that!
But today, when I just flipped through those posts, I see that Google put ads for things to do on Valentine's Day, romantic ideas, places to get cards for your Valentine's, etc. So, that was kind of funny.
I went to see Jersey Boys and had a fabulous dinner for Valentine's Day. Just me, as I'm not dating anyone steady right now. But to mentally abuse yourself for being single is to practice not loving yourself, which is basically sending messages out to other people that you aren't worth loving. So, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when practiced long enough.
Also, to rail against the need/point/origin of Valentine's Day? Eh, who cares. People kept asking me what i was doing for it, so I said I was seeing jersey Boys and going out for dinner. There was likely an assumption that I was going *with* someone else, but I certainly never said anything like that. I just saw their inquiry as a way to use the holiday to check in on me, and people were happy I was doing something I love (musicals!). It wasn't about judging me or my dating status unless I decided to ascribe an intention to what they said.
Holidays are just a touchstone people use to remember what's important, so if you're in a relationship, it makes sense to reaffirm to the other person why you're there. should you need such a day? Hell no. But if you found yourself off-focus, and that helped, then great.