I, however, am okay with V-Day. I think it’s nice to spend a day focusing on romance and love. Sure, we should do this every day, but how often do we actually do that? I have heard my fair share of people complaining about the commercialization of Valentine’s Day and claiming it’s just a holiday made up by greeting card companies and florists. First of all, why are you angry at them? That’s their job! They’re supposed to sell greeting cards and find ways to get people to buy more cards and flowers. If people buy into the belief that Valentine’s Day is the only day of the year to be romantic, don’t blame The Man. They sell cards and flowers year round that people are allowed to buy.
Here’s my main point: I like Valentine’s Day and hope to someday have someone to celebrate it with. Because here’s the thing, the couples I know who treat every day like Valentine’s Day and don’t save romance for one day a year also celebrate Valentine’s Day. The people who complain about Valentine’s Day and say it’s a cop-out and you shouldn’t have to be told when to be romantic—they aren’t all that romantic the other 364 days of the year. They’re only romantic on anniversaries or birthdays or when they feel guilty about something.