So I was just thinking about the "holiday" in general and the clear dichotomy of its followers. The lovers love who bask in the warmth of a day celebrating, what Aristophones would call, their other half, while those seemingly less fortunate curse this hateful multiple of supposedly lucky 7 that appears in the midst of each icy February. Because their jealous wanting of a hand to warm their own, Valentines day becomes a media driven monster to boost the economy that superficially forces people to put up the pretense of love and romance, and though this may have a bit more than a pinch of truth to it, what is wrong with that?
Like anything in life, relationships and love grow old, no less perfect and beautiful, but ordinary and expected. Their excitement seeps away and the hairs that would once raise up the curve of one's back at the mere sight of their other half now lay still. So even though they may forget to celebrate their love with romance on a regular bases why not have a little day to remind them? Be happy! Enjoy your love!
Also for those cursing being Valentines day losers, look around at the overly priced and cliche gifts and though they may be slightly superficial and superfluous they can still be good. They celebrate the altruism necessary in any relationship. They promote goodness and selflessness. I wish there was a title for everyday that would make people do that :)
Also since we have all recently hit up Plato for some love tips I thought a vid of Aristophanes's speech (my personal favorite, sorry Socrates) would be more than suiting at this point.
And I thought this one was a bit silly too.