Well well well, Valentines does seem to divide people doesn’t it?
There are two particular groups alive and kicking on Twitter today, those who embrace it and those who don’t.
Leaving aside those who are single (and I’ve had several single valentines) there are those that loudly proclaim it is a cynical money making scheme by the Hallmark/Clintons of the world. These people grumble that ‘love shouldn’t be about a day, you should show love every day of the year’.
Well of course you bloody should, and not just romantic love to your partner, but love of family and friends, and anyone else you may encounter.
But why does a couple celebrating Valentine’s Day indicate to others that they don’t show each other that love every other day too? It doesn’t. That’s just what people assume.
On the flip side, what about those in long term relationships who have become complacent? What if Valentine’s Day is a kick up the arse for them to look up and focus on each other for a day, a day that might remind each other why they got together in the first place?
Of course social media will be awash with it, pictures of presents (and let’s be honest, mainly from girls #luckygirl) and cards and happy couples. It’s just a day, let’s celebrate it how we like without sniping about people who do it differently.