When I hear the word V A L E N T I N E S D A Y the first thing that comes in my mind is love. We love and love and love… well, I’ve never been into dates (esp., romantic dates). My question is that is it necessary to have a date this Valentines? 🤔
Before I answer that question, let me share to you a brief background of Valentine’s Day.
According to the article I’ve read in History.com…
Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
Basically, a time when people show feelings of love, affection and friendship. Do you celebrate valentines day? Hmm, for me its just a “normal day” maybe because I don’t have that “special someone” YET. (Well, he’ll be here in God’s perfect time.)
Going back to the question. “Is it necessary to have a date this Valentines? ” My answer is that it depends on you… really on you. If you like to have a date then go and if you want to celebrate it alone then you can do it! It is celebrated in many ways worldwide. You can be with your friends, bestfriends, boyfriend, girlfriend or even with your family (with your cats and dogs). You can even give special letters to random people, those people who is lost and needs inspiration.
We, sometimes expect to receive something in this day and when that doesn’t happen we feel sad and jealous over the others that received special gifts.
As what Clarissa Silva, behavioral scientist and author of the relationship blog, You’re Just A Dumbass, agrees. “The beginning of a relationship is exciting and Valentine’s Day is often viewed as an extension of what two people feel for one another. Often, it’s treated like a high-pressure competitive sport, where you must do this or gift this to express how much you mean to someone. Since it is the beginning of your relationship, make Valentine’s Day a day that is about developing your relationship, learning more about each other, and having fun.”
Valentines day is not just about giving those love letters, flowers and chocolates. It is also about giving the love around that makes people smile. So smile, even though you did not receive anything for as long as you live you will always be loved. 💋