Stop complaining about a holiday that is called a "celebration of love." Yes, commercialism is present, just like it is in most holidays.
Simply because companies do what companies do: try to make MONEY.
I have a question for you though: Who controls you?
Last time I checked, you can do what you want with your money and time (outside of work obligations and necessary expenses.)
SO MAKE VALENTINE'S DAY YOUR OWN THING !
So... How do you do that exactly?
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SINGE??? Do what you want to do: Go for a walk, buy art supplies and make art, go free running, pick up a good book and a coffee, make or go get the most decadent dessert you can possibly find and savor it. Google search "Things to do in _______" <--- insert city, and pick something random you've never tried before.
COUPLE??? Several people have found through research and personal experience that: EXPERIENCES give more happiness than MATERIAL PURCHASES. With THAT in mind... make the day, or any other day, an "experience." As a couple you can do any and all of the things I suggested for single people, or you can... pamper each other with massage and music, and great food.
You can make it a "STAY"cation, and explore where you live, get ice cream or some other treat, take a walk, see how many times you. Make awesome drinks from recipes you find online (with or without alcohol, whatever is your pleasure.) etc etc etc.
VALENTINE'S DAY is SIMPLY a day to remind ourselves of the importance of love and life. Bottomline. So what's the point in complaining when businesses do what businesses NATURALLY do?
Instead of that, do what YOU are naturally designed to do: LIVE & LOVE.
Author: Jessica Bordelon
Passionate, powerful, & gentle, she is an artist that captures the strength , power & energy of femininity in its purest form.