Valentine's Day: Has it gotten too commercial?

Valentine's Day: Has it gotten too commercial?

Nazaress Nazaress
Every year when a holiday comes around, televisions and everywhere else are filled with reminders to buy your friends, family, and significant other something. Everything's about money anymore. Valentine's Day seems to be the worst of them all because it takes love and turns it into something you have to throw money at. How do you feel about this?
02/10/2012
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PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am with you on that one.
02/10/2012
Taylor Taylor
I see what you mean. It is commercialized. But there are people that like to express love that way and that doesn't have to be a bad thing.

I don't think it's a bad thing to buy someone a ring or some flowers. I get that people don't like to be pressured to do it or that not everyone has the means to, but I don't feel like there needs to be so much negativity towards Valentine's day and there really is a lot of negativity towards it. It's just a day, and if people want to spend it giving chocolates and roses to their partner that's fine, if they don't want to that's fine too.

It makes me feel special to get flowers even if it's on an "obligated" day. I would be a little sad if my partner decided not to give them to me just because it was a "commercial" day because when it comes down to it every day is a commercial day.
02/10/2012
Chris Corrigan Chris Corrigan
I just really hate how heteronormative and cis-sexist all the valentines advertising is. I'd be much more comfortable with valentines if it started catering to the LGBT community more.
02/10/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
It started off as a nice holiday, but became quite forgotten until Hallmark summoned it back from the dead. So I feel like it couldn't have gotten commercial, because it had commercial intentions in the first place (when introduced into American society).
02/10/2012
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