I have never celebrated it, it comes from having a boyfriend who’s birthday was on valentines day, but I think working in retail from an early age, screwed my views on a lot of holidays, I mean, I would cancel Christmas if I could.
The only thing I would allow if I ruled the Earth, would be to celebrate my birthday.
Other than that I would ban the lot, valentines day and Halloween would be the first to go, followed by mother’s day, fathers day, grandparents day all of that would be gone.
I have a thing that if someone wants to show they love me, they should do it all through the year not just because a company wants them to.
For example my partner isn’t exactly the most romantic of people, however he does show he loves me every day last 2 days he has come home from work and cooked dinner, sorted out my son and let me lie on the sofa complaining how he should of come home earlier to look after me.
Its those little things that tells me he loves me (and the fact after 7 years and the shit we have gone through that life has thrown at us he is still here.)
But I also respect that people enjoy it, if they want to go out for a romantic meal in a resturant and pay 20% over what would normally be charged then I am happy for them.
If you do celebrate it, I hope you had a lovely day and evening.