But if the Valentine’s Day gift this year doesn’t seem quite as extravagant as the one you received last year, try not to read too much into it. A new survey says Valentine’s spending will likely be lower this year.
For some, Valentine’s Day is an occasion to mourn either the loss of a loved one or just not having one. They see it as a sad occasion and would probably prefer not to be reminded of all the romance in the air.
That’s a shame: someone who lacks romance shouldn’t wish it wouldn’t exist for others.
For others of us, it’s just another day. Some refer to it as “Singles Appreciation Day” and celebrate it alone. There have been years when I’ve gone out to a nice quiet dinner solo and when I received the check at the end of the meal, I thought to myself, “I’d be paying twice this amount if I had a date!”
It all depends on how you look at it.
I hope your Valentine’s Day is a good one, whether you celebrate it with someone close or by yourself.
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.