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Old February 13th, 2017 (9:53 AM).
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    Valentine's Day or alternatively saint Valentine's Day is the celebration of love. It originated from western Christian liturgy to honour saint Valentinus. However, it appears to have lost its true meaning and has been taken over by commercialisation....is it time to abandon Valentine's Day?
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    Old February 13th, 2017 (11:30 AM).
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      as long as companies and stuff keep cashing in on the cards and candy and stuffed animals and other vday related stuff, i don't see us abandoning it anytime soon.
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      Old February 13th, 2017 (12:44 PM).
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        People like it so yeah, I'd be all behind abolishing it.

        Christmas too.
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        Old February 13th, 2017 (10:38 PM).
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        There's no need to abandon a holiday just because it has deviated from how it was originally celebrated.
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        Old February 13th, 2017 (11:53 PM).
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        To be honest I'm not really sure how this is working in other countries. Is this considered a Holiday? Not here, but I guess anyone can celebrate anything he/she wants.
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        Old February 14th, 2017 (12:52 AM).
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        You could argue that any big celebration we have in the West has been basterdised by commercialism to the point that they no longer mean anything.

        I used to observe the day, when I was in long term relationships. I'd take whoever my partner was out somewhere fancy and book us a hotel, but that was more a means to an end really. I'm in something pretty casual this year and she's not feeling great this week so I'm gonna at most go to the pub with my friends.
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        Old February 14th, 2017 (5:28 AM).
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          I don't celebrate it because I don't need relationships. Sorry to break this to you, but that thing we call love is really just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failed marriage. Break the cycle. Rise above. Focus on science...and watching Rick & Morty.
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            Valentines Day for me is just... there. I dont think it matters either way.
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            Old February 14th, 2017 (4:43 PM).
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              I think it should only be celebrated by those who can, while the rest of us celebrate "F*ck The Rest of You, I Got Pineapple Pizza for Myself" Day.

              I'd celebrated my own special way: gifting my girl a shiny, Alolan, HA, Timid, Female Vulpix in a Love Ball.
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              Old February 15th, 2017 (9:55 AM).
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              February 14 is also National Donor Day so you can choose to celebrate by giving someone blood instead of a heart.
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              Old February 15th, 2017 (4:34 PM).
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              ...Is this even a question to debate?

              Let people celebrate it if they want. Just because a part of the population doesn't like it, doesn't mean it needs to go away.
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              February 14 is also National Donor Day so you can choose to celebrate by giving someone blood instead of a heart.
              Hearts are good too, register to become an organ donor!

              I think it's been commercialised to the point of bad taste - the trifecta of roses, chocolate and teddy bear as your Valentine's day Starter Pack is a perfect example of the gaudiness of it all.
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              ...Is this even a question to debate?

              Let people celebrate it if they want. Just because a part of the population doesn't like it, doesn't mean it needs to go away.
              I agree that asking whether or not it should go away was a poor choice of words. Valentine's Day has become pretty cemented as a globally recognized if not celebrated holiday. Regardless of its origins, the day has been popularized in the media as the time of year to shower one's romantic partner in gifts to be eaten or appreciated for a short amount of time. And then it's over; it's such a short and quickly forgotten holiday (until next year of course) that to question its relevance is pretty trivial.

              People will also take advantage of any and every potential excuse to have sex.

              Especially Americans.
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              It should be a little celebration only some choose to participate. I don't like how schools try to shove that down on us.
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                This day is insensitive to asexuals. And I just hate the concept too.
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                It should be a little celebration only some choose to participate. I don't like how schools try to shove that down on us.
                Could you elaborate on this a little? Celebration of Valentine's day in schools seems to be a positive thing to me because it gives them an opportunity to discuss relationships with kids, as well as Valentine's providing a pretty model (albeit, exaggerated) example of how happy couples treat each other. But that aside, I can't say I've ever thought of schools to be pushing the day particularly hard. Last thing they want is their kids trying to emulate adult relationships whilst in school, ahaha.

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                This day is insensitive to asexuals. And I just hate the concept too.
                How? Asexuals can still be in non-sexual relationships. Valentine's day is a celebration of love, not just sex.
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