It evokes different responses and emotions from each of us, depending upon, perhaps, our age, gender, and status – whether we are single, married, newly married, married forever, happily married, unhappily married, happily single, unhappily single, etc. I know that I used to put more stock into Valentine’s Day when I was dating, maybe, than I do now. Everything was just “more important” then. It mattered where we ate, what movie we saw, what present he got me ... now it’s nice if he can just be off work and we can maybe get half an hour of time to ourselves. I don’t care about presents. Romance, maybe. But not presents.
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