Sure that might be a bit cliché for a Valentine's Day blogpost. But what I am about to say needs to be said. Love is such an important part of our world - the most important part of our world and represents all that is good in it. Which is why, of course, the shops have found a way to exploit it and make money from it. Of course they have. That's what humans do. On Valentine's Day, romantic love is the type that is focused on, completely eradicating the rest. But it is not the only love out there.
What about the love for the friends who pick up the pieces when your little romances go wrong and are there for you no matter what? What about the love for your family who do so much for you and, again, are there for you no matter what? What about the love for your passions and hobbies and career and all the things which keep you sane in the day to day? Should none of these matter? Should none of these be celebrated?
All of these forms of love are as just as important (if not more important) than romantic love. But they don't get a look in at all on Valentine's Day. Which just shows what a superficial day it is. It is not a reflection of true love. It isn't a day which matters at all. What is important is that, regardless of your relationship status or whether you have any plans, you know you are loved. There are people out there who need your love and who love you in return. So, with that in mind, I hope you all had the greatest day.