Americans across the nation are celebrating Valentine’s Day with much friendliness and enthusiasm, as they celebrate spending quality time with their loved ones.
“This is really a fun holiday,” said student Sandy Harlow from the University of Chicago. “I like that there’s no one to make you sad, no drama and no extra food to eat. I’m loving the sort of positive, confident vibe I get around Valentine’s Day.”
Many people described the holiday as a time for self-reflection and self-improvement. Though many Americans continue to struggle with financial concerns, they found that the special day also allowed them to relieve stress by spending time with the ones they love.
Although Valentine’s Day offers a day for romance and shared moments of shared moments, numerous Americans—including President Bush—said they were skeptical of social media’s role in today’s day-long celebration of romance.
“I can’t even imagine how much pressure a lot of people put on themselves to get through Valentine’s Day,” said Bush, as he gazed at his own Facebook profile. “Don’t we know that love gets better with time?”
According to numerous, data-packed emails circulating among Americans, the holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas were also expected to continue to dominate the entire yearlong lovefest. Other apps planned to be out in full force around Valentine’s Day include the online dating site Meet the Moms and the company YouMightWantSomeIknow.com.
Various media pundits shared their own views on the ideal day for a Valentine.
“There’s something about Valentine’s Day that makes me feel sort of upbeat and optimistic about my relationships with my family and friends,” said Lee Corbett, a spokesperson for Divorce Networks. “You know, I don’t know why, but it does seem to pull me in a deeper, sweeter way.”