Last time I checked, the true meaning of Valentine's Day was to express true love and feeling for a person, which honestly doesn't require the purchase of ridiculously expensive gifts like jewelry, electronics and cars.
Partial blame can be put on retailers for tricking consumers into thinking that love is measured in the gift that you buy; however, blame can be put on the people who are so easily influenced by commercials. No, "every kiss does not begin with Kay" - it begins with two people. And inanimate electronics cannot be described with sexual adjectives like the "seductive" blackjack phone; that's a bit much. Didn't your mama tell you not to believe everything you hear?
Secondly, what's the point of buying an extremely expensive gift for one day out of the year when there are more important holidays and celebrations like a birthday and Christmas? People need to quit encouraging the pointless holiday because, like other major holidays, it's a gimmick to scam people out of money that could go towards something worthwhile.
Thirdly, any baboon can go out and buy a gift. It must not have occurred to people that when buying jewelry or electronics that are supposed to be sentimental and express how much you love that person, other people are going to buy the same gift. How is that gift supposed to be so sentimental if other people are buying the same gift for their boyfriend/husband or girlfriend/wife?
What's wrong with being creative? If you're going to celebrate the holiday, then at least do it with some authenticity. The whole purpose of Valentine's Day was to celebrate love for someone with creativity.
Why pressure your partner into buying you a gift because it allegedly measures "the relationship"? Isn't there enough pressure in a relationship as it is? It can be a real challenge buying a gift every year and having to out-do yourself every year.
Instead of pressuring your partner to exchange gifts, exchange your love by just spending time with one another.
Say goodbye to Cupid and boycott commercialism in Valentine's Day; celebrate it for true love!