I should probably have asked this question before Valentine's day but I guess better late than never.

Do celebrations like Valentine's day give people the wrong idea of what true love is as Valentine's day focuses on romantic love. Whereas true love comes about when we know who somebody really is and we love them unconditionally for who they really are?

asked 16 Feb '10, 13:30

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(16 Feb '10, 14:11) Roy

Well said, Roy.

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I feel that knowing God's Love gives me a much better appreciation of the people who are close to me.I Am just starting to really know what Love is.:)

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answered 16 Feb '10, 14:09

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yes I think Valentine's Day takes away the meaning of true love because it focusses on the one single day in the year, whereas true love is forever and always..those who celebrate Valentines day do so out of 'obligation' because it is expected of them, because if they don't their loved one won't think they are worth considering and will become upset or disappointed with them for 'forgetting' to 'prove' their love...people who truly love each other prove themselves every day of the year - not just on Valentine's day...

And then again, it's an opportunity to announce to everyone else that you can lay claim to loving someone else or vice versa - that you are worthy of being loved...buy a gift, give a gift, receive flowers or send flowers...its a way of telling people (besides the recipient) that you appreciate this person enough to pay particular attention to them on this day...and that is a good thing..so Valentine's day has its good and bad points - it depends on the intentions and expectations that people have...

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answered 16 Feb '10, 14:34

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I don't see any harm in Valentine's day - it's a celebration to make a little extra effort for those we love. I think any of us who have been in a long term relationship know that it is something that has to be worked at and nurtured all year long and it is the everyday things that really count ( sharing the chores and responsibilities as parents ) and not just a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers - although these things can be fun and enjoyable and as human beings we all like to feel loved and special once in a while. I think most of us can differentiate between genuine unconditional love and romanticism - however whose to say that genuine love can't also be romantic.

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answered 16 Feb '10, 14:50

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Maybe Valentines Day makes us pause for a while to reconsider who and what 'true love' is.

"pause for a while" may be the most important words in that sentence ?

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answered 17 Feb '10, 02:46

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For me Valentines day was like any minor holiday, I wished a lot of people happy Valentines day and brought my mom a card and that was about it.

Other than that I really didn't notice it much different from any other day.

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answered 17 Feb '10, 05:46

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