So here's the story: This girl I know who on various occasions I have gotten to know very well, recently inquired about my availability on Valentine's Day.
I was taken aback as I was not expecting this kind of question from her.
First off, she is my friend, not a great one albeit, but a friend and I don't want to lead her in the wrong direction. I simply stated my feelings on the holiday as a whole and not how I felt about her.
I told her that I didn't believe in V-day and see it as a marketing ploy created by large corporations. A way for capitalists to take advantage of some poor schmuck who thinks he's in love. A way to make people feel awful about themselves unless they are contributing in consumerism of some sort. A nice teddy bear and chocolates from mom is the perfect remedy for that lingering feeling of loneliness in your heart.
She didn't tell me her view on V-day but needless to say, she proposed that we have dinner even after my feelings were expressed.
I felt as though as just spoke to a brick wall. She is quite a cook and said she would cook for the both of us. I accepted. I may get her flowers b/c I'm just a romantic kinda guy, but I wonder if this is going against my morals and leading her on at the same time.
Whatever the case may be, I think Valentines Day should only be there for couples truly in love to enjoy, and those truly alone to dis pare.