snowyowl wrote:So I mostly spent today browsing the Internet and wondering how relationships work while making absolutely no effort to find out.
Similarly to magnets, as it turns out.
I'm poly, and most of my partners are of the non-romantic type. Generally, I don't celebrate it, or if I do, I celebrate with whichever partner happens to naturally be at hand (rather than doing any sort of complicated "who do you love most!" negotiation.) This year, I was given a soldering iron, a cattle prod, and a vacuum cube by one of the boys, primarily because he didn't want to take them home on the plane. He's likely to give me a jar of hammers next year, thanks to xkcd. In the evening, I went dancing with many of my friends, and the person I have an unrequited(?) crush on, and passed out hilariously terrible square dance valentines, a la third grade cartoon character mandatory valentines. Then I went home and watched anime over Skype with aforementioned unrequited crush, and slept alone. It was cozy!
I think I've decided that I like Valentine's day best as a kindergarden level holiday --you have to give everyone silly and ridiculous valentines, and there's candy everywhere. I can deal with candy everywhere. As alternatives go, I like Batman Sticker Day
and The Emperor's Birthday (observed)
(The latter of which I just learned about this year, and am absolutely okay with making into a bigger movement, because unf, anything that has to do with Joshua A. Norton makes me a happy happy person.