“My Existential Valentine”

Wow, this looks like the perfect place to take a date for Valentine’s Day–assuming you have a date for Valentine’s Day.

Is Valentine’s Day an opportunity for meaningful celebrations of love, or is it merely a chocolate-covered con? As lovers, should we resist being seduced into spending billions of dollars annually on red roses and teddies (be they bears or lingerie)? Or should we surrender to the superficial satisfactions they represent? Be there as Skye Cleary takes us on an existential look at the hype and the possibilities for authentic loving. And bring someone you love.

Those are all really good questions, but they seem awfully hypothetical, at least to me. Put it this way: they cut to the essence of love, but as Sartre taught us, existence precedes essence.

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