Disposable dating seems to lead to an ultra-casualness, a bunch of people pretending that opening yourself up to the possibility of feeling rejection and disappointment is no big deal. In reality, it is extraordinarily brave to bundle up all of our confidences and insecurities in a Friday night outfit and put them on display for someone else.
This year, my Valentine (you may have seen me with him -- Irish guy, white hair, blue eyes, adorable) and I will be staying close to home for this most beloved of Hallmark holidays. We've been on a tear since before Christmas and we needed to slow down. Besides, the hearth is always good for the heart.