Valentine's Day

@bgerig (1259)
United States
February 14, 2009 10:59am CST
Which came first, the Valentine or love?
5 people like this
14 responses
• Philippines
8 Mar 09
Love comes first and to express it to other people, the day used to commemorate the goodness of a man named Valentine to the people around him in his time, is being used to express the love and care that we have.
• United States
8 Mar 09
Love. There has always been love , A love for a child ,love for your partner and parents. Valintine came so much later.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
Hi bgerig! I think Love came first before Valentine! Because if there is no love, we won't be celebrating Valentine. lol..I am just guessing here! But I do believe that Love has been here before the world has began. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
• United States
16 Feb 09
love or else no one would want a valentines day
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
15 Feb 09
well, I suspect that love has been around forever St Valentine was an early saint in the church, but the Valentines that are all the thing today is more of a Victorian affectation
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Love has been here a long time. Since before the beginning of time really. So Love came first. LOL
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Feb 09
It's obvious, love came first. Consider this phrase; " For God so loved the world the He gave His only begotten son....." I just don't know this Valentine you mentioned But if you it's related to Valentines Day, I am sure it's one of the festivities of pagan people centuries ago and brought up these days with just a few people knew it. Majority celebrated it nowadays. Paganism! Therefore LOVE came first than any other things here or earth....
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I'm thinkin the love came first and then the valentine. Got to be inspired first!
• Malaysia
14 Feb 09
Feb. 14 ~ from me - Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
In my opinion anyway, Valentine Day came first. Where it is the day which became associated with romantic love and with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines". I don't have any accurate or precise details about how it has been established. Due to all sources about its origin, pattern and formation are disputable in various angles of suggestion and view. A matter of fact, we are discussing about Valentine Day(V-Day) and the content of it, I mean love is not the issue to tell the beginning story of V-Day. Love is a part of the whole story bout V-Day and it does reciprocates the celebration of V-Day. So,my conclusion is V-Day came first.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Love was/is first. (Saint) Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The day was originally a pagan festival that was renamed after two Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day
@messageme (2821)
• United States
14 Feb 09
The love always comes first because the love should be there long before valentine's day arived. I gave my boyfriend his gift, which wasn't much, at midnight so it was kind of cool and he gave me a card that fit us so perfect! I don't think he could have foun a better card.
@lusirafa (945)
14 Feb 09
Love of course, what valentine means if we don't have some other to love :)
@GemmaR (8526)
14 Feb 09
Love came first, theres no doubt about that. People have been loving as long as there have been people, but Valentines Day hasn't always existed. Having said that, I'm not sure whether I know the true origins of Valentine's Day! But I do know that love came first.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Well oblessly love did. I dont know who created valentines day but im positive love was first otherwise why would they have valentines day. And you would think that adam and eve had to love eachother and there was no valentines day back then. So love deffintley came first because without love there would be no valentines day.