Celebrating Valentine in a Covid Year

Listen now | Valentine’s Day. Beloved by lovers, dreaded by the unpaired; anticipated by retailers, shunned by cynics of commercialism. It doesn’t matter which camp you belong to because this year is different. It’s a covid Valentine year. For lovers looking to celebrate in restaurants or other venues, offerings and seats are limited. For the singles looking to be with friends, unless you’re in the same household or in a pod, gathering is ill-advised. If you’re a business that sells anything vaguely romantic, you’ll probably still get a sales bump and if you are a commercialism cynic like me, it’s a good time to take a break and be happy for once that businesses have this chance to recoup lost sales.

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