'Tis the season. It's my duty as the kind of Lunatic I am to play up the Platonic aspects of the holiday. This isn't just about eros. Philos and agape have their place too. I've noticed on the internet that there's been a bit of a backlash against the heavily marketing-driven consumerist and romantic bent to the holiday, turning it into a heartfelt celebration of the esteem and appreciation that one holds for one's friends. And that makes me happy.
I made growly noises about "couples" associated with the holiday when I was talking with Darkside, because it is a little painful to watch that kind of happiness when your love life is not exactly working the way you think it should -- but letting your friends know that they're cared for like back in elementary school is still fun regardless.