The popular customs associated with Saint Valentine's Day undoubtedly had their origin in a conventional belief generally received in England and France during the Middle Ages, that on 14 February, i.e. half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to pair. Thus in Chaucer's Parliament of Foules we read:
For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.
For this reason the day was looked upon as specially consecrated to lovers and as a proper occasion for writing love letters and sending lovers' tokens.
At the office there are several single women who sit together and we will be celebrating Singles Awareness Day. We don't NEED a partner to have fun and be happy, but it would be nice to have one even if it was just to have another adult to talk to over dinner occasionally. So to all those of you who feel like something may be missing this year or any year on 2/14 Happy Singles Awareness Day.