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Falsehearted Valintine's Day (4)

By Mo Ting (Global Times)

08:45, February 14, 2012

Busy day

To businessmen, Valentine's Day is a wonderful chance to make money. The price of a rose bouquet and chocolate almost doubles, and many special gifts or discounts are offered by shopping malls, which has left some consumers feeling that Valentine's Day has become too commercial and lacks sincerity, according to the Beijing Evening News.

Peng Xiaohui, the vice secretary-general of the World Association of Chinese Sexologists, said that businesses should not be criticized for the promotions provided on Valentine's Day.

"Valentine's Day provides a chance for people to demonstrate and express their love, even if only by buying flowers and jewelry for a lover," Peng said. "No one should hinder a person's right to express their feeling to a loved one, as long as there is no betrayal, infidelity or adultery."

Peng also suggested that singles keep an optimistic attitude toward Valentine's Day, and attend activities to prevent loneliness. "I think activities like those the "Couples Go To Hell" groups put on are just for fun, and do not mean that those people really harbor hatred toward couples and love," Peng said.

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