I am writing to hear your real ideas for ways to enjoy this annual holiday of romance and love despite COVID. Many of us around the world are living in places where businesses are closed, public spaces are managed, and regular community events are not being held. And yet, making plans, however small, should be encouraged, because having something to look forward to (and enjoy) is very important for mental health.
Maybe some low-key activities await us. Maybe we can direct our would-be “date night” money towards tzedakah. Also, is there a prayer for supporting others in finding love?