My friend proposed to his wife one Valentines day. Some years later they both agree it’s a cynical capitalist marketing ploy and they agree every day should be Valentines day. They also agree not to be gullible to the big sell and not to mark the occasion with gifts and flowers. Then on the big day when no flowers arrive for his wife, she goes in a huff. And he says, we agreed not to get eachother anything and she says I know but you proposed to me on Valentines day.
Their love is strong and survives this annual puzzle. I do think he would have proposed to her regardless of Valentines day. He loves her everyday. And I do think she would have said yes on any day of the year. She loves him everyday.
A soul mate is for eternity not just for Valentines day.