Why I Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

I can’t be the only one who despises the intended reason why people celebrate Valentine’s day. I mean like abhorrently despise it to the core of my being. It’s such a fake holiday that puts unnecessary pressure on relationships that it probably causes more harm than it does good. And that is just one reason why I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day.

So let me understand this correctly. We have one day out of the year to show our significant other how much we love them? How is having one day to prove our love and admiration enough? Shouldn’t, technically, every day be Valentine’s day in a relationship?

Forget the fact that Christmas was not even two months ago now we have to buy roses, wine, chocolates and expensive gifts to prove our love? Where is the sense in that? I’m dead serious, explain to me why I we have to go all out for one day of the year to show our love?

Who likes to celebrate Valentine’s day? Raise your hands and if you’re a corporate entity who makes money off of this fake holiday put your hands down?

I hate the fact that we’re expected to go all out one day of the year for our loved ones. Do you know how many relationships crumble if Valentine’s day isn’t executed perfectly? Didn’t book the right restaurant. Break up. Didn’t get the biggest diamond. Break up. Only got 10 roses and not a dozen. Break up.

I’m a firm believer that I should be showing love and admiration for my significant other every day of the year and not just reserving for one measly day in February. Maybe I’m in the minority. I hate the unnecessary pressure to deliver this over the top display of “love” in order to celebrate Valentine’s day.

Who benefits from this one day of the year holiday for love? It isn’t your relationship. Lord knows the strain this one day will have if you don’t deliver what is expected of you. And god forbid you don’t post your love on social media so everyone know how much you care.

Corporations selling the cards, chocolates and flowers are the big winners. Not you. They place this unrealistic and undue pressure on you saying that if you don’t go all out for you significant other, do you really love them as much as you say? It’s bullshit and just a scam to make some money off you. God knows they bent you over enough at Christmas time and they figure one more day won’t hurt. Am I right?

If we’re in a relationship and I love you, I’m going to celebrate you every day and not just go out of my way one day of the year to prove myself. I’m sorry I’m not one to fall into this fake trap of if you love me you’ll go all out for one day of the year nonsense. No amount of cheap chocolates and expensive Hallmark cards will ever equate the love I have for someone. And if you need one day of the year to prove your love then your relationship is doomed. I hate to tell you that, but it’s true.

The pressure to execute some elaborate Valentine’s day celebration is unnecessary. Especially if it’s only done to be posted to social media so people can see how much or little someone “loves you.” It’s tacky. It screams of insecurity in your relationship if you ask me.

Why is one day out of the year more important than the others to show how much you care for someone?

Valentine’s day is a bullshit holiday that causes more harm than good. I maybe in the minority in my thinking, but even if people don’t admit they think it.

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