Top Four Valentine's Day Complaints

By Uloop Archives on February 14, 2013

I was never a huge fan of this holiday to begin with, but when it comes to heart-broken teenagers griping about how much their life sucks because Valentine’s Day is coming and they have no one to spend it with, I feel this indescribable urge to defend it. In this article, I list the biggest top four reasons why people hate Valentine’s Day with a following rebuttal:

1. It’s not a real holiday! It’s a Hallmark holiday!
‘Hallmark holiday’, meaning an overly commercialized holiday with no intention of commemorating a significant date, is often used to describe Valentine’s Day. However, I remember mother’s and father’s day also do not celebrate a certain part of our history and yet are left unmentioned. So what if Valentine’s Day is a day for markets to make profit? I also don’t see any complaints about Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. I highly doubt you left cookies for Jesus or hid eggs so Jesus could find them.

2. You should always show your love to your loved ones every single day of the year! Having a whole day to do that is stupid!
Because the creation of Valentine’s Day is problematic because everyone can now only show their love in one day. If the holiday is stupid just for that reason, then apparently Thanksgiving is also useless since people should be always be thankful for what they have. And yet no one complains about that holiday. I wonder why?

3. It’s only a reminder that you’re single, hence ‘Single Awareness Day!’
Maybe it’s because I abhor angst-ridden people who feel the need to blame the world for the simple ‘tragedy’ that they cannot get a boyfriend/girlfriend really makes me lose faith (something I had so little to begin with) for humanity. If people are not allowed to celebrate Valentine’s Day because it makes people sad about being single, then we should stop celebrating Father and Mother’s Day since it makes orphans and parent-less people sad. But most importantly, Valentine’s Day can also be celebrated by singles, people! Grab some chocolate, cards, bouquets, and teddy bears and start throwing them at all the people you love and cherish! It doesn’t have to be a boyfriend or girlfriend; it could be your friends and family.

4. It’s too expensive.
You don’t have to buy a fancy diamond ring or a garden of roses for your date. Your time and love is enough to make a Valentine’s Day much more meaningful. Save money by just simply telling him/her, “I love you.”

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