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Why I Hate Valentine’s Day

Why I Hate Valentine’s Day


Or maybe I’m just bitter…

You probably expected me to write about all of the cool products you can get for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day right? Well this week, I have taken a break from writing product reviews to express my feelings about my least favorite holiday of the year. That’s right. I hate Valentine’s Day.

Why I hate Valentine's Day

First off, do you know that this holiday was originally intended to celebrate Saint Valentine’s death? Legend has it in third century Rome, this priest named Saint Valentine illegally performed marriages in secret during a time when men were expected to be soldiers rather than husbands. When this was discovered by the reigning Emperor Claudius, Valentine was put to death for his crimes. Romantic huh? If you want to know more about the origin of Valentine’s Day, here is a great link that discusses the history and all the gory details.

So then how did it evolve into the ridiculous holiday that it is now? Because greeting cards found a way to make money off of it. And then over time it all spiraled out of control. Here are 11 reasons why I hate Valentine’s Day.

  1. This is what I call a “Hallmark Holiday”. Strictly commercial. What I mean by this, is that it’s some made up holiday where people are guilted into buying cards and gifts to express their love. If you want to buy me a Valentine’s Day card however, the ones found here would be right up my alley.

    Valentine's Day Card
    Thanks
  2. It is a whole lot of pressure to put on someone. The love of your life shouldn’t feel obligated to buy you anything to get “favors” in return. Or on the other hand, if he (or she) refuses to buy something, than he/she still runs the risk of the other partner getting mad. But if you are going to buy your love a ring, you’ll need a really cool ring holder to go with it. Why not check out this one from Amazon here. Trust me, she’ll love it!

    engagement ring
    I guess I need to put out now…
  3. If you buy a gift but don’t put any thought into it e.g. buy one of those $2 Teddy Bears from the guy selling them out of his van on the side of the road, your significant other is still going to be mad. Think she won’t know? Wrong! If you absolutely must buy your love a teddy bear, you might as well fork up the big bucks and get one like this.

    Teddy Bear for Valentine's day
    I’m a grown woman. Do I look like I need a teddy bear?
  4. If YOU make your love of your life feel bad about buying a crappy gift, then you are also part of the problem.

    angry woman
    Shame on you!
  5. Good luck finding a restaurant. Yep, have fun with that.

    crowded restaurant on valentine's day
    We made reservations 6 months ago
  6. Flowers die. A silk plant on the other hand is always nice.

    Flowers for Valentine's Day
    Pathetic
  7. Candy hearts are gross. They are also inappropriate for 5 year old children in kindergarten. You really want your little boy to give a little girl a heart that says “Reach 4 It?” That is kind of creepy. And they use horrible spelling. Crazy 4U is just wrong! Is this what we’re teaching our kids?! If you must buy these annoying candy hearts for Valentine’s Day, knock yourself out. You can find this 5lb bag here on Amazon. Then you can have candy hearts 4evr!

    Candy Hearts for Valentine's Day
    Inappropriate
  8. Cupid is stupid. If I saw an ugly fat baby in a sash flying around with a bow and arrow pointed at me, I’d run screaming for the hills.

    Cupid
    Scary!
  9. It makes single people feel awful! Remember high school candy grams and everyone in school seemed to get one except you, so you bought one for yourself from “Your Secret Admirer”? No? Ok I guess that was just me…But I’m sure you can remember those days of being single and not having someone to share Valentine’s Day with. It sucks and it’s depressing. If you’re single on Valentine’s Day then something must be wrong with you. I bet you hate Valentine’s Day too.

    Lonely on Valentine's Day
    Something is clearly wrong with her…
  10. You have to watch other people celebrate Valentine’s day. Whether it’s the inappropriate displays of public affection or seeing every single store filled to the brim with hearts and the color red. Kill me now. (Target, you are always red, thus you are forgiven)

    Lovers
    Get a room.
  11. I was looking forward to finally losing all the weight gained over Thanksgiving and Xmas. Why are you now tempting me with that delicious box of chocolate candy? I hate you.

    Box of chocolate
    This is all your fault!

Am I bitter? Not really. I’m just jealous practical. Nobody should need a holiday to show the love of their life how they really feel. And no other holiday makes those without a partner feel like crap quite like this one. Gifts and flowers are so much more meaningful if they are given on the spur of the moment. Wouldn’t you be more amazed if your partner randomly surprised you with a token of their affection on a regular day when it’s not expected? That is love right there. And if Valentine’s day is the only day of the year where you or your spouse remembers to do something special for each other, then I get it. And I’m sorry.

As for me, I don’t need jewelry, flowers, or cards. If you want to express your love for me,  show me that you can save money. Do the laundry (after 7pm – it’s cheaper), cook me dinner, or wash my car. Heck, I’d even be thrilled if you would just put the freaking toilet paper on the roll. And while I might bitch and moan about how you are ruining my diet, I totally would not turn down a box of chocolate. I’m particularly partial to truffles like these. Heck, I’ll even share a piece or two. Don’t push it.

Do you hate Valentine’s Day as much as I do? Why or why not? Want to see more posts like this? Let me know in the comments!


Disclaimer: I did not get paid to write this post. I did not even get any free products. But it does contains affiliate links which means I may be compensated a small amount if you click through and purchase. Full disclosure policy here.** This post was written all in good fun so please don’t send me hate mail. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

 

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39 Comments

  1. I definitely agree with some of your sentiments. Yuck to candy hearts and I really dislike how much the stores jack up the prices on chocolate and flowers around Valentines Day.

    • Yeah I didn’t even think about them jacking up the prices. Welp you just gave me reason #12!

  2. I like the chocolate associated with Valentine’s Day. My hubby bought me a super yummy cup of cocoa from Max Brenner today as my gift. Perfect!

    • Sounds like you have a really great hubby! Yes, chocolate is always welcome on any day of the year. 😀

  3. I know you meant the post in jest, but it really does come across as mean and bitter.
    Your points are accurate, but it shows more of society’s failings than the actual holiday.
    Regardless, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. (:

    • That is true. I am mean and bitter.😜 But it was still a fun post to write. Thank you for taking the time to comment and have a wonderful weekend as well!

  4. This was HILARIOUS!!! I feel like this about most holidays though. Just another reason for people to spend money and corporations to get rich. Even holidays that are supposedly about religion….not many us actually focus on the religion part. Just the gift giving and cooking a huge feast part. Great post 🙂

    • Thank you! It sounds like you totally get it. I appreciate the comment!

  5. Haha, I have my moments too. Glad you have a sense if humor, lol.

  6. I definitely think that Valentines Day is too commercial (even if I do take part to a certain degree). There’s nothing wrong with telling someone you love them every day.

  7. You took the words out of my mouth. While it is cute and all, I have feeling pressured to do something or spend money :(.

    • Right? I feel this way about Christmas too, but that is definitely an obligation too. Thanks for the comment!

  8. Hahaha I love this post, you have touched on all the things that are both good and bad about V-Day, I am happy if someone did my laundry or cooked me a meal

    • Yes! But it shouldn’t only be on this Holiday. Any day of the week is fine. Lol!

  9. I know! I call Christmas through Easter the Sugar Stretch of the year. We try hard to avoid to candy overload, especially fir Valentine’s Day and Easter. I also feel bad for those who are not in a love relationship so we try hard to acknowledge our deep value of their friendship. I guess there are work arounds wherever we look! Good article!

    • That’s really nice that you acknowledge your single friends on Valentine’s Day. So many of mine are sad today. I’m going to reach out to them too. Thanks for the reminder!

  10. Number 5 says it all! And since it’s Sunday, Chick Fil A is not even an option lol

  11. I can totally see your side of the argument – I’m in a relationship but hate valentines day! I’ve been single for the majority of valentines day so why suddenly change just because I’m in a relationship?!

    • For sure! I’m married and Valentine’s Day might have been cute once upon a time, now I’d just rather stay home and watch The Walking Dead.

  12. I have no sweetheart to share the day with, but I have dark chocolate and a computer, so I’m happy.

    • Sounds like you are all set! Enjoy your peaceful evening 🙂

  13. I agree except about the single people being sad. I love that love is in the air and flirting is free. Truth, I’m having lunch with my folks and dinner with my kids so here is to a meaningful stolen glance in the supermarket to some other person making their dinner. Love your train of thought!

    • Thank you! Flirting is always fun. Free is even better. Enjoy your family and have a wonderful evening!

  14. haha omg most of the reasons are true! I just went outside and there were too many people outside.
    I agree on the commercial side, if I had a valentine, i’d rather have it with a flower, a nice dinner ( can be made home too ) and then maybe a slow dance ( i’m quite old fashioned I know) but since I’m on the single side, I decided to give love to myself and just enjoy my day having fun, buying nice things for myself and now i’m about to go meditate and go to bed. I agree that it makes singles depressing especially when people feel the need to comment that it’s not normal to be single

    • It is a totally exclusive holiday and that is my beef. I’m happy to hear that you are pampering yourself today. You deserve it!

  15. You are 100% correct on the “good luck with finding a table” comment! My partner and I went out to eat a week early. We’re newlyweds but we know better than to buy into the hype.

  16. staciesayzso staciesayzso

    I love this! I was inspired to write something similar but changed my mind. It soo commercial but I have to admit, I like my flowers and chocolates. 😉
    P.s. My friend and I sent each other those candy grams too.

    • Thank you! At least you had someone to send Candygrams to. That is great!

  17. Simply Sabrina Simply Sabrina

    This post made me laugh! My husband and I are happily married but choose not to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I agree that it is a Hallmark holiday, but for us it’s very close to our anniversary which is much more of a milestone.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

  18. I agree. Mr. M and I don’t buy each other anything, however we do travel somewhere during Valentine’s Day. #ProductReviewParty

    • That’s nice. But you guys also travel all year round, no? 😊

  19. Ok o my gosh did you peek into my brain. EVERYthing you said is exactly how I feel about the holiday. Cupid is STUPID! lol

  20. Oh my gosh, this is such a great post! Had me laughing through the whole thing. Totally shared it. Might schedule some shares for next Valentine’s Day too 😉

    • Thanks Jenn! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m totally going to start writing more rants and rambles in the future.

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