Valentine’s day for me is outdated and no longer represents its true meaning – now it is all about over sized cards, heart shaped balloons, candy, chocolate and various other delights. i mean, do we really need to wait until the 14th February to tell people we love them? Should we wait until Valentine’s Day to buy a gift for the one we love, to eat a nice meal or to have flowers? No. We shouldn’t. Call me the Valentine’s Scrooge if you like, but this is what i think.
First of all, the way you stay in a fulfilling long-term relationship is, among many other things, showing love to each other every day in whatever little ways you each find meaningful. However, this is not really the reason i dislike it so much. The bigger reason is that romantic love is already so glorified and celebrated in our culture that it actually seems very odd to me to have a special holiday just for it’s sake. It’s like having a Christianity Awareness Day or Straight Pride Day.
Many of you probably like Valentine’s Day and that’s fine. You’re not a bad person if you like it. My aim here isn’t to convince anyone of anything, but just to rant about my opinion from my perspective. I’m not against love or romance, i’m not against people showering the one they love with gifts and affection but i am against people doing it especially because the media and the greetings card industry say we should.