Why Does Everyone Hate On Valentine’s Day?

It’s becoming way too popular to hate on things. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve aren’t considered corny, so why is Valentine’s Day any different? It’s just a day meant to bring you closer to your loved ones, which is what pretty much every holiday is about. Here are a few reasons why both men and women, single or taken, need to stop hating on V-Day.

  1. You get free chocolate. If you’re in a relationship, you won’t have to worry about breaking your resolution, because all of the sex you’re bound to have will burn the calories right off. Meanwhile, if you’re single, you can get all the discounted chocolate your heart desires on February 15th.
  2. You’re guaranteed to have sex. If you’re in a relationship, you can spice things up on Valentine’s Day with new toys and lingerie. If you’re single, there will be plenty of people out there looking to feel loved, so it won’t be hard to find a one-night stand.
  3. You get special treatment. Yes, your partner should express his love for you every single day of the year, and not just on holidays. However, if the occasion brings out their softer side, so be it.
  4. You’re not forced to celebrate it. Instead of posting statuses about how disgusting the holiday is, stay off of social media for 24 hours and ignore the whole thing. You don’t need to spread the hatred.
  5. It’s an excuse to give gifts. After December ends, it’ll be months until you have a good reason to blow your paycheck. Take advantage of the opportunity to give and receive gifts, because you won’t get it again until Easter.
  6. It’s not just for lovers. If you’re single, you can still celebrate the holiday by showing your family and friends how much you care about them. It doesn’t have to be a romantic holiday, you know.
  7. Romance isn’t overrated. You shouldn’t be embarrassed to show off your partner or the elaborate meal he cooked for you. Stop thinking that it’s cool to hate on couples, because love is a beautiful thing.
  8.  It’s the perfect transition period. If you’re single, this just might be the day that your crush gathers the courage to ask you out. If you’re in a relationship, your significant other might finally pop the question (or at least want to take things to the next level).
  9. It makes you look bitter. Even though you might have understandable complaints about Valentine’s Day, most people will assume you’re hating on it because you’re single or because you have a partner who doesn’t treat you right. If you want to avoid looking bitter, avoid bashing the holiday.
  10. It makes others happy. Even if you absolutely despise Valentine’s Day and everything it stands for, try to be happy for the people in your life who love the holiday. You might not be happy, but others are, and that should mean something.
Holly is a science fiction and horror writer, who has recently been published by Flash Fiction Press, Infective Ink, and Popcorn Press. You can find more of her nonfiction articles on All Women Stalk, The Talko, and News Cult.