14th February – that day where all guys feel bad if they don’t get their girlfriend at least a little something & that day where all single girls tell the world they don’t care about Valentines Day.
Now, i am in a relationship but despise Valentines day with a passion. I hate the presumption that couples must do something nice. The questions ‘Oh, what did so&so get you for Valentines?’ and ‘What did you do (or are you doing) for Valentines Day?’. Then, cue the gasps of horror when you say ‘nothing’. Then starts the ‘oh are you arguing?’ etc etc.
I am lucky because i have a boyfriend who does little things for me everyday – like getting all of my favourite things together such as a film, pj’s, bubble bath & candles because i’ve had a hard week at work. I would hate to put the pressure on him to buy me something on Valentines Day because chances are i won’t like it.
I don’t like that shops and the media make it out like you have to celebrate Valentines Day by buying your other half presents and cards which usually are either chocolates, flowers or teddy bears. Don’t get me wrong, i get flowers often on random days of the week in random months and it makes me smile but there’s something about Valentines Day presents which just makes me think it’s so CHEESY.
Let me clear this up – I don’t hate people that celebrate Valentines Day -in fact i love, love, love readingother peoples cute Valentines Day stories however, celebrating it is just not for me. Please don’t think i’m hating on you if you love celebrating it – it’s your choice 🙂 but I can’t imagine anything worse than going for a meal only to be surrounded by loads of other couples just knowing you’re out because of Valentines Day. Cringe.
Do you love or hate Valentines Day? Also, feel free to share Valentines Day love & hate stories with me to prove me wrong or to make me laugh!