It’s the 14th of February, the day young couples in India are publicly humiliated, beaten up or forced to marry while the chocolates and flower prices touch the sky and cheesy couples share cheesy love messages on social media while sleeping in the same bed next to each other within a distance of 2 inches (yet express their love on social media).
While you see plenty of people having their first honeymoon phase years together, there will be plenty of unhappy couples and also a ton of singles.
Many single people who have been in awful relationships celebrate their solo status. Others are mad at all the people who are in love and get bitter at them.
From what I notice, there are 5 main reasons why those people love to hate Valentine’s Day:
#1 Reason to hate Valentine’s Day- Lack of someone to love, so let’s be mad at those who do
It’s the same logic that if I don’t have something, I will spread rumors about it and hate others who do. Simple bitterness at its best. Since the advent of Facebook, this has become way easier since our love lives are on display. So people can just spy on other peoples timelines and get jealous in their own home for free. Best time pass for valentines evening.
#2 Reason to hate Valentine’s Day- some moral/religious issues
This one I absolutely despise. People do all sorts of immoral and so-called ‘against culture’ activities and when it comes to two people choosing each other and loving, then all of a sudden the moral fabric and the cultural history is falling apart.
I call BS.
#3 Reason to hate Valentine’s Day- unable to cope with the pressure of impressing your loved one
There are plenty of people on the fence, undefined relationships. Valentines Day can put a lot of pressure on people because they fear their partner might be expecting something big and if they failed to impress them, they would hurt their partners’ feelings. Or worse, look like a cheapskate and uninterested person. Fair enough.
#4 Reason to hate Valentine’s Day- ‘why should there be one day for love’ brigade
There are idiots who’d protest against Valentine’s Day to argue that one must love their partner all the 365 days of the year and that celebrating this one day is stupid and meaningless.
I called such people idiots because Valentine’s Day is the death anniversary of St. Valentine who was executed for getting people married in the times when it was illegal. You can Google the history if you already don’t know about this. Hence, this day is celebrated in his memory and has historical significance.
In the modern day, where life has gotten too busy, it is just an excuse to find some moments to spend with your loved ones, to do something special for them. Of course, whoever you celebrate this day with, you love them all through 365 days, that’s obvious, but you don’t go for a date night, or buy them flowers, or gifts every single night of those 365.
It is nice to be reminded that there is love, there is something to celebrate and cherish, so why not?
#5 Reason to hate Valentine’s Day- Capitalism
Can’t argue with that.
So, my lovely readers, whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, please remember these 3 things:
1- Your first love should be yourself. If you cannot spend time alone with you, then you need to work on that first before even thinking of getting into a relationship.
2- When you do get into a relationship, give it your all. Cherish it and be faithful, no matter what.
3- Love doesn’t hurt, and if it hurts, it isn’t love.