What is Valentine’s day?

Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate love, hope and romance. A day to tell our partners how much we love them. But what happen with all those who just broke up with their partners? Those who were deceived and do not want to trust in love again?

What happens with all those people who are still searching for their soul mate despite years and years of unfruitful searching? Or those who are desperate to find someone to love because they do believe in love. By the way I dont hate valentine’s day its just these days its becoming too comercial.

Honestly, Valentine ’s day might have started as a day to celebrate love but nowadays it has become another day to force people to shop compulsively for things that they don’t need or they don’t want to buy in order to express their love. Most men know that they will be in trouble if they don’t buy an expensive present for their women. So, they buy an expensive present, not as an expression of their love, but as a way to avoid trouble. Please do not take me wrong, I am a romantic person, a dreamy girl who is still looking for her happy ever after. I believe in love.

I love and I am loved dearly but I hate to see how Valentine’s day has become another commercial festivity to sell flowers, chocolates, jewellery, cards with silly messages and stuffed animals. Not just that, but I see my single friends, those who by choice or force are alone and I feel sorry for them on Valentine’s day. Not because they are single, oh no! I feel sorry because all the ones who are in couples make them feel as if they were missing something just because they get a silly little card and a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day.

Because if I say that I hate Valentine’s Day, most people automatically will think that I am either an old angry spinster , or -for those who know me and know that I am neither old or a spinster or I am just having a very rough period in my love life. Neither of them is true, but most people do not understand how someone who is happy in a relationship cannot like and look forwards to Valentine’s Day.

I hate to hear the competitiveness between girls on Valentine’s Day. Someone boasting about their enormous bouquet of flowers, while the other one claims that her man really loves her because he never takes her out but tonight they are going to the best restaurant in the city. Doesn’t she realize that it is only a Valentine’s Day marketing game, he never takes her out except on Valentine’s Day, and she is delighted. Poor girl!

In my ideal world I would like to be romanced every single day of the year. I would like to feel loved and needed every day, not just one silly day in the calendar. Why not celebrate love every time we can? I don’t need a special day or a special occasion to tell my boy that I love him that I am head over heels about him. I don’t need someone to remind me in the calendar that it is time to send him a loving card or a message. He doesn’t need a day marked in the calendar to make me feel special.

Valentine’s day might be a positive celebration for the shop keepers, restaurants, jewellers and other businesses, but it doesn’t do much for your relationship