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6 reasons to hate St. Valentine's Day

February 14, St. Valentine’s Day. While some love this red and pink coloured holiday, many others despise it. Not only do singles shiver at the thought of this day, but many couples do as well. Here are 6 reasons why you too should hate St. Valentine’s Day.

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1. Marketing Scheme. This is the time of year when the chocolates, cards and pink and red “I love you” stuffed teddy bears and hearts come out in full force. The shops are shouting to customers that you need to buy your loved one a dozen roses and chocolates in order to show them that you truly love them.

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2. Which leads to the next point in that Valentine’s Day trivializes what love is about. According to pop culture this apparently is the one day out of the entire year that you need to do something extra special. This is the day that the gifts you receive or give seemingly measure the love that you feel towards your significant others. Who cares about the other 364 days of the year. If you do something nice for them on this one day that is all that matters.

3. It is a stressful day. Partners need to plan ahead and book the fancy restaurants well in advance. One also has to worry about buying a present for them and finding the perfect gift.

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4. There is no shortage of ideas though as the television is bombarded with the perfect Valentine’s Day presents. They remind us that by purchasing diamonds or a romantic holiday break you will truly show your someone special that you care. Words and actions apparently aren’t enough.

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5. You are always judged. If you decide to do something special you are judged for following society and giving into the commercialized holiday. If you don’t do anything for your partner you are judged for having no heart and not showing someone that you care. It is a lose-lose situation.

6. Singles feel unloved. With all these couples romantically gazing into each other's eyes and holding hands, singles can feel left out and even unloved. At least in South Korea they have an unofficial holiday where all the singles wear black, get together eating black food, typically Jajangmyeon, and complain about their love lives. This is appropriately called Black Day.

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