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Love deserves its own day to shine

Poll asking if Valentine's Day is overrated.

Poll asking if Valentine's Day is overrated.

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Poll asking if Valentine's Day is overrated.

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Poll asking if Valentine's Day is overrated.

Erika Guerrero, [email protected]

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Is Valentine’s day truly as overrated as people make it out to be? No. Feb. 14. is a day that is supposed to represent every aspect of love by showering that special someone with chocolates and flowers.

Those who are not in a relationship, tend to believe that this holiday is a waste of time. Valentine’s day has become one of the most-disliked, mainstream holidays over the years. 

Of course, Valentine’s day brings on a lot of extra stress that may not be all that necessary, but when you get past all of the materialistic aspects of this holiday, you can find actual meaning and purpose to it. So, if you are one of many who are ready to throw the idea of Valentine’s day out the door, hear me out before you do so. Here are my five personal reasons that Valentine’s day is worth celebrating.

You can use Valentine’s day as an excuse to pamper yourself. Stay in and curl up to a good book, binge watch that series on Netflix that you’ve been wanting to watch or maybe just soak in a nice bubble bath. While you are at it, grab a bag of chocolate and popcorn and call it a night. Buy yourself that shirt or those shoes you’ve been eye-balling.

It gives you a reason to put on some nice clothes and to go out with your friends or family. Contrary to what many people believe, you do not have to have a significant other to celebrate Valentine’s day. Take this day to show your friends and family they are special to you.

If you do have a significant other on Valentine’s day, this is the perfect opportunity to spoil them a little extra. Buy those flowers, get that box of chocolates, pick out the perfect card and make those reservations to their favorite restaurant. Or just have a movie night with the two of you. No matter what you choose, it will make them feel special knowing that you put extra effort into making them happy.

And finally, who doesn’t like half-priced candy? The day after Valentine’s day is the perfect day to stock up on all of your candy needs without breaking the bank.

The point is, it’s not about the gifts, it is the simple fact that someone took a small amount of time out of their day to make you feel a little extra special. Just because you are single doesn’t mean you should count the holiday out and label it overrated. Love should always be something that is celebrated because after all, none of us would exist without love.

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