*DISCLAIMER: This post is not in anyway me attacking or criticising anybody who likes Valentines Day. This is simply why I do not like it. However if you like it then go ahead, you do you and I’ll do me*
Over the past few weeks I’ve been questioned a lot on my Valentines plans. I’ve been hearing questions such as “What have you bought John”, “Take it John’s going to be spoiling you then” and “So have you guys planned anything nice”. Every single person has a look of confusion, and almost pity, when I say “No. I haven’t bought anything, John hasn’t bought anything, and we have nothing planned”. In fact, since Valentines is on a Tuesday this year, I’m not even seeing him.
See here’s the thing. I don’t see why we should need a day of the year were we have to show our other halves that we love them. To be totally honest, I would much rather my boyfriend surprise me with flowers any other day of the year because he wants to, rather than on the 14th February simply because he feels like he has to. A few weeks ago I even saw somebody ask on twitter if they should buy the guy they’re dating a gift for Valentines despite only been on one date.
I just feel like Valentines has become all about the commercialism. The shops are filled with tacky red hats, and accessories, and shelves upon shelves of chocolates. I know my instagram is going to full of pictures of huge amounts of gifts, most of which surpass what I would receive for all of my gifts throughout the year. Last year I was shocked to see the amount of people posting their ‘wish lists’ for Valentines. Like is that seriously a thing?
I really hope that this post doesn’t come across as me hating on those that do celebrate Valentines Day, because that’s not my motive. We all have to our own thing. I’m just stating my opinions on the day. I mean hey, if I can find a funny punny card, I might even buy John one. But that won’t be because it’s Valentines Day, that will be because I love a cheesy pun. And if I was seeing John, I’m sure we would have went out for food, or to the cinema, but again, that wouldn’t have been because it’s Valentines. It would have have been because that’s what we do on a normal basis.*POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS