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Valentine’s Day sets high standards amongst society

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Ah, Valentine’s Day… the day to express the most extreme and mind-boggling emotion we all know as love. We all know what that means! Spending

a ridiculous amount of money on heart-shaped boxes, owers, and chocolates that will most likely be gone within the next 24 hours. So why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day when we should already be expressing our love to our significant other every day?

Society has been swept up in the idea that in order to make a partner feel loved, one must spend enormous amounts of money, mainly due to the ancient human nature that one must be able to “wow” one’s partner by giving them gifts and things that they will love. Most couples have become subjected to the commercial side of the holiday, rather than its actual meaning. Show- ing your love shouldn’t be spending 18 plus dollars on a dozen roses. Be honest. Do you know the history of

Valentine’s Day? Me neither.
Valentine’s Day is beyond expensive, but it also

makes the lonely hearts even lonelier. And some already in relationships start asking why? Let’s all face the truth. We all hate being without a partner, but it’s even worse to have a set day to remind us.

You expect to have a lovely day with your partner. Roses, fancy dinner, romance, and love, but you spend most of your time stressing about the money aspect and the anxiety-filled emotion that your partner might not like your gift. The little acts of love should be shown throughout the year, not just to be celebrated on one day.

To sum it up, Valentine’s Day is just a day of awkward cheesy love that should be shown all year long. Instead of emptying your bank account, talk to your partner about having one day set aside to show extra respect, kindness, and love without all the expectations that society has been telling you.

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