It happens every single year. As soon as stores rid themselves of Christmas decorations and turkeys, the heart-shaped candy boxes come out in abundance. There are hearts everywhere, jewelry commercials take over our lives, and mushy cards fill up the shelves. Yes, Valentine’s Day is a huge deal for those in relationships – and it’s equally as embarrassing for those who aren’t. That’s because February 14th comes with a whole load of pressure. If you have a partner, you need to pull out all of the stops and celebrate your love. If you don’t, you have to put up with the overriding themes of love that surrounds you. But have you ever wondered if society puts too much pressure on Valentine’s Day?
Should you only show your love on one day of the year?
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the concept of Valentine’s Day. It encourages people to show their love off and tell the person they love just how much they mean to them. However, should you only show your love on one day of the year? When you find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with or someone you just like more than anyone else, it’s important to let them know that they are an important part of your life. You should be doing this every day, rather than just once a year. However, you don’t have to shower them with gifts to do that. A simple good morning text every day can go a long way. Breakfast in bed wouldn’t go amiss, either…
Should you really spend a huge amount of money?
In 2018, it was reported that those in the United States of America spent a whopping $19.6 billion on Valentine’s Day. This works out to around $143.56 per person, on average. This money is normally spent in the form of flowers, candy, a romantic meal, and various other gifts. Yet, we have to question why you need to spend so much money on one single day. Couples don’t need to shell out a huge number of dollars to show their loved ones how much they mean to each other. Sure, the flowers might be a nice touch, but the amount of money being spent on this day is just increasing each year. It seems as though we are now in competition with ourselves and each other to spend the most money on the most lavish gifts.
Should you celebrate with everyone else in the world?
Perhaps the main cause of pressure for Valentine’s Day is that you have to celebrate your day with everyone else in the world. This means that everyone will be spoiling their other halves, and everyone will be comparing their day to each other. But why should you share this day? Instead, you could choose a day at random and decide that that’s your day to show each other how much you care and love each other. By doing this, you are creating a day completely unique to you.
Do you think society puts too much pressure on Valentine’s Day?