- “It is the most pointless yet most talked about holiday (after Christmas).”
I have never been a fan of any holiday but this one has always made me go on a rant. I’m not going to lie, when I was younger, I cared about Valentine’s Day. It felt nice to get a card or a chocolate or something from anyone. But now that I am older and I’m not as affected by world pressures, I don’t care for it. It’s pointless. Why is there a single day when you’re supposed to show that someone that you love them or care for them? Why is there a single day for when everyone is depressed and it is somehow justified? Logically, this holiday makes no sense but that doesn’t stop it from being a popular one.
2.“The Greeting Card Association estimates that 1 billion cards are sent each year worldwide today and that more than half of Americans purchase at least one card, making Valentine’s Day the biggest greeting card holiday in the U.S. after Christmas.”
It’s not a fact that this is all people buy for Valentine’s Day but trust me, an important percentage of people only buy cards. It’s the holiday where you see the most clichés. You can literally go outside or into any building and count how many clichés you can find. The typical complete package for Valentine’s Day is red roses, chocolates and a card. There is usually also a dinner involved but once you have “The package” you’re pretty much set if you’re a guy. It is a holiday where creativity is hinted but not necessary at all(at least for some).
3.“Valentine’s Day helps people get fat”
The National Confectioners Association reports that Valentine’s Day candy adds up to a billion dollars in sales each year. Nearly three-quarters of that money is spent on chocolate. That should come as no surprise to anyone. Whether you’re sitting on your couch that day or out with your special someone…at some point you’re going to eat chocolate. Girls, you know you can never just stop at one.
4.“Condom Company Durex reports that the surge in sex on Valentine’s Day increases their sales about 25 percent in the month of February.”
Coincidence? I think not. On Valentine’s Day, everyone feels the need to have sex. It is an integral part of the tradition. Because of course, there is no better way to show you love someone other than intercourse. I think it should also be a fact that 30 percent of people wake up to have to do the walk of shame February 15th .
5. “Valentine’s Day is the most depressing holiday for girls.”
There is no argument there. On Valentine’s Day, a girl’s expectations are on steroids. Like I said previously, you’re usually set if you have the cliché package. But sometimes this isn’t enough, especially if you’re spending Valentine’s Day with someone you have been with for a long time. The longer the relationship, the more creative and expensive Valentine’s Day gets. In addition to red roses, chocolates and cards, girls expect jewelry. They expect going to dinner to an expensive restaurant. They may even know that they’re going to hate the food but for bragging rights, they want this. Let’s also not forget about the girls that are single. A lot of them think that at the last minute a prince charming will rescue them from being the “only” person alone on Valentine’s Day.
Guys: Unless you have a girlfriend like me (who doesn’t care for V-Day)…Buy her the stupid crap. Keep your piece of mind and make her happy because she will reward you for all your creativity or she will make your life hell for the next couple of years.
Girls: Stop worrying about Valentine’s Day. Worry about every day. You should make each other feel special anytime you can, not when a calendar says you do. Guys like feeling special too darn it! and we all know father’s day has been a bust.