As February 14th comes closer and closer, so does the dark shadow of a holiday that’s supposed to be about love and happiness. No matter what stage of the game you’re in, Valentine’s Day is always the most awkward of all Hallmark holidays. While some people eat it up, I think I’m in the majority of people who absolutely hate it. It was created to breach a lull in the holidays and make sure that consumers were still spending needless dollars on items that will either die, be eaten, or burned a few months after cuffing season. That being said, here are 42 reasons why we hate Valentine’s day.


1. There’s no way to escape it.

2. Hallmark bears are just as creepy as they are cute

3. How do you hide a creepy stuffed bear in the months that aren’t February without looking like a bitch?

4. It’s hard to find a card that says “I like you, but I don’t love you yet, but Happy Valentine’s Day anyway”

5. There is also no bear that says “Thank you for being such a great hookup buddy.”

6. You just started to see someone and wonder what the f*ck are we??

7. Pressure, pressure, pressure

8. Your expectations may be too damn high.

9. What the f*ck do you get for a guy?

10. Dinner reservations are a pain in the ass

11. Dinner comes out super slow

12. You spend much of your night hangry because you made reservations for 8 pm


13. You get to watch couples be nauseatingly obnoxious about their “love” while you’re waiting for your meal

14. Flowers are so expensive, and flowers die.

15. If you’re single, you get to watch everyone around you Instagram the shit out of their Valentine’s Days

16. If you’ve been with someone for a long time, you’ve already gotten each other everything

17. You make plans to not get each other things for V-Day but one person always caves and makes the other feel like shit.

18. You just had a fight with your partner and now have to spend a day of everlasting love together.

19. Shouldn’t you be showing each other love every day????? Why does this holiday get so hyped?

20. Pre-lingerie anxiety/workouts

21. Pink hearts and little naked babies are sort of nauseating to you

22. If you’re a guy, you literally may not know what to get a girl.

23. Everything is so fricken cheesy.

24. Candy hearts actually taste horrible. Why do they exist?

25. There is always some sort of dance/mixer/function you’re invited to and either have to worry about a date or go alone.


26. If you’re single, it’s a hardcore reminder that you’ll be #foreveralone

27. If you work in an office, every female lights up like a hungry hyena when they see a flower delivery guy

28. It becomes a competition between women for bragging rights about who has the best boyfriend.

29. You have to pretend that you care what your best friend’s boyfriend did for her for this dreadful holiday.

30. Chocolate out of a heart shaped box isn’t any better than regular chocolate. Just buy me chocolate all the time.

31. If you plan to stay in instead of go out, you have to actually cook…

32. Which usually means you need to learn to cook something more complicated than Easy Mac.

33. Eating strawberries is really not as sexy as it’s portrayed


34. Actually, you have a hard time making anything sexy

35. All of your friends are cuddled up with their boyfriends while you cuddle up with pizza


37. You actually start wishing you were in a relationship

38. You start questioning why the hell you’re in this relationship

39. If you’re in college, the simplest of gestures are romantic, i.e.; “OMG he sent me Happy Valentine’s Day with a heart emoji!!!!!”

40. All of this makes you super uncomfortable, so you make fun of it and pretend you don’t care.

41. Secretly, you’re hoping that someone makes your day special because it’s nice to get attention sometimes.

42. NO ONE DOES, so this day was just a huge disappointment.



I'm a 23 year old graduate student studying Digital Media and Design at the University of Connecticut. I have an unparalleled love for coffee and currently spend my days balancing a social life and design work. Love to seek out mini adventures and make every day count. Follow me on Instagram! @alexxamberr

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