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Yes it is that time of the year again. It is time for the faithful and dreaded Valentine’s Day. In two days restaurants and some pubs will be bombarded with couples. Now I know what some of you are all thinking, who cares about it, and the other half of you are probably thinking wow it’s one of my favorite Holidays. Now neither one of you are wrong but let’s try to figure out why it’s so split down the middle.

First let’s take a look at why people love this day. Yes we all know the usual reasons. It’s a day of love and charm. It’s a day for chocolate and rose petals, and lastly it’s a day for expensive meals and great restaurants. Now let’s dig deeper. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day of love and joy. It’s a day we take our significant others or friends for those of you who are single out for a great night of food, sometimes wine, and great conversation. Doesn’t sound too bad when you think about it that way does it? Well no it doesn’t sound bad, but like so many things in the world there is a certain stigma attached to the holiday. If you’re single you’re expected to be sad about it. If you aren’t single then you’re expected to have the best love story from Valentine’s Day night, to tell all your coworkers and friends, some people love this day because of how it looks to other people. A since of joy enters their minds when they are able to express how romantic and special the night was.

Now secondly let’s take a look at why people hate this holiday. Myself being one of those people. Why do we need a day to tell someone we love them? We as people should be able to share that feeling regardless of what day it is. Love is real in any relationship, Valentine’s Day does not make that emotion. Now next why spend all of that money on one special night? Put that money away for a romantic getaway. We all love to save money, so eliminating the pressures of Valentine’s Day could be a great way to do so. The pressures of Valentine’s Day can be a bit overwhelming sometimes so to avoid them couples may just skip Valentine’s Day all together. So what is the right thing to do every year for Valentine’s Day??

I believe the best thing for anyone to do is be honest. If you don’t want to celebrate Valentine’s Day you should tell your partner. Be direct, if there is a reason you are not celebrating Valentine’s Day explain why. Either you would like to save money or you would prefer to have everyday be your Valentine’s Day, or you just simply are tired. Whatever the reason just remember it’s what you and your partner decide. There is no right or wrong answer to how you celebrate Valentine’s Day. Have a quiet dinner at home, go out dancing, or head to a movie. Celebrate it in style or in relaxation. Whatever you choose just be sure you know that both of you are happy and loved by each other. And if you are single, enjoy it because being single is amazing. Just like in that new movie coming out with Rebel Wilson. “How to Be Single” Now I hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day, because I know I will even though I am doing absolutely nothing.