I Think Valentine's Day Is Over Rated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 501 People

    I thought it was when I was single.

    Thank you Adrian for making me happy this day <3
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma
    18-21, F
    Sep 21, 2014

    Why should you wait for a day to show a person

    you care for her or him? Let's buy and stock up on all the chocolate before it gets hell expensive, then just eat the damn thing while watching an movie or something :P
    afellowearthling afellowearthling
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2014

    I've Never Sent Anyone a Valentine's Card

    I've never sent anyone a Valentine's card or a gift... Isn't a Valentine's Card or gift supposed to be from someone anonymous also? or am i completely wrong? lol I would like to add though i have given flowers and gifts many many times at just totally random times...
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34
    31-35, M
    11 Responses Feb 10, 2008

    My dream valentines day would be the two of us

    curled up together on the sofa with a few movies streamed from Netflix as we enjoy each other's quiet company and the feel of skin on skin where our hands are joined as one. Nice thought, eh??? So sad that reality gets in the way these days.
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    Feb 14, 2016


    Today is Valentine’s Day For years I have never felt the need To celebrate this day. Because I didn’t know  That it’s a day that we can enjoy, Without having someone close. I have so many love ones, But I never stopped to think That a day would come, Where I can honestly...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    Feb 14, 2011

    Don't get me wrong, I love getting flowers,

    little gifts, cards etc but it doesn't have to be on Valentine's Day. If you are in a relationship surprise your other half with a little gift on any day of the year, that makes it even more romantic.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    Loving Husband

    valentines day ws pretty nice, i really didnt expect anything but my husband came home and he bought me a card.... which was very pretty. he bought me a box of chocolates and in a red velvet box, and he bought me a necklace. i was very surprised but pleased! he isnt perfect but...
    luvhmblonely luvhmblonely
    51-55, F
    Feb 14, 2008

    I got dumped on valentines day over a text by

    one of my first boyfriends.... -_- And I'm pretty sure he was still 'in love' with my best friend that set us up. I don't care, he wasn't very nice. It was just a bit of a **** move.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2014

    Commercial Joke

    i hate it. All theswe stupid teddy bears and gory mugs and fake roses. Its there to make people rich, the boyfriends/husbands to be under pressure, the wives/girlfriends to be filled with too much expectation and the single people to feel lonely. I dont think its had to show...
    nuttygirl nuttygirl
    22-25, F
    Nov 13, 2007

    I Say So Because

    I have no one to celebrate it with. If I had a boyfriend, I wouldn't be saying this. O_o
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    Whu...what? Uh...you Want Me To Write Some Kind Of...

    like...mini diatribe...of sorts!?...AND relevant to group title!? Huh!? Ummm...can't I JUST join the group? Does that action therein and inherently not speak on its own accord? I mean, we could, I suppose, discuss the merits from whatever perspective, sure...but I was just...
    onesofteffeteweakprettysweetts onesofteffeteweakprettysweetts
    51-55, T
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    I do not need to be told when

    and how to show my love for someone!!! If people needs that too feel loved, they need to reevaluate their lives and their priorities.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 18, 2015

    Over Rated

    There are many things,Over rated,Like Valentine's Day,Mother's Day,Father's Day,All commercial rackets,That's all,Hype,Nothing else!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Mar 27, 2012

    Another Hallmark Holiday

    Okay, so Hallmark didn't exactly create Valentine's Day but boy, oh boy do they (and other card makers) benefit from it.  The 14th of February has turned into another over-commercialized event that retailers, restaurants and others profit heavily from by overbooking and...
    think2much think2much
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

    Who Invents This Silly Holiday?

    I am not asking any "religious" history about Valentine's Day; i know that it supposes to be the day of Saint Valentine (who cares about another dead man in the history? Today, we are talking about the sex, relationships, and a huge business). That idiot who invented this feast...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020
    31-35, M
    Feb 9, 2013

    Yeah I never liked this holiday.

    It's just a money making ploy to put people on the spot and make them buy and do things they may not want to do. Nobody should make people feel compelled to express feelings for someone they might feel. It's just a bad deal.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 22, 2016

    This "Hallmark" holiday puts too much pressure

    on people. We should all love each other everyday. Why have one day a year to celebrate love? Way overrated. 😕
    Cheeks2014 Cheeks2014
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    1) Hallmark capitalizes the day out of it

    and that alone ruins it. 2) I WILL NOT date a girl who demands we go out on a date every February 14, nor will I buy you an absurd amount of roses/chocolates. If you want me to be in love with you and show I care about you, pick a date that is more symbolic and meaningful of...
    mjahncke12289 mjahncke12289
    26-30, M
    Feb 14, 2015


    every year people tend to make a big fuss about valentine`s day. i dont see the point of this day. its just another way for people to make money. people get disapointed because they have even higher expectations of each other on this day and then they dont get what they want.
    tash1510 tash1510
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2013


    I have never believed in valentine's day because all it is, is a Hallmark holiday. And even if I had a boyfriend during valentine's day I would still have to same beliefs. Not the point! So V-Day is only 13 days away and the college I go to have had a lot more relationships...
    CollegeGirl1994 CollegeGirl1994
    Feb 1, 2013
    Totalwar1214 Totalwar1214
    18-21, M
    Sep 22, 2014

    A Day to Go Broke

    26-30, M
    6 Responses Mar 5, 2007
    EmeraldCity12 EmeraldCity12
    56-60, M
    Feb 6, 2016

    I've never done anything special

    for valentine's, and that's the way I like it.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2014

    I think valentines is over Rated

    and expensive. Me being single I don't need the constant red hearts and rosé and couples stuff in my face from the 1st of feb till the 15th.
    LonelyMsRoberts LonelyMsRoberts
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    So Commercialised!

    I never had a Valentines Day. Every year on this day I'm either single or had some king of argument with my boyfriend (if I had one) but somehow I'm not bothered at all. The only thing I don't like is all this artificial pressure it puts on people - that if you are alone then...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2013

    Love should be celebrated everyday; 365 days of

    365 days. And not just on Valentine's Day.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015

    Happy Scam Day

    There are 365 Days in 1 year. On Valentines day you suppose to make your loved 1 feel special! My question is What about the 364 Days. You love them just as much so what's different from valentines Day!
    speed179 speed179
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 10, 2013

    Me and my partner always choose another day in

    a different month to spend all day together both book off work go somewhere instead of Valentine's day where everything costs triple the price. plus we try and have a date night once a month. but showing you love someone should be done everyday in your own each individual way.
    MistressDevilina MistressDevilina
    31-35, F
    Mar 18, 2015

    It should be banned,

    if you need an excuse to show your love and affection to someone, you should not be in the relationship any way. Maybe if more people showed affection and love, not just to their mate but to everyone around then (not in a sexual way) the world might be a better place. I am...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71
    46-50, M
    Dec 26, 2014

    Never Understood the Concept

    Ok I have, but to have someone create a day that demands everyone in the world to be romantic? Like a backup plan to keep the population going? It was a HUGE deal when I was in middle school and high school, only because I took it more as a friendship day and exchanged alot of...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 15, 2008

    It's Lame!

    Valentines day is for women, and generally, stupid women who are too wrapped up in themselves to realise the blessings they have. Did you ever hear a man moaning "I never got any flowers on valentines day.....she's just 'so' unromantic.......our relationship is meaningless...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2008


    ....if only because it's my birthday too... so whenever I want to throw a party, a lot of people can't make it, because they have plans otherwise... ... yeah right....
    delt delt
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2007

    Hi Ari! I deleted my comment string...

    then edited the 'story' so as to ensure your comment still has value. So, dear readers: I had gone on all off in a vaguely coherent rant that was barely even about V's Day and which was mildly flavored toward more bitter-hot than salty-sweet and Ari, who too often does not give...
    onesofteffeteweakprettysweetts onesofteffeteweakprettysweetts
    51-55, T
    Mar 6, 2012

    One Day For Love?

    I thought you were supposed to love your significant other everyday?! Not just setting aside one day to say I love you.Its sad,and a pathetic excuse for a holiday.Love should be celebrated everyday not just one..
    SnowVixen SnowVixen
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2012

    I Disagree

    I don't think it is overrated. I think it is taken way out of context. It has been bastardised. How many of you actually know the real meaning behind Valentine's day? I'm willing to bet not many. That is because all too often we settle for what we are told, without even bothering...
    AnimaliaAustralis AnimaliaAustralis
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2009

    Yes, I do, especially

    because it intentionally snubs those who don't have a significant other. AND makes money off of people's personal lives AND destroys happy moments due to people EXPECTING to be pampered and getting hurt feelings if their significant others don't buy things for them or take them...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    Valentines day, I feel it's appropriate to

    address this, on the day!. So All I see, everywhere I go, My friends receiving gifts and showing the internet their relationship. It's not just this day, I find people just feel the need to document their relationship and post it to show the world. I see photos, Women and...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Feb 14, 2015
    tonebone22 tonebone22
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2014

    "The Only Thing This Holiday Has To Do With Love Is Consumerism, Companies Love Taking Our Money"

      I am not into this holiday and I try to make sure my husband doesn't spend any of his hard earned money on "heart shaped" candy, boxes that are heart shape containing candy, or any of the other products that are red, with either hearts, lips, or the words I Love You written on...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2012

    Its Never Really Meant Anything to Me

     my husband and i never really did anything for it .. we bought each other DVDs for it ... and before  that i couldnt really remember a good valentines day at all ...  but its just another day to me ..  not really into it  maybe im just bitter
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Mar 23, 2007
More Stories