Why it shouldn’t

C. Nestor, M. Ford, and L. Willis

While valentine’s day is known for celebrating your significant others it adds an unwanted pressure to be romantic. People forget the purpose of valentine’s day because of the over-hype to show their love. People in a healthy relationship shouldn’t need a day designated to each other to show their love, it should just be spontaneous. While valentines day brings the United States approximately 24 billion in revenue from all the merchandise. As this holiday has progressed through the years it has become much more materialistic which can be seen from the uprise in revenue.  This is proving that this holiday has become more about commercial and merchandise than natural affection. 


Ultimately valentine’s day is a day like no other. There are so many more important dates to show your love than some cliche over the pressured day that is supposed to show your affection. Valentine’s day also pushes people to have a relationship more as a goal rather than an achievement. It shouldn’t make people get together because it’s valentines day rather than to celebrate the fondness you have over one another. 


As a fresh couple on valentines day, it can cause your already unstable foundation to be worse because of the letdown in expectations one had over another. Indulging in one another can be a fun way to show your love but it can be overwhelming and over the top especially if you have more important things to take care of such as bills. Not saying you shouldn’t celebrate but it has its downfalls. The average American spends around 600 dollars on valentines because of dinner, champagne, flowers, etc. So sometimes as a whole, it’s healthier and more fun to boycott this overstimulated holiday and enjoy each other the other 364 days of the year, plus being romantic spontaneously is a lot more fun.