Stupid Cupid

It’s that time of the year again and love is in the air. And by love, I mean a ton of paper hearts and naked babies with wings. Don’t get me wrong, it’s never a bad thing to treat your significant other to a nice date and show them that you appreciate them. Valentine’s Day is just a cliché holiday that forces romance.

I mean, how romantic can a date really be if it is expected and has been planned out for months? What makes dates special is spontaneity and doing something that is special and fun for both parties involved. Valentine’s Day is so unromantic because everyone has expectations for the night to be a romantic dinner with flowers and impressive gifts. All of the expectations leave little to no room for actual romance and surprises.

Do you think Valentine's Day is...

  • A necessary evil to keep the peace. (50%, 4 Votes)
  • An excellent opportunity to show your love for someone. (38%, 3 Votes)
  • A made-up greeting card holiday. Not playing along. (13%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Valentine’s Day was cute in elementary school when we all exchanged little cards with stickers and candy, but  it stopped being fun when it developed into a day where you are forced to go on a stale date with someone or else be “totally alone.” After all, it was originally named after Saint Valentine. The man who stood up for human rights to love one another when no one else would.. It has everything to do with showing other people that they are loved and have the right to love each other, and nothing to do with the fleeting idea of romance.

We had the right idea in elementary school. The notion of making other kids feel special and loved by giving them little notes is much closer to Saint Valentine’s intentions, even if literally every other kid in your class got the same valentine. I don’t know about you, but I still have valentines from when I was in elementary school because they always made me feel so special and loved by my fellow peers. Maybe we should go back to the roots of Valentine’s Day and make other people feel unconditionally loved for one day instead of taking the modern route and going to another crappy dinner at Olive Garden.