Valentines Day is not overrated

Valentine’s Day does not have to always be filled with teddy bears, red roses, and heart-shaped chocolates; it can simply be a day to show your loved ones how much you care about them.

Valentine’s Day tends to receive a negative reputation from all the singles out there. Some may argue that it is “overrated,” however, there are many ways to enjoy this holiday without being in a relationship or having a “special someone.”

Dedicating a day to spread love is not overrated. Showing people that you love them should be an everyday habit, but having a special day specifically for displaying appreciation would not hurt. Sharing an important moment with a significant other is what this day is most known for, so for all the single individuals who cannot seem to find a date, this holiday may not be their favorite. However, you can transform this day from a romantic, cheesy occasion for couples, into an entertaining and enjoyable day to spend with your loved ones.

Celebrating this holiday with a special someone is an amazing way to mix romance and fun into relationships and having a specific day to “wine and dine” your significant other is something all couples should enjoy and look forward to. The stereotype of the “perfect Valentine’s Day” date includes the cliché overpriced meals at a busy restaurant, expensive gifts, and corny romance movies.

And it is all is a facade.

Valentine’s Day should not always have to be the typical, overrated stereotype. It can become a fun-filled day for those who want to show their loved ones how much they care.

“Committing acts of kindness lowers blood pressure,” states to Dr. David R. Hamilton from “Acts of kindness create emotional warmth, which releases a hormone known as oxytocin.” Showing appreciation for a significant other or sharing a hug with a friend can help increase happiness levels.
Valentine’s Day does not always have to be an overrated holiday filled with gifts and stereotypes. It can become a special day to show appreciation for your loved ones; if you find yourself alone on Valentine’s Day, there are multiple ways to turn it around and have an enjoyable time without a date.

According to, you can “have a movie marathon with your favorite celebrity,” or you can “go on a shopping spree and take advantage of the holiday sales.” There are numerous ways to enjoy this holiday without having to be bitter or upset because you do not have a date.

Also, including others into your plans can turn it into an even more exciting occasion. If we as a society collectively share Valentine’s Day with a friend, family member, loved one, or even ourselves, it can become a fun-filled day that will no longer be deemed as “overrated.”