Why It’s Okay to Skip Valentine’s Day Even Though You Have a Partner
Because the drugstore chocolates taste gross?
Money and Stress
You can save soooooo much money buy skipping Valentine’s Day.
We all know that Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday that pushes $8 cards, $30 Whitman’s Chocolate Samplers (half of them are nasty), and $50+ for a dozen of crappy roses that are normally priced at $12.
Unless you do your flower ordering and make your restaurant reservations a month or two in advance, you’re going to be s**t out of luck and laughed at for asking for a 8 p.m. table. Valentine’s Day, aside from New Year’s Eve, is the busiest restaurant day of the year.
What to do? Pick an arbitrary day to have your own V-Day. There’s less pressure, flowers are cheaper, you can spring for better quality chocolates, and have your pick of any restaurant in town that won’t be packed to gills, so you won’t have to wait 45 minutes for your steak and be seated butt-to-butt with a stranger.
Or you could even wait until your anniversary to spend all that money on a really special day for you two!
Filter out the crap
Apparently some grown adults like those crappy little teddy bears with a sash that says “I love you.” I try not to judge people but I am judging those people right now. Why. Just why. They aren’t even limited edition.
Cards. National Retail Federation says that the U.S. spends over $1 billion in Valentine’s Day cards per year now… in the digital age! Unless that card has some original heartfelt prose about your relationship, that thing is going in the trash tomorrow.
It’s too close to Christmas
A lot of Americans spend a huge amount of money during the holiday season on travel, drinking, dining out, buying presents, and more. Not only that, it’s emotionally and physically exhausting.
Then they put Valentine’s Day less than two months away?! What the hell?! I’m poor.
I propose that they put Valentine’s Day in May or June so people can should off their fly outfits.