As soon as Christmas is over, it seems like the Valentine decorations come out. Valentine's Day has a tendency to make all the single people wallow in self pity over a pint of ice cream just at the thought of it approaching. However, my view of Valentine's Day didn't change even when I started dating the man I am head over heels in love with. Here's why:

1. Love isn't just about flowers and chocolates.

It's also making trips to the store together, cooking with some music in the background, making each other laugh, and just doing life together.


2. All. The. Pink.

I have never liked pink, will never like pink, and will always hate Valentine's Day for this very reason.


3. For some people, giving isn't their love language.

It's not that we don't appreciate the gesture, but some things make us feel more loved than others.


4. The obligated gestures are cringe-worthy, honestly.

Don't do it if you don't mean it.


5. The gross couples that ruin it for everyone.

Stop. Just, please, for the love of God, stop.


6. V-Day undermines being single.

It's time for people to start embracing being single instead of shaming those who are. Not that being in a relationship isn't rewarding, but when you're single, you have so much freedom, time, and flexibility to pursue what you love!