My love/hate relationship with Valentines Day

The thing is, it’s not that I hate it and want to burn anything remotely related to valentines day and it’s not like I’m gushing over my boyfriend with heart emoji eyes either.

Small gestures are sweet and I like the idea of doing something such as cooking a meal together or buying flowers or chocolates but in my opinion, I don’t enjoy the grand gestures on this particular day. I think a lot of the hype is advertisement and businesses finding another way to make a quick buck from everyone EVEN if you’re single.

I think sometimes we invest too much into this day and it has to go a certain way and for me, it never quite puts me in the mood with all the pressure that comes with it to be romantic TODAY and right now. I’d just prefer to get into my pyjama’s and watch a film. I’m even down for a frozen pizza and a glass of wine.

On the other hand, today I spent the day with my boyfriends parents and we just walked around the castle grounds of Corfu, had a coffee which was served with these incredibly cute heart-shaped biscuits and just had a slow wander whilst my boyfriend was at work. It was lovely and his Dad even bought me a chocolate bar and the whole thing was super chilled and there was no pressure to be dancing around the streets with heart filled confetti declaring my love to anyone and everyone who will listen. Maybe I’m just a grouchy so-and-so.

This year I have chosen to spend it around people. Rather than dining alone with my boyfriend, we will join his parents for dinner and drink wine and watch Olympiakos play (which just so happened to be on this day and is totally unavoidable). Either way, I know how much the football means to the boyfriend and therefore I’m happy sacrificing a gushy, soppy evening watching a film neither of us really wanted to watch but spent 30 minutes searching for on netflix and HAD to choose something before we give up and just go to bed… for an evening of my boyfriend screaming things that I pretend I don’t understand at a the TV in his parents living room.

21 thoughts on “My love/hate relationship with Valentines Day”

      1. Oh no! I didn’t realise it was different. I think it comes with Cosmote however so it depends on whether you have that or not. But don’t quote me as I don’t really understand it all 🙈🙈

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  1. I love that post and couldn’t agree more with you!! Yes it’s nice to do something cute/special for the day either you’re in a relationship or single. But why make such a big fuss about it??? I just don’t get it and it’s making me liking it less and less over the years… Anyway, enjoy your evening xx

    Anaïs | http://anais-n.com

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  2. Happy Valentine’s day! I used to be someone that made a big fuss over this day but overtime, I realized it’s such another hallmark holiday and there’s no need to go all out with a loved one. This year, Dan and I set a limit to gifts and had take out sushi for dinner with Parks and Rec on the telly.

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    1. That sounds lovely! I think it was kind of cute when I was younger and I spent hours making a card for my first boyfriend and we went to the cinema and all that malarkey but you get to a point where you’re like.. It’s been a long day at work and all you wanna do is relax! There’s still time to appreciate that I think!

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  3. I can relate so much to this, we don’t bother too much, just cards and chocolate. Thankfully this year none of my friends got engaged or announced a bloody pregnancy. I just can’t deal with the cliche of doing things on valentines. I’d rather sit here watching a movie and eating chocolate and wine gums with my boyfriend. (although I did buy vodka so tonight is about to get real good)

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  4. I’m mixed about Valentine’s Day, it makes me cringe in some ways but I also like the fact it forces us to do something nice 🙂 we went out last night and had the nicest night in ages, it’s been a difficult few weeks and I haven’t had a reason to be able to get out of the house so loved doing it! I think it totally depends what stage of life you’re at, I could quite easily have gone the other way and thought no thanks. If I hadn’t seen something I wanted to do that fell on that day I’d have probably been happy just getting something slightly nicer for dinner! Very thought-provoking post! Melis

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    1. That’s so true! I understand where you’re coming from completely. It has to feel right and not be forced purely because it’s the 14th of Feb!
      Thank you for your comment. It’s always nice to hear other people’s opinions!

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  5. Sounds like you had a lovely day! I like to celebrate our love but yes we do that everyday anyway 😊 We always agree to go for a meal instead of buying each other gifts because spending time together amongst busy life is a better experience for us. Happy Valentine’s!

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  6. While the sentiment behind Valentines Day is nice and all it’s never been for me really. It’s just another day, I’m not fussed about making a big deal out of it so I agree with you there!
    El | Welsh Wanderer

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    1. Absolutely! I think a lot of it is overhyped and although I like the day as a reminder to do something nice with your loved one, if you care enough about that person you will set aside those kinds of days regardless of valentines day!

      Thanks for your insightful comment!

      Jess x

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  7. I feel so similarly. My current partner and I haven’t been able to be together for any Valentines’ Day so we send each other a card but when we’re together I think we’ll probably just spend the day together. Loved reading this and your account – I’ve followed you everywhere to keep up to date. Love Char // https://lunarchar.com/ xx

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    1. I know what you mean! It’s less about grand gestures and more about just a little bit of appreciation! It doesn’t have to be that day, but as long as it happens 😊 aww thanks!! I am following you back on everything also 😁
      Thanks for the comment! ❤️

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