My Top 5 Icks for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that I dread each year, because it’s a day for showing appreciation to your significant other. There are some things that I appreciate, but there are some things that give me the ick.  I’m concerned about some things that will happen on this upcoming holiday. Here are my top five:

  1. Seeing more PDA excessively

I don’t want to see couples on top of each other on this day because at that point it’s not PDA anymore, and it makes everyone uncomfortable to be around that couple. Instead, be light with it like hand holding or walking beside each other. Not everybody is comfortable with seeing others being affectionate towards each other, so be mindful of those around you.

      2. THOSE Single People

There is nothing wrong with being single at all, but I’m talking about those people who complain about being single all the time. When Valentine’s Day is coming up, they either beg for a Valentine, but won’t ask anyone or complain that they’re not having a Valentine this year. My advice is to practice self-love and do whatever makes you happy.

      3. The Show-offs

People who show-off their gifts that they get on Valentine’s day during school give off high key spoiled child behavior. Not everyone can get those gifts, and showing off those things doesn’t help any. Showing love or appreciation to those you love can come in many forms and not just in gifts or treats. 

      4. Being asked to be Someone’s Valentine

I have not been asked to be anyone’s Valentine since I learned the concept of Valentine’s Day. If someone were to ask me to be their Valentine, I would probably say “no”, because I might think the person is joking, or I genuinely don’t know what to do and laugh. 

      5. Working on Valentine’s Day

Working on a holiday is probably one of the most stressful things to do, especially working in food service. You’ll be surprised how many people go out to eat on a holiday. I understand that someone wants a break from cooking, but please go out as a date and not a family outing for this upcoming holiday.