Is Valentine's Day overrated? | The Tylt

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Is Valentine's Day a romantic holiday filled with chocolate, roses, champagne and love... or is it a commercialized racket that pressures people into needless spending? Nearly 62 percent of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day, but some complain it can feel like a compulsory display of affection. Plus, it makes single folks feel like outcasts. And with consumers spending nearly $18 billion on Valentine's Day every year, the day is also an expensive one. What do you think? 💘 💝 💔 

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There are plenty of reasons to hate Valentine's Day. Single people are made to feel like it's a Noah’s Ark-style party they’re barred from attending. If you’re dating someone, the pressure to prove your romantic devotion can seriously backfire. Experts say it's the worst night of the year to dine out. Enough with the Hallmark holidays already!

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But are the V-Day haters being too cynical? It's a day set aside to celebrate love, and isn't that a good thing? Also, little known fact—it's actually a fairly ancient holiday based on a Roman fertility festival. 💝

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Bustle is totally opposed to Valentine's Day, calling it "a highly commercialized day of forced love."

Having a date on this holiday has become a status symbol more than anything else. It means that you're somehow better, and more successful than your single friends—which is obviously outrageous. Single people can be just as happy as serious couples, and they shouldn't be boxed out of a major holiday simply because they're without a significant other.
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On the other hand, some people just enjoy the day without overanalyzing it. Why argue with candy and presents?  💝

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Even couples struggle with whether and how to celebrate Valentine's Day—it can be high expectations and a lot of pressure.

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