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!
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.