"we're going away for the weekend to Venice"
"he's buying me a diamond ring"
"we're having a £800 dinner at the Shard"
These are the sorts of things that I hear nowadays the minute February begins. It is as if women are in competition to see who has the better boyfriend/husband. It used to be a thing where a simple bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates was satisfactory. Or even a romantic night in with a candle lit meal and petals on the bed. But things have changed drastically, and February 14th is now a day to over exaggerate conspicuous consumption. I always thought that it was supposed to be a day to show your love and spend quality time with your significant other. It feels like people have completely forgotten the value of love. Flashing your cash does represent the strength of your relationship, and never will. What differentiates a weekend away on a £900 yacht for valentines day, from your honeymoon or wedding anniversary?
Oh and don't get me started on single people. They feel as if there is so much pressure on them to find a valentine, so that they can be part of all the "romantic" facade. It has gotten to the point where people will pair up with each other on valentines day for the sake of it, just so that they are not alone. I understand that nobody wants to be lonely and everybody needs companionship, but that love should be genuine not forced for the sake of one day that does not even represent a proper bank holiday. I just feel like people invest way too much money on valentines day, and have forgotten true meaning behind it....which is love. Me and my partner will be spending our valentines day eating out at a small cosy restaurant, and then going home to a bottle of wine and a movie in bed. This may appear boring and uninteresting to some but I wouldn't have it any other way.
♥ Happy Valentines Day ♥