The Chocolate Will Eventually Expire

Valentine's Day is overrated.

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The Chocolate Will Eventually Expire

Anna Valls, staff writer

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Valentine’s Day is awful. Especially for all those lonely lovers who don’t have anyone to share it with.

It’s such a tragedy when you’re just sitting in class minding your own business and a cute, charming boy waltzes in with a teddy bear and some chocolate, but… it’s for the girl behind you.

All day long on this “happy day”, you get the constant reminder that you’re single and alone. Not to mention, you get the privilege of watching every couple in the school make out in the hallways and exchange sweet little gifts. At least jealousy is free. 

I mean, come on! They’re not even selling conversation hearts anymore. Granted, the company went bankrupt, but still. I always at least had those crummy candies with the cheesy messages to look forward to every year!

Sophomore Dalton Lunday agrees with my opinion about Cupid’s Day.

“My reason for strongly disliking Valentine’s day is pretty simple; I’ve been single for two whole years. If you personally like the holiday and want to spend it with your loved ones that’s fine, but I would rather spend it with my actual loved ones. Like, my family.”

If you look at the statistical side of it, Americans spend an average of 4.7 billion dollars a year on special candies, gifts, jewelry and dates. That’s a lot of money going down the drain.

You also have to take how much V-day merchandise is left over into consideration. Where does it all go? I’ll tell you where; you probably eat it next year. I hope you enjoy expired heart-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Logically, who really needs a specific day to tell someone special you love them? That day should be every day. 

By the way, the flowers all die eventually– just like Valentine’s day. Sorry!