Valentineâ€™s Day is here again. For some, itâ€™s a day to celebrate and make their loved ones buy expensive gifts to prove their love. For others â€“â€“ Entertainment Editor Matt Miller â€“â€“ itâ€™s spent at the bars celebrating birthdays.
While Hallmark benefits from the holiday, most come away with horror stories of dates gone awry and the most awkward day of the year â€“â€“ minus when you actually have to meet your significant otherâ€™s parents.
The holiday has changed over the years from when college students were wee, little children handing out the paper valentines to classmates that our mothers undoubtedly made. Now itâ€™s a holiday filled with expectations, clichÃ©-ridden cards and gaudy stuffed-animals from Build-A-Bear.
V-Day is often spent with couples going to over-priced restaurants like the Melting Pot, buying necklaces from Kay because of their catchy, yet obnoxious commercials and declaring their love for one another.
What happened to a holiday full of candy and celebrating love instead of doing schoolwork?
Oh, yeah. â€œLoveâ€ happened. So riddle us this: Why are significant others so excited about the one holiday when their lover has to be affectionate?
If it takes a day professed to love to express it, maybe they should consider getting a new lover.