11 Reasons No One Actually Likes Valentine’s Day As An Adult

Basically, it's the worst.

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays you either love or loathe with a fiery passion of eleven million suns. And contrary to popular belief, you can, in fact, dislike Valentine's Day if you're in a relationship.

February 14 was a much happier, less stressful, less expensive holiday when you were a kid. Celebrating Valentine's Day as an adult may have its own perks (wink, wink) but there are other aspects that aren't nearly as great for adult-you like they were for kid-you.

  1. You don't get to stop in the middle of work and have a party.

    In elementary school, there's always that mini-shindig your class throws where everyone hands out valentines and school is pretty much over for the day. (Because who wants to go back and do fractions after getting all those cards and candies? No one, that's who.)

  2. And your coworkers don't hand out dope cards.
  3. Or if they do, there's no guarantee you'll get one.

    Remember when you had to bring a card for every kid in your class, even that mean kid no one liked? Well, adults handing out cards is basically a holiday-themed People's Choice Awards. You may win, you may not. No teacher is looking out for your feelings today.

  4. Now, you make enough money to buy your own Valentine's Day candy.

    It tastes better if someone else buys it for you, let's be honest.

  5. And you have to spend money on flowers/candy/gifts for your loved one, and act like you want to ~do something~, when all you really want to do is binge-watch Netflix and go to sleep.
  6. If you have kids, you'll lose hours of your life making valentines for their classes.

    Although the activity might actually be a fun family bonding time, after like the fifth card, you're ready to be done with Arts and Crafts: February Edition.

  7. If you're single, people won't quit asking you about your plans.

    There wasn't any pressure as a kid to have a date. It was a simpler time.

  8. If you're in a relationship, people won't quit asking you about your plans.

    It's a lose/lose, no matter your relationship status. People are nosy and want to see what you and your squeeze have mapped out for the big day. Speaking of that...

  9. ...Valentine's Day is now seen as a big, possibly life-changing day.
    Warner Bros.

    This is complete BS, since a holiday isn't going to ultimately decide your future, but with all the fanfare and hoopla, it's easy to confuse it for your wedding day.

  10. You notice a ton of people are collectively bitter on this "special" day, which then brings your mood down.

    All the negativity and "Happy Single Awareness Day" crap can really take a toll on a person.

  11. And, perhaps worst of all, you now realize Jensen Ackles isn't ever going to be your bloody valentine.

    Although, that might be OK if you've seen how the movie ends.