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Valentine’s Day: Overrated or Underrated?

Story By Hope Monte

The 14 day of February, many dread it while others eagerly counting down the days until the hearts, flowers, and chocolates are delivered.

Valentine’s Day is different for everyone. There are things that can make it special as well as things that people just can’t seem to tolerate.

“(Valentine’s Day) is overrated because you don’t need a dedicated day to show if you love someone or not,” junior Olivia Bettin said.

Most teens try and keep planning pretty simple with basic date ideas for Valentine’s Day.

“(Teens) go to dinner dates and exchange gifts,” Bettin said.

“We like to go out too much so you know, we like to go out and party on Valentine’s Day,” freshman Miles Noble said.

However, no matter how simple you might try to make it, it’s easy to make things complicated for yourself.

“It’s both (overrated and underrated) because some people are buying gifts but they’re not putting enough heart into it, but then some people are putting too much effort into it and trying to make it over the top,” Noble continued.

Anyone can celebrate Valentine’s Day but some people question if it’s really a day for younger people to celebrate or if it’s even a day worth celebrating at all.

“I think adults care about it more when they’re married because they have more to celebrate. I (also) think it’s a little overrated because it’s just another day but it’s also good to show someone how much you love them,” sophomore Madison Whiddon said.

Valentine’s Day is a holiday more so directed at couples, so there can often be many people who feel left out.

“I don’t like Valentine’s because I’m single and now I’m sad,” sophomore Tess Douglas said.

Valentine’s Day can be your favorite day of the year or the worst, but whether your single or taken there’s always someone to love.

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