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Why I'm Sick Of People Hating All Over Valentine's Day.

Why I'm Sick Of People Hating All Over Valentine's Day.

While I was never one of those girls who scrapbooked their dream wedding - down to the napkin palette - from a young age (not that there's anything wrong with that), I still liked the idea of Valentine's Day. Despite being single for years, I wasn't salty (finally locked one down this year, thank god).

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Valentine's Day didn't have the nauseating/enraging effect on me that it seemed to have on others; I liked the idea of people's  celebrating each other, and the fact they've managed to create a loving, caring relationship. I liked the swooping gestures and the small ones - I loved watching my dad write a silly poem every year for my mum.

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And now with an SO of my own, I still like it - not for the chocolates or bouquets or the occasionally sickening Facebook Timeline posts, but for the lovefest. It's a celebration of L.O.V.E. - and with the nightmare that 2017 is turning out to be, we all need a little more love out there.

The Scrooges of Valentine's Day can make up all this talk about it being invented by Hallmark - but unless Hallmark was actually established pre-Middle Ages, I call bullshit. The history of Valentine's Day is pretty hazy - from its roots in pagan festivals + animal sacrifice to the attempts of the church to 'Christianize' the Roman celebration - but I think we can put the idea of greeting card companies dreaming up a celebratory day to rest. If you don't like it, fair deuce - but keep it to yourself. I don't need to feel ashamed for eating out on February 14, or giving my partner a gift, or simply emphasising my feels.

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Take notes from Adele's Grammys speech and tell your Beyonce that they're the artist of your life. Purchase cards with stupid puns on them - and don't feel guilty. Celebrate your mates with a text message or a meal. Call your mum for once. Whether your style is super Love Actually or fairly regular - just get around all that love.

So if you've got a partner or not, whether you're going out for a romantic dinner, sitting on the couch or keeping it strictly Galentine's Day, it's time for some self-love (in the form of treating yourself, obvs).

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Words: Lucy Ahern

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