Often, people debate the benefits of spending Valentine’s Day single or in a relationship. Arguments arise about which side may or may not be better on this particular day. Differing topics should be taken into consideration while debating the topic.
IN A RELATIONSHIP VS. SINGLE ON VALENTINES DAY
The benefit of living the single life means no money to spend on a significant other. One will have time to themselves and have the pleasure of not saving their money, without worrying about pleasing another person.
On the contrary, having a relationship during Valentine’s Day allows one to feel attention and affection. For couples, the entire day revolves around spending time together. Whether that be at a dinner date or just cuddling and watching Netflix at home, couples enjoy each other’s company throughout the love-inspired day.
A partner stands unnecessary on Valentine’s Day in order to have a good time though. One can still feel loved by spending time with their family and bonding by spending a holiday normally devoted to couples and crushes. For instance, one can still go out to eat and watch movies with the family and have a decent time.
THE MONEY ASPECT
Unfortunately, having a relationship during Valentine’s Day includes disadvantages. For new relationships, chocolates may make the cut, but relationships of multiple years may expect a more valuable gift. Recently, the trend of Pandora promise rings has risen, which most likely exceeds a teenage boy’s price range.
Valentine’s Day can rack up expenses, especially for teenagers on a budget and in a relationship. Students may work, but their parents will not let them spend a significant amount of money on their significant other. Stores significantly raise the price of candy so they obtain a maximum profit from sales, in turn, taking even more money from teenagers who already struggle with a tight budget.
WHAT KIND OF LOVE?
Valentine’s Day does not distinguish a certain type of love. For example, Valentine’s Day dedicates the day to platonic love in countries in South America. Friends exchange gifts as well as go out on dates, all in the name of friendship.
Cupid’s holiday offers different perspectives depending on where you live, but America’s main focus remains intimate relationships. Valentine’s Day continues as a controversial holiday, depending on relationship status, how much money one may have, and how one celebrates the day itself.