You see your crush on Instagram posting about how much they hate Valentine’s Day. You see your best friend on Facebook shutting down romance in all its forms. Maybe you even have a cousin who sends you a funny image of an unamused penguin every year with the caption, “You know what sucks?” However you respond to Valentine’s Day, it can be difficult. So many people are so strongly against it that if you like it, it can feel like there’s something wrong with you. Many people would describe the holiday as over-commercialized and no longer relevant in modern society. So how do you respond? Do you keep your love hidden? How do you let others know that the happy couple from their profile picture is now your valentine? Let these tips help you navigate this tricky day with grace and confidence.
How To Reply To Happy Valentine’s Day
1. Be Positive
It’s okay to have a different opinion than the majority of people. The most important thing is to be respectful and positive. If you’re feeling down about Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of ways to celebrate without making it seem like you hate the holiday. You don’t need to make it a big deal by getting all dressed up, but you can still send your significant other flowers or cook them dinner. And if you do go out, just remember that those people who are annoyed with the holiday are probably just having a bad day. So try not to take their grumpiness personally.
2. Stay In And Have Fun
Maybe going out is too much for you on Valentine’s Day because you don’t feel comfortable with everyone else celebrating the holiday so openly. Instead of going out and being surrounded by couples, stay home and have fun with your friends. If your significant other wants to go out, suggest that they go with their friends and you can have a girls’ night in.
3. Be Honest
If you don’t like Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t mean you hate to love or romance. You just may not be a fan of this particular day that celebrates love and romance. It’s okay to say that you don’t like the holiday without sounding like there is something wrong with you. It’s okay, to be honest about your feelings without having to explain them to everyone who asks why you aren’t going out on this special day (or if your significant other isn’t going out on this special day). If someone is curious about why you aren’t celebrating Valentine’s Day, feel free to explain your opinion. However, try not to get into an argument about it if someone disagrees with your point of view on the holiday. And remember that whether or not people agree with how you feel has become so commercialized. If someone asks you why you’re not going out on Valentine’s Day, be honest. You don’t have to explain yourself or your reservations about the holiday, but it’s okay to say that you don’t like it. The most important thing is to be respectful of others and their different opinions and feelings about the holiday.
4. Be Kind
As much as Valentine’s Day can be a struggle for some people, remember that ultimately this day is about love and appreciation for those around us. Even if you think that Valentine’s Day is over-commercialized and unnecessary, remember that there are many people who look forward to it every year. So even if you think they are silly for celebrating the holiday, don’t let how you feel affect how you treat them or act toward them on Feb 14th. Be kind, regardless of how you feel about the day. has been made into a holiday. Instead of trying to be “cool” or fit in with everyone else, be honest about your feelings. You don’t have to give an explanation for why you don’t like Valentine’s Day, just say that you don’t and leave it at that.
5. Be Yourself
If you do like Valentine’s Day, then you can let the world know! Wear a red shirt or a pink jacket and post a picture on social media with the caption: “I love this day! Happy Valentine’s Day!” If somebody asks why you like Valentine’s Day, tell them why. You might even surprise them by saying how much this day means to you and how much it makes your relationship stronger.
Remember That Everyone Has Their Own Opinions.
- Be aware of the fact that everyone has their own opinions and relationships. This means you can’t control how others feel about a holiday. They don’t have to celebrate Valentine’s Day if they don’t want to, and they don’t have to participate in your celebrations either.
- Respect the differences in opinion from others. If someone tells you that they love Valentine’s Day or hate it, just smile and say that you like it too! Don’t get into a debate about the holiday with other people or try to prove them wrong about their opinion. They are entitled to their beliefs just as much as you are entitled to yours!
- Understand that not everyone likes being single on Valentine’s Day. You may not like being single on this day, but some people do love being able to spend time with themselves without having to worry about pleasing someone else. Don’t judge them for their happiness with their singlehood.
- Understand that not everyone likes being in a relationship on Valentine’s Day. You may love being in a relationship and hate being single, but for some people, Valentine’s Day is just another day. It doesn’t mean that they are unhappy in their relationships; it just means they don’t have the same perspective as you.
- Don’t let your negative feelings about Valentine’s Day ruin your day! If you are single or feeling depressed on this day, don’t let it ruin the rest of your week! Instead, focus on the good things in life and make plans to spend time with friends and family members who do celebrate this holiday with you!
Stay In Touch With The People You Love.
- It’s okay to like Valentine’s Day.
- There is no wrong way to feel about Valentine’s Day.
- Don’t try to change people into liking or hating Valentine’s Day the same way you do. You may think that if you tell them your opinion, they will see the error of their ways, but it could just make them feel bad for liking it.
- If you are dating someone and they don’t seem to care about Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t care about you. Be patient with them and give them time to let their feelings develop into something more serious. If this is your first relationship ever, then maybe you should wait until after the holiday passes before deciding if it’s a good fit for you both.
- If you are dating someone and they want to do something romantic on Valentine’s Day, be open-minded about it. And if you don’t like the plan, it’s okay to say no.
- Be kind to yourself and everyone around you this Valentine’s Day and throughout the year.
- If you are in a relationship, remember that it takes two people to make a relationship work. You can’t always control your partner’s actions, but you can control how you respond to what they do.
- If you are single, remember that it takes two people to make a relationship work. You can’t always control who likes you and who doesn’t, but you can control how you respond to those people and their actions. That’s why it’s important to do things that make yourself feel good and happy so that when someone does like you, they see the best version of yourself!
- If your friends are in a relationship and want to do something romantic on Valentine’s Day, support them in whatever way feels best for both of you. Maybe sitting at home doing nothing together is the best thing for both of your situations!
Don’t Be Afraid To Be Yourself.
1. Choose Your Words Carefully.
The most important thing is to choose your words carefully. If you want to share a cute picture of you and your valentine, make sure it’s something that you two would share. If it’s something that only the person you’re sending the message to would appreciate, then it’s too personal for social media and will be dismissed as a joke. Don’t be afraid to have some fun with the holiday. In fact, taking a humorous approach can endear you to friends and family members more than any other approach could.
2. Don’t Be Afraid Of Being Corny!
Valentine’s Day is not about being serious or boring, so go ahead and send your crush some love in a way that won’t make them roll their eyes at you. Try using memes or goofy captions that are truly cheesy but still manage to come across as sincere and authentic (i.e. “Happy Valentine’s Day, I’m looking at you,” or “Stay classy, don’t be a ho!”).
3. Don’t Be Afraid To Make A Joke About It.
Valentine’s Day is always the day that your crush sends you the most generic messages. If you’re not comfortable with being cheesy, there’s no shame in making a joke about it. You can even make fun of yourself for being cheesy by sending your crush something like this: “I hate you, but I love you! Happy Valentine’s Day!”
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the people you love and appreciate most. It can be a good time to remind the people around you just how important they are to you. It can also be a great way to let your loved ones know how much you love them and how special they are to you. With so many different ways to express our feelings, from thoughtful gifts to heartfelt messages, there is something for everyone. So, whether you’re in a relationship or single, check out the many ways you can make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one. Don’t be afraid to celebrate this holiday, whether with a loved one or with a gift for a friend. Don’t be afraid to let others know how much you love them.