10 things I hate about Valentine’s day

Published: February 12, 2012
All the red. Do you know that in many parts of the world, blue is considered to be the colour of love?

All the red. Do you know that in many parts of the world, blue is considered to be the colour of love?

1.   The commercialisation. Valentine’s Day used to be about professing and celebrating love but now it’s not V-Day unless you get at least a dozen roses, a box of chocolates and some very expensive jewellery for your girl. Is this really what showing your love is about?

2.    All the red. Do you know that in many parts of the world, blue is considered to be the colour of love? It symbolises trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven, technically everything you want from love. So can you please tone down the red, it’s giving me a headache!

3.    The tacky gifts. I’ll admit, I love teddy bears but it’s really embarrassing to come out of a store carrying a big red teddy bear that keeps bleating “I wuv you” to complete strangers.

4.    The fakers. They act like they don’t care about V-Day until the actual day. Then they gush to their friends about the wonderful gifts they got. Please don’t insult our intelligence, we know that you pushed him into the store and handed him the money.

5.    The drama. All the single people who use the day as an excuse to whine about their pathetic lives. It’s really painful listening to each of your friends blabbering on about how they are never going to find true love. Please stop, I’m this close to shooting myself.

6.    The haters. I just want to say to all those V-Day haters who love to pick on happy couples: Everybody knows that while you say you despise the day, secretly you just need some ‘wuv’ in your life.And a teddy bear.

7.    The single people. Yes, yes. We all know how happy you are being single. You also don’t have to tell us about the fact that you are free from all commitments and obligations on V-Day. Stop ruining the day for us, it’s really annoying.

8.    The “I forgot” excuse. Lots of guys use this excuse to get out of celebrating V-Day all together. How can you forget about V-Day? There are red balloons, hearts and teddy bears everywhere! And no, colour blindness is no excuse?

9.    The television. Every channel on V-Day is awash with red and all of their content is about love. Why do we have to suffer through all of that when all we want to do is to watch is a good action flick.

10.    The questions. Yes, I am single. No, I like being single. No, I do not hate Valentine’s Day because I am single.I’m not anti-love or a misanthrope. I’m just single!

Published in The Express Tribune, Sunday Magazine, February 12th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Anthony Permal
    Feb 12, 2012 - 12:15PM

    You used the word ‘wuv’. I skipped the rest once I read that.



  • Saman Zehra
    Feb 12, 2012 - 12:57PM

    i dont see why you wrote this article. it doesn’t have any point. waste of space. sorry


  • Feb 12, 2012 - 3:10PM

    How tacky , The day and your ‘wuv’.


  • ahmed
    Feb 12, 2012 - 3:21PM

    completely crap article…


  • Feb 12, 2012 - 5:44PM

    Sorry I m a Muslim


  • Hk-29
    Feb 12, 2012 - 5:55PM

    Don’t hate! Go out with your single friends for a non-valentine dinner! you could also send your parents flowers….wouldn’t hurt!


  • Hamza Farooqi
    Feb 12, 2012 - 6:04PM

    Loved it: 4,5,6,7 were so true !


  • Ralf
    Feb 12, 2012 - 6:31PM

    Well done!V-Day is too fake!

    P:S: I am single


  • Haris
    Feb 12, 2012 - 9:11PM

    We shouldn’t talk about valentines day we are Muslim and If someone want Love than they should get married


  • Nouman Khan
    Feb 12, 2012 - 9:15PM

    Kudos to you!


  • anon
    Feb 12, 2012 - 9:33PM

    your concept of wuv confuses and angers me….


  • Shumaila
    Feb 12, 2012 - 10:15PM

    ughhh, couldve been ten times funnier


  • Ali S
    Feb 12, 2012 - 10:45PM

    1 Thing I Hate About Valentine’s Day: Not having a date!


  • Feb 13, 2012 - 12:08AM

    i dont like valentine day


  • Feb 13, 2012 - 9:05AM

    I Love St.Valentine’s day & I Celebrate it every year with Family & Friends.


  • Raja
    Feb 13, 2012 - 10:23AM

    Sorry I m a Muslim.


  • Aftab ahmad
    Feb 13, 2012 - 11:22AM

    ther is no day for love. . . So Why V_day??????


  • huda
    Feb 13, 2012 - 6:23PM

    why on earth is color blindness not a valid excuse? hello,the person can’t distinguish the color red!


  • Raza
    Feb 14, 2012 - 1:01AM

    Awful article. Waste of time. Unfunny and lacking imagination.


  • Lahorite
    Feb 14, 2012 - 9:44AM

    @ point#5
    what’s stopping you?? huh???

    n btw I liked that wuv thing… sounds cute :)


  • Sana
    Feb 14, 2012 - 12:17PM

    My friend wrote a better hater last year for Express Tribune:


  • some one
    Feb 14, 2012 - 2:25PM

    I wish I had a valentine! but alas, i,m single…


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