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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at WVWC chapter.

F*** VALENTINES DAY! Yes, I am one of those bitter people who will be sitting in, my living with my cat, and tons of discount candy watching Netflix alone when I’m older. And no, I’m not going to stand on my soapbox and talk anout how men sucks. No, this is much deeper then that.

The time of year is upon us– this specific day when value our significant others a little more than usual. Every February 1st, the life-size teddy bears and red and pink hearts come out to play with the hearts of the have and the have-nots, but why do we have to reserve one certain day out of all 365 in the year to to buy candy, flowers and teddy bears for the ones we love?

If you love your significant other, friend, or loved one as much as you say you do, you don’t need to buy them things just to show you care. If your relationship is solely based on material things, then you’re doing it wrong. 

You show your love by: telling them, you build them up when there down, you make them feel safe, you make them feel comfortable, you laugh with them, and you cry with them. You make them feel as though someone deeply and truly cares about them.

You shouldn’t have to wait until Feburary 14th to express your love to someone when that should be an everyday feeling. Do it everyday to everyone you love for as long as you can.