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10 Signs That You Actually Secretly Love Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most controversial days of the year. You can either hate it, or be totally obsessed with it, but there is no middle ground. Most people like to hate on Valentine’s Day like it’s nobody’s business, and you would like to play it cool and club yourself with that category of people who just don’t seem to give a sh*t about this supposed holiday. But are you really a part of Valentine’s Day hate team, or do you have a secret Valentine’s Day love soul?


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Here are a few obvious signs that you actually have a lot of Valentine’s Day love stocked away in your heart, which cannot be subdued no matter how loud you broadcast your disdain for the ~day of love.~

  1. You know exactly how many days are left for Valentine’s Day

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So you have been howling at all of your friends and family and you are cribbing about how you wish the year would just skip next Wednesday? That my friend, is the first sign that you are actually secretly obsessed with Valentine’s Day.

People, who honestly don’t care about Valentine’s Day, treat February the 14th like any other boring working day. If you have been keeping track of the week, and you have been counting down the days to “that god-awful day” and you know exactly how many moons later you will have to “live through the day”, then you are actually super preoccupied with Valentine’s Day. (Don’t worry though, we’ve all been there).

  1. You secretly expect to receive a bunch of flowers and love notes

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Valentine’s Day is all about giving each other presents, sending the person you secretly have a crush on love notes without feeling like a creep and getting a major self esteem boost when you are on the receiving end of these little tokens of love and admiration. If you spend Valentine’s Day coyly looking over your desk and checking who are the ones receiving flowers and presents, and secretly expecting some to be directed at you as well, then you are definitely a sucker for Valentine’s Day.

Sure you scream “EW” and cringe publicly or shrug away to glory when you do get a bouquet delivered at your desk, but you secretly enjoy the attention, and look forward to feeling a sense of self importance when you realize that someone actually took the time out to get you something on this day.

  1. You start getting an anxiety attack when you haven’t been asked out

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Valentine’s Day is like prom for adults (which is something I just realized, and now I basically feel like Gandhi). This profound realization should be followed by an expectation that someone should definitely be asking you out, considering the sexy beast that you are. It’s true that since March last year you have been telling your friends how much you hate Valentine’s Day and how it is totally pointless and how people spending an obscene amount of money today makes you gag.

However, you know you are lying to yourself when it is just a week to the D-day and no one has asked you out yet so you basically start online shopping for your nun’s clothes. TBH, if you really hate Valentine’s Day, then you shouldn’t be worrying about anyone asking you out, because there are 364 other potential days they could. But even you can’t deny there is something special about a V-Day date.

  1. You are obsessed with Valentine’s Day movies

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Okay, let’s be honest here, who isn’t obsessed with Valentine’s Day movies? But if you have been hating on Valentine’s Day constantly, then you shouldn’t like these movies right? After all, when you finish them, you are left craving for love, drowning in your own tears at the plight of fictional characters, invested in their love lives more than you have been invested in your own common sense.

If you have lined up movies like Valentine’s Day and Love Actually on your Netflix to be able to binge them on the impending holiday, then you my friend, are living in denial.


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  1. You have Valentine’s Day centric plans on Valentine’s Day

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Have you planned an “I hate Valentine’s Day” party? Have you decided to spend the day in your house hating on Valentine’s Day with your shutters down to “avoid people?” Have you decided to go shopping to celebrate your singlehood on this “awful” day? Then you are most definitely obsessed with Valentine’s Day.

If you think about it, it isn’t actually a holiday, is it? You have to work on this day, and schools are open and everyone goes about their jobs normally, so if you really hate V-day, it should be just like any other day for you. However, if you are hyper-conscious about it, and you have made plans specifically with relation to V-Day, then you are secretly enjoying this.

  1. You have backup plans for Valentine’s Day

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Sure, you cannot stand Valentine’s Day. But you know you secretly love it when you have made backup plans for yourself, no matter how the day goes. You are never really surprised when someone actually asks you out on this day, neither are you surprised when someone doesn’t (you hate it anyway, right?) But most importantly, you aren’t surprised because you have backup plans for either scenario.

The random cutie from work asks you out on a last minute dinner date? No problem, you have your sexiest red dress pressed and ready to go. It’s 10pm, and there is no way in hell you are finding love today? No problem because you are ready to smash you single person’s meal and ‘I hate V-Day’ piñata.

  1. You are a sappy romantic IRL

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Even though we try our best to be averse to love and hearts and romance IRL, most of us are actually sappy romantics in our heart of hearts, who cry while watching awful Hallmark movies and Hollywood rom-coms that make no sense and are super unrealistic.

If you have spent your day vehemently hating on Valentine’s Day, and then spent the rest of the evening crying because you are in love with the idea of love and you haven’t found your soul mate on this day where cupid is supposed to be hyper-active, then you are definitely into Valentine’s Day.

  1. Your friends come to you for V-Day ideas and plans

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Irrespective of whether you have a Valentine of your own or not, your friends seem to think you are the best person to get Valentine’s Day advice from, because you are legit brimming with ideas for Valentine’s Day. You know the best places for couples, you know where to go, how to make V-Day special and interesting, you know every single thing there is to know about making this day amazing, and we wonder why. You guessed it- because you are secretly obsessed with Valentine’s Day.

  1. You go out of your way to hate on Valentine’s Day

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Some people quietly hate on Valentine’s Day. They go about their day as if it were any other day of the year. They don’t acknowledge the fact that it is anything special at all. Even if they have someone special to celebrate with, they don’t make a big deal out of it. Because they honestly don’t care.

Not you though. You make sure that you go all out with your hate agenda for Valentine’s Day. You pay an unnecessary amount of money to get a heart shaped piñata and live stream a video of you smashing it on Facebook. You wear black all day because you have to let people know that it is a day of mourning. You tweet out hate messages in all caps for all of your 12 followers to read and debate over. Essentially, you go all out to show people that you really, truly, hate Valentine’s Day. Do you, though? Do you really?


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  1. You basically become a puddle when you get any attention whatsoever on V-day

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So you hate Valentine’s Day? You can’t stand the idea of all these loved up couples swarming the place with flowers and chocolates and stuffed animals? If only this were true. You know you harbor a secret store of Valentine’s Day love in your heart because the moment someone asks you out, or when your crush wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day or you get any kind of attention whatsoever, you can’t seem to contain your happiness.

You spend the day expecting people to ask you out, and when they do, you are essentially one heartbeat away from leaping 5 feet into the air and whooping.

I know you have an image to maintain, and that you are known as the single friend who hates Valentine’s Day, but it’s okay. We got our back. We totally understand if you are secret sap at heart, and can’t wait for the excitement and surprises that Feb the 14th brings for you!

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10 Signs That You Secretly Crave Valentine's Day Love
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Check out the most obvious signs that you secretly are obsessed with V-Day and you harbor quite a lot of Valentine's Day love deep in your heart.
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.