Valentines Day Is Overrated

By Kristyn, age 20, Massachusetts
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

All the cute candy, flowers, red colors, and boys...doesn't it all make you want to just throw up? I'm not saying Valentine's Day isn't fun; however, I think it's a little exaggerated.

For people who are single, it's just another day to remind them how annoying it is that they don't have a significant other, and it makes them want to cry when they see the PDA around them on February 14th.

For people who are in relationships like myself, it's more frustrating, because the pressure is on us to buy the cutest adorable gifts, all because of a holiday created by the candy companies.

Sometimes it can get a little ridiculous, and people can go Valentine's crazy, which becomes very expensive, not to mention, sometimes people end up unhappy with their gifts or their plans.

Men will say, "It's a holiday for the girls, not the guys," but I disagree. I think guys like Valentine's Day more than girls, because they know they're going to get so much affection from their significant other on that very day.

So, basically the message I am trying to get out there to everyone is don't upset yourself! If you're single, so what?! You don't need a date on February 14th! It's just another day that happens to be surrounded by red, white, and pink.

And for those of us in relationships, the economy is rough enough right now without buying expensive gifts; just make something that comes from the heart, and don't overdo it!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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