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Yes, it’s true! Some people celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day

Are you a Valentine's Day hater? Does cupid make you cringe?
Do hearts and flowers make you want to gag? Is it so bad that you almost want to turn down chocolate because it came in a heart-shaped box with a sickeningly cute little doily? Then you should celebrate Anti-Valentine Day. Anti-Valentine's Day is a movement that has begun gaining some popularity. It's not entirely new, as there have always been people who either refused to celebrate Valentine's Day, or spent the day in some act of Valentine's Day protest, however in the last decade, the movement has been gaining momentum and taken on a name: Anti-Valentine's Day!
While some people are off gazing into each other's eyes over fancy dinners and champaign toasts, other people are home watching watching any movie that does not celebrate love, listening to angry music, or joining with friends for Anti-Valentine's Day gatherings.

Reasons Some People Hate Valentine's Day

-    people who've had a recent ugly break-up or crushing heartbreak and are jaded about love
-    disgruntled singles sick of couples being reminded of nauseatingly happy couples
-    happy singles who are offended by the notion that they need to be involved in a romance to feel "fulfilled"
-    people who hate frilly things and the color pink in general, and have a low mush tolerance
-    people offended by the gross commercialization of love and romance by the greeting card,
floral, candy and stuffed animal industry
-    couples who refuse to fall into conventional traps and feed into consumerism, and resent feeling pressured to celebrate their feelings for eachother in an extravagant way on a specific day
-    people who respect real love and commitment, but are fed up with the fairy-tale, media-perpetuated unrealistic concept of "love" and all the misery this illusion causes
-    people who just like to be rebellious and go against the grain

Anti-Valentine's Activities
-    make out an Anti-Valentine's Day card to send to your ex.
-    have a bonfire (outdoors, in a safe fire pit) and burn old Valentine's Day cards and romance novels
-    Scribble on the covers of romance novels and romance movie cases (or photocopies of them) with markers, giving the people blackened teeth, glasses, and handlebar mustaches
-    If with a group, share bad date stories
-    Hang pictures of your "ex's" or of cupid on a bulletin board or dart board, and throw darts at it. Have a contest.
-    Listen to angry or anti-love songs, such as "Love Stinks" or "I Will Survive." Sing and dance your heart out.
-    Watch anti-love or Anti-Valentine's Day movies

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