With Valentine’s Day well over, couples need to remember to appreciate each other year-round

Alex Kontopanos, Photo Editor

Valentine’s Day is overrated. No, I’m not saying that because I’m single. I’d probably still think this if I was in a relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I love happy, cute couples and everything romantic.
We have 365 days of the year to tell somebody how much we love them, and we do it on the one day of the year where every couple in the nation is going to do it. So it’s not even a surprise. Wouldn’t it be so much more romantic if your loved one celebrated your relationship on some random day?
Plus, couples should show they love each other every day with all the little things that truly matter in a relationship: cute phone calls, making them breakfast, taking them out for dinner. All these little everyday things mean so much more than a box of chocolates, a heart-shaped balloon and a Valentine’s Day card with the words written by a 40 year old man sitting  behind a desk in a Hallmark office.
Let’s be honest, every girl in a relationship expects that her boyfriend will do something nice for her on Valentine’s Day.  If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, you’re expected to do something for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is just about following all the standards that a couple should. But it should be more than that. A guy shouldn’t feel like he has to do something nice for his girlfriend because it’s Valentine’s Day and the same goes for girls. They should do all these nice things because they love each other, not to follow society’s standards.That’s why we should just appreciate all the little things in a relationship that truly matter and that don’t take place on one day in the year.
I will always love Valentine’s Day. I also know for a fact that Hallmark does enjoy all the profit they make off of it. It’s nice to see all the cute things couples do for each other. I just wish it was more sincere because if you’re going to take one day of the year to show somebody you love them, and then the next day just treat them like any other person, that’s not a good relationship.
What truly matters in a relationship is all the small things that make you love that person. They always say that it’s the little things that mean the most. So on the rest of the 364 days of the year, keep in mind that the most meaningful things that keep a strong relationship going are more than just the card you buy on Valentine’s Day. If you love someone, show them everyday.