Valentine’s Day (Valentine) February 14th is a day filled with flowers, chocolates, greeting cards, and romantic dinners.
If the above lines make you sick, you are not the only one. Almost half of Americans think Valentine’s Day is being overstated. However, another 43 percent call it “romantic,” showing dangerous polarization around this love anniversary.
Valentine’s Day is not much loved in the scientific literature, but some scattered research suggests why it is hated. See if there are any reasons to hate the following Valentine Day for you?
Why You Hate Valentine’s Day? Science Explain !
1. You are a rebel
In marketing, there is a concept called “resistance theory.” If people feel like they are required to follow a predetermined behavior, they will not do so.
Valentine’s Day is ripe for resistance, according to a 2008 study in the Journal of Business Studies. This is not a religious holiday, and it is considered a business occasion for businesses, which is a way for companies to focus on exploiting your personal romantic feelings. According to surveys, diaries, and blogs collected from 2000 to 2006, people have a strong sense of being urged to give gifts on Valentine’s Day, even feeling obliged to receive Gifts from people are essential to me. A sense of duty killed any meaning associated with giving gifts. To “protest,” many people have set limits on the amount of gift giving. But researchers found in sustainable couples,
Valentine seems to exploit most effectively with people in the early stages of relationships and single people. 81% of men and 50% of women in the relationships said they felt compelled to give gifts. Meanwhile, some singles become first hands around Valentine’s Day.
Of course, Valentine is not the only occasion that makes many people uncomfortable because of the feeling of having to give gifts. May include Christmas, New Year …
2. You are not comfortable in relationships
Regardless of the relationship status, Valentine’s Day can be especially frightening for those who avoid intimacy. A 2014 study surveyed individuals about how Valentine ‘s Day influenced their assessment of their relationship. In 2014, scientists conducted a survey of their relationships as well as their reactions. Accordingly, people who are uncomfortable with the other half or intend to “pause” this relationship are often allergic to Valentine’s Day.
According to researchers, when the relationship is good, whether or not Valentine doesn’t affect the couple very much. However, if there are signs of a crack or an uncomfortable side, holidays such as Valentine will only make them more tired and feel forced.
3. Currently, your feelings are a bit overly
A 2010 study of emotional prediction asked participants to respond to how they felt about Valentine’s Day in mid-January. On February 16, similar participants were asked about Valentine’s Day, this time answering how they thought about the holiday.
As a result, participants overestimated how they felt about the holiday. People who are dating believe they feel more positive about Valentine than they are. People who are not dating people think they feel more negative. After a day passed, it turned out that both lovers and singles felt the same on Valentine’s Day.
Your personality may suggest to you whether emotions before Valentine’s Day are negative or positive. Researchers found that extroverts tend to see feelings in the future more optimistic, while those who tend to think to tend to feel particularly bad about Valentine (especially if they’re single)… But as mentioned above, it turns out the fact that both groups still overestimate their emotional response to Valentine’s Day.
So the next time you go through the rose shop or see a sparkling diamond ring behind the glass, take a deep breath and remember: This Valentine’s Day will also pass.