If you love Valentine’s Day, you may be a hopeless romantic
When Yarrow speaks to consumers about Valentine’s Day, she hears two common complaints. The first is that sweethearts feel pressured to buy or do something that doesn’t feel genuine to them and the second is that they often feel underappreciated by whatever gesture does come their way.
"There are always so many sad stories," she says. So what does it say about you if you still put February 14 on a pedestal? You are willing to hold on to a mythical ideal of love. "You romanticize it," she explains. "And there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as it doesn’t prevent you from actually finding love. Because when love is really good, it’s not like it is in the movies. Love is much more complicated."