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Reasons to Avoid Getting Married on Valentine's Day

February 11, 2019

Oh yay! Valentine's Day is just a few days away. For some people, it's a day to celebrate the one they love. For other's it's just another Wednesday with a little romance added in. Or if you're single, you may loathe this retail holiday that forces people to overspend on flowers and dinners. 

Did you know there are some people that get married on Valentine's Day? I guess I could see it being your special day if it was the anniversary of your first date or something significant like that. But, otherwise, I find it quite tacky. And you apparently can make it an even tackier wedding by tying the knot at a Las Vegas Denny's. Nothing says true love like saying "I do" over a plate of "Moons over my Hammy."

Let's take the tackiness factor out of it, though, there's a whole bigger reason why walking down the aisle on Valentine's Day is a bad idea. The divorce rate for those who get married on February 14th is much higher according to a new study. "Couples who get married on February 14th are 37% more likely than other couples to split up within five years." The divorce rate in the United States is already high enough so you are just stacking more odds against your marriage success. 

Plus getting married on Valentine's Day is like getting married on another holiday. You are asking your guests to cancel their trip to the beach or BBQ plans so they can be at your wedding. Oh, and good luck getting dinner reservations to celebrate your anniversary because everyone is out celebrating Valentine's Day!

And if you're single this year, good for you. You don't have to spend money and can treat yourself to something special or just chill at home with a bottle of wine.