Expert Claims Sending Someone A Valentine Can Be Considered Harassment

Valentine’s Day is considered a romantic holiday, but according to one relationship expert, sending a card to someone you’re not dating is actually pretty creepy.

Sex and dating expert Annabelle Knight claims that only people who are already couples should give each other cards and gifts.

In an interview on Good Morning Britain, Knight said, “Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. It’s just something that is between two people who are romantically involved, whether that’s long term, short term, or very new.”

She added, “Sending out Valentine’s cards to people who (you aren’t dating) is like cold calling, it’s just a little bit unnecessary. It’s hiding behind a holiday to express your intent – if you can’t say the words at any other time of year then you probably shouldn’t say them on Valentine’s Day.”

But not everybody agrees with Knight. Charlotte Rose, who is also a relationship expert, thinks that Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to tell someone how you’ve been feeling about them. It’s also a convenient excuse for people who tend to be shy, and probably wouldn’t reveal their secret feelings if it weren’t for a holiday about love.

Rose said, “You’ve got to think that people who don’t have that confidence will save up those 12 months just to be able to send it out on that day and I think taking people’s confidence away…Valentine’s Day and harassment shouldn’t be in the same sentence, they really shouldn’t. I think this is where PC has just gone way too far.”

People on Twitter seemed to mostly agree with Rose.

What do you think?

h/t Goodfullness

Jessie Dean Altman

Dean Altman is a writer living in NYC.