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Valentine's Day On Instagram Vs. Reality

Give me a giant teddy bear so I know it's real.

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Candy hearts on Instagram: Pretty pastel pieces of joy.

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Candy hearts in real life: Mostly blank/irrelevant pieces of chalk:

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Valentine's Day cookies on Instagram: Perfect Pinterest creations.

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Valentine's Day cookies in real life: No one actually knows what they are supposed to resemble.

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Receiving Valentine's Day flowers on Instagram: Stunning bouquet of fresh flowers.

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Receiving Valentine's Day flowers in real life: The delivery guy doesn't have any for you.

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Valentine's Day party on Instagram: Fun V-Day themed snacks and drinks.

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Valentine's Day party in real life: A V-Day themed movie on Netflix.

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A Valentine card exchange on Instagram: Beautiful, classy cards handpicked from Etsy.

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A Valentine card exchange in real life: Something you made in Microsoft Word five minutes ago.

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Love notes on Instagram: Sweet words that will make you melt.

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Love notes in real life: Something you struggled to come up with in the last few hours before V-Day dinner.

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Receiving a giant teddy bear on Valentine's Day on Instagram: A magical bonding between you and your giant cuddle friend.

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Receiving a giant teddy bear on Valentine's Day in real life: A joke gone wrong that your parents will inevitably see before you can remedy.

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Having a reservation for Valentine's Day dinner on Instagram: A nice, fancy restaurant that might require a dress.

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Having a reservation for Valentine's Day dinner in real life: Running out of time to make reservations and settling for fast food.

Doing your nails for Valentine's Day on Instagram: Pink, red, SPARKLES!

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Doing your nails for Valentine's Day in real life: A complete disaster than you end up having to redo four times.

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A box of chocolates for Valentine's Day on Instagram: A beautiful display before you devour the chocolatey sweetness.

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A box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in real life: Chicken nuggets that you bought yourself.

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Valentine's Day stuffed animal on Instagram: A cute animal that shows how much someone cares.

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Valentine's Day stuffed animal in real life: A sweet animal with a not-so-subtle message.

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Valentine's Day dinner on Instagram: Only the best foods.

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Valentine's Day dinner in real life: Fast food for one.

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Couples hanging out on Valentine's Day on Instagram: All hugs, kisses, and smiles!

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Couples hanging out on Valentine's Day in real life: Chilling, barely talking to one another.

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Valentine's Day dessert on Instagram: A sweet creation that looks even better with a filter.

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Valentine's Day dessert in real life: Something that is barely edible that no filter can fix.

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Valentine's Day texts from your love on Instagram: Declarations of love and admiration.

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Valentine's Day texts from your love in real life: Declarations of love and admiration to yourself.

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