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A Cliché-Free Valentine's Day: 13 Images That Celebrate Self-Love

By Brogues and Rocío - 1 min read

Romance may not be dead, but these photos prove there's a lot to be said for a little self-appreciation – not just on February 14, but every other day of the year too.

Self-care has become quite the stylish commodity of late, but at its core, is priceless: Far from a trend, making time for acts of kindness to yourself is vital for your overall wellbeing and inner contentment. Not to mention, in an era with more “singles” than ever, it’s about time we start to represent the vast numbers of people who are more than happy doing it for themselves.

It’s time to redefine what it means to be romantic.

Man holding drawing against clear sky
Woman standing on stacked books against orange wall
Senior man shaving reflecting on mirror
Woman standing at beach against clear sky
young adult
sea
young adult
Cropped hand of woman holding ice cream
Close-up of boy standing against black background
High angle view of man holding heart shape balloon
Close-up of shirtless man touching his shoulder
shadow
Rear view of woman gesturing while standing on field against sky during sunrise

This collection is part of #NotYourCliche, our movement away from antiquated stock stereotypes and towards a more relevant, inclusive, representative view of global culture and society. You can read more about it here.