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

By Brogues and Rocío - 1 min read

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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.

 Art Gallery,  Black Color,  Book,  Clear Sky,  Copy Space
 18-19 Years,  Architecture,  Book,  Casual Clothing,  Caucasian Ethnicity
 80 Plus Years,  Adult,  Adults Only,  Close-Up,  Day
 25-29 Years,  Beach,  Beauty In Nature,  Clear Sky,  Copy Space
young adult, one person, real people, indoors, young men
sea, beach, real people, leisure activity, horizon over water
young adult, real people, young women, low angle view, leisure activity
 Bowl,  Close-Up,  Cold Temperature,  Container,  Cropped
 20-24 Years,  Button Down Shirt,  Close-Up,  Day,  Formalwear
one person, real people, red, human body part, human hand
human body part, real people, one person, shirtless, midsection
shadow, focus on shadow, indoors, home interior, one person
 Beauty In Nature,  Field,  Fog,  Gesturing,  Headshot

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.