February 14th can mean only two things to people: Love, joy, and excitement — or hatred, anger and loneliness. I think you could figure out who falls into which group. If you’re in a relationship, it’s like Christmas Part II. You get to see/show just how much you and your partner love each other, give/receive awesome gifts, and get lots and lots and lots of chocolate. What taken person wouldn’t love Valentine’s Day?
Then, of course, you have the untaken people. Untaken people don’t get the love, presents, or 7 pounds of chocolate. Instead, they get to be reminded that they are alone. This upsetting fact is already almost too much to bear the other 364 days of the year…but on a day where everyone is shoving their love for one another down their throats? It’s enough to make someone scream out on a crowded street.
My suggestion for you singles? Don’t put up mean statuses and announce to the world that you’re anti-Valentine’s Day. Because you’re not. You’re anti-sad, and that’s what this holiday is making you feel. I get it. I was there. Many times. But I say buy yourself roses and chocolate (and maybe even that expensive item you’ve been eyeing), crack open a bottle of wine, and pop in your favorite Comedy or Horror movie with your friends. There’s no sense in walking around watching less tactful people tongue each other down on the streets.
Valentine’s Day isn’t something to slay people over. It’s just 24 hours (15 of which is left). You can do this.