Be Mine?

Oh, Valentine’s Day. It’s hard to believe it’s that time again. For me – and a few girlfriends of mine – this is probably what we consider the worst holiday. And it’s not because we’re single or separated from our significant others… we are just in general not down with the idea of the holiday. 

First of all, you’re not a real holiday if I still have to go to school or work. The End.

Secondly, how unromantic for your significant other and you to go on a date and give presents on the day that the greeting card companies (and florists and jewelers) have told you to go out and exchange gifts. Wouldn’t it be nicer and more genuine for you two to celebrate the love you share everyday (or at least, on any random day)? I would seriously prefer for Rambo to show me he loves me everyday. And for him to send me flowers “just because” rather than because society tells him he has to do it.

Thirdly, St. Paddy’s Day and Mardi Gras totally trump Valentine’s Day. Two excuses for day-drinking without anyone judging you – which was previously only acceptable in college. Or, if you’re in Scotland, Mardi Gras is called Shrove Tuesday and you get to eat pancakes all day….which isn’t as awesome..but whatever. Day-drinking > overpriced dinner and flowers.

Also, the absurd amount of red and pink heart-shaped everything makes me feel ill. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for stupid girl things. I’ve probably seen almost every rubbish rom-com made in the last few years. And without shame have liked or loved them.

C mentioned that she prefers to celebrate her friendships on Valentine’s Day because she spends so much time with her boyfriend, she likes to remind her friends that she loves them too. Which I think is a valid point. How often are plans broken with friends because a significant other needs you or has made special plans for y’all?

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