Valentine’s Day: A Love/Hate Relationship

Well, here we go again. Another Valentine’s Day is here and, once again, I have no valentine. Ugh, this sucks…what am I going to do? I guess I have no choice but to stuff my face with an entire heart-shaped box of chocolates while listening to All By Myself by Eric Carmen on repeat. That’ll help numb the pain, right?

Ok, well that was just a tad dramatic. The stereotypical single girl anecdotes felt right though (it helps me forget I’m one of them…haha). I realize that Valentine’s Day is a mostly commercial holiday, and if we’re being honest, what isn’t these days? It’s just another way retailers can make money off an idea…in this case, love. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with that. I think that profiting off an idea is really smart business, no matter how superficial the holiday becomes. I guess what I am saying is that, despite all that, I’m still a bit jealous that I’m single.

When you’re single (and definitely ready to mingle), there is nothing that you want less than to have reminders of the fact that you’re single. Navigating through awkward conversations about your lack of a love life with relatives you see once a year is hard enough. But when there’s a whole holiday devoted to love and being in love, it stings a little when you’re not in a relationship. Nevertheless, I will survive.

All in all, it’s important to remember that Valentine’s Day, no matter how you celebrate, is just another day on the calendar. Celebrate it how you want, even if that means not celebrating at all. Don’t let a cheesy holiday break your stride. I guess this goes for me too but you’d better leave the chocolate just in case!

As always, thank you for reading! While we’re on the topic of love, I thought I’d express my love for you guys. All of the love and support I’ve received on my blog doesn’t go unnoticed–thank you!

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