Why have we allowed ourselves to be manipulated into believing that this day is somehow important if you are in a relationship? Equally so if you are not. Most singles see this day as some sort of failure on their part.
I say "Fuck You Valentine's Day".
I was stressing for weeks. I know how tight the budget is for me right now. I was going crazy that I could not do something special for my super cool man friend. I finally broke down one night last week and flat out said "Hey honey, sorry, but I am not gonna be able to do anything for you this V-day". His reply? "I was just gonna get you a card, I don't DO those kinds of holidays."
After my initial open mouthed wide eyed shocked reaction...I took a minute to think about what he had said and it seemed the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. As always, he was correct. This is just a day that has been invented to sell shit. Especially for people who are feeling guilty. Which I am not, so, BONUS!
The next day, (the day after that conversation) I get a text from my super cool man friend. He asks if he can take me on a date, in lieu of doing anything for the dreaded V-day. A nice date. One where we can dress up.
So that is what I have to look forward to. We are going out this weekend. Just he and I. Not to celebrate anything, but to just be together. How romantic. I get all giddy just thinking about it.