So… The big question at this time of year:
Is Valentine’s Day the best thing since sliced bread or the worst idea ever?
Since Valentine’s day started being a ‘thing’, I have always asked / text my best friend the question: “Will you be my Valentine?”. She’s now engaged and will be a Mrs this time next year, and I’ve been with The Boy for nearly 5 years, but Bestie always gets the question first. I suppose it’s because I don’t really think Valentine’s day is a nice thing. It makes people sad that they aren’t coupled up when they want to be; it presumes everyone in the world wants to be in a relationship; it sells sickly, foil-coated, tat to confused boys and sets non-romantics up to fail. But I guess it does provide an opportunity to spread a bit of love around.
Me and The Boy don’t celebrate V Day- the anniversary of our first date is 2 days after so it seems more appropriate to celebrate that, as it’s actually something to celebrate. But i’ve noticed the question “Are you two doing anything for Valentine’s day?” creep into conversations over the past few years; is it now a holiday? Is it now compulsory to “do something” for Valentine’s day?
I really don’t want to be miserable about the whole thing, and I don’t look down on people for being romantic on V Day. But it’s not compulsory, and I don’t see why we can’t all celebrate all the people we love most in our lives; whether we love them as a romantic partner, a best friend or a family member.
And in the spirit of choice….
- I’m feeling Romantic : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an4ySOlsUMY
- “Go away, Valentine’s Day”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3JFwd1bk4Q
- I don’t need a Valentine, I have friends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNtAtGGNRU
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