Eyyyy sexy ladies!
So you've probably guessed by now that this isn't your typical Valentines Day blog post. You won't see any "gift idea's" or "romantic night in/out" here. In fact I'm going to be one of those whiney annoying negative people who suck out all the fun of this holiday. If your into this romantic lovey dovey crap then perhaps you should sneak off now.
Now don't get me wrong. I'm not anti love. I've been in a happy relationship for over a year now and I've been in serious relationships before which have lasted years. I just don't agree with this holiday. Ok yeah its nice to be able to buy and receive gifts and go out somewhere fancy but why must we restrict ourselves to doing this once a year?
Personally I would rather put thought into a gift instead of the generic chocolates, flowers & card cliché and I would do it off my own back and in my own time rather than doing it just because I felt like I had to to go a long with the whole charade.
In my opinion doing things for your significant other shouldn't be because its February 14th and its accustomed to. You should do it anyway every now and again to show them how much you love and appreciate them. Valentines day means nothing to me. What means to me is my boyfriend bringing me home the thing I've been talking about for weeks unexpectantly. Or my boyfriend telling me he loves me when we are cuddled up together. That's more real and meaningful than a card plastered with "I love you" on it.
So yeah basically what I'm trying to get at is don't just leave it to Valentines day to do something for your partner. Do it because you want to, not because you feel like you have to. And tell them you love them everyday, even if they already know. Its much more nicer when its genuine and not forced just for the occasion.
Another reason why Valentines Day sucks (sorry)...
The people who are single during this time are made to feel inferior just because they don't have someone. They are made to feel like its wrong to be alone. Some singletons might not care but a lot do. I see comments like "hate being alone for valentines day" or "I wish I had a boyfriend". They even renamed it "Single Awareness Day" or SAD for short. Its frustrating because holidays should be for celebration. Not to make certain people feel lonely and crappy about themselves.
In conclusion to this rant, Valentines day is just a lame way for companies to make a few extra pennies (or dollars, sorry UK here) and fill in the gap between Christmas and Easter. I understand people may totally disagree with this whole post and enjoy taking part in this tradition but for me and Danny we will be doing nothing more than playing some video games and perhaps watch something zombie related on the TV. Soooo romantic!
Happy fricken Valentines day everyone.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my little rant.
I'll do something more upbeat next time I promiseee!
Don't forget to leave your comments below and tell me what you thought about this post. Do you like Valentines day or do you think its a big pile of steaming poo like me?