Warning: F-bombs. Whether you’re single or not, the pressure of Valentine’s Day sucks and it’s A-OK to say Hello NO to VD and the stress Valentine’s Day comes with.
Jim wrote me: Anna, I know most guys don’t like the pressure of Valentine’s Day, but I’m a romantic and have a lot of love to give. I’m tired of going Valentine’s Day single. What can I do?
Jim, my heart goes out to you. Try not to think of Valentine’s Day as the big deal that people make it out to be. It’s not a big deal. Hear me out.
I’m not some humbug anti-love fundamentalist. I don’t even know what that is! (I just made it up.) But I am a little bit anti-establishment.
Here’s what I mean: Valentine’s Day was a good idea at the time it was invented — for the economy!
You may think it’s society’s little way of reminding men to be romantic with their partners, but that’s a fib.
Valentine’s Day was invented to sell greeting cards, boxes of chocolate and stimulate spending!
I don’t disagree with all of it, just the part where if you don’t buy / give / provide what your sweetheart wants — and somehow expects you to know without asking — then you’re a douchebag.
I disagree with the part that suggests that if you don’t have a sweetheart on Valentine’s Day (or any day) then you’re a loser.
Really? Really, people?!
That is why I don’t like the pressure of Valentine’s Day. Just say NO to VD!
It helps to know these things — or learn to brainwash yourself with these better-feeling beliefs!
It may seem like I’m advocating for staying single. Nah! I’m just saying since you are single, enjoy it while you can! Relationships are awesome, they’re just a different kind of awesome.
And when you’re tired of being ready to get started to get set to get off that start line, then get my Get a GF program. It ain’t gonna do itself! (Unlike you if you keep putting if off. Just sayin’) And it’s money-back guaranteed. ON SALE UNTIL VALENTINE’S DAY!
Vancouver Matchmaker and Dating, Love and Relationship Expert Founder: Wingmam