It’s that time of year again. Pink and - more pink is all one can see when they enter a store because it’s Valentine’s Day! If you say it loud enough, you won’t even hear the agonizing groans from the entire human population. It’s a time when people realize how horribly single they are and waste no time complaining about it to their friends who could not care less. Then there are those who are not single and bug everyone by asking them what they should do with their “boo”. For those who don’t know, “boo” is a term used to address a significant other with affection. It is also what you say to scare someone. That surely can’t be a coincidence. As the special date is nearing, people are wondering how they are going to endure the day. Don’t worry; here are some ways for the unfortunate soul to survive the holidays.
For those who have a sweetheart this year, congratulations and stay away from my Instagram feed. Make Valentine’s Day more endurable for the rest of us and don’t post pictures with you and your honeybug. Unless you got a Taj Mahal or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, no one wants to hear about. If you do, please don’t caption it about how love conquers all or how you are so in love with your best friend. I would rather got to Hallmark and spend my time reading all the mugs with these same quotes. Keep it original, genuine, and candid. For those who have social media but don’t have a significant other, delete it all! Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Linkd, MySpace, AOL Instant Messenger, anything where people can post one-liners about love from One Tree Hill and Ed Sheeran lyrics should basically be deleted. You don’t need it in your life. Don’t torture yourself.
Buying gifts is arguably the most stressful part of this holiday, especially if you have to spend it with someone who says “buys me something different/original”. Use moments you guys have spent together as inspiration for your gift. If you both like movies, have a movie night. If you guys love food, find a nice restaurant. If you both like hiking, buy yourself tree bark (I don’t know what people who hike like.) Now, most schools have a candy gram system set up around the time of the holiday because there is nothing that says “I love you” like a fifty-cent lollipop. If you don’t have a “shmookie-poo” of your own, buy yourself a candy gram. It’s not desperate, but just to be safe, use the name “Ryan Gosling.” No one will find out.
While Valentine’s Day probably derives from same man who created the concept of homework, the day does have its perks. For example, most of the chocolate is all on sale. It’s not all that bad. So enjoy the day. Plus, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so it’s pretty easy to avoid the sappiness of couples all together.