Don’t be upset about Valentine’s Day
The time has come and gone, yet again, to break out the bitterness, cynicism and all of the self-pity one can muster in the span of 24 hours’ time. Just another Valentine’s Day has transpired at Georgia College this week.
The telltale Facebook statuses began to pile up at the stroke of midnight on that fateful morning: “It is officially the WORST day of the year. I HATE Valentine’s Day!!!,” “Valentine’s Day is stupid. Who wants to be my Valentine?,” and a personal favorite, “If you’re sad about being alone on Valentine’s Day, just remember that no one loves you any other day of the year either.”
Somehow, it has become kitschy and cool to mutilate Feb. 14 into a day dedicated to unleashing the suppressed hatred of past lovers and wallowing over the state of singleness — with an economy-sized bag of chocolates in tow, of course.
Have any of us really taken into account how truly undesirable, and not to mention unattractive, this behavior is?
If you’re single and looking for someone special, would Mr. or Ms. Wonderful really be into someone who celebrates the one day dedicated to love by throwing darts at a picture of their ex with one hand, while mercilessly jabbing a voodoo doll with the other?
Dramatic, we know, but you get the picture — enough is enough when it comes to the over-the-top, anti-romantic tactics. Save those for the unruly chick flicks and get on with it. What did Cupid ever do to you, anyway?
For the happily committed love birds out there, we commend you. It’s a tough job coupling up in the midst of the blurred-lines dating scene of college, but somebody has to do it.
In the mean time, the ladies and gentlemen in waiting should look on the bright side.
According to Statistic Brain, for every 100 single women there are 120 single men on Valentine’s Day. Love could be lurking just around the corner, ladies, but only if you keep your annual V-Day self-deprecating comedy routine in check.
Furthermore, don’t forget the sweet monstrosity otherwise known as “leftover candy” that must be purged from grocery stores shelves ASAP after the sugar-laden holiday passes. Nothing warms our hearts like a dirt-cheap bag of chocolates with a side of sweet tarts.
Next Valentine’s Day, stow away all of the bitterness and disdain. It’s our one day out of the year to walk around with an open heart, proudly displayed on our sleeves or not. Tell someone you love them, take a chance, put it on the line. But, please, leave the darts, matches and old Polaroids of your ex at home.