Since I was a teenager, I always had a Valentine on this day. However, in 2015, I spent Valentine’s Day by myself, well not exactly, but not with a significant other. A guy I was seeing sent flowers to my work, which was kind of him. Other than that, I spent the holiday with my best friend, going out for dinner and watching a movie. Practically a girl’s night out, and I had no complaints whatsoever! It turned out as one of the best Valentine’s Day!
I never understood why there are certain complaints about this day. For all those complaints, you can definitely make something positive out of them. To me, this day is a day of opportunities. I’m sure my views are polar opposites to many.
“Ugh, it’s Single-Awareness Day…”
Hey, it’s okay to be single! Gather all your single friends and spend the night out. I mean, it’s just another day where you have a legitimate excuse to dress up, drink up, and live life up! No reasons for moping around because look around, you’re surrounded by loved ones, even if it’s not romantic, platonic is just spiffy!
“Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday…”
Many think Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday, and truthfully, it is. However, is it a bad thing for us to spend more money and aiding the economy momentarily? I really don’t know because economics is definitely not my forte. I mean, it makes sense, right? 🙂
“You shouldn’t need a holiday to shower your partner with love…”
Yes, it is true. I know every girl should be treated kindly throughout the relationship, but not every girl is blessed with such a romantic man! So some girls, like myself, APPRECIATE this day greatly!
For example, my boyfriend is not the most hopeless romantic guy ever. He portrays his love differently to me, and I’ve learned to accept it and appreciate it. He doesn’t give me flowers on a regular basis, but he drives 2.5 hours each way to come see me every weekend. I think it’s a pretty fair trade-off. Don’t you think? 🙂 I mean, it would be amazing if he was romantic as well, but nobody was built as a perfect partner… other than myself, of course, lol.
I mean look at him, image below, he bought me flowers from a grocery store to save money. I get it! He’s saving money, and I’m okay with it because he’s putting them in a recycled vase himself. Yes, he didn’t even buy a vase for it, but I do have plenty of vases from prior years.
Valentine’s Day is a gentle reminder…
Valentine’s Day is a kind reminder for all the practical guys, like my boyfriend, who have difficulties portraying affection with romantic gestures. It is THE day of realization for him to do something extraordinary for her. Like ‘HELLO, SWOON ME ALREADY!’ Yes, you shouldn’t need a ‘holiday’ to do nice things for your lover. However, we do not need a lot of things in life, but we have them for the ones who need a little help in life. And Valentine’s Day is just that; the day for guys who are not very there on swooning the girls to gently remind them that she needs that type of love as well.
It’s really great to know there are real men, whom require no assistance from Valentine’s Day to remind them about romantic gestures. It’s like ‘no children left behind’, but this is ‘no boyfriends/husbands left behind’. Let’s be honest to ourselves, ladies… A lot of y’all will not admit to liking the cheesy things men do, but sometimes, it’s just necessary to keep a relationship feeling novelty. Hey, I’ll take one day out of 365 days, than none at all.
What is your favorite Valentine’s Day gesture to swoon the other half?
Baby, if you’re reading this… I’m accepting you as you are. 🙂
And if you need a last minute gift idea for him or her, click the image below for more details!
UPDATED ON 02/14/2017 @ 12:07PM
He surprised me with these deliciousness today and got them delivered to work! Long-distance isn’t too bad when I have a man like you, xoxo.