Listen, people, listen…
I know that before you even start to read this you’re all going like ‘Oh, another bitter one here to denounce the significance of Valentine’s Day because she ain’t got a man.’ STOP. Stop right there! This is not a hating post and I’m certainly not bitter. I just have a simple question that doesn’t have anything to do with being single (although I am) or V-Day being a commercialized holiday (although it is).
Why do you tell everyone you know Happy Valentine’s Day? I mean, it’s not Christmas or New Year’s or Easter where you’re spreading joy to the universe at large. This is supposed to be a day for you and your significant other – may they be spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, BOB, Mrs. Palmer or yourself (if you’re as narcissistic as I am). There is no need to tweet and Facebook your Valentine’s greetings to the world.
What, you want all your followers and ‘friends’ to buy you chocolates and roses, take you on a special date and give them all some nookie at the end of the night? I know you do not. And if you do, that’s just nasty.
Just…think about it for a moment and let it sink in. I’m not trying to rain on any happy couple’s parade today. You’ve found like/love and it’s a beautiful thing and nobody should try to interrupt that. And that’s exactly what this post is about – save your Valentine’s Day greeting for the one that’s truly supposed to matter on this day. And don’t spread it all over the place like it’s some bad product you’re mass marketing.
PS BTW FYI for all the people who STILL think I’m bitter…regardless of my singledom, there is one guy I wanted to be my Valentine this year. A real one who’s not my daddy. The first thing he did this morning was wish me a Happy Valentine’s Day – he didn’t tweet it, or Facebook it to the world, he said it to me. That’s what counts.