Who the heck likes Valentine’s Day? You know, the most commercial, AND emotionally loaded, AND consistantly disappointing, AND painfully corny of all “holidays.”
I know I didn’t. I didn’t like it at all. When I was a single teenager, I found it stupid. When I was a coupled young adult, I found it stupider. But these last few years as a single young adult? WELL. That’s a different story.
Now, I proudly enjoy Valentine’s Day. Here’s why you should, too:
- If you want to watch something romantic and cheesy, you’re TOTALLY ALLOWED. In fact, it’s festive.
- If you want to watch a kickass action film, you can to that too. In fact, you’ll look pretty ironic and awesome.
- Your excuse to host a fondue party IS RIGHT NOW.
- Valentine’s Day memes are fantastic.
- You can dress cutesy. Or sexy. Or wear red/pink/purple/hearts in the most shameless way possible and YOU’RE JUST CELEBRATING, GUYS.
- Chocolate goes on sale tomorrow
- Lingerie goes on sale tomorrow.
- So-cute-it’s-almost-offensive teddy bears go on sale tomorrow (early Christmas shopping, anyone?).
- Showing affection is good.
- Oh, and if you say you don’t enjoy those silly ten cent Valentine’s “cards”…you’re lying.
- Observing how other couples roll (or refuse to roll) through this day is fascinating. I’ll bring the popcorn.
- You can make all your food heart-shaped! Think of the possibilities! (…I have hobbies, I promise.)
- Flowers are beautiful and alive and they smell good. If there are more flowers in your general vicinity because of this day (even if it’s just cuz your co-worker has an admirer or two), be grateful for it. Being indoors with no visible symbol of growth around isn’t healthy. Life & colour, resulting from the celebration of love? Score.
- And, yes, flowers will also be on sale tomorrow.
- If you work in an office, let’s be honest…someone will probably bring in candy. Hit the kitchen, kids.
- I guarantee you that your single friends will want to hang out.
- You DON’T HAVE TO CARE about this day. Seriously. Everyone kinda thinks it’s stupid. Just roll with it and have fun. Genuine “caring” not required.
- Valentine’s Day breeds bitterness. Bitterness breeds good comedy. Your funny friends will probably be funnier today.
- Smithsonian Folkways’ “Happy Valentine’s Day” playlist alone makes the day worth it. [You can jam out with the playlist for free on Spotify and Rhapsody, along with Rdio and MOG]
…and, if you’re still not convinced? *sigh* Okay, then. This is for you:
13 thoughts on “20 Reasons Valentine’s Day Actually DOESN’T Suck. (Really. Seriously.)”
I love Valentine’s Day! And everyday should be fondue day!
Hey! I like it, for those 20 reasons and beyond. I mean, to watch Die Hard, followed by Bridesmaids is the dream!
Ooh! Good taste! I am inspired =D
Glad to hear it. And by Die Hard, I mean 1, 2, and 4. 3 sucked. 🙂
I can’t wait for the lingerie to go on sale tomorrow… to get for my wife, I mean. Great post, Shauna!
I’m currently watching Kill Bill to decompress AND ring in my Reading Week. My Best Friend’s Wedding will begin at midnight. Oh, Julia…
Hah! I fulfilled my Julia quota with a Notting Hill girl’s night this weekend (read: exclaiming “FORGIVE! THINK OF JESUS!” to convince my religious friends to forgive my girl Julia and root for her.)
IT IS BEAUTIFUL
If it wasn’t two days after valentines day I would reblog it. Nawwww, still going to reblog it, because everything here is gospel.
Reblogged this on Black, White and the Shades in Between.
For someone that has never been a fan of this day, this was a fantastic post! I am glad I found it. It is almost enough to get me to like V-Day…almost!
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Love this list! 🙂