It’s the time of the year when people in love are excited to celebrate their love together.
Let’s face it, in a couple of days, it’ll be Valentine’s Day.
I’m single and available, ready to mingle.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I don’t have anyone pursuing me.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be receiving flowers and chocolates on the 14th and invitations to dinners.
But here are my thoughts on Valentine’s Day.
Social Media Exposure
I love memes. I truly do. But when it’s near Valentine’s Day, you get all these memes of the build-up to that day. It’s annoying. Be it pro-valentine or anti-valentine memes. It’s just annoying! There will be memes that make fun of singles and then there’s the most annoying part- couples posting cute pictures of themselves being all lovey-dovey and disgusting on their social media, clouding up my timeline. Sometimes I’m this close to unfollowing or unfriending them on my social media.
“Eh boy/girl, this Valentine’s Day any dates or not?”
“What are you doing on Valentine’s Day?”
“You receive/send any flowers to anyone?”
“Got boy/girl ask you go out for dinner or not?”
“When are you gonna find someone to celebrate V-day?”
“You not jealous meh, when you see your ex with his/her new partner?”
LEAVE US ALONE!
If you’d like to know what I’ll be doing for Valentine’s Day, I’ll be minding my own business and proceeding to my daily routine. What’s the big hoo-ha about this day honestly? It’s just a day for you to spend extra money unnecessarily on things you could’ve gotten on a normal day.
You know how irritating it is that some annoying couples who say “Every day is Valentine’s Day”? So live up to that. Don’t make it a big deal on February 14 if “every day is Valentine’s Day” to you. Don’t be all poetic and inspirational writing up a 500-word count caption on your Instagram post professing your love to your partner. WE ALREADY KNOW. When your teacher gave you homework to write on a topic, I don’t see you being so diligent writing a 500-word essay.
I’m single and loving it and I have a bunch of friends who are also single. Since all these couples love parading their love, we like to show off our friendship love too!
Sometimes, you just want to have dinner with your single friends, coincidentally on this “special” day.
What irks me is, what or who gives the restaurants the privilege to hike up their prices? We’ll be going to our usual nice restaurant, and suddenly, they don’t serve their usual menu, they decide to do only “Valentine’s Day sets”. And, it’s fully booked and won’t take walk-ins!
So where do we go in the end? To our local mamak. In our nice outfits.
So there you go. I am ranting not as a single who is hating Valentine’s Day just because I’m single. Like I said earlier, I have a couple of admirers.
I just don’t get what’s the big deal about this hyped-up celebration.
Submitted by: Forever alone girl