Singles Awareness Day (Otherwise known as Valentine’s Day).

February 15, 2012 at 4:12 am 2 comments

To my happy, ‘in a relationship’ friends: Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you had a romantic, gooey time, with your significant other. To my not so ‘in a relationship’ friends: I hope you had a fun day being single! This will be the first, of probably several, posts on relationships. But since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought this would be a good time to write the first one.

If you are a teenage guy (note the word ‘teenager’), this is what I predict you are thinking: “Whose stupid idea was it to put me in this stressful situation where I feel obligated to buy my girlfriend something? If I get her something, I not only empty my wallet, but miss out playing Battlefield 3 with my friends. If I ‘forget’ to buy her a dozen roses and a diamond necklace, then she’ll cry, and I hate it when girls cry.” Well, here’s some advice from an easy-to-please girl. Granted, you might have the girlfriend that really DOES expect the dozen roses and diamond necklace, in which case I can’t help you-but all a lot of us girls want is a simple reminder that you care. Those reminders include, but are not limited to: a bouquet, a card, a poem, an original song, a cd playlist, or anything that you personally thought of. Nothing fancy, nothing Hallmark-y, unless it was a joke between you and the girl. I might also point out that un-gluing your eyes from that Playstation 3 for a few hours, will not kill you. Here are a few rules to follow on Valentine’s Day:

Rule #1: Never, ever, EVER, break up with a girl on this day. If you do, you will be known as, “That jerkface who broke my heart on a holiday celebrating love.” Want to be remembered for that? Then go right ahead. But do not be surprised if no girl will go out with you after that.

Rule #2: Don’t complain. This is actually a rule that you should be reminding yourself of  daily.

Rule #3: Don’t try to pick out perfume without your girl’s best friend, unless the girl has specifically told you what she likes. DO NOT go with your best friend–he won’t know what to get any better than you will, and will probably suggest you get her some Old Spice instead, because that’s what he likes.

Rule #4: If you’re single, it would still be thoughtful of you to wish another single girl a, “Happy Valentine’s Day.” You will get props, for sure.

Now to my single ladies: Not having a boyfriend on this day sucks. You go all year planning your perfect Valentine’s Day. Then he breaks up with you. Or the day is suddenly upon you and you think, “Crap, I still don’t have a boyfriend!” And start frantically planning how you can get one in the next twenty four hours. Valentine’s Day comes, and you read the statuses people post on Facebook: “Ooo, my honey got me flowers!” Or, “Aw, my baby is just too sweet.” Or, “I have the best boyfriend everr like, OMG!” Then you eat the chocolate that you got from the only man in your life that seems to care (your fifty-something-year-old dad), go to your room, and cry for awhile at the unfairness in life–and the fact that you might have just gotten a zit from all the chocolate you snarfed. Pretty depressing picture, right?

Here are some things to keep in mind:

If you’re in highschool, it won’t last. Way more mature boys than the ones surrounding you now, will be all over you when you’re older.

Celebrate being single! It means you can flirt with the guys who are single as well. Only they are celebrating because they are off the hook for buying gifts this year.

Aaaand, my personal favorite: Take a cynical outlook on the whole situation. Honestly, Valentine’s Day is pretty silly. When people think of this holiday, it’s unlikely that they’ll think, “Oh! A chance for me to spread love to everyone!” even if that’s what it’s supposed to be about. No, they will think about the possibility of a boy saying those romantic words, “Be my Valentine?” Acting cynical towards the annoying people who won’t stop gushing about their boyfriends, is a good cover. Just don’t show that side of you when a guy is around or he’ll get the wrong impression. ;)

In conclusion: Boys, red roses are nice. And girls, go ahead and cry. Because yes, it can be a depressing holiday-after all, it IS drawing attention to single people-but be happy that you have one man that will be around to give you chocolate: and shoot the jerkface who broke up with you. Need I name who this special man is? I don’t think so.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie Ricker  |  February 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Wonderful post, Angela! I couldn’t have said it better!

    • 2. alwaysonstage  |  February 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you! It was fun to write about. ;) You should make a blog too!


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