Let’s keep this short-
I am so bored of people using love as an excuse. And even more so of a manufactured holiday reminding the world over and over again of it. Nothing has changed, I still liken Valentine’s Day as VD because Venereal Diseases hurt, can cause awful sores in your skin, ache thru muscle and bone and can cause death just like love.
Also, stop tossing around soul mate. FYI: You must work for it. Your "soul-mate" isn't in your zip code shopping at the local grocery store. Soul mates are rare like a unicorn or a gay car mechanic. I blame Twilight. But then again I blame Twilight for a lot of things.
I love you, I love you, I love you; Blah! I love you is eight letters long just like the word, ‘bullshit’.
Too harsh? OK, maybe, just maybe, it’s something you grow into, like say olives, hummus or tomato juice without vodka. I guess time will tell. But between you and me, I doubt it.
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Anti-Valentine’s Day is the love child of two powerful dynamics, (1) a discontent over being bereft on a holiday celebrating coupling (whether the discontent is generated by an unrequited longing for romance or by the perception that single people are considered deficient or pitiful in this culture) and (2) a revolt against the commercial and arbitrary nature of the Valentine’s Day holiday.
When those two forces hooked up, they produced a particularly feisty progeny.
The description in this excerpt from Be My Anti-Valentine: Rallying Against Cupid’s Corruption by Rebecca Lazarenko1 is representative:
Customarily reserved for bitter singles and broken hearts, anti-Valentine’s Day sentiments are slowly being echoed by everyone from the voluntarily unattached to the happily married.
Anti-Valentine’s Day and the newly created Singles Awareness Day are following in the footsteps of anti-commercialism giants like Buy Nothing Day and D-I-Y Christmas. The out-of-nowhere attack of these un-holidays is hitting corporations where it hurts the most – espousing the existence of inherent narcissism in such red-letter days and attempting to reverse their ever-broadening commercial appeal.
The movement has divided itself into two consequential occasions: Singles Awareness Day and Anti-Valentines Day – both conveniently falling on Feb. 14.
“The exact founding of Singles Awareness Day is unknown,” ...