Once upon a time, the answer would have been, unabashedly, that I hate Valentine’s Day.
For many years that was my stance on the saccharine-sweet, commerce-created, sap-fest that happens every February 14th.
Of course, that’s when I was single and bitter about it… so… yeah.
As years have passed since those dark and lonely days, I’ve made peace with Cupid and his arrows. Generally, I’m now indifferent toward Valentine’s day as a concept. All the red and frills and fake-niceness (and real bitterness) it brings out still get to me, but I’ve gotten pretty good at not adding to the negativity most of the time.
If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, I say use it as a chance to revel in some old crushes and build up the most important relationship you’re ever going to have: the one with yourself.
And if, by chance, you find yourself with just the right person on that day… well, by all means enjoy the hell out of it!
For anyone between those extremes of alone and together: you should probably figure that out and get to where you want to be.
Now you know how I feel about Valentine’s Day. I’m running a poll over on Facebook to find out how other people feel about it. So, click the button below and give me your answer! (And you can even Like the Without Being Crushed fan page while you’re over there.)
If, for some reason that poll doesn’t work for you, feel free to just answer below in the comments. 😉