So Valentine's Day is next week and depending on your current relationship status you either hate it or love it right? Wrong, Valentine's Day shouldn't be such a big deal, after all it is just like any other day I mean, it is a Tuesday on February, I'm sure we will all have to go to work or school (If you are like me both and you will have a midterm). So there you have it Valentine's Day is not even a Holiday, so don't freak out if your single and don't make it more than it is if you are in a relationship. And if you need some ideas you have come to the right place.
If you are single:
Don't worry being single on Valentine's Day doesn't mean you can't celebrate it or that it has to be Doomsday (stop being a drama queen as your friend let me tell you it makes you look crazy when you write all over your status how much Valentine's day sucks). Being of Hispanic decent I can tell you that in many places in Latin America Valentine's Day is called Dia Del Amor y La Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship). So why not celebrate this day with your real loves, the people that have been there all along, those who know how to appreciate pink as much as you and who wouldn't mind getting a little chocolate...yes I'm talking about your girls, your besties, your soul sisters. Because once you notice you aren't alone and that there is others out there that just like you haven't yet found their match, you will be able to actually have fun. Use this day as an excuse to catch up and celebrate the ladies in your life get them a sweet treat, relax at a spa, or simply hang out and have a chick flick night. As a matter of fact this is exactly what I will be doing this Valentine's Day, spending it with my girls. Just like I spend last year with none other than my Big Sis and let me tell you it was a blast. (I don't know what is it but guys seem to disappear in February crazy right?) Last year we went for a walk at The Grove and got to meet a lot of Kens, yes as in Barbie's Ken, it was awesome it was like a bunch of hot guys in display. Anyways my point is why not make the best of what you have, and with great girls like yours who needs a boyfriend.
If you have fallen to the dark side, I mean in a relationship:
First of all let me give you my condolences, I'm just kidding, congrats for finding a guy decent enough to captive your attention. However, please don't make Valentine's Day sound like the most important day ever. If you really are in love you don't need a day to be super romantic and show your feelings, you should do this every day you spend with that special somebody. There is no need to be a show off and put PDA pictures of you and your boy all over Facebook or tweet pictures of the flowers you got at work, because unless you are Jennifer Aniston we don't really care that much about your love life. I mean keep something to yourself, your personal love life shouldn't be all over the web it is called personal for a reason (perfect role model Beyonce even though she is super famous she keeps her personal life separate from her public one). So take the pressure off and have a nice day with your love, make it about you and him, not about a unimaginative, consumerist-oriented and entirely arbitrary, manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance.
So there you go ladies single or not, any day that revolves around pink and chocolate should not be a negative one.
Keep it classy...
xo xo Dee♥
P.S. Check out this video about Valentine's Day by Kingsley a YouTube sensation he is hilarious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKFawKwqrLI