Valentines Day is not a great day to be single on. It's the one day of the year when the whole world seems to be conspiring to make you feel miserable about not having a significant other. All the might of the Flower-Chocolate-Greeting Card-Industrial Complex is brought to bear against the singles of the world in an attempt to make them feel so single that they vow to change it so they can buy Valentine's stuff the next February 14th. This year, I refuse to play that game.
Now there are a couple of options for those who want to stand up to the tyranny of Valentines. You can go to the dark side and really embrace your anger at the lovey dovey people of the world, listening to anti-love songs and leaving bitchy, passive-aggressive comments on the social media platform of your choice. Alternatively you can still use the day to celebrate all the love in your live - friends, family and everyone who makes your life better by being in it. Or you can go even further and celebrate Single Appreciation Day (S.A.D), using Valentines Day to celebrate all the great things about being single and the joy of getting to do things the way you like it without having to compromise. That is a great way to stick it to the shadowy overlords behind Valentines Day and I would probably choose the final option if I felt like expending all that energy.
So instead, I'm just going to have a Tuesday and wish all my friends who are in relationships a very happy Valentines. Hope it brings you nothing but joy, you deserve it! Plus to show my goodwill, here is a public service announcement for everyone who has a date lined up tonight. In the spirit of Valentines, it features Lady Gaga, love of my life, fire of my loins. Enjoy!