It's almost Valentine's Day! Are you ready to get this party started? Whether you're in a relationship or not, Valentine's Day can still be boatloads of fun. Have you ever been single in a bar on Valentine's Day? If you're looking to get some, it's literally like shooting fish in a barrel. It's not even fair how easy it is.
However, for those in a relationship, the big V-Day can be a bit more complicated. There is, of course, the pressure to fulfill the expectations of your significant other. For men, this means they're definitely assuming that you, ladies, will be putting out on the special day. In fact, a large majority of dudes, at 62 percent, not only expect to get laid, but also expect the sex to be better than it usually is. Apparently men think giving us a dozen roses and a box of chocolates will lead to sexual goodies that will blow their mind for the night. Oh, silly guys! Fifty percent of women, on the other hand, beg to differ. Just because it's Valentine’s Day, it doesn't necessarily mean we're going to fulfill your wildest sexual fantasies. Sorry!
Elite Singles, in participation with Science of Relationships, not only found that the expectations between the genders are askew, but that Valentine's Day actually appears to weigh heavier on the minds of those in relationships. For example, 25 percent of people who participated in the survey said that they'd be kind enough to break up with their partner after Valentine's Day. I mean, if you're going to break their heart, you'd think sooner than later would be the key, but for some reason people wait. Maybe they really do want that stuffed animal holding a red heart that says "Be Mine," after all? How interesting, yet a bit sad, too.
Speaking of sad, the award for the sadder of the two sexes goes to the guys. Forty-five percent more men than women would rather hold on to an awful, loveless relationship than be alone on Valentine's Day. Really? I mean, really? Someone alert all the companies that market themselves to men and the gifts they should be giving the lady in their life, because based on this statistic, the ones to really cater to and fawn over are dudes.
The idea of men being needier, especially on Valentine's Day, definitely goes against what most of us have always been taught by V-Day commercials and society as a whole. If this day is so paramount to men and they have such an intense need to be in a relationship for it — and get laid too — what does that say about how men view relationships the rest of the days of the year?
Could it be that gender stereotypes are bunk and the flowers should be sent to gentlemen, too? I wonder if this means that the 10 percent of people who admitted to sending themselves flowers on Valentine's Day, are mostly guys. Could it be that we've been doing this Valentine's Day thing all wrong?
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