Valentine’s day is an invented holiday that has become fraught with expectations and promises along with hurt and fake joy! Let’s challenge the meaning of this once a year time, and stop feeling wasted emotions. This one day of the year really has no meaning. It is a waste of time, energy, emotion, and love!
Nancy was already feeling in the dumps and it was only the middle of January. Fancy Valentine boxes of chocolates appearing in the local drug store made her feel worse. Valentine cards, ideas for gifts and romantic evenings seemed to be everywhere. Nancy, 28 and single, felt assaulted by the media and even the other gals in the office who were comfortably in relationships and busily planning for February 14th. And to make matters even worse, her boyfriend of the last 3 years had just married. She could only imagine how much fun he would be having in a few weeks.
With temperatures dropping across the country, it can be easy to want to stay indoors and escape the cold weather. Unless you are ordering take-out and the delivery man is a good looking single, the chances of meeting a special someone are limited. If you would rather have a Snuggie than a snuggle, use this time to try online dating. If you are already a member of one site, revamp your profile and update your information. By going online, you can search for singles without ever having to get out of your footed pajamas.
I guess everyone of us at least once been single on Valentine's Day. And even if it is not the end of the world, seeing all the happy couples in the restaurants, does make you want to have that special person by your side. So, here is what you should do to make sure you celebrate Valentine's Day with someone special.
Most elementary school students see Valentines Day either as a popularity contest, something related to that embarrassing business between girlfriends and boyfriends, or an excuse to eat candy. Either way, school-age kids can get kind of squirmy about it.
With Valentine's Day a mere six weeks away, retailers and storefronts have begun the great love day marketing push. If you are ready to find a partner for a date, an event or for life, now is the time. At the start of the year, more people are open to the opportunity to meet someone as part of their New Year's resolutions or simply to start the new year off with a fresh start. Here's a few suggestions for looking for love in all the right places.
One of the biggest misconceptions about love is that love is shaped like a pie. We are raised to believe that there is one "Mr. Right", one "Prince Charming", and one "soul-mate." This absolutist thinking sets us up for failure and disturbing and unwanted feelings of jealousy, insecurity, possessiveness that don't allow for love to grow, but in fact squelch and suppress it.
It's February 15th and beyond. After Valentine's Day, rather than a day filled with roses, chocolates, and kisses, you may find yourself suffering from Post Valentine's Day Delusions or PVDD.
While we all may know one smooth natural at the art of dating, it’s a challenge for the vast majority. I'm well aware of this because I’ve been there myself. The key to dating is learning specific skills and techniques to minimize your stress and ensure your success! Here are a few critical tips.
Let me first say that I am not opposed to romance. Yes, there are total cheeseball sap moments, but all in all, I am a huge fan of both romance and spontaneity. That being said, I think Valentine's Day is the WORST mix of both of those things. You know the day is coming and you know your SO enough to know what they are going to give you (maybe not, but you still know something will happen). I was told "He does something different every year.
It's a good thing that Kate Middleton has a new puppy to keep her company this Valentine's Day, as the 30-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is spending her first V-Day as a married woman (mostly) alone! Still, according to CelebDirtyLaundry, the British princess didn't lounge around, eating chocolate and watching movies at home.
Feeling inundated with info about the "most romantic day of the year" and wishing it were Feb. 15 already? Try being an editor for a website about love and relationships! Everybody in the world has something Valentine's Day-related to offer right now, and frankly, I've become more than a bit skeptical about all the hooplah.
Here are my top 10 anti-love/anti-Valentine's Day songs of the moment.