I know that we women are known for liking shiny things and gifts but the fact that 53% of women would end their relationship if they didn’t receive something on Valentine’s Day leaves me a little disheartened by my gender.
For me Valentine’s Day is a time to show those you love how you feel about them and yes this can also be done the other 364 days of the year but I personally think there is something special about the fact there is a day dedicated to love.
Up until the 14th of February 2017 I hadn’t had what you would call a successful Valentine’s Day. The majority of them had been spent single and the year that I was in a relationship over Valentine’s I had messages off girls saying they had been sleeping with my (now) ex.
I had always witnessed Valentine’s Day through other peoples accounts, friends who would get flowers sent to work, family who would find jewellery on the table with breakfast and let’s not forget those romantic nights out or weekends away.
But then last year that all changed. Suddenly I had someone who I loved and who loved me. I had the excitement of choosing the right card and the butterflies at knowing we were going away together. Finally Valentine’s meant something to me and truth be told every day we’ve spent together does.
I waited years for this feeling, not knowing if it would happen to me and I wish I hadn’t looked upon the day with a mixture of bitterness and envy.
Which I why I now believe that whether you are single or loved up this February 14th, you should make the most of it and enjoy the day.
Single people, buy that item you’ve been contemplating and make your own happiness. And for all the couples out there, make memories and enjoy the day together. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s or another Wednesday,…. enjoy every second with the one you love.
However you are spending the day don’t forget to talk about love!