Valentines day - secretly detested by many and publicly deemed as pointless and unnecessary. In fact, if you show any interest at all it is assumed your love life is shocking and weak, and that you actually need a specific day to help rekindle a lost flame. So why do we continue to put pressure on ourselves and our relationships when this one (insignificant) day of the year comes around again?
In my opinion - and I'm actually single so perhaps you don't want it - but in my opinion, it shouldn't take 'a day' to motivate you to show some love - be it toward your other half or to anyone else in your life. Extravagant dinner plans, chocolates and flowers really, genuinely, mean very little in the wide scheme of things. Sure, these things are nice, but there's nothing new about them, they're nothing we can't purchase any other day of the year, and if anything, Valentines Day just makes things more expensive and restaurants more populated. Lets just love each other all the time. Makes things much easier.
Valentines Day this year has fallen on a Sunday. Which means, you have an excuse to be lazy and stay in if you're plans to dine out or go to the movies didn't develop from a nice idea into an actual plan. Personally, i'd prefer to be in the comfort of my own home with people I love, food I love even more and some classic lessons in love in the form of musical, literary or cinematic classics. Stray away from what is expected of you this Valentines Day and create your own meaningful memories by doing things differently. As Sunday's, especially during the winter, are practically designed for duvet days and nights, fire up the dvd player (or, more modernly, your netflix), fill the fridge and elope in a love affair with one or all of these timeless classics.
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