Valentines Day often challenges our views on love, and today social media outlets are filled with a barrage of opinions. So I might as well add another one.
Originally posted on Feb. 14, 2014, at 3:21 p.m.
My view on Valentines Day is pretty simple.
I’ve had every possible kind of Valentines Day.
The best one obviously ended like this:
Just kidding, it was like this:
(Love you, mum!)
Valentines Day does force you to examine how you feel about your current relationship status.
I have been in many relationships. This is a brief visualisation of how most of them go:
Then I run to my friends. Typically in tears.
They try to impress the gravity of the situation on me.
They’re pretty supportive.
My friends get me around to my real feelings on the matter.
In general, I’m thankful for the loves that I have been fortunate enough to have in my life. But also glad that they’re in the past
I’ve found a lot of happiness in being single.
I don’t want to be alone forever, but when you’ve been in love more than once before it leaves you with a sense of optimism.
Because I’ve met multiple people who could have been The One.
I haven’t met these people all at once, but seriously consider the notion that out of the BILLIONS of people in the world there is only one other person meant for you. Not only would that be cruel, but also biologically and evolutionarily irresponsible.
Besides, being single is pretty great.
So is being in love, even if I do get a bit over excited about it.
But in your twenties, nay even in your thirties, despite the incessant running commentary from relatives on the subject of your marriage status, does finding love really matter?
So whether you’re spending Valentines Day by yourself.
With a partner.
Or with your dog.
Here’s to you, and to love.
And always remember: