Lower your expectations ladies. Seriously. This sham of a holiday does nothing but raise women’s expectations, and set men up to fail or disappoint you, and bullying them into spending too much money on stupid crap. Why even bother?
For those of you that are single? You’re not missing anything. Trying to get a reservation on Valentines day is like trying to decide if you want to eat at 4pm with the old people or 10:30 with the drunken hipsters. The price of everything is also tripled and the quality of said food, flowers or whatever goes down exponentially.
I’m an old married person. We give cards to each other, generally have dinner at home, and he buys me a bouquet of flowers from Costco. Because the last time he spent 80.00 on flowers from some delivery place just because it was Vday I yelled at him. That same boquet could be yours for 14.99 at Costco.
I’m not bitter. I’m just realistic. In my twenties I was always hopeful on Valentines day, for some grand gesture that never came. In my 30′s I would go over to a friends house with champers, watch chick flicks in our jammies and get drunk (until I met my husband) then you know, I had to stop doing that.
It’s just too much pressure for all involved, and frankly, trying to get groomed and waxed and have all the right hair removed at the same time, is a giant pain in the vaj. Not that I’m not trying.
Valentines day can kiss my tukus.