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The Relationship Corner: Valentine's Day Tips

By @CurlsAndSports 





In just about less than a week, we'll get to see a lot of spiteful people, couples in love, engagements & friends who celebrate Valentine's Day amongst one another. As much as we love to say, "Valentine's Day really doesn't matter to me," you know that deep down it really does. The aspect of that Hallmark holiday that you deeply care about tells a lot about your character. The only way you can stop this holiday by coming is to disappear and we don't want that to happen. Let's explore the aspect of Valentine's Day.




If you're in a relationship, you're planning ahead. This means that around Martin Luther King Day, you're thinking of where to go, do, etc. In my opinion, I never understood the reason why lavish gifts should be given on Valentine's Day. I remember I once read a tweet about a girl who wanted a pair of Michael Kors rain boots and was "going to break up with her boo if he didn't get them." Umm, chill. Commercials don't necessarily help society out, but expecting gifts like rainboots? Man, Christmas was barely two months ago. The day is meant to go away on a mini getaway, dinner, couples shit. Think outside the box and have fun. Oh, for those of you who say "you hate flowers," y'all are a bunch of liars and probably never got flowers. I'm still thing to figure out who made this generation of females who reject flowers when that gesture is incredibly thoughtful. When all else fails, simple shit always leaves a lasting memory on your lover. BUT bottom line, you know you're expecting something on Valentine's Day so don't come up short either.

I think one of my favorite things about Valentine's Day is to see how friends celebrate it. But I think this may be more geared towards women. Get your girl those sandals she's been eyeing or that lipstick. You don't have to be in a relationship in order to participate in Valentine's Day.





Now we're down to the nitty gritty part of the convo: what to do if you're single on Valentine's Day. Some like to playfully call this "Singles Awareness Day." I'm sorry, but there's nothing funny about that term. If anything, it literally brings you more aware to the fact that you're single. And sure you may be happy that you're single, but you're going to be annoyed when you see or hear about others Valentine's Day. I secretly wonder if those that are so bitter on Valentine's Day were the kids in grade school that didn't get anything. Get over it: you're single and complaining about it isn't going to get you anywhere. But ultimately, although I may be in a relationship, being single was literally the greatest thing that could've happened. I was able to find myself and didn't settle for whatever came my way. Be happy you're single and not in a miserable relationship.

Valentine's Day isn't just some other day as people say. They would like to believe, but it isn't. Let's get that through our not so thick skulls. However, if that works for you, then continue about your day because I'm sure we'd all love to ignore the Hallmark Holiday it really is.

-Erika

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