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Loves Me Not

Oh Valentines Day, the one day a year that makes couples “official” and single people ever more depressed. For those in a relationship, I would like to say “Congratulations.” I am truly happy that you found someone that takes away the loneliness, and I hope your love never burns out. But this post isn’t directed at you. No, it’s directed at the majority of us who are (once again) alone on Valentines Day.  Now stop me if you’ve heard this one:

If you’ve ever been alone on Valentines Day or even February, you begin to notice all the other people who are in relationships. Don’t even get me started on the music. You can’t turn on the radio or go onto YouTube without having love songs shoved into your ears.  And if you’re like me, you know it hurts. You ask yourself all kinds of questions like “Why don’t I have a boyfriend/girlfriend?” or “Will I ever find someone?’ After a while, you enter what’s known as the Lonely Hearts Club. You are now one of millions, if not billions, of people who are alone on Valentines Day. But, what’s funny is, you’re in this Lonely Hearts Club, but aren’t clubs where a group of people, of a similar interest/mindset,  actually get together? But instead of getting together with our single friends, we quietly mop for 24 hours, simply because we don’t have one person all others to give chocolate to? And for the people who either just got over a breakup or is stilling licking their wounds, I know it hurts now, but in time you get over him/her.  Guy/girls are like buses; there’ll be another one in ten minutes.

The point is, you don’t have to be alone on Valentines Day. Make a party of it! Get some friends and have fun, heck give them candy. Personally, I would much rather have fun with some friends than be lonely. So to those broken hearts that play the blues, find each other and play a different tune.

 

 

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