February 14! At last, all of you, married, in relationships or hopeful singles rejoice! The day where you can show your love to your loved one is here!
According to the legend, St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer.
Since Legenda Aurea still provided no connections whatsoever with sentimental love, appropriate lore has been embroidered in modern times to portray Valentine as a priest who refused an unattested law attributed to Roman Emperor Claudius II, allegedly ordering that young men remain single. The Emperor supposedly did this to grow his army, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail.
My heart already beats fast... not. Seriously we are so desperate that we need a day to remind us to be good and thoughtful to our other half? Hell even those that don't have a bf or gf they try hard to find one to spend Valentine's day together. Our club wielding ancestor would cry...
What I like the most about this day is the people that say "Who cares about Valentine's day?" or "Valentine's day sucks" and then you see them either:
1. Crying their eyes out in bed
2. Start calling everyone they know to go out on a date
3. Get mad because their bf or gf didn't bought em anything or didn't make plans for the day.
Also getting a bf or a gf to spend Valentine's day together is like buying a Boeing 747 for the free peanuts... Not worth it. Men hate this holiday because let's be honest... we have to pay for it... AND because today Barcelona plays on Champion's League. Women that are in relationships:
1) Love this vacation and they are happy with their bf
2) Hate this vacation because they are single
3) Love this vacation but their bf hasn't planned anything more than a flower, so they hate him instead
4) Hate this vacation but go out with their gfs to have their Anti-Valentine's day and scream we don't need men (but cry their eyes out when they get home feeling lonely and why no one loves them etc.)
and so on...
So who gains from this vacation? Valentine's day is a huge industry. Teddy bears, hearts, flowers, jewelry, sexy lingerie (noticed how tiny they are yet they cost so much?), fancy restaurants, hotel rooms, dinners... and all these in one day! Hell I am thinking of opening a business just for one day and then go default! (Don't start...)
Honestly if someone waits for a particular day to show you how much he/she loves you then you need to find someone better. And this is what this holiday shows. How unimaginative and predictable we are. Why men and women cheat and don't get along. Valentine's day if anything should be about something new and not something out of the ordinary. If you took your gf to a fancy restaurant on a Hotel one day today you can take her in a restaurant by the beach. Not today to be the only day of the year that you actually took her somewhere.
Also women... this isn't woman's day. It's called Valentine's day. Meaning you have to buy him something too. Sexual favors follow the above rule so they don't count. And if you do em then you don't know men at all. As you can't go back in lifestyle, men can't go back in sex. Meaning once you put something in the menu, it stays in the menu! - Chris Rock
If he takes you out and pays 200 euros (you better marry this girl after that bro), expect he will expect something in return. A 2 euro key chain doesn't cut it. Or a cactus. If I wanted to spend 200 euros somewhere and please myself instead, I 'd hire an escort.
Have you seen How I met your mother? Barney says that 13th of February is called desperation day. Women that day are easy because they want a date for the next day. Well I don't know about 13th but my phone and FB started having an unusual high activity since the 1st of the month. Girls I haven't talked all year called me to see how I was and where I've been. I smell a conspiracy here..
So my advice is: If you are single don't get out of your way to have a date today. Chances are even if you get a date it won't end up in a relationship or if it ends up it started with the wrong reasons. That's the road to disappointment. If you are not single, remember that each year has 365 days. Don't bend out of shape just because today you feel obliged to do something. Do something because you feel like it and because you really care about the person you are with. If you don't someone else will. Simple math: you do something special today only = 1 point. Someone else does something special any other day = 364... Do you see.... Where I am going... with this?
As for me...I love you all <3