By Lynsey Eaton | Photography by SUKILYNN
We have a confession: If Valentine’s Day was on Facebook, we would not like it’s page. If it was our friend, we would have already blocked it for all of it’s overly annoying posts.
Now before you start lecturing us on the joys of romance, we aren’t down on love. On the contrary, we love love. We are just down on the idea that we should all expect the exact same day every year to be perfect because of it.
No matter how much Valentine’s Day brags about its fancy chocolates or how many photos it posts with hearts on its sleeves, we aren’t double tapping that evening in a restaurant filled with red balloons and couples mooning over a bottle of wine a la Sex and the City, even if it is with your “Galentine.”
The whole thing feels like an overly enthusiastic post from a friend bragging about a trip you know they were miserable on. Why bother?
Instead, we are using it as the perfect excuse to buy some new underwear (no one does Valentine’s Day like Cosabella) and spend the evening drinking that same bottle of wine (only half the price) over ice cream on our couch. No one said we couldn’t have fun – we aren’t TOTAL spoil sports. Let’s just call it a Fifty Shades of Grey celebration instead…and keep it off of Facebook.
The whole thing feels like an overly enthusiastic post from a friend bragging about a trip you know they were miserable on.