Valentine’s Day can trigger ~emotions~ in all of us. Whether it’s high expectations that could never be met, loneliness, or unbridled anger, February 14th is never a neutral day. To the one girl out there who has the perfect Valentine’s Day with the person of her dreams- congratulations. The rest of us have to come to terms with the commercial holiday society has forced down our throats. It’s the flower, candy, and card companies who really benefit from this day devoted to love. (The only upside? Lots and lots of chocolate.)
How can you deal with all the baggage that comes with this one date? Make up your own holiday! Galentine’s Day, for example, was created by Parks and Rec‘s Lesley Knope as a way to have quality ladies time on February 13th. You could make it into a “Treat Yo’Self” Day where you buy yourself somethings nice. Or you could throw a big party in defiance of the traditional Valentine’s activities. “See, Saint Valentine? You don’t have to have a romantic dinner for two to have fun on February 14th! HAHAHA.”
Another great way to process feelings is by laughing. (Hey- it’s better than crying!) Here are some of the funniest things that people have said about Valentine’s Day on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram:
1. This is the real meaning of Valentine’s Day.
less than 1 month until valentine’s day which means less than 1 month until i buy 75% clearance chocolate for myself at target
— Sarcasm (@ComedyPosts) January 17, 2014
2. Sometimes it feels like you’re literally only the single one.
That moment you realized your milk has a Valentine's Day date & you don't… pic.twitter.com/ohh3cpKdT4
— tina (@ltsTina) January 13, 2016
3. You should know the hidden facts about Valentine’s Day:
4. This one reminds you of your real Valentine:
What's my type? Someone who is supportive. Someone who is warm. Someone I can just curl up and relax with. Wait I'm describing my bed again.
— Jamie Woodham (@jwoodham) December 2, 2014
5. Who needs a bae when you have this?
6. A How-To:
7. We’ve discovered a new name:
Happy alentine's ay To all those not getting the V or the D today.
— Tyrion Lannister (@GoT_Tyrion) February 14, 2015
8. At least you’re not alone, right?
9. So THIS is how it’s done. . .
10. Remember when you would write your parents Valentine’s Day cards?
11. Here’s a special card for our soldiers.
12. When you’re feeling down, remember this cute story.
13. EVERYONE’S IN THE SPIRIT!
14. Even cats.
15. Here’s a fun thing to do:
Make it awkward today by asking people what they did for Valentine's Day. When they answer "dinner", you should say "no…after that".
— Mickey Mt. Vernon (@WhatevaConc) February 15, 2014
16. Because don’t lie – this is what you really want:
The only valentines day present that matters pic.twitter.com/yyLMjqYrHn
— Life Hacks (@LifeHacks) January 22, 2016
17. Seriously- perk up!
If you're sad about being alone on Valentine's Day just remember.. Nobody loves you on the other days of the year either.
— Fill Werrell (@FillWerrell) February 15, 2014
18. Expectations only lead to disappointment.
How I wanna be on Valentines Day vs how I'm gonna be on Valentine's Day pic.twitter.com/hp0JWmXYuA
— Yung Lo ™ (@_KingJonez) January 23, 2016
19. This baby gets you:
20. Let’s not forget the real heroes:
Shout out to hotel maids changing sheets on February 15th.
— Mickey Mt. Vernon (@WhatevaConc) February 9, 2014
21. Don’t forget!
22. WHO’S WITH ME?!
We should get rid of Valentines Day and replace it with a second Thanksgiving
— Ellen DeGenres (@TheElIIenShow) February 10, 2015
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments below!