Valentines Day is the actual worst. Its not just bad for single people who get their singleness rubbed into their face for a day/weekend. Its also kind of miserable for people in relationships or the quasi-what-are-we-even?-relationships.
Even the most chill betches have been known to get their hopes up for Valentines Day only to be sorely disappointed by their significant other when the 14th rolls around. Heres what to do to not make yourself pathetic and sad this year. Ew.
Instagram isnt real
Someone probably really boring and wise once said Comparison is the thief of joy. Most of the time, comparison should bring you joy because your fucking awesome life looks pretty, well, fucking awesome compared to the lives of all the other basics out there. On Valentines Day though, just dont hang out on social media unless you have the greatest day of all time and need to show off. That probably wont happen, though. Your boyfriend is probably not going to bring you six-dozen roses or a Cartier Love bracelet. What he gives you is probably special in its own way, and you can never fault a guy for trying, but his acts of affection wont stack up to that Tumblr and Instagram nonsense.
Dont think youre getting engaged
If youve been in a seriously relationship for a while, dont think Valentines Day is THE DAY youre getting engaged. I can think of nothing more pathetic than a V Day engagement, well, maybe other than a Christmas Day engagement. Gross. You should be praying your boyfriend is more original and less of a hack than that.
Keep it low-key
Dont overwhelm yourself trying to make your entire day look like a sentimental love-fest that could make Nicholas Sparks jealous. Also, dont be a fucking idiot and spend a bunch of money on shit you cant afford in order to make yourself look or feel loved. If you arent feeling the love without the stupid holiday madness, maybe its time to reevaluate your relationship. Best advice: Care very little about what happens on Valentines Day and you wont be disappointed if it doesnt stack up to your wildest dreams. Also, remember to care about what actually does happen. If a dude goes out of his way to make you feel special, thats pretty impressive by itself. Say thank you.
Do what you love
My motto for Valentines Day is similar to that of birthdays, if youre doing what you love, you probz wont be disappointed. If you dont like going to a prix fixe meal and eating by candlelight, dont fucking think you need to do that because Jessica in accounting thinks thats the only way to go. If you think hiking and drinking beer with your lover is the best, do that. If you think brunch and a solid hookup sesh is great, do that. Dont do something you hate because it will look cool on Instagram. Just do you. Thats the betch way/best way.