I've Never Had A Valentine, But That's Never Stopped Me From Being In Love With Valentine's Day

February 14th is a day couples overcompensate on big time. They give each other lavish flowers, chocolates, and gifts that would make you think they're celebrating some sort of anniversary. Nope. Just Valentine's Day, nothing out of the ordinary.

Instagram is going to vomit sentimental pictures and on Twitter, couples will be tweeting about just how happy they are to have found "the one." Do I sound like I'm painfully single and petty? I know I must sound that way because I am, in a sense.

I've never had a Valentine, and it's something I can say that I've always wanted. I definitely sound like a jealous hater, but that's far from the truth.

I'm an absolute sucker for Valentine's Day.

The love I can see between couples really comes out during this time of year. Everyone reflects on their partner and how much they've brought into their lives since they started seeing each other. I think the excessive presents and lovey-dovey language on posts is a tad too extra for my taste, but I still think it's still cute none the less. Buying gifts for those we love is one more way to show how much they mean to you. But, it's not all about the gifts of course. The whole point of the day is to be with your person and enjoy their company.

I love the color red for its symbolic meaning of passion. The passion you feel for the person you're with is something unfathomable to anyone except the two of you. While I can say I've felt that passion with guys in the past, it was never to the extent of those couples in actual, mature relationships. Embracing the passion of the color red is something we can see in stores everywhere. Clothes, candy, and more all colored various shades of red beckoning us to buy them for ourselves or for our significant others. Take that passion and say something amazing or go on a spontaneous trip to watch the sunset. The materialistic tendencies Valentine's Day ushers out of some couples should be pushed aside for passion, love, and thankfulness because there are plenty of us out there who don't have anyone to say goodnight to.

I love the idea of love and it's amazing that we have a designated day for it every year where everything comes to fruition. Loving whoever you want to love is the message Valentine's Day has always sent, and in 2019 that message is as clear as day to all. Love is what keeps relationships alive when hope seems lost and allows humanity to do the amazing things we have accomplished for centuries.

Yes, I'm jealous I'm not getting any gifts or romantic tweets about how much my imaginary boyfriend loves me. That being said, I'm so happy for those who do, and I only wish them the best in their relationships. Valentine's Day is a day we should all loves ourselves and those important in our lives, and I'll always love it for all that it stands for.

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Cuffing Season May Have Ended But That Doesn't Mean My Shot At Love Has Gone With It

Hurt leads to happiness, never stop looking for it


This time last month, I thought I'd met a guy who would put an end to my vacant cuffing season. He checked off every box on my list and created new ones to add to it. I was in a daze and things went fast and I was perfectly fine with that. Voices in one ear said be careful, while voices in another said go for it. I let my guard down, and I got played, it's as simple as that. He got what he was after. It stung and it still does. He took a part of me with him through the door, and I don't think I'll ever get that back.

I am still coping, but I'm better than I was when it happened just two weeks ago. I'm ready to get back up on my horse and ride the trail of single life confidently again. Some may say cuffing season is over, but I have to disagree. I refuse to give up on the search for a relationship and neither should you.

Some people find their person earlier than others, and while I am jealous of that, I have to remember to remind myself that there's someone out there for everyone. He's probably figuring out life, just like I am, maybe wondering where the girl of his dreams is. I'll never know what he's up to, but I'm sure he's probably going through or has gone through similar issues. If I give up, and consume myself with the fact that I always end up single and will be forever, I'll never get anywhere in life. I know my worth and the right person will see that and snatch me up. In the meantime, there is no need to just sit around and wait for him to show up.

I'm a work in progress waiting for the mechanic to oil me up and set me free. I'm free, but I want someone to be free with if that makes sense. Yes, I'm struggling with some self-image issues at the moment, but everyone has their struggles. I'm at peace with the woman I am and am proud of how far I've come in my almost twenty-one years I've been on this Earth. You and I, we don't need to be with anyone who's anything less than what we want.

You deserve the moon and the stars and everything that lies beyond. You are priceless, and don't let anyone make you feel differently. Relationships are meant to develop as their destined to, so forcing anything won't work in anyone's favor. That being said, be open and honest with who you talk to, and let yourself be hurt. Hurt leads to happiness, whether we see it that way at the moment or not.

I've had my moments of hoping that boy will message me again, professing how sorry he is, and asking for another chance. I'm a forgiving person, so I try and hear everyone out, even if it's against my better judgment. I know that this trial is just leading on to someone better, and I refuse to let myself give up because a few busybodies think cuffing season is over.

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Having A 'Talking Stage' Proves Why Millennials Just Suck At Dating

Because who actually "commits" in 2019?


As a millennial who is currently in college, I've noticed that dating isn't how it used to be like back in 1995. We are the generation that can't live without our phones, are tech-savvy, and sadly, the ones who suck at dating.

This is not another bitter article because I "don't have a man," or I'm "jealous of what people have." In fact, I am actually in a good place and I am speaking on behalf of what I've seen. I'm tired of my friends coming up to me crying because their "man-who-isn't-really-their-man" isn't acting right.

I've seen more friends with benefits and flings rather than relationships.

Maybe I'm different, but I can't imagine just being around someone only to have sex. After a while, that gets extremely boring and if you have nothing else to offer, you just get "ghosted" instead of telling that person how you really feel.

See, in my opinion, that's the problem with this generation. Sex is considered meaningless now and it is basically easy to get. With all of these dating apps swirling around, it's almost impossible to avoid it. People would rather have meaningless sex than get to know a person and commit. It's like every time the word "commitment" or "relationship" is brought up, that person runs away. But they're so comfortable to have sex.

What really irritates me is that after two weeks, a lot of guys, in particular, get mad when a girl asks him to get rid of his "hoes" or "other girls he's talking to," but still expect a girl to drop their pants after talking to them for two hours.

That's another thing too. Let's talk about the "talking stage." So basically, by INFORMAL definition, the "talking stage" is basically when two people just TALK before dating. Did you make a face yet? Because that exists now. But seriously, talking about WHAT honestly? Don't you do that when you're I don't know, DATING? And even during the talking stage, people still have sex, which makes no sense to me. You guys aren't dating but you're not dealing with anyone else. In fact, they'll get mad when you're hooking up with someone else. And when you start to catch feelings, it ends with "Oh, I'm not ready for a relationship right now."

So what exactly are we doing then?

Wasting my time?

Imagine filling out a relationship status on a ballot or something and the options are; "single," "married," "widowed," or "we're talking." And no, that's not what "it's complicated" is for.

It's sad because I feel as if this generation forgot how to love again. There are many people who are currently in relationships who are lucky. But for the rest of this generation, people would rather bang it out then talk it out. And people would rather "talk" than "date." I mean, what's wrong with both? If you're happy with what you are doing, then do what ever you want girl! If you are in this situation and you're unhappy, then what exactly do you want? Attention is nice, but after a while, if that person isn't really fulfilling your needs, what's the point of being with them then?

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