A day of the year where I am being reminded of the cringe worthy ways couples often over share their loving moments. As someone who is content with being loved in private through random love notes, cards or chocolate; why emphasis it with a day because love should be showed/felt with more than a days worth.
Unfortunately, it gets over marketed thanks to the power of social media, the over sharing cheapens the excitement since its more a way to “Keep up with the Jones” (social media edition). Also, it drives the lover, partner, suitor/s to material lenghts in proving their affection/love. Gone are the days where intangible acts of love are given such as mere touch, hugs or quality time could mean so much more.
It becomes more apparent when one is single because its not only obvious but its also felt. Now I’m not down playing anyone who prefers being single due to self love or self care either, because its been my status for years. I merely stated it because everyone deserves to be loved so it matters.
I just think that no matter ones status is, a day of love should mean more than a box of chocolate and a bouquet of flowers but then again, I’m just a hopeful romantic.