It’s come around again, that time of the year when couples decide to go all out, buying presents, treating each other, etc. Whilst this seem may a good gesture to some who buy into the Valentine concept, I have friends (and know people)who don’t agree with the idea. Either way, I have noticed that some singles tend to get ‘emotional’ at this time, I suppose if they are romantic at heart it will affect them especially the build up – the adverts everywhere, coupled folks around them talking about it.
It is easy for people to say, ‘get over it’ but we have to recognise some people are more sensitive than others, be accommodating of our differences/personalities. Some could say it is not a Christian thing, true but that is not what I am trying to address but the fact that some are reminded of their singleness, in other words, they feel a ‘wave’ of loneliness. If they are the romantic type or have been in a relationship they may find themselves wishing there was someone in their lives who could go take them out somewhere nice, feel special …… You know what I am getting at it, I don’t need to draw a full picture.
What is the solution whether or not you are into Valentine or not? From a Christian perspective it is a waste of money, the commonest argument is that why does it have to be just one day a year. In other words, why can’t you be showered with gifts throughout the year. I completely agree with the latter as a relationship is meant to be spontaneous, eg; planning a surprise weekend away, shower each other with gifts without needing a reason, or a particular day of the year, etc.
However, there is a way to turn this into an advantage for a singleton, make it fun day with friends or even family. I won’t recommend going to restaurants or even the cinema – it will be jam packed with loved up couples, lol. It doesn’t even have to be outdoor stuff, it could be indoors, basically make it an enjoyable/memorable day. And if like me you are not bothered then carry on as normal. I am actually not sure what I am doing sure what I am doing this weekend, as my plans have fallen through, I didn’t even think of Valentine’s day when plans were, we just agreed on the 2nd Saturday of February without looking at dates. I am sure something will come up but I will be avoiding the places I mentioned earlier.
Have a fun time whatever you do.