Why do we get so crazy over Valentine’s Day?


I spent last weekend watching nothing but movies about love.  From the Twilight Saga and He’s Just Not That Into You to Sex and the City and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.  My entire 48 hours was filled with love and the one thing I learned is that love, true love is different for everyone.  What is it about Valentine’s Day that gets us all obsessed with being in love?

Are you crazy with love?

Do you get that way on Valentine’s Day?  It fascinates me how one day out of 365 can make women and girls alike so emotional.  Love it or hate it Valentine’s Day is coming and we all have to deal with it.  How we choose to deal with it is up to each of us individually.

I’ve been with BF for a long time but that doesn’t mean I haven’t had my share of both good and bad Valentine’s Days.  If you’re dating someone and they make  your day of love extremely special maybe you can’t help but wonder if marriage is not far off.  If you’re married to someone and he doesn’t bring you chocolate maybe you can’t help but wonder if it’s because he thinks I’m fat.  Yes, good or bad Valentine’s Day can bring out a little bit of crazy in all of us.

My best Valentine’s Day ever

When BF and I first started dating I entered a Valentine’s Day contest – and won!  I submitted a poem about love to a local radio station and they called me live on the air to tell me I was the grand prize winner.  It was a great feeling; not only because I won a special Valentine’s Day night out on the town with BF, but because my writing is what got us there.

We got all dressed up and were picked up in a limo for a night out on the town.  We started with dinner at a fancy restaurant then a play at a local theatre and finished off the evening with a night cap of dessert and coffee.  It was definitely romantic.

The food was so fancy we didn’t eat anything and the play was so boring that BF fell asleep.  However the chocolate cake was good and it was the first time in my life I had ever been in a limo.  So all in all it was a good Valentine’s Day.  We still laugh about it to date.

The worst Valentine’s Day to date

My worst Valentine’s Day was in a time pre BF.  When you’re a kid you spend Valentine’s Day with your parents, when you get a little bit older Valentine’s happiness depends on getting a paper love note from your grade school crush and as a teenager Valentine’s Day consists of watching love based horror movies with your friends – until you meet your high school sweetheart.

Back when I was a teenager I was head over heels in love (or so I thought) with a boy named Matt.  We took the same bus home from school and after an entire semester of admiring each other from a distance he finally asked me out.  We spent the entire Fall getting to know each other and crossing our circles of friends.

When Valentine’s Day came around I just assumed we would be spending it together.  When he didn’t make plans with me I just assumed he had a surprise planned – but you know what they say about assuming.

February 14th came and went without Matt.  My parents were out on a date, my younger sister was with her friends and there I was home alone with our dog.  The only thing worse than not having a date on Valentine’s Day when you have a boyfriend is spending the evening alone, at home, with your dog.  Worst. Valentine’s Day. Ever!

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