Well folks, Valentine's weekend of love has arrived! Some are going to eat by candle light, while others will walk the beach during sunset here in California or Hawaii. For my friends out in Snowmageddonville, perhaps marshmallows in front of the fire place while playing a fun game of Scrabble. Amazingly, there are some who believe their significant other when they say, “don't get me anything.“ If you actually believe this line, you also mistakenly believe taxes aren't going up next year!
I'm absolutely sure there are those against the Valentine movement, how it's one big marketing gimmick for guys to spend more money than they should. Unfortunately, you're right, but there's no stopping the movement. If you end up doing nothing this Valentine's weekend, not even a small gesture like a back massage, you're screwed, and not in a good way!
The one thing I caution ladies not to do is push. The more you push about what you want or want to do on Sunday, the more your guy won't want to do anything. If you keep hinting about chocolate covered strawberries, you're going to get one big fat biscuit of nothing! So shhh, let the man figure something out and get creative. Of course, ladies can always do something for us men too yeah? Nah, it's always on us men.
Valentine's Weekend Opportunity For Singles Everywhere!
For all the single folks out there, this Valentine's weekend is your opportunity to slap Valentine's Day in the face! Yes, you might feel a little queasy when you see couples holding hands and nuzzling each other's noses. You might want to stay inside and read a book or some Financial Samurai so you don't have to experience mushy love. But, that queasy feeling is precisely why other than New Year's Eve, Valentine's Eve is the best time to find someone!
Today is the day to call your single girlfriends and make plans for Saturday night. Valentine's Eve is the one night where wise, love-seeking, men go out and hope to meet like-minded women. Careful about roaming SMB's though. They might be out just looking to have some fun before the big day!
Seek Happiness This Valentine's Day
I used to be sad during Valentine's weekend when I was single. It's like celebrating Thanksgiving by yourself with no family. However, like the ambulance story mentions, you can shift the way you think and focus on the positives.
Before going out this weekend, watch this video by Imogen Heap. It's a sad song that talks about love's heartbreak and the search for something or someone new. Get a little depressed, then realize you're free and you have the power to seek happiness. This weekend could be the first weekend of the rest of your life!
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Dearest readers, what are your plans for this Valentine's Day? Do you plan to spend more money than normal on your honey? What's wrong with having fun during Valentine's weekend? If you are single, are you going to go tear up the town and put yourself out there, not afraid of rejection?
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