Every day, we have to witness couples holding hands, giving each other kisses and posting pictures with one another on Facebook. Now we have to deal with overly affectionate couples on Sweetest Day, too?
Don’t get me wrong, I am all about spreading the love. I am even more in favor of it when I have a significant other. That doesn’t mean I necessarily need a boyfriend to share the love with. I have friends and family to share it with as well.
But, with Sweetest Day approaching on Saturday, it makes me wonder what us single people have to look forward to.
Oh, right. Nothing.
There is no Hallmark holiday for us. In just a few months it will be Valentine’s Day, and us single people will be reminded again that yes, we are in fact still single.
Let’s be clear. I am not anti-relationships or anti-relationship holidays. However, I have been on both sides of the spectrum – single and in a relationship – and I think we all deserve a holiday to celebrate regardless of what side we are on.
Or better yet, maybe Sweetest Day should just be eliminated. After all, do we really need another holiday to show extra love and kindness to those we love? I don’t think so.
Our significant others all deserve to be shown they’re loved every day, and for free. Instead, we take the time and money to buy things like teddy bears, flowers, cards and chocolate. And then what?
Based on my own experiences and from what I’ve seen in romantic comedy movies (which obviously realistically portray real-life love situations), it’s important to show our loved ones acts of kindness when they least expect it. It will mean more and be better appreciated.
I’m not saying to hate on Sweetest Day. Just keep in mind we shouldn’t limit ourselves to this day and Valentine’s Day to show our appreciation for others. You don’t need to go out and spend a ton of money, either.
Most of all, spread the love every day of the year.