Despite knowing that a lot of people like February 14th, I only somewhat enjoy Valentine’s Day. I recognize that it’s a chance to show your love and affection for the precious ones in your life, especially your significant other.
However, one thing I do not like about it is the pressure. There’s pressure to spend your money dining out at a fancy restaurant when all you really wanna do is eat at Taco Bell. There’s pressure to get him a gift, which is stressful because what if he doesn’t like it and how much should I spend on it and oh my god what if he gets me a better gift and I look like a stingy fuck?
Don’t get me wrong – I like fancy dinners and giving/receiving nice gifts as much as the next gal. In fact, eating out is one of my main expenses. What I don’t like is the pressure to do all those things on a specific day. What if I’m not feeling up to scouring the malls for the perfect gift? What if I want to stay in bed alone and watch Marvel movies on the 14th?
That’s why I was happy to spend time with the boyfriend in a simple way. I just wanted to be with him, whether it was in a McDonald’s or in a steak restaurant. Next weekend, I’m buying him jeans and shirts not because it’s V-Day but because I’m getting sick of him wearing the same things over and over, lol.
And don’t think that I feel bad about not receiving any chocolates or flowers (though a lipstick would have been great – hint, hint). Again, I just want to spend time with him. Being able to hold his hand and talk with him about everything is a gift in itself.