Yes, the “dreaded” day for all singles is coming…. Valentine’s Day! But it’s also a dreaded day for some couples. Here are the pros and cons of being in a relationship on this day. Because frankly, why do we need a day to tell someone we love them? What about the other 364 days?
Con: You May Not Have Sex
Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day = Sex. So if you are in a relationship and you don’t have sex that could mean that your relationship is either stale, about to crumble, and the sparks in your relationship have vanished.
Pro: You Get Gifts
To some, all they care about is getting presents. And on V-day, if you are a woman you get candy, teddy bears, lingerie, jewelry. And if you are a guy, you too can get some free gifts.
Con: It’s Not Cheap
With gifts cost money. Men will spend an average of 5.61, while women will spend roughly .78.
Pro: It Can Be Romantic
If you crave romance then Valentine’s Day is the DAY for romance. Guys go all out of their way to make it romantic so they can get sex in the end, but they still plan a great evening. And sometimes women come up with some romantic ideas on this day too and end the evening with sex as well.
Con: The Movie
The movie: In a series of interconnected stories, various Los Angeles residents (Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper) wend their way through the highs and lows of love during a single day. As the holiday unfolds, they experience first dates, longtime commitments, youthful crushes and connections to old flames. ( and now this year, 50 Shades of Grey will be on the big screen, making men inferior to having kinky sex like in the movie)
Pro: You Could Get Engaged
Approximately 4 million Americans are expected to propose on Valentine’s Day- that means that if you have been dating for over 6 months, you could be one of those Americans!
Con: The Pressure Is On
The pressure for guys is two-fold. 1) If you have been dating for a long time and don’t propose, you’re screwed. 2) If you have just met her and or started dating, the pressure to get a thoughtful gift and not seem needy or cheap is also on. Yes guys, you are on the clock…
Pro: Spread The Love
This is the one day a year where it’s okay to be sappy and corny. As long as you are spreading the love, isn’t that what matters?
Con: No Freedom
If you are in a relationship on Valentine’s Day then that means you mostly are forced to celebrate, whereas if you single or not in a serious relationship, you don’t have the joy of not having to bother.
Pro: Love Inspires Creativity
Just head over to Pinterest and you will be bombarded with pins on card ideas, gift ideas, poems, love letters, etc. Love inspires us to let our creativity flow. And it’s the perfect way to express our affection for someone.
Con: You Have High Expections
The let down isn’t like every other day let downs. It’s a really, really, big let down. No candy, no gift, no romance… and if you expect a proposal and don’t get it… that leads you to depression lane.
Pro: You Can Rekindle Your Relationship
If your relationship is sinking, this could be the day that changes that all for the better. Being forced to celebrate could remind you of what you have and make you realize what you take for granted. It could bring out the spontaneity in you and having an adventurous day when you least expect it, is awesome!
Con: Red and Pink
The colors red and pink are overplayed. Seriously, who wants to see a guy in a pink shirt with red hearts all over it? Um, not me. And frankly I don’t want to even be in a pink shirt with red hearts all over it. The colors are not symbols of love, they are just colors. You can show your love with blue, orange, yellow or even purple.
IF you are looking to start a family, this is a great day to do just that. And what an awesome way to bond with your partner.
Con: Send In The Clowns
The over the top guys and gals on this day! We narrow the focus on the day as a couple’s holiday rather than as a holiday to just show our friends, family and lover how much we care. And what about the other 364 days? What are we supposed to do then? Everyday is Valentine’s Day when you’re with the right person.