• Lindzi Mayann

Lindzi's Lifestyle- Valentine's Day

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

February 2020

Roses are red, violets are blue, how does Valentine’s Day affect you?

Love it or hate it, there is no denying that Valentine’s day has become one big affair- excuse the pun. Shops and restaurants go crazy with promotions and social media is flooded with boasts, declarations and opinions.

Here is my quick guide on how to survive the madness, ahem, most romantic time of the year!

It can be annoying having a partner who “doesn’t believe in Valentine’s day” (insert relevant excuse) I have heard many. It can also be upsetting if you’re single and really want to be in a relationship. But don’t feel bitter about those around you being treated. Treat yourself. Better yet, treat a friend or family member.

Valentine’s day can be used to make someone- anyone- feel cared for. I buy my Grandad chocolate since my Grandma passed and have bought gifts for my single best friends over the years too. When my boyfriend didn’t want to go out, I went out for a meal with a mate instead and it was funny spying on the other couples.

If a partner (or friend) doesn’t make you feel special EVER then yes, get rid, you don’t need that negativity. But Valentine’s day is not the epitome of romantic desire.

I was showered with presents one year by a boyfriend who cheated on me months later. So whether single or not, I take the whole thing with a pinch of salt.

I would rather have regular heartfelt expressions than acts of grandeur to tick a box once a year.

And NEVER put yourself into debt over it.

If you have a lovely partner and Valentine’s day is a fabulous time of year then that is great. Scream it from the rooftops if you want to!

Just enjoy it for your own reasons. Who will be your valentine?

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