Hey there! I hope you are all having a wonderful Valentines and have received at least one card or gift. If you haven't then here's a Valentine from me!
I have a strong dislike of Valentines Day. Probably because I myself have never experienced a nice or even a romantic valentines day. I used to exchange Valentines cards/presents with a boy in my village because our family were friends and we wanted to at least get one valentine. Since coming to university the only Valentines day cards I get are from my mum, and for some reason always feature an animal on the front. This year, it's a Meerkat!
So in honour of not liking Valentines day I thought I'd share with you a few of my Valentines experiences!
When I was in Primary School, I can't remember what year. A boy in the year below me asked me if I wanted to go out with him on Valentines day. So I said ok, being young, and foolish. So on Valentines day he came to pick me up with his mum. He gave me a cute little card and some chocolates, and off we went. His mum took us into town and we went and had a McDonalds (the most romantic of all the foods). Then he dragged me into a games shop where he proceeded to fawn over a million pieces of Warhammer. Basically Warhammer is this game where you collect and paint the pieces yourself. Anyway, when we got back to his he began to paint his Warhammer and I sat there bored for the next two hours until my mum came to pick me up. Needless to say my first Valentines experience didn't go down too well!
Fast forward to the age of 16. I was dating a 19 year old, who happened to be the brother of one of my old school friends. The term 'friend' used loosely here. We'd been going out about a week when Valentines day rolled around. He got me a card, some roses and a red silk cushion (because I liked to snuggle things). Which I thought was amazingly sweet. We went to the cinema and got a pizza if memory serves me. That was a good Valentines day.
My 17th Valentines day I was actually in a long distance relationship with a boy from Canada! (I know STRANGER DANGER!) Anyway I think he sent me a card, but I'm not sure. I managed to find the website for a florist in his area and sent him some roses and a card. He was pretty sweet and loved the roses I sent him. I'm pretty sure I put more effort into that Valentines then he did. Which always seems to be the case.
I was racking my brain for a while trying to think about what me and my ex did for the few Valentines days that we were together. The first one we spent together I orchestrated what I can only describe as a sexy treasure hunt. I'll let you think of that what you will. That was a good Valentines day from what I remember of it, but I spent most of the day pleasing my boyfriend and I don't remember there being anything particularly romantic or surprising for me on that day. The second Valentines day we spent separated because we'd had an argument. The argument revolved around me accidentally agreeing to work on Valentines day, because I got my days mixed up. He then pretty much went on a sulk for a while. He did buy me Assassin's Creed Brotherhood to make up for being a douche though, so that was a win!
Since then I have been single and haven't had a nice romantic valentines. In fact my life has been void of romance full stop for a good few years now. In fact I'm not sure I really believe that romance exists anymore. I guess we'll see.
Tonight I'm going to see a hypnotist act at the union with my best friend Ellie, so I guess I'm just going to keep pretending that Valentines Day isn't happening!
Let me know in the comments what your best/worst Valentines experience is!