Be Your Valentine with Xara X. Xanakas

February 10, 2016

It’s that time again. Valentines’ Day. Chalky hearts, boxes of chocolates, flowers. Commercials hawking the perfect piece of jewellery. Restaurants featuring special, guaranteed romantic meals. If you’re anything like me, you’re already over it. Don’t get me wrong, I love romance. It’s just… a bit much. Cram an entire year’s worth of wining and dining into one day, and do it bigger than the next person.

If you have someone special in your life, for the love of Dog, don’t wait for that one day to show them. Make sure they know, every day, that you love them. That you’re there for them. That they’re it for you.¬†Why not go different this year? Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

http://www.yourtango.com/201167466/9-unconventional-valentines-day-ideas

http://www.details.com/story/8-clich-busting-valentines-day-ideas

http://indexdigital.co.uk/10-top-alternative-valentines-day-ideas/

http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4101/what-to-do-for-valentines-day

http://www.refinery29.com/alternative-valentines-day-ideas

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/you-repulse-me-the-least#.gbZKrjY4l

 

You may find yourself at a Singles Party, helpfully set up by one of your Valentine’s loving friends. Make sure you’re prepared:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2013/02/14/the-top-20-grammatical-pick-up-lines-for-valentines-day/

http://www.pickuplinesgalore.com/valentinesday.html

https://pickupline.net/holiday-themed-pick-up-lines/valentines-day-pick-up-lines/

http://www.gotlines.com/lines/cheesy.php

 

If you know someone who is staunchly Anti-Valentines, here’s some gifts you could surprise them with. Maybe you’ll make a convert out of them.

http://giftcanyon.com/anti-valentines-gifts/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/down-with-v-day#.mdBrQ0MgJ

http://nerdist.com/6-movies-for-people-who-hate-valentines-day/

http://www.oddee.com/item_97438.aspx

http://www.hexjam.com/uk/news/9-incredible-anti-valentine-s-day-presents

 

If you don’t have someone, then take the day to spoil the one person you absolutely cannot live without: YOURSELF. Be as selfish as you want. You deserve it, just as much as the next couple. Here’s some tips:

http://toomuchonherplate.com/10-selfcare-tips-valentines-day/

http://www.yourtango.com/experts/kanya-daley/3-things-you-must-do-if-you-re-single-valentine-s-day

https://thegirlwhoknows.com/be-your-own-valentine/

 

Don’t let some marketer’s idea of ‘romantic’ make the rules for your life. So what if your Valentines doesn’t look like the idealized versions they wave in your face. Only you have the right to define what works for you.

 

~xXx~

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