If you're extremely, incredibly, unbelievably lucky; you'll have an adorable bae to snuggle up with on Valentine's Day. You'll be showered in flowers, chocolate, stuffed animals, and lots of kisses. You'll have the most romantic evening of your life. (Just like my co-blogger, Tara!)
This post is for the rest of us.
Valentine's Day. V-day. The V in the name implies how much us lesbians can get out of it. And yet, here we sit, lonely as ever, with Netflix as our date and some leftover Skittles as our candy. So what are we to do?
The following are some options:
Make endless fun of the hetero love songs
There's only so many different ways a man can croon about a woman. This is a given. However, this fact doesn't change heteros from being SO SCARED about the GAY AGENDA that they will actively change the pronouns of songs to make them Straight Songs. It makes me laugh every day. A selection for your viewing pleasure: x x x
Have a Singles Party with your other single friends
This is admittedly a tough one for me as a college student, as all of my friends are either in relationships or desperately hunting for a Valentine's Day hookup. Still, I'm certain that I can find someone to hang out with me and watch Psychic Investigations on Netflix (a show I HIGHLY recommend).
Buy Valentine's candy for cheap on Feb 15
This is my favorite thing to do. Because once the ridiculous holiday has passed, every store in America has a surplus of heart-shaped candy that starts to look a little sad the longer it sits there. So this candy is suddenly 50%, 60%, 70% off. It's all the conversation hearts and heart shaped boxes of assorted chocolates you could possibly want.
Write a Valentine's Card to an Old Person
This is an actual campaign that a lot of non-profits put together, especially around Valentine's Day! For example, Dosomething.org has the Love Letters campaign, where you can make a Valentine's Day card for an older adult. Just try not to be too cynical, "You're Husband's Dead and You Will Be Too" isn't exactly the Hallmark-worthy sentiment they're looking for.
Happy Valentine's Day!