Dear St. Valentine,

I bet, given the typical nature of this blog, you are expecting a somewhat harsh, overly sarcastic letter about how much you suck and how much I loathe you. Well, great foresight St. V, you are correct. Nah, just kidding.

While I might be a tad bitter that I’m having Valentines Day dinner with my parents tonight and thus probably ruining a truly romantic evening for the two of them that would no doubt end with a totally wild session of…Masterpiece Theatre & a glass of brandy; and I’m clearly extremely bitter that I’m still single, at the end of the day I still kind of appreciate all the love on this day. Exhibit A – the lovely Valentines Day tweet I received from the hottest, and most talented writer in NYC. I mean, I’m not going to receive something like this, “Happy Valentines Day Tweetheart!” in real life. She even called my a cyber version of, ‘sweetheart.’ I’ve got a deep red blush going just writing about it.

I would like to question your placement of the holiday though, Mr. Valentine. Having been in an actual relationship in the past over V-Day, it puts tons of pressure on us guys to come up with yet another awe-inspiring gift so closely on the heels of the Christmas/Hanukah holiday time. We barely have time to catch our collective breaths before we start getting hints about a new piece of jewelry, or color of roses, or overpriced dinner reservation we have to make. But I guess that’s neither here nor there, since it won’t be changed. I just think guys would be a bit more apt to fully delve into the passion that females display for Valentines Day if we had a bit more time to rest after Christmas.

Seriously though, I think all singles focus a bit too much on the negative today. Big effing deal, we aren’t going to get laid tonight (at least, not by someone who we actually know, or like, or will know their name tomorrow morning), but 99% of us singles are still loved by a number of people. Sure, maybe it’s only by your friends, or relatives…but at least someone appreciates you. As the oft-referred to Eddie Vedder sings,

“Oh I’m a lucky man,to count on both hands, the ones I love.”

Would I like this day more if I was taking an intelligent (possibly glasses wearing), witty, caring, sexy female out for a candlelit dinner tonight who afterwords was going to strip down into some mind-blowingly hot new lingerie she purchased for me? Yes, yes I would. But, and not for a lack of trying, that isn’t going to happen. I accept that…and I accept even more the love that is a part of my life.

Now, if we could just do something about those effing Kay Jewelers commercials…


HLJ (actual initials…just jumbled).

9 Responses to “Dear St. Valentine,”

  1. February 14, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Great point about the proximity of Valentine’s to Christmas/Hanukkah. Imagine my dismay at the winter season–Christmas, two weeks later The Boyfriend’s birthday, two weeks later Valentine’s Day, and the day after that was our anniversary–the real one, not one of those “been together a month” deals. We were basically broke all of the spring because of winter celebrations.

    Happy Valentine’s Day. May next year be even better than this one!

    The Blonde.

  2. February 14, 2011 at 11:56 am

    All the commercials are annoying, but for some reason Jared bothers me more than Kay. Meh. Splitting hairs, I suppose.

    Congrats on the “Love Addict” love, at least it’s something, right?

    There’s always next year. Trust me on that.

  3. February 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I am single but that is not the reason I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day…why do we need a special day to treat our partners well? What about the rest of the year? Granted we can’t go mad buying gifts all the time but I never expect or want that, I would much rather a modest heartfelt gift that randomly caught my partners eye than him picking his brains to get one for the sake of it just for this day.
    Hey ho maybe I’ll have someone to share a cozy night in with next year and I’ll stop hijacking everyones blogs :)


  4. February 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I’m definitely NOT getting laid tonight. Or tomorrow for that matter.

    How high is the masturbation meter today in the single world?

  5. February 15, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Anyone know how jeweler’s had a commercial for independent women that said “women of the world, raise your right hand.” On V-day it’s pretty appropriate to say the same to men.

    BA DUM CHA! slayin em out here.

  6. February 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I always thought the timing was half way between Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day, which makes winter look closer to being done than it really is. All that red just spices up the place, ya know?

  7. February 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    So true. So true. Just as New Year’s capitalizes on our inadequacies, with Valentine’s we’ve gone and commercialized romance. Always makes me want to say to some poor unsuspecting fella, “Oh keep your damn chocolates, I’m really just in it to get laid. Alright, now lather, rinse, repeat.” XoXo

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