Yes, it is because I am single. Ironically, the years that I have been in a relationship, Valentine's day was worse than being single.
I am a hopeless romantic at heart. Over the years, I have come to call February 14th "Evil Day".
As Evil Day approaches, I do a few things to prepare myself. This coming week, I will be watching horror flicks. The Shining and the Exorcists are good stand by's.
On Evil Day itself, I will wear all black. My best friend back home, Angie, wears all black also. She hates the day as much as I do, and we show solidarity by wearing all black.
The other thing I do, and have done for the last 7 or 8 years, is create a "mixed tape" for myself. Angie receives a copy of it each year also. It is called "Anti-Valentines CD".
Side note - last years CD did not go out until this year. Since we were planning Angie's wedding, it didn't seem appropriate to send her a copy.
Some of the songs are cheeky fun songs that just 'dis' on love in general. Some songs are about true broken hearts.
This year, Angie's daughter - my "love child" Alex, also received a copy, of both last year's and this year's CD. Alex is now 16, and Angie and I both feel she is ready to learn about love and it's ups and more importantly, it's downs. The child has been through a few, and maybe these CD's will help in the future.
Tonight, Angie and Alex received their copies. Through Facebook, I got a smiley face, so I assume she liked it!
So - if you hate Valentine's day like me - pull out your black clothing and put together your own mixed CD of anti-valentine's day songs!