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Seven Things Not To Do on Valentine’s Day

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Seven Things Not To Do on Valentine’s Day

By Lyndsay Rush, DivineCaroline

Ahhh, Feburary 14. The day of love. The day that Cupid works for all year. The day Hallmark cashes in on our emotions.

For some people, February 14 is just another day. And this year, just another Sunday. Whether you’re indifferent, upset, or excited, there are some things you just shouldn’t do on this lovers’ holiday:

1. Go on a first date.
I would like to shake my fist at whoever suggests this as a way to spend Valentine’s Day. First dates are hard enough as it is without the added pressure of taking place on a holiday like this. Chances are you’ll either spend the evening with false expectations, hoping he’s “The One,” or you’ll spend the night miserable and wishing you were home in your pajamas. Valentine’s Day is NOT the day to take a dating risk. Reschedule for the next day and question his sanity if going out on Valentine’s Day was his idea.

2. Complain.
There is nothing worse than hearing someone spend all day complaining about their lack of prospects, heartache, or ticking biological clock. Save yourself some dignity, throw out a few snarky jokes about being single if you must, and then save it for your journal. Negativity begets negativity and you will feel the effects of being a downer all day. And so will everyone around you.

3. Call your ex.
ABORT! I repeat, ABORT! If you are considering this as you look tearfully out your bedroom window with The Holiday soundtrack playing in the background, ABORT! On a day like this it’s natural to have your thoughts drift to the last person you were with, but you broke up for a reason and even Cupid can’t create a day big enough to change that. Avoid the Valentine’s Day emotional hangover and don’t attempt a reconnect.

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1:42AM PST on Jan 26, 2014

TY

2:01AM PST on Jan 6, 2014

Noted

5:44PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

Thanks for the tips.

2:31AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

Thanks for the tips

1:58AM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Thanks for sharing, but...

9:43PM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

Thanks.

11:33PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

Thank you :)

9:02PM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

noted

2:50PM PDT on May 21, 2013

Maybe a story on 7 things NOT to print on Care 2

4:35AM PDT on May 20, 2013

Thanks for the article

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