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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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3:19AM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Thanks.

3:18AM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Thanks.

7:50PM PDT on May 13, 2015

Disagree about being alone, it's better to be alone then fantasizing you're in a great relationship since your partner got you a awesome present

7:50PM PDT on May 13, 2015

Disagree about being alone, it's better to be alone then fantasizing you're in a great relationship since your partner got you a awesome present

11:22PM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Thank you :)

8:21AM PDT on Jun 22, 2014

you forgot one number 8 don't tell your spouse you been sleeping with someone else.

8:21AM PDT on Jun 22, 2014

you forgot one number 8 don't tell your spouse you been sleeping with someone else.

3:09PM PDT on May 6, 2014

I agree with not taking yourself for granted, but that's not really the best idea any day of the year. Thanks.

5:12AM PDT on May 6, 2014

Ta

5:12AM PDT on May 6, 2014

Ta

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