I Hate Valentine's Day

By Mona, age 19, Philippines
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

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It's that time of the year again, the day when couples have the excuse to display affection to one another and go on dates with flowers and chocolates and blah, blah, blah. It's funny how I think I'm allergic to this day. In fact, I seriously dread this day.

I think you all know what I'm talking about - Valentine's Day. Maybe I dread it because in the 19 years that I have been on earth, I have never, ever celebrated it with a "valentine". It's ironic that I hate this day. I'm the most hopelessly romantic person I know, and yet I totally despise it. The thought of couples going on dates or when I see people carrying flowers and chocolates really makes me envious.

Okay, I admit it, I'm jealous. I'm just a sad lonely girl who has never experienced going on a date. I'm jealous, but it's not jealousy that's my problem. My problem is that I have a fear that I may never get to experience what going on a date feels like. I have this thought that's programmed in my mind that "Okay, I'm going to be alone forever." I know that I'm still young and all, but I feel like it's too late for me to feel what people call "puppy love". I don't want to be 30 and never have had a boyfriend - it just makes me really sad.

But, I guess all I need to do is wait. People say, "Be patient, someone out there is your soul mate," or "Someone out there is 'the one.'" All I can say is, "Well then, where is he?"

Despite my feelings for this holiday and thinking that I will be alone forever, I'd still like to believe that there is someone out there. Someone who would hold my hand as he drives, someone who would pick me up from a class and walk me to my next, and particularly, someone I could have a first kiss with. But, until then, I'm still going to hate Valentine's Day. I'm just wishing that he would come soon because, frankly, I'm tired of waiting.

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March 15, 2012

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