by Lea Katrina Canizares | February 15, 2023
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, and with it comes the inevitable surge of emotions, expectations, and relationship drama. Some consider it as a time for them to give chocolates, flowers, and gifts to their significant others. Others use it as an opportunity to confess to their crushes. Lovers may see it as a chance for them to take their relationship to the next level while ‘bitter’ singles and haters out there may think that it is just another excuse for society to impose unrealistic expectations and unnecessary attention. But enough of those shenanigans! Let’s take a step back and look at the different types of people during this special day, shall we?
- “Yes I’m alone, but I’m alone and free!” – Elsa
First up, we have the single and proud. These individuals are living their best life, embracing their independence, and rejecting the notion that being in a relationship is the only path to happiness. They’re out there doing their own thing, enjoying their own company, and not having to worry about splitting the bill or compromising their Netflix preferences.
- “Anna, you can’t marry someone you just met.”
Then of course, we have the hopeless romantics. These people believe that love is in the air and that perhaps this Valentine’s Day will be the day they finally meet their soulmate. They have all the love to give, but with no one to give it to. All they can do is daydream about their crushes and conjure love scenarios in their heads that are unlikely to happen in real life.
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
Next on the list are the lovebirds. As the saying goes, “birds of a feather, flock together.” They are the ones head-over-heels crazy in love with each other and can make you go “Sana All” [“Hope All”] and “Respeto Naman Samin Mga Singles” [“Show Respect For Us Singles”]. You may find them around holding hands in public, clinging onto each other like inseparable magnets, and exchanging gifts wrapped in tin foil, delivered with beautiful, glossy greeting cards, and teddy bears.
- The Sleeping Beauty
Ah, the sleeping beauty on Valentine’s Day—a unique perspective indeed! For those who love nothing more than a good night’s sleep, this holiday can be a bit of a snooze-fest (pun intended).
These folks have no interest in grand gestures, fancy dinners, or over-the-top surprises. They’d rather spend the evening snuggled up in bed, dreaming of a world where they would never have to leave their cozy cocoon of blankets and pillows.
And let’s be real here. Who needs a significant other when you have a comfortable mattress and a good set of sheets? Sleeping alone has never been so appealing. So, to all the sleeping beauties out there, we say embrace your love for slumber and have the sweetest dreams this Valentine’s Day.
- “Poor unfortunate souls” – Ursula
These individuals believe that Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday designed to milk people of their hard-earned cash. They don’t understand the point of buying overpriced chocolates and flowers, and think that expressing love should be a daily occurrence, not just reserved for one day a year.
- “I must say, I really felt quite distressed at not receiving an invitation.” – Maleficent
Famously dubbed as ‘bitter,’ these people are the ones who are reminded that they are single and have no partner to enjoy the love activities with. No words of affirmation, no quality time, no physical touch, no receiving gifts, and no acts of service—just them and their single lives. Oftentimes, they are the ones asked to take photos of couples and be the wingman of lovers. If this is you…please don’t cast a 100 year old curse.
Regardless of what your status is on Valentine’s Day, one thing is for sure: Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and all its forms. Whether it’s the love you have for yourself, the love you have for your friends, or the love you have for your significant other, it’s a time to spread joy, kindness, and happiness. So go out there, have some fun, and don’t forget to eat plenty of chocolates—because who needs a significant other when you have a box of truffles, right?