1- Because you can’t go to all those fun Jewish ‘events’ around Feb. 14th - the ones that are slyly unlabeled ‘singles events’ but you and I know they are- if you’re seeing someone. The point is to meet other single people and no one wants the silly couple taking up precious dance floor space.
2- Because you don’t have to waste money on a silly present that you will spend hours worrying over and in the end it will either end up eaten or thrown out. Spend your money on yourself instead!
3- Because chocolates on Valentine’s Day tend to be on the less than tasty side. It’s as if the chocolate makers want to overwhelm you on this already overwhelming day with every filling in every color possible. You should eat chocolate every other day of the month and make Feb. 14th your non-chocolate day. It’s our ‘Singles Rebellion!’ I am going to trademark that, by the way.
4- Who is this St. Valentine anyway? And who died and made him the decider of whether or not I get depressed about being single one specific day in February? And when did he join forces with Hallmark to take all consumers down? I don’t think so, Mr. Valentine.
5- Because this year is a Leap Year! Did you hear that, there are 29 days this February, and that trumps Feb. 14th, making Feb. 29th the most special day this month. Take that, mid month, the last day of the month is going to kick your butt!
Just as your mother reminds you every year on the second Sunday in May that every day should be Mother’s Day, shouldn’t every day be Valentine’s Day too? And shouldn’t we be poring over with love for one another, not to mention stuffing our faces with chocolate all the time? I say yes. It may not be the healthiest advice, but ah, it just tastes so good. So single friends out there, be good to yourself, eat a salad on Valentine’s Day, have a chocolate breakfast on Feb. 15th and most of all, have a wonderful Leap Year!