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Not so Happy Valentine?

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This goes out to all the singles or unattached people who are not keen on Valentine's Day. Singledom in a world full of couples can trigger of a depression avalanche.

If you are in the dating trenches, this is the time of year you really want to hide. Maybe you are looking for Mr. Right, your soul mate, the man of your dreams -- or only Mr. Right Now.

V-Day Frenzy, I call the big hype around 14th of February.

Wherever you go, something will remind you that this important day is to celebrate love. Shop displays with everything in red from cards to flowers, from teddy bears to underwear, from chocolates to candles, not to mention red balloons labeled, "For the one I love this Valentine." What if you don't have one?

Cards the size of paintings annoy the hell out of you, "To the love of my life." What if there isn't any? Or you lost it? Then the jewelers' commercials whetting people's appetites for diamonds are positively overkill.

Some lucky daters secure advertising space in a local paper. So that the world can see that they have a sweetheart who loves them and that they are not alone on this heavenly day.

And to be hoping that some unknown stranger had secretly been pining for your attention sounds like a child's fairy tale or something pubescent teenagers occupy themselves with.

The commercialism surrounding V-Day rubs in singledom like salt in a paper cut.

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Ursula Siebert, originally a German teacher & lecturer turned businesswoman, lived in different European countries before coming to the USA. She is now a free-lance writer. Often tongue-in-cheek, she sees life and politics in the USA from the (more...)
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