What’s a Single to Do on Valentine’s Day in East Texas?
Ok, I'm gonna be Mr. Cynical Guy for a moment. Valentine's Day is nothing more than a marketing ploy. Buy flowers! Buy candy! Go to a restaurant! But, it is designed to be a very sweet day and a guy that's in a relationship should do something special for his significant other. And ladies, do the same. Love, kisses and hugs should abound on February 14.
But as a man who has been happily single for a while now, (divorced, we'd be here for 5 pages to tell that story. I'll spare you.) what should I do to celebrate the day?
Hmmm... well, there are a few ways to look at this. Should I head to a bar and converse with a single woman whose feeling down on this day of love? I might need to turn down the nerd in me.
Should I see a movie? The Lego Batman Movie does open this weekend. So does John Wick: Chapter 2, both great movies for the singles out there.
Too bad there's not a Hooters close by, I could get some free wings.
Now, don't get me wrong, I have really enjoyed being single. My apartment is basically a giant man cave. All those posters and collectibles I had to hide before are proudly on display. I can watch ESPN all day. I can buy a four-pack of toilet paper and it last six months.
But I digress... what else could I do? Too bad coin-op arcades don't exist any more. I could easily drop three rolls of quarters playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NBA Jam or Donkey Kong.
Another option, there are a couple of ladies I have wanted to ask out, (if I wasn't such a blubbering mess when it comes to asking a girl out, I'd have already done it) but would it be a bit cliche to do it on Valentine's Day?
I think sticking with old reliable may be the best option...enjoy the comfort of my couch and some PlayStation. I wouldn't be alone, either. I'd be with someone who is always happy to see me, makes me laugh and gives me surprise kisses from time to time.
Then there is always the shopping spree for clearance candy on the 15th.
These are some good ideas, I guess, but do you have any suggestions?