To whomsoever it may concern.
Well, dodging the common conception of this letter to be a certain sense of hatred towards the 'obnoxious couples' on Valentine's Day. No, we 'singletons' do not need those obligatory red flowers or those 'over-the-top' highly fancy Swiss chocolates on Chocolate Day. We do not want these gestures to be confined to particular days of the year. What we would appreciate more is a bunch of tulips on any random day, out of the blue, when we are actually fighting the Monday blues.
But what bothers us here is the constant burning of the nose and the smirks hurled, for being 'single'. It is perfectly okay that you are so-called having the 'time of your life', with each other and into each other. We, as a pack do not wish to follow your lead. Take this and note this.
Neither is this a rant nor a note of hatred for romance. This is just a piece voicing the unsung and weighed-down emotions of the 'single yet(and) happy'.
No hard feelings, though!
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That love can be self-love, romance or love that you feel for any darn being or thing. A day when 'love is actually in the air'. A day when every sniff exudes the fragrance of potion of love.
Our group of baes is our go-to in all situations, whether happy or sad. You guys, on the other hand, tend to run to a single person for opinions and sharing. Thus, a suggestion to you guys too, explore new avenues and do not be restricted to just your partner.
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Disclaimer: This piece in no way intends to brainwash you towards dumping your so-called 'soulmate', but aims to open your eyes to a world that survives and thrives on its own terms. To love oneself and to discover one's choices is what we all are here for. So, this Valentine's Day, I would humbly request you 'madly in love people' to pamper yourself with a generous dollop of love.
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This does not, in any sense means giving expensive gifts to each other everyday, neither splurging on expensive dates. But, what I am trying to emphasize here is the importance of sweet little gestures each day. Simply a loving phone call, an impromptu plan to sip coffee together after work, or any such small gesture that you know will bring a smile on the face of our beloved.
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Let me tell you, this seriously bugs people around you. Why is there a need to validate your love in other's eyes when all that should matter is the two of you?
You two, your romance, your privacy, I guess that's enough! Ain't it?
We need to get our facts and thoughts straight. Singledom infuses a freedom that is unmatchable. An enviable point for all the 'smitten' ones. It is all about being happy with oneself and always up for some fun, without permission from another human being.
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It is a choice or maybe the wait for a good candidate. But, one can surely be alone and lonely in a relationship, so no generalizing the term, please.
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Relationships come with their own set of terms and conditions and caution statements. But, they are surely not a guarantee of happiness, thanks to abusive relationships being on the rise, pertaining to rising stress levels and expectations.
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Love is not binding, it is setting free. It is a liberation, not adherence. Love also looks for each other's growth and well-being and not merely the satisfaction of emotional and physical needs.
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Love brings love, and we are happy to see if you are enjoying love. For there is not a better sight to see two humans in love. It has the power to infuse love even in the rarest of the beings, who are a hard nut to crack.
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So, this Valentine's, it is all about loving love!