I Love You: A Valentine’s Day Rant

Valentine's Day, love, relationships, humor, rants, Modern PhilosopherI love you.

I said it, Modern Philosophers.

I love you.

Maybe I should clarify.

I’m not telling everyone who reads this post that I love them.  I just didn’t want to be left out of the fun on Valentine’s Day.

It’s February 14, and once again, there is no one in my life to whom I can say those three magic words.  Nor will I be hearing them uttered in my general direction.

I love you.

I just want to get it out there on this holiday that’s made for couples, and see if any of the joy of the day rubs off on me.

I’m not feeling it yet.

Maybe I’m doing it wrong.

I love you.

Still nothing.



Well, it was worth a shot.  I mean, I’m tired of feeling like a weirdo loner every time the fourteenth day of the second month rolls around.

Valentine's Day, love, relationships, humor, rants, Modern PhilosopherI’m burdened by enough of an outsider vibe as it is, and it sucks that only forty-five days in, that whole “I can do anything, life is going to be different because it’s a new year!” mentality is gone because being single on Valentine’s Day is a sharp slap of reality across a face that will not be kissed today.

To be honest, I didn’t think anything would change or feel differently simply because I said the words, but a part of me hoped this would be a Beetlejuice scenario, and if I said it enough, love would magically appear.

Hey, stranger things have happened when it comes to me and love.

I love you?

That didn’t work, either.

I don’t hate Valentine’s Day or anything, but I suppose I’m jealous that I don’t get to participate in the festivities.  If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know I’m a hopeless romantic (emphasis on hopeless), and few things frustrate me more than the fact that there isn’t a special someone in my life.

I guess I’d just like to hear those three magic words again soon.

It’s been too long.

In the meantime, I will do what I can to make this day seem as normal as possible.  I happen to have the day off, so that makes it easier to disengage from all the happy couples and not feel like they are rubbing their special day in my face.

I tweeted this earlier…

So as you can see, I kept it real, and just went for a run.  At least I wore red, though.

Alas, Cupid did not sneak up on me during my run, although I did have a shooting pain in my leg when I was done.

But that was from not stretching properly, rather than being hit by Cupid’s arrow.

I love you.

https://twitter.com/Austin_Hodgens/status/1096061332728832000Three magic words that seem to hold absolutely no power when you’re alone.  Perhaps that means it will take a magician to help me find love again.

I’m not giving up on my quest, but I’m eager to turn the page on the calendar and set my sights on a much more single friendly holiday like President’s Day.

I mean, who doesn’t love a holiday that celebrates how incompetent Trump is?

Now that’s something I love for sure!  Happy February 14th!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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16 Responses to I Love You: A Valentine’s Day Rant

  1. jefftcann says:

    If it makes you feel any better, my wife to my daughter to rugby practice and I went grocery shopping with my son. Zero romance here. Now we’re sitting on the couch reading blogs. We did eat a bunch of chocolate though. St. Patty’s Day is probably a good time to hook up… just a month away.

  2. ksbeth says:

    happy valentine’s day, austin!

  3. Nykole says:

    My partner and I both spent Valentines Day (and my birthday the day before) working and kick-starting our social media presences (he’s a gaming streamer). We’ve also both been sick. So no real romance here on our front.

    Be your own Valentine! The day is about celebrating love, not specifically a **loved** one.

    Hope your day got better. Much love your way!

  4. markbialczak says:

    Happy Feb. 16, too, Austin. Good things ahead, my friend.

  5. Austin, I love you more than any other person I’ve never met.

  6. Ocean Bream says:

    On Valentine’s day I ate far too much takeaway and watched Gilmore Girls (I hate the show, yet I persist in watching it over and over again!?!) until very late, before hobbling upstairs to bed at 1 am. No romance here! But you know, there is something to be said for throwing an ‘I love you’ out into the void. You don’t know who might catch it 🙂

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