I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day.
It’s true, I’ve had a few romantic ones in my time.
But even when I’ve been part of a loved-up couple, we’ve usually had other goals or wants in mind, and have agreed not to spend a zillion dollars on overpriced roses, chocolates and dinner on one night of the year.
To me, it’s always been more special to get flowers ‘just because’. Or to go on a spontaneous weekend away for the fun of it. To enjoy an indulgent dinner when everyone else in the area isn’t doing exactly the same thing (and paying twice the price).
That isn’t to say I’ve said no when someone has rocked up with a big bunch of roses or tiny box of jewellery.
But now is the time to confess: I’ve had some really horrendous Valentine’s Days as well.
It all started with those awkward teenage V. Days, where you go to your schoolbag, and your heart leaps to find a lovey-dovey card – only to find it’s from your BFF. Or worse, there’s nothing at all!
The really sucky ones are the ones where you break up with your boyfriend on V. Day because he showed no respect by trying to drag you to a disco while you were studying for your first politics exam. (Told you I was a swat). To add insult to injury, he then showed up hungover on Valentine's Day bearing roses stolen from a stranger's garden along the way ... I may be practical, but a girl still likes a little romance!
Then there are the ones you spend alone after breaking up with someone, going through photos, and cutting them out of the picture so to speak … (Just grabbing examples out of thin air here. Cough).
One of my weirdest Valentine’s Days was when I’d broken up with someone, but
because I felt sorry for him, we’d agreed to stay friends. (Note to self:
This never works.) He made a big deal about wanting to take me out to lunch, because I was still so special to him, blah blah blah. I feel guilted into
going, so I ended up cancelling plans with girlfriends. So he
picked me up and took me to … a fish and chips shop! And we didn’t eat it
anywhere special or romantic, like the nearby beach or river, where a picnic blanket and a view would have saved the day.
Nope, just at at the plastic tables outside the shop. And to add insult to injury, he had ‘forgotten’ his wallet, so I had to pay for it! I remembered exactly why I had broken up with him in the first place.
But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to suck, even if you’re single. In fact, some of my most fun V. Days have been when I haven’t had a man in my life. Girlfriends and I usually get together and enjoy good food, wine and flowers just the same. Oh, and of course, chocolates. (Why should couples have all the fun?)
The lovely people at We-Vibe are also keen to make sure that singles don't miss out on pleasure on this special day of the year.
Yes, you don't need a Valentine to have a lot of fun if you've got one of their fabulous adult Thrill toys handy.
Thrill by We-Vibe, which I reviewed earlier this year, is designed for indulgent solo play.
The winner of five international awards, the Thrill by We-Vibe is 100 per cent waterproof, whisper quiet, and comes with eight sensual and exciting modes, including the tease and the Cha-Cha.
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Better yet, We-Vibe are giving three of my lovely followers a Thrill of their own for Valentine's Day.
To enter, just like my facebook page, if you're not already doing so. Then leave a comment below, sharing your worst, weirdest or most wonderful Valentine's experience yet.
This competition is technically for single ladies, but since my last review I received quite a few messages from women who were married or in relationships who were left feeling unsatisfied in the bedroom.
So I'm opening it up to you as well, though I feel sad that you're in a relationship and not getting your needs met.
I'm hoping to do some posts on this at a later date.
In the meantime ... Happy Valentine's Day, and good luck!
Entries close at 5 pm on February 14 AEST. Each Thrill by We-Vibe is valued at $169. Open only to Australian residents I'm sorry. You can follow We-Vibe at instagram@wevibeaust and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WeVibeAust
The competition has closed and the winners are: The Global Goddess, Kellie, and Claire L. Congratulations! Please send me your contact details so I can arrange for your prize to be delivered.