Yes, it's that day again--the one some people love while others hate. Maybe I'm just a hopeless romantic but I love it. It involves red, pink, and white. Chocolate. Wine. Flowers. And possibly dinner.
What's not to like?
Anywho, since it's V-Day, I thought I'd post something about couples and relationships in regards to Facebook that I just don't understand. For that, read below the pic.
The Facebook Thing I Just Don't Get:
Why couples insist on posting sappy, lovey-dovey messages like, "Happy Valentines Day to the most beautiful, precious, sexiest, sweetest, nearest, dearest girl to my heart. You are the best! I love you soooo much!" Then the other partner posts a something similar in response, like "I love you baby! So glad we're together. You're the best."
Keep in mind I am not referring to going to someone's page and wishing them a happy birthday or happy anniversary. I'm talking about couples posting public messages to each other like the ones exampled above.
This is universal and I have seen it done for birthdays, anniversaries, new years, and V-Day. And I just don't get it!! This is coming from a romance writer, nonetheless. I am guilty of having done this once (there was a calculated reason why). But even after, I thought to myself, WTH am I doing? What I really don't understand about these posts more than the posts themselves is about 70% of the time the couple is spending time together. Like, they either literally just saw each other, are about to see each other, OR they are actually together when they write this stuff.
Are they posting this internationally--because they're out of the country and don't have access to a phone? Are they unable to see the person or talk to them for a period of time and are left with no other choice than to express their love via FB? If so, why post them to someone's wall. Why not send a private message? Honestly, it makes me question one of two things. The sincerity behind the post and/or their reasons for posting it in the first place.
I don't get it. Do they just want the attention. For people to read their posts and go "awww, how sweet" or "Ah, I wish I had a guy like that." Is that it?!?
It just seems to me that these things would mean more and be more intimate if you said them to the person either on the phone or face to face. Especially since most of the time you either have seen them already that day or are about to.
Maybe it just goes back to today's society and the "selfie generation." Do we really need validation from others? Do we NEED to post intimate moments for our friends (I use this term loosely as many people have FB friends that really aren't actual friends at all) to see, so we can get comments and/or likes? I feel like there's something wrong with that.
But maybe I'm missing the point.
If someone can share some insight, that would be fabulous. I'm not judging. I just truly don't understand this. Feel free to comment and share your opinion!