Every year, thousands rush to stores to buy flowers, chocolates, jewelry and stuffed animals for their significant others in celebration of Valentine’s Day. However, for those suffering a break-up, death or divorce, Valentine’s Day can be an emotional train wreck triggering feelings of sadness, loneliness and abandonment. Some even refer to the holiday as Single’s Awareness Day and despise the commercialism of the holiday. Luckily, if you’re a Valentine’s Day hater, Disarray Magazine can help you celebrate or commiserate.
In fact, you’re not alone. A simple search on Facebook yields numerous “Anti-Valentine’s Day” fan pages and groups with hundreds of members.
|Anti-Valentine’s Day Facebook fan pages|
Invite a few friends over and watch:
Requiem for a Dream (2000) Drugs rule everything around the characters in this film. A boyfriend/girlfriend combined with drugs makes for a very uncomfortable ending.
Rules of Attraction (2002) This movie is full of relationship drama, stalkers and creepy crushes. Keep your eyes peeled for the bathtub scene.
What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993) Watching Ike and Tina’s relationship crumble is enough to make you glad you’re alone on Valentine’s Day.
La Bamba (1987) Even in the old days, relationships were full of drama, disappointment and a lot of hoop jumping. Best scene: Bob Morales and his pregnant wife battle it out as Morales comes home belligerent and sweaty.
Here’s what you can do in any city:
- Attend a party for singles and Valentine’s Day haters.
- Put together an Anti-Valentine’s Day pub crawl.
We found a few Tweets that share the same sentiment as this article:
I saved a bunch of money on Valentines Day by switching to… single
— Bryan Goodwin (@B_NotThatHeroic) February 11, 2012
I’m going to spend my Valentines Day with my true love. Food.
— Tiger Feet. (@xAwkwardTurtlex) February 11, 2012
Valentines Day is so fake. If you love someone you’ll treat them special every day. Not once out of 365 days…!!
— Dipa Ahuja (@MyLyfQuotes) February 11, 2012
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Formerly an editor at Demand Media, writer at Citysearch, The Examiner and proofreader at The Los Angeles Daily News, Christy Buena decided to start Disarray Magazine because she missed writing what she wanted. From hiring writers, to contacting publicists and making assignments, Christy is responsible for the editorial strategy of Disarray Magazine. Get to know the team of talented contributors.
I hate Valentine's Day! It's a sappy holiday where everyone is pressured to buy shit, just like Christmas. LAME! I'm not even single and I hate it!!
My girlfriend and I just broke up. I'm going to go out with friends and maybe we'll watch one of the movies listed in this article.