Born Loser by Chip Sansom – 13 February 2007
I’ve this theory that people tend to be more daring around Valentines day. It’s the period when guys gets their extra boost of courage and they approach their lifelong (!?, nah I think month-long at most) crush in the hope of being able to hang out on THE DAY. This is why, I believe, that more single guys are sad at the month of February. This is when they realise that it has always been a one sided affair; or that they are still not gutsy enough to ask the other party out.
Singles Awareness Day (SAD) is a humorous holiday celebrated on February 14 (although some prefer the 13th or the 15th to get away from the commercialism associated with the 14th (Yes, I totally agree with the fact that this event has become all too commercialized. Come on, there’s got to be another way to celebrate the superb memories/experience shared between two!?)). It serves as an alternative to Valentine’s Day for people who are single; that is, who are not involved in a romantic relationship and can therefore not participate in Valentine’s Day traditions. Some observers of SAD do so out of spite for Valentine’s Day, as a Hallmark holiday, or for other reasons.
On Singles Awareness Day single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples to remember those less fortunate than they are. A common greeting on this day by its adherents is “Happy SAD!” (This sounds …)
No, I am not trying to dig at all those singles out there. I recall the time when I went out with Choon Kiat during Valentines day. It may feel weird initially, having two guys hanging out for a movie on that day. But in the end, it’s the companion that matters.