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Did You Forget about St. Valentine’s Day or Are You Just Being Honest?

St. Valentine’s Day
Written by Steven Hawk

Have you ever wonder what’s so freakin’ special about February 14, and how come couples across the globe is associating this day with gifts and romantic statements? What if we tell you that the only thing we know about the guy is his name and that he was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia.

In fact, it is most likely that there were more than one guy because name Valentine is derived from the Greek word valens which means worthy, strong or powerful.

But that’s irrelevant. What does matter is the fact that if you happen to forget to give a “gift of love” on this day, or St. Valentine’s Key as it’s the custom in few places around the world, she’ll memorize it. Years may pass and she’ll remember that you failed to confirm your love and devotion for her by giving rose, chocolate, jewelry and similar.

And there are three guys you can blame if you like who are responsible for this February 14 melancholy.

The first is Roman emperor Claudius II who executed him

According to dogma, priest named Valentine was arrested for spreading the Word of God which was illegal at that time. But Claudius II did grow affection towards the priest, until the Valentine tried to convert the emperor to embrace the Christian dogma.

Enraged, Claudius II ordered the priest to be beaten and beheaded for his blasphemy. Sentence got carried away on February 14, 273 AD. Apparently Claudius didn’t appreciate the priest marrying the young Christian men because married man didn’t make a good soldier.

The second guy to blame for your tragic destiny is Pope Gelasius I

In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius I established the Feast of St. Valentine that is held on February 14. Pope Gelasius I included Valentine among all those "… whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God."

This probably didn’t have anything to do with romantics and love but with the date of the death of Valentine as the Christian martyr and the fact that Valentine is also a patron saint of epilepsy. Even today, in Italy, St. Valentine’s Key is given to children to ward off epilepsy.

The third guy is a known English poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer, connected St. Valentine and February 14 feast with the courtly love, in 14th century. We could say that Chaucer is the one who installed this romantic habit on February 14.

And then there’s a fourth guy…

And it’s you dumbass. How the hell can you forget something like this when we are raised under the dogma of February 14th gifts and romantic?

It’s you who’s guilty because you’ve spent your life watching men sweating about what to buy for their women on this special day.

But then again, maybe you figured out one thing, many are failing to see. Maybe that made you to forget or, to be more accurate, maybe that made you to finally acknowledge the truth – you don’t have anyone special enough to whom you would give Valentine!

When you think about it, we lie more on February 14 than on April Fools’ Day. The bulk of guys are buying all sorts of crap and saying the words they shouldn’t be saying because they don’t mean them. All they want is a late evening fuck.

Because ‘I love You’ means much more than chocolate to get her in bed

It’s the signal we are giving to each other to confirm that we completely trust that person to the point where we would entrust our sole lives to one we just said ‘I love you’ to and who said that back to us.

Men should not mess with this because it’s the way to unlock the woman. It’s the way to hack into her mind and vice versa.

So maybe you didn’t forget. Maybe you just don’t want to say something that you don’t mean it.

Be a sport and wait few days before you break it to her. Don’t spoil the most romantic day in the year.

On the other hand, if you did forget, go get “Hypnotic Poison” in some better equipped perfumery. She’ll forgive you! 

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Steven Hawk