Ah! The day of love.
One of the very few days when people from all around the world come together – to celebrate love in all ways, forms, and shapes.
Do you remember a time in your life when you didn't receive a single message or a call on your phone to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day?
It wasn’t odd for young men and women to pour their hearts out on letters and mail them to their loved one for V-Day, or tie up said letters on stones to hurl through their lover’s bedroom window, or pass them along in a class full of their peers or with local street boys to hide suspicion.
Today, youngsters prefer sending greetings through messages, GIFs, snaps, and sometimes, only emojis.
Gift-giving is a great way to express your love. Especially when it involves a lot of guesswork. But let’s be honest, in a world where we carry our cash in our phones and in the cookies of our browsers, where we hardly find enough time to shop for ourselves let alone guess-shop for someone else, it only makes sense to simply buy a gift card for your loved one.
Earlier, couples would choose select occasions such as Valentines Day to preserve their special memories. They would get their photo clicked or have their painting made – memories on a paper to last forever. Today, we click so many photos on a day-to-day basis and share most of them for the world to see! Our love for posting the perfect selfies and the best hashtags on days such as Valentine’s Day, however, has more to do with winning likes than genuinely sharing our lives. As a result, we not only become victims of the FOMO Syndrome but also fuel it.
Back in the day, when it came to celebrating on 14th February, it had to be with the special one and no-one else. Lovers would do and say whatever they had to in order to be together. Today, all it takes to be on a date on 14th Feb is one swipe!
Do you relate? Tell us which one is ‘totally you’ and what you wish made a comeback!