When did Valentine’s Day turn into National PDA Day?
As happy couples anticipate this coming Saturday, I can’t help but shudder at the thought of another Valentine’s Day. Sure, Anti-Valentine’s Day enthusiasts often cite the commercialization that has assailed the purity of this holiday. We’ve all heard it before, “Love can’t be bought. Why must America insist on selling it to the masses?” But as I see it, the real problem with this sugary-sweet celebration lies in those unabashed moments where couples can’t keep their hands off each other.
It’s bad enough that I can’t go bowling without seeing at least one couple kissing after every frame (or in the case of the other weekend, ass-slapping and tit-grabbing too). Why must I, and everyone else for that matter, be subjected to watch couples sucking face at every corner?
Yeah, I know what you PDA offenders are thinking right now. All you want to do is show the world that you are happily in love, and what day could be better than Valentine’s Day to declare you adoration for each other. But have you ever asked yourself what the significance is of the world knowing what your foreplay looks like? You can just as emphatically flaunt your love by holding hands or looking into each other’s eyes so intensely that you can’t help but smile. No one needs to see you make out to know that your relationship is genuine.