Valentine's Day is approaching! The time of disgusting cheesiness that makes me hurl whenever I spot the pink and red shelves in every store I happen to enter. It is also a time of cheap chocolate, lots of alcohol, and misunderstandings, apparently.
One of these misunderstandings that happen to me frequently is when I ask people what they're doing for Valentine's Day, or when I say something along the lines of "you don't have a Valentine? But you're so [compliment]", and they automatically assume I'm flirting with them. Normally, such situations can be cleared up pretty easily, but it's when the people immediately go on the defensive that the problem occurs. For example, my personal favorite is when the person suddenly stops replying, or abruptly ends the conversation, and pretty much doesn't talk to you the same way (or at all) ever again. Maaaaan, I hate it when I'm just trying to be nice and then accidentally ruin friendships.
But at the same time I don't wanna be all, "yo I was not trying to flirt with you" in fear that the person will think I totally was and that I'm now trying to desperately save face. I just genuinely don't want you to get the wrong idea. Social interactions suck.
Another misunderstanding that happens to me quite often (and apparently quite a few members of the OCC, according to what was said when we discussed this topic just now) is that I literally have no clue when a person is flirting with me. Even when people say "dude, that person was definitely flirting with you, how could you not see that" I don't realize it. I just automatically assume that that's their way of being friendly. Being blunt is probably the way to go about it when it comes to me because I am blllllind.
Also, another thing I'd like to add that doesn't really have to do with misunderstandings but it's still something worth mentioning - if someone asks you to be their Valentine, or asks you out on a date or anything like that, please don't be a douche about it. Of course you don't have to accept if you don't want to, but there's really no need to be rude. This person had the courage to ask you even though they were probably super nervous about it, so be a good person and don't break their god damn hearts you fucking cu---
So please keep those things in mind whenever Valentine's Day is around the corner! People may not be flirting with you when they ask you how you'll "celebrate", they're just making conversation. Especially in my case, since I already have a Valentine this year (his name is Wade Wilson, in case you're curious). And if you've ever tried flirting with me, I apologize if I've somehow seemed rude about it. I'm literally just oblivious.
Stay awesome. Have a card.
(My tablet pen is broken and I can't write worth shit with a computer mouse.)