During the Valentine’s Day pre-season, many people in the Twitterverse were trying to put fear in the hearts of many young women who are currently in relationship purgatory – you know, that awkward place in a relationship where you both are caught up in your feelings but have not become “official.” It is basically the way we used to date in college. Some of us have not shaken off that style of dating yet.
Anyway, the most common pre-Valentine’s Day tweet I saw went a little something like this: “If your man is busy/not feeling well/doesn’t get you anything on Valentine’s Day – you’re the side chick.”
Now that the day has come and gone, some of us ladies are reflecting back on February 14th and trying to determine how much we really mean to our significant other according to what he did (or did not) do on Cupid’s special day. Of course, this is silly, but we do it anyway - tell me not.
To the ladies that got amazing gifts, surprises, proposals, and the like, I would like to say, “Congratulations.” You probably feel a bit more secure in your relationship now. To the ladies who had the day go by with nothing more than a text/tweet from their cuff buddy, I know you woke up Wednesday morning, looked at your reflection in the mirror and asked yourself, “Am I the side chick?” I don’t want to say that I can relate, so I will not.
What I will say is this – just because there was no hoopla surrounding your V day does not mean you are the side chick. Go ahead, breathe a sigh of relief. There are a few other reasons why your booski may have let the day just pass you by.