No matter how much a homo tries to convince me otherwise, Valentine's Day is a straight person's "holiday". While I had a delightful Valentine's Day with my guy of interest, I realized that the gays haven't exactly realized how to work themselves into Valentine's Day.
Sure all of the gay bars throw red and white clad V-Day themed parties, but that isn't the same. I'm talking about expensive dinners, dancing, candy and roses. Where do we fit into all that?
This Valentine's Day, my date did exactly what I would have hoped. For the most part, we took low-key options like dinner and games at Dave & Busters followed by an interesting all dessert bar that's a bit off the beaten path.
As two men on a date, I didn't feel like we were even noticed by the straight people (much to my surprise!) Instead, it was the other gay couples that felt the need to single us out with a blatant point (probably accompanied by a statement like "look more gays") or an awkward wave (like we should recognize them from our gay directories or something). I found it to be a bit annoying and quite embarrassing.
Meanwhile, the breeders were everywhere! The straights were blocking sidewalks (because they have to hold hands everywhere they go), making out sporatically (because that can't wait until they're back home) and oggling into each other's eyes as they scarf down chocolate mousse and orange slices (that was probably in part because the music inside the restaurant was way too loud for casual conversation).
So should, we, as gay men, seize the opportunity to make out in public and get lost in each other's eyes once every year or should we say no to Valentine's Day the same way that the straights have to marriage equality.
Despite the fact Valentine's Day is represented by a fairy in a diaper complete with a bow and arrow (and normally a lisp), I still don't feel comfortable doing those lovey dovey things for everyone to see on February 14th. I don't wanna hold you homos back though, if you wanna be as obnoxious as the straight people that's fine with me. Knock yourself out and a hit a few others while you're at it!