How To Get Over a Valentine’s Day Break-up
Break ups, they happen, and often just right before Valentine’s Day. On February 12, 2004, Mattel icons Barbie and Ken called it quits after 43 years together. Even though they hit it off on a 1961 TV commercial set, the plastic pair apparently have “remained friends” but separated due to irreconcilable differences. Some say it was Ken’s cold-feet when it came to a marriage commitment, others speculated that Barbie’s attentions drifted to Blaine, an Australian surfer new on the doll scene. Living, breathing celebrities also seem to lose that loving feeling in the dead of winter as well. For example, Seal and Heidi Klum, Katy Perry and Russell Brand, and Britney Spears and Jason Trawick all called it quits pre Valentine’s Day.
These Valentine breakups happen in the “real-people” world too. According to a recent study of singles, the time period between January 1st and February 14th is a period when many evaluate whether their relationships are right for them. According to the study, nearly half of dating people will actually break up with their partner around Valentine's Day. It sounds harsh, but celebrate this day holiday of love with someone you don’t really love. You could say this time of year is “National Break-up Season.” Have you recently been involved in the demise of a romantic relationship? So sad, too bad; but it’s time to move on already. If you dumped her, you may not need our advice (but you may need it later). If she dumped you, lick those wounds and follow our advice. Supplement with some of our gifts for guys, as needed. Consider these your own Valentines Day gifts for men; to you, from you.
Drink away the sorrow. Get “hoppy” and celebrate the single life with our beer-related gifts for men. We have personalized flasks, engraved beer mugs and all sorts of barware. Our personalized monster beer mug holds up to 32 ounces of lager, stout, or ciders; it’s the perfect cure for what “ales” you! That’s two pints of beer; just imagine the convenience of kicking back on the sofa and not having to jump up to the fridge at every commercial. If you’re feeling down, gather up your best buddies and head out for a night of female-free fun. No more nagging, no more judging, no more honey-do lists; you really should be celebrating. Make sure that you’re never far away from icy cold brew with our really awesome Joe Six-Pack Belt that straps half a dozen cans right around your middle for ultimate beer guy.
Erase the memories. She may be out of you house and out of your hair, but there may still be lingering reminders. Use a personalized pocket knife or multi-function tool to cut her face out of any photos you wish to keep. A zippo lighter makes an exceptional implement to torch any remaining clothing or mementos left behind. Please use caution though, let’s not burn down your house . . . or hers.
Get a new hobby. Instead of hitting the dating scene right away, maybe you should take a little time “to find yourself.” You know, stop kowtowing to some girl and just do whatever it is you want to do. With a girlfriend out of the picture, you now have all the time in the world to join a Cross Fit gym (check out our essential gym bag) or take up hunting without being accused of being a Bambi murderer. If you’re not a hobby kind of guy, then how about just reclaiming the home office as your “man cave?” Deck it out with a big screen TV, pool table and a few of our personalized pub signs (which also make great guy gifts).
So, have you recently been involved in a break up? Let us know how you cope being single on Valentine’s Day the comment section below.