I have such a very patchy history with this pseudo-holiday. Some years it’s something I put a lot of effort into; some it seems like a cruel joke designed to make as many people as humanly possible feel inadequate and miserable all at once. Every year I find myself hating that there’s so much expectation built up around it. (But today I’m at least grateful that it’s easy to post about, because I’m staring down the barrel of a very long, potentially frustrating afternoon in lab.)
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? How do you deal with – either by navigating or circumventing – the expectations involved? Do you have a favorite way to spend it if/when you’re single?
The Afternoon Inqueery (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Queereka community. Look for it every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 3pm ET.
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