Valentine’s Day has become a commercial phenomenon. Since 1381, when Geoffrey Chaucer first recorded February 14 to be a day of recognition, this day of love has been celebrated around the globe. Its relatively unknown counterpart is Singles Awareness Day (SAD), also known as Black Day. It is a day for singles to celebrate, or un-celebrate, their independence. Just like the Emo psyche is misunderstood and overshadowed by the teen pop idols, Valentine’s Day has outshone Black Day, which is why I am taking if upon myself to list a few gift ideas for the celebrators of this day.
Black licorice – It’s not my favorite chewy candy, but what better way is there to lash out against all the red and pink surroundings?
Dark chocolate – A decadent and delicious alternative to the more common Valentine’s Day options like strawberry truffles and white chocolate.
Black M&M’s – Yes, this popular confection comes in black! What a great way to customize an everyday candy to something different and fun.
Blackberry Jelly Beans – This flavor of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans is atypical, fun, and delicious. Give a box to another single friend, or yourself!
February 14 is no longer for couples only. Happy SAD!