If your birthday is on February 14, you’re probably used to hearing “Aw! A Valentine’s Day baby!” every time you tell someone when your birthday is.
According to our birthday horoscope, individuals born on Valentine’s Day are known for their dry humor and wit.
We’re extroverts who love to be social, but we also value spending time alone.
We’re known for being independent and brutally honest. We are intelligent people with killer communication skills.
High five, February 14-ers!
However, all Valentine’s Day babies know a February 14 birthday isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
We roll our eyes at the people born in late December who complain people forget their birthdays because they're “too close to Christmas.”
Cry us a river.
Valentine’s Day babies like us know we have the worst holiday birthday of the year.
Here are 10 reasons why:
1. Our birthday comes on the one day of the year “chicks before dicks” or “bros over hoes” doesn’t apply.
There are 366 possible days to have a birthday.
Yet somehow, we ended up with the only one our friends can understandably blow us off on.
The worst part is, our friends don’t even feel the need to make up an excuse.
We’re just expected to understand that their significant others are obviously more important than we are.
2. The majority of people we encounter on our birthday are really annoying.
If people are single, they’re complaining.
If they’re in relationships, they’re on mushy dates.
3. If we’re single, it’s a double whammy.
Everyone knows Valentine’s Day can be kind of a bummer when you’re a regular single person surrounded by lovebirds.
This is 10 times worse when it’s also your birthday.
4. If we aren’t single, we still have to buy someone else a present.
How is that even allowed?
5. The “What are we?” situation is significantly intensified.
You know when you’re “kind of” in a relationship, and you’re both sweating as the holiday approaches because you don’t know how to handle it?
Do you buy your new fling a birthday gift?
Are you two going to go out to dinner, or will he freak out like "The Office's" Ryan did when he realized he hooked up with Kelly on February 13?
Not-so-serious relationships have a tendency to conveniently expire just before Valentine’s Day, so good luck holding on if he’s not sure he’s into you.
He just wants to avoid having to buy you two gifts.
6. Our newsfeeds are full of photos of V-Day stuff instead of B-Day stuff.
Listen, girl from my high school English class, I don’t want to see that your boyfriend sent flowers to your office until I’ve received a notification that you’ve written, "Happy birthday!" on my wall first.
7. We have the fear of being proposed to on a holiday.
We don’t care if you’re Prince Charming himself.
If you try to turn one more special occasion into a holiday hybrid, we’re out.
8. People think we love stuff with hearts on it.
If your birthday happened to fall on Arbor Day, would you want us to buy you things with leaves all over them?
Then please spare us the horror of having to look thrilled when we open a jewelry box and find a cubic zirconia heart necklace.
9. If we’re hungover on February 15, people assume it’s because we’re emotional messes, not birthday party animals.
The sunglasses we’re rocking indoors on February 15 make people assume the night before was spent crying into a bottle of wine, over a Katherine Heigl movie.
Nobody’s going to give you the benefit of the doubt and think you tore up the town for your birthday.
10. We spend the entire month leading up to our birthday complaining, which really annoys our friends and family.
Blame it on astrology.
Valentine’s Day babies naturally have a dry sense of humor, so most of the complaining we do are poorly received jokes.
Our friends and families love to remind us we usually have a pretty good birthday, and we should probably stop complaining.
However, we probably never will.