Some single people, who have no partners to share the Valentine’s Day with, have taken to Twitter to share sad stories.
Although Valentine’s Day, celebrated February 14 annually, is a general day of showing love, it is mostly celebrated by couples who spend time with their significant others and trade gifts.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the single’s sob tales was the number one trending hashtag on Nigerian Twitter with the tag #WhoValentineEpp?
The stories ranged from people lamenting their single status, wishing away loneliness, recounting times in past relationships to others advising couples to be considerate of single people.
@Alexlobaloba tweeted, “I have blocked all the people in a relationship on my WhatsApp contact list. It’s not me they will use love to “pepper” on Valentine’s day.”
@Ayooladaniel12 said, “If you know you’ll be among the people that will be sleeping at home today. Come here let’s gather for morning devotion.”
@Da_rhoda said, “Valentine is still sleeping, some people are uploading their relationship pictures…like why? What exactly is the colour of your insensitivity?”
@Okom_UGabriel tweeted, “This Valentine is just legit constantly reminding me on how single I’ve been all this while.”
@Iam_damilosky wrote, “Valentine’s day tomorrow, everyone’s probably gonna be waking up to cute texts and gifts while I’m definitely waking up to my phone 100 per cent charged.”
@Towekkete said, “To all my committed friends, Happy Valentine’s Day. To all single ones, Happy Independence Day. To all who were once in love Happy Heroes’ Day.”
NAN reports that several tags for the Valentine’s Day celebration dominate social media, with some users chronicling their experiences in real time.
The tags includes #BlueValentine, #WhoValentineEpp?, #RemitWithLove, and #Valentine2019.