8 reasons why your backpack is the best valentine!

It's that day of the year again. You don't want to open Facebook because of the amount of digital PDA. You don't want to step out because of the number of couples canoodling around the place. You even don't want to switch on the TV - because, hello romantic comedies. Of course, you don't care if Bridget Jones can or cannot find love for the millionth time! But there is one thing you can rely on to get away from all of this - your trusty backpack. Here are a couple of reasons why you should go on a date with it rather than a boring human.

Note: For purposes of this post, we shall refer to the backpack as a 'she'. Of course, you can feel free to replace the 'she' with a 'he' to suit yourself. Equality FTW!


1. A backpack doesn't care whether you dress up for the date.

Amirite or amirite? You don't have to shave or get a haircut or wear expensive clothes that will leave you with an empty wallet. All you need to do is pick your date up and go!

2. A backpack doesn't want an expensive gift.

Save the diamonds. Just give her some fresh air and you're good to go! That's the way date night is supposed to be done.

3. A backpack is always there for you when you need her.

She maintains the fine balance between not being clingy while sending you a million texts and being there for you. Rain or shine, sleet or snow, she's got your back...literally!

4. A backpack doesn't get much time to get ready and she doesn't give you shit if you're late.

Let's face it - Murphy's law is not very nice around this time of the year and someone or the other takes a little too much time. It's either "I'll get ready in 5 minutes" or "I'll leave in 5 minutes". A backpack though? Always ready, and doesn't mind waiting for you. What a keeper!


5. A backpack is always there to support you, and you to support her.

It's not a symbiotic relationship, you know? If you ever need a comfortable shoulder to lean on or to carry your stuff, she's happy to help you out there.

6. A backpack is not fussy and she is up for everything.

Muddy swamps? 16-hour flights? On top of a truck in the middle of a dusty wasteland? She'll go with you anywhere and she won't complain!

7. A backpack is game for all kinds of positions.

On your back, on your stomach, under your legs - you get our drift. Nudge nudge wink wink.

8. A backpack doesn't get jealous if she sees you with another backpack.

People move on, she gets it. If a newer and hotter backpack comes along, she'll gracefully retire with memories of all the lovely trips you guys took together.

So, go out on a date with your backpack instead of a human today. We're sure you'll have an awesome time!

Writer, Gaya.