21 Awkward Valentine's Day Cards for the Confusing Modern Relationship

Many a New York Times trend piece has attempted to explain the millennial generation's total disregard of traditional courtship rules.

We millennials are apparently more fond of speed dating -- at least our their own form of it, comprising efficient meet-ups at bars and coffee shops -- than expensive dinner dates. Millennials like their "hookup culture." They might want to get married, someday, maybe? They're notoriously phone-skittish, preferring instead to text, or use one of a myriad dating apps available (mostly) for free. And all of this is making their love lives really confusing.

It's pretty hard out there for your modern relationship. Here are some Valentine's Day cards that totally get it:

You know, sometimes it's just hard to express how you feel about someone…

vday card okay
Source: Lost Marbles Co.
vday card together
Source: Emily McDowell
vday card 4
Source: Emily McDowell
vday card 11
Source: Sad Shop

Or figure out what "labels" to use...

vday card thing
Source: Emily McDowell
vday card 7
Source: For The Love Of Words
vday card 15
Source: Somebody Loved
vday card 16
Source: Lissa Loo Stationary

Or what you even really think about someone...

vday card into you
Source: Sea and Lake
vday card 6
Source: Cat In The Dark
vday card 8
Source: Katlix
vday card 19
Source: Lua Card and Stuffs
i heart you
Source: alexandra em

Because, like, what is "dating," anyway?

vday card 9
Source: YourMumRang

And saying "I love you" can be weird.

vday card 21
Source: Sea and Lake
vday card 10
Source: Lissa Loo Stationary
vday card 12
Source: Ally Elle Cards

Oh well.

commitment
Source: FunGirlsCards

[Huffington Post]