Whether you are rolling solo or going with your closest friends, Valentine’s Day can be a single person’s nightmare. According to Bustle and Insider, there is much more that can be done to cure the dreaded Valentine’s Day singleness syndrome that is to come.
1. Galentine’s Day
Take this chance of freedom to spend time with your bestest friends. Set up a get-together, exchange quirky gifts, laugh, have fun and eat lots of chocolate! Do something fun with your girls and have the time of your life. You won’t be single forever, so you might as well enjoy it while it lasts.
2. Enjoy the Little Things
Yes, it’s true that we humans tend to take things for granted. We only see what we don’t have and fail to realize the great things that we do have. We often see this holiday as a couples thing, but what we don’t realize is that we have so much to be thankful for as singles. We don’t have to care whether our significant other did something for us. It can truly be a holiday where you are the only one that matters.
3. A Day to Indulge, Be Selfish, and Chill
Valentine’s day to singles should be a relaxation day. This day should be the day your selfish side overcomes all your restraint, a day to indulge in the pure happiness of being content with just yourself. A good way to enjoy your day in peace and quiet is to just chill. Plop on your couch with some Hershey’s or your favorite chocolates and just relax. Enjoy binge-watching your favorite series or cry like a baby because it wouldn’t be a day of love without the movie “The Notebook,” now, would it?
4. The Single’s Sale
Most Americans put too much of an emphasis on this romantic holiday. Looking at how America markets this bittersweet day for us singles it’s… well… it’s exciting. They spike the prices up for all Valentine’s day gifts for people that wish to get something for the ones they love, but when the holiday has hit its high and is coming to a close, it paints a beautiful picture. Now this isn’t just any ordinary picture, it’s a sale sign saying, “All Must Go!” and “50% OFF.” We singles trudge through the lovey-dovey day, filled to the brim with couples, all for that one short sale day. Things that were $20, hah, now are five or lower. So, if you plan on skipping all the romance that you don’t have in your life, that’s fine, because all those beautiful sales will be calling your name in the morning.
Even though you’re spending the national day of romance by yourself or with some of your crazy friends, there are still ways for you to enjoy this holiday that singles us out. I hope you enjoy your day and take advantage of some of the ideas that just might save your Valentine’s Day.
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