Being single any day has its ups and downs but Valentine’s Day can be particularly tough for some. You’re bombarded with love and relationship mantras everywhere, you see all these “perfect” couples enjoying each other, and it can feel like those coupled up pity your so-called “loneliness”.
News flash, there are plenty of ways to enjoy V-Day while single and we can tell you exactly how!
While Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate relationships, the most important relationship we have is the one with ourselves. If you’re single and find yourself feeling blue on Valentine’s Day, try to focus on all the positive aspects of being unhitched.
Being single is the perfect opportunity to discover what makes YOU happy versus continually having to consider others feelings. There’s more time to focus on the positive strides you’re making with a clear head. Take advantage of that fact and celebrate it!
Treat Your Self
This is a day when you should treat your self by buying things you probably wouldn’t buy on an ordinary day such as sexy clothes, luxury fragrances, that vibrator you’ve been eyeing, or an hour-long massage.
Not many other days of the year offer such indulges at a discount than Valentine’s Day. Instead of spending your money to make someone else smile you can happily spend it on yourself because girl, you deserve to be pampered!!
Mingle With Other Singles
Singles Awareness Day falls on February 15, the day after Valentine’s Day, but who says you have to wait till then to celebrate singlehood!
An exciting night out on the town with a group of friends will lift your spirits and remind you that you already share bonds with so many people in your life.
Binge Watch Anti-Romance Movies
While everyone else gushes over romantic comedies, consider a marathon of anti-romance movies that highlight the pains of unhappy relationships.
- The War of the Roses features a married couple in the midst of a vicious divorce battle willing to resort to anything to get each other to leave the home they share.
- She-Devil, an American black comedy film, tells the tale of a dumpy housewife whose husband leaves her and their children for glamorous, best-selling romance novelist before plotting her revenge.
- For a more serious emotional anti-love movie, The Other Woman with actress Natalie Portman highlights a woman’s struggle to deal with her husband’s jealous ex-wife while navigating a complicated relationship with her stepson.
At first glance, it seems this sounds depressing but seeing all the stresses of love lost relationships condensed in two hours will have you thanking your lucky stars you’re single!
Do Nothing, Absolutely Nothing
February 14, 2018, happens to fall on a Wednesday so it may be difficult to pull yourself away from the usual weekday responsibilities, but once you can, actively do as little as possible.
Request the day off from work in advance, dine out or order takeout, leave the cleaning for another day, and disconnect from the world. Binge watch television, take an hour-long bubble bath, sign out of all social media accounts, or be extremely brave and turn your phone completely off.
No matter what you decide to do for Valentine’s Day make sure, it’s unique and spectacular to YOU, without comparing your day to others.