The dreaded day for all singles is almost here: Valentine’s Day.
Every year singles everywhere cringe at the thought of spending Valentine’s Day alone but c’mon guys, what’s the big deal? Yeah, a day of romance spent with your significant other is great, in theory, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy this Hallmark holiday solo.
The only person you should be focusing on this Valentine’s Day is yourself and I’m here to help you plan an epic (and not at all depressing) day!
Turn Valentine’s Day into Galentine’s Day:
Who says your significant other is the only one you should show affection to this year? Let’s face it girls, your friends are your real MVP’s this Valentine’s Day. Your friends are the ones who have been there with you through all the good times and the heartache so gather up all your gal pals and use this day to celebrate the unbreakable bond you guys have formed.
Don’t Be Afraid to Splurge:
If there were ever a day to treat yourself, it’s Valentine’s Day. Go big or go home this year! Don’t focus on the money, instead treat yourself to something you’ve been wanting. It can be anything from a fancy meal to that dress you’ve been eyeing in the store window for months. If you’re doing something that makes you happy, you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day the right way.
Keep Yourself Busy:
Valentine’s Day is not meant to be the day you sit around and think about what went wrong with your ex. I cannot stress this piece of advice enough: keep yourself busy! This holiday was not meant for wallowing so make sure to focus on all the good in your life, rather than the bad. Keep yourself busy and spend the day doing things you love.
Don’t Buy into The Bulls**t:
Valentine’s Day is one day out of 365. It’s only a big deal if you make it one. I don’t care what Hallmark says, this holiday is so minuscule in the grand scheme of things so do not let it get to you! In 20 years, this singular day will be a distant memory and in all honesty, you probably won’t even remember how you spent it so do not sweat the fact that you’re spending it single because for all you know, you could be even more miserable spending it with a significant other.
And if all the above fails, just remember: “Roses are red, violets are blue, vodka costs less than dinner for two.”