A Single’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I think I just saw you recoil in disgust but chill, read through this for some bang on ways to survive Valentine’s Day while being single (other than the obvious: just live like it’s a normal f***ing day…which is literally all it is) You ready? Let’s go:

It’s the 14th of February. Literally.

That’s all it is. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s a made up day that we created so that we can have an excuse to spend money on people we like/love to spoil them with things they don’t need. Not gonna lie though, it’s kinda fun to have a reason to celebrate. Literally what most celebrations are: made up reasons to have fun. So, there’s nothing to worry about. If you’re in a relationship, awesome, if you’re not, that’s okay too. Do you, boo. There should never be any pressure to do anything ever.

Ask your friends to do something.

Go for dinner with your friend or friend group. No one has ever said that love is restricted to two people who are romantically involved; platonic love should be just as celebrated! So take your bestest friend(s) and hit up a nice restaurant! Dress up, split a bottle (or two) of wine and enjoy your night.

Throw an Anti-Valentine’s Day party.

Decorate your house with black heart-shaped balloons, grab some drinks, dress up, and invite your closest singles for a night of fun!

For a fun, sexier, all-girls version: throw an Anti-Valentine’s day party where you and your girlfriends wear your sexiest lingerie, eat junk food, bitch about life, watch awesome movies, and drink some wine! Not only is it a lot of fun but it’s hella empowering because who says you need a man to wear lingerie? Literally no one.

Ask someone out on a cheesy ass Valentine’s date.

I don’t understand the ‘stigma’ (I use that word very loosely) around asking someone you’re not in a relationship with to go out on Valentine’s Day. Going out on February 14th vs. going out on any other day is literally the same thing. It should not add any pressure or some sort of unseen layer of commitment, the difference is the date which really means nothing. So, my long-winded point is: ask someone you’ve been chatting up to spend Valentine’s Day with you! Since people can be so weird about it, I’d follow it up with how you feel Valentine’s Day is just a date and isn’t a huge deal, so to relax and give in to this capitalist holiday!

Buy yourself some flowers.

Who needs someone to get them flowers? You’re an independent woman who doesn’t need anyone to do anything and that includes purchasing flowers. Get yourself a nice bouquet of flowers if that’s what makes you happy.

Buy chocolates the day after.

In 2019, we’re all about being conscious of our spending, okay? So hold off ONE more day to buy your favorite chocolates. They’ll basically be 50%+ off and that way, if you’re single again next year (which, like, Clover can help make that not happen), you already know you’ll be spending your Valentine’s Day 2020 snuggled with 1-year old chocolate you’ve kept in your freezer in your bedroom while binging a Netflix show.

Love yourself and everyone else every damn day of the year.

Let’s set aside the fact that it’s a made up day of the year, just make sure you love yourself and those around you on that day and every day following. You don’t need a reason to celebrate yourself or your loved ones, spread love always.

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