How to be single on Valentine’s Day

The “single friend,” is a title i’ve known too well my whole life. I’ve watched all my friends experience beautiful relationships with their significant others, but i’ve never been able to find someone i  have an ultimate connection with. If there’s no chemistry between two, people there is no point in wasting time. Don’t give your heart to someone undeserving just because you feel that it is your only option.

I do experience the wrath of loneliness, but I’m known as the girl who doesn’t settle. I take a lot of pride in being a girl who doesn’t have to depend on a man!

Being single is both a curse and a blessing, especially as Valentine’s day rolls around. I don’t know why February the 14th stands out the most when i know i should express love to the people in my life everyday. Valentine’s day, also known as “Singles Awareness day,” is considered one of the loneliest holidays for someone who’s single.

It is important to occupy yourself if you’re approaching this Valentine’s day (and the ones after that) single. Always remember to celebrate your non romantic relationships. Let your friends and family know how thankful you are to be so loved and maybe find some single friends to endure the holiday of love with!

Treat yourself! Go ahead and finish that whole chipotle burrito, rent your favorite movies on pay-per-view, and take a bubble bath. you deserve it! treating yourself is a vital part of spending valentine’s day solo. Don’t be afraid to indulge yourself, no one’s judging you.

Find happiness regardless of your relationship status. You don’t have to be co-dependent on a significant other, losing your independence is hardly romantic. Take the day to fall in love with yourself.

Think of all the money you’re saving spending valentine’s day alone! Being single comes with it’s perks and one of those would be not spending money on your boyfriend/girlfriend. Save your money for the half priced candy sale the day after Valentines.

Try to stay off social media. Avoid the cute couple pictures, they tend to multiply on Valentine’s day and honestly we don’t care about all of the gifts your significant other bought you. We know you love each other you post long in depth paragraphs about it every week, you can take a week off.

Google funny Valentines day cards! you deserve a good laugh and your friends deserve a valentine’s day card of Paula Deen on a stick of unsalted butter reading “you BUTTER be my valentines.”

Although flying solo on Valentine’s day, isn’t ideal for everyone, it doesn’t have to be entirely bad! Take the day to focus on your friends, family, and yourself. Being single is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize for any of it. Don’t let searching for a significant other consume you, this is your time to find yourself and be independent. Focus on the things that matter the most to you and wait to give your heart to someone deserving. i will you see you on the half priced candy aisle, February 15th.