Just a few days now until my Instagram feed will be flooded with cringe couples, pandora rings and roses. A while ago I wrote a post how to be happy and single how to be happy and single I thought I would take a more light hearted approach and write one focusing on Valentines. As much as it’s so lovely to have a partner on Valentines Day being single can equally be as fun. You can go out and celebrate it with all your best friends, or just have a chill day by yourself. Being in a relationship shouldn’t determine what you do on that day.
If you have a partner by no means don’t hold back. Go out and treat each other and celebrate your love for each other, after all it only comes around once a year.
Lets be real, all Valentines is is just another celebration we’ve created just for profit driven businesses. We should be out celebrating love, but in fact we are celebrating greed. As a society we’ve played on this day for to benefit nearly every business. Companies love it, Valentines day proves a huge market with deals, gifts, even special days out. All of this just celebrate love, which realistically should be shown every single day.It’s just like any other day.
This year will be no change to my usual Valentines and that means I will be spending it alone without a boyfriend. Yes as depressing as it sounds it doesn’t really bother me at all. So lets think about the positives. You have no one to spend your day with that means no dates, no presents, no money! Think about everything you could save! And with that saved money, why don’t you just spend it on yourself? You don’t need a man when you can just treat yourself. What the absolute best thing is the discounted chocolate and gifts after, who needs Valentines day when you can celebrate the sales after? This year I think I might take my own advice as the temptation to by myself something is getting a little too much!
Valentines Day can cause you to feel sad, lonely and a bit irrelevant, but bare in mind there are millions of other people out there not celebrating either. If it bothers you just ignore it and get along with your day the way it normally is. This year it’s just going to be like every other day for me. I’m going to go to uni, get my work done and not even take notice of the date. Nothing special and nothing different. Although being single sucks at times if you ever feel down about it remind yourself of all the positive that come with it, no arguing, less money spent, no sharing (food, the bed, everything!!) and a whole lot of you time.
Valentines day is all about love and you might not have a partner to share it with but think of all your love for other people, be it your parents, siblings or even your best friends. There’s always someone you can show your love to. You don’t have to do something extravagant but even maybe a simple pamper evening or just a nice home cooked meal together. Showing a little appreciation can make yours and their day just that little bit better.
Let me know if you have any plans, whether it’s with a partner, friends or just by yourself!