Valentine’s Day seems like the one day a year when people really start to realize that they’re single (regardless of whether or not they were in a relationship the other 364 days of the year haha). The so-called holiday is marketed to tap into people’s feelings of love and admiration for their significant other and can be used as an excuse to take some romantic getaway or spend an unlawful amount of money on a single gift.
In my opinion, it’s crazy. Valentine’s Day is another day of the year when people are stressed out to find the perfect gift or make the perfect plans to sweep someone else off their feet. Be happy that you don’t have to deal with that. Be happy that you’re alone, so you can spend all of your money on yourself as opposed to another person!
This isn’t going to be one of those ‘I hate Valentine’s Day’ posts, because I think it’s a cute concept. But I do not think people, including myself, who are single on February 14th should feel sorry for themselves.
If you want to have an amazing Valentine’s Day, have one! Invite some friends over and have a movie night. Splurge on that new watch or pair of shoes that you never had a reason to buy for yourself. Make yourself a gourmet dinner from a new recipe you’ve never tried (or just order pizza).
You deserve to have a fabulous day every single day of the year, so don’t let heart-shaped chocolates and teddy bears ruin that!