Valentine’s Day, the one day of the year that couples celebrate their love for each other in over the top and unnecessarily expensive ways. And it is the one day of the year where single girls and women are expected to be drowning their sorrows in chocolate and crying their feelings out watching sad and romantic movies. As this Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, why don’t you single gals take a stand against this stereotype and celebrate love this year? Instead of crying about how you don’t have any love with that special someone, celebrate loving yourself! Included are four different activities to do on Valentine’s Day to have a fabulous day with your great and beautiful single self.
1. Spend the day pampering yourself.
What’s a better way to spend a day than treating yourself to everything that you love? Valentine’s Day is about showing your boyfriend or girlfriend how much you love them, so why not celebrate the most important relationship of all? Your relationship with yourself! Take a trip in the freezing weather to Cameo Salon and book a mani-pedi or a massage and just spend the day pampering yourself. Do whatever it is that makes you feel best while doing it and after doing it. Go for a good workout or take a yoga class. Do whatever you feel like doing to feel pampered.
2. Go out and celebrate with your girlfriends.
You definitely should not spend the night alone, but what’s more cliché than a bunch of girls sitting around and crying over sappy movies and eating boxes of chocolate that you purchased on your own? Nothing! Go out with your friends to a bar and don’t focus on being single. Try and meet someone new so that you can have someone to celebrate next Valentine’s Day with. Don’t sulk about it in conversation. Don’t even bring it up that you’re crying on the inside and want to throw things at every couple that you see. Go out and have fun.
Avoid tears throughout the entire day. Smile that you are you. Love the fact that you are single and don’t have to waste money on cards and gifts. Laugh that every couple is setting huge expectations for this one day and are going to probably get shut down with regrets. Laugh that you’ll have extra cash to spend on yourself while everyone else is spending on other people. And lastly, laugh with your other girlfriends that you are lucky enough to have.
4. Throw an “I Hate Valentines Day” Party a la the movie “Valentine’s Day.”
When all else fails and you absolutely MUST act out against Valentine’s Day in an obvious way (don’t give in yet) throw a party! Gather all your single friends, guys and girls, and throw a party that is a representation of everything but Valentine’s Day. No hearts, no pink, no red, no candy shaped in hearts, no cupid, nothing but just hating the day that celebrates couples with your fabulous single friends.
This is not to say that those of you in couples are the unlucky ones. Single or attached Happy Valentine’s Day to all!