It’s only one day. 24 hours out of 8,760 hours in a year. And yet it is one of the most hated
days of the year for a very large population. Single’s Awareness Day (more commonly known
as Valentine’s Day) brings up feelings of cynicism, envy, and depression. Possible even a
reevaluation of life. Maybe I’m being dramatic…
But even for the single folks out there, you can still make it through the day without drowning
your sorrows in a box of chocolate and having a mental break down (ie. Jessica Beil
in “Valentine’s Day”).
Margarita nights are essential to get through the week anyway. This year, have it Monday night.
Only good things happen while drinking tequila, so chase that margarita with a few shots in
honor of all the single ladies and gents out there.
Having a Valentine isn’t just for married couples and kindergartners. Ask your BFF to be your
Valentine and swap gag gifts.
Avoid the mall, Hallmark stores, Target, jewelry stores, flower shops, and Party City. These
places are swarming with yuppie, happy people. Steer clear of these places and you’ll have a
higher chance of surviving.
Host a “Single and ready to… Mingle” party. You can substitute other verbs for “mingle” if
you’re desperate. But hosting a party is a great way to keep your mind off being single on the
day made for couples. Get drunk with your other single friends- who knows, maybe you’ll find a
cute, single guy who hates Valentine’s Day as much as you do.
If you’re feeling especially cynical, head to popular romantic restaurant. Sit back, enjoy your
glass of wine and make fun of all the couples around you. Keep your eye out for first dates- those
are excruciatingly awkward (and hysterical) to watch.
Have a slasher movie marathon. There is nothing more distracting and less romantic than
watching a psychotic killer stabbing people in the woods.
Don’t let Single’s Awareness Day get you down. Being single is great, every other day of the
year. And keep this in mind. The only good thing about Valentine’s Day is when it’s over. You
can raid the shelves of convenient stores for half priced chocolate and sweet hearts.