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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day While Single

Valentine’s Day has a special way of making people either gush or cringe! Usually, if you’re a gusher, you’re probably in a relationship. If you’re a cringer, there is a good chance that you’re single. This is my first year being single after a six-year relationship, and I barely can think of the day without getting annoyed! Relatable?

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Then it occurred to me: “Why do I hate this holiday?” I can’t really say that it’s because it reminds me that I’m single because I notice that every day. Is it the fact that I’m not being bombarded with chocolate? Don’t have someone to take me on dates? Or someone to say I love you to? YES!! Of course, I want those things, because that’s what the holiday is about! Literally, the whole day is insisting that you do these things! However….

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Just because a person is single doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day! It’s not couple exclusive. Valentine’s Day is the day of love, and nothing is wrong with loving yourself a little extra today! Want some chocolate? Buy it for yourself! Get together with single friends and have a cheesy romance movie night! If you’re feeling adventurous, go on a speed date, or have a night on the town! Be your own Valentine and make the most of it by showering yourself with love!

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A good way to kick off your valentine’s day is to treat yourself to a mani-pedi! Nothing screams I love you more than a cute set of nails and polished toes!

 

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Why stop there, Shout out to Groupon for having so many things for you to do and at a super great price! There is nothing wrong with going to a movie or dinner by yourself! Time to evolve beyond the stigma that it looks lonely to go out alone! That screams nothing but independence because not only are you showing the world that you do not need someone else to enjoy yourself but you also learn that it can be just as much fun (and peace) doing things by yourself!

 

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But if you aren’t feeling super bold round up some single friends and make it a group bonding event, safety in numbers right?

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Whatever you decide, please don’t neglect yourself on the love just because you’re single, and remember you’re lovable too!

Happy Valentines Day!

Hey! The name is Khaiara but people tend to call me Kay or Khai! I am a junior at Old Dominion, Human Service major and dog lover! I am a die hard humanitarian and my goal is to help people the best I can! The world is big and I just want to leave my mark! My hobbies include drawing, painting, and occasional blogging! Before I started writing for HC ODU I ran my own personal blog site http://www.discoveringwoman.com/. I love writing and plan to continue after I graduate. Follow me on social media if ya want @kaymurrlli
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