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How to be Single on Valentine’s Day

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at WVWC chapter.

Look to your left, you’ll see hearts and candy. Look to your right, and you’ll see overprized stuffed animals. Look straight ahead, and you’ll notice the flower display and the “dinner for two” coupons.

You know what that means: Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.


Now, if you are in a relationship, congratulations! Have a wonderful holiday with your significant other. But, for those of you who are like me, with no date for the 14th, it seems unfair that we should be left out of the fun.

So, until someone invents a new holiday for us single folks, here are my tips on how to be single on Valentine’s Day. 

Step 1: You will want to dress up to look and feel your best. You know your worth, show it off! Singles are sexiest when they exude confidence!

Step 2: You will need to acquire a can of Pringles, any flavor will do. You then proceed to take multiple pictures and selfies with this Pringles can (hence looking your best) and post the pictures to your social medias with #singleasapringle for an upbeat, confident post to rival all the cute couple pics that will be flooding social media! Show your fellow singles that they are not alone.

You may then eat the Pringles.


Step 3: Remind yourself that even if you had been given a stuffed animal on the 14th, it would just wind up in a yard sale eventually. Congratulate yourself on your lack of clutter!


Step 4: Treat yourself to a movie, new or used, with your favorite man or woman candy. Who needs a date when you’ve got a good movie and a celebrity crush, am I right?


Step 5: If you find you’re feeling a bit down on yourself, just remember that on the 15th all that Valentine’s candy will be half price!


Step 6: Never, and I mean NEVER, look up pictures of your ex or try to contact them. It will only serve to bring you down and it will ruin your day. Celebrate the good things that are going on in your life now. Remember that if your ex was meant to be in your life, then they would be. You are moving towards bigger and better things!


Step 7: If you don’t want to be alone on Valentine’s Day, then surround yourself with your friends or your family! Plan a fun night; pamper yourself. Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a celebration of only romantic love. Celebrate all the love in your life and celebrate loving yourself!


Finally, remember that being single doesn’t define you; it doesn’t label you as a failure or a loser, nor does it imply that you lack something. Being single is just a state of being. No one gets to decide your happiness but you!


I hope your Valentine’s Day is full of celebration, Pringles, and self-love! 


Stay Unapologetic, Ladies!


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I am adopted from Russia and was raised in West Virginia. I am a double major in English (Writing Concentration) and Musical Theatre. I love art in many different forms be it writing, singing, acting, drawing/painting, or design. I adore fashion and it has helped me become the person that I want to be in life. I am a very open person and love talking to people, so feel free to ask me anything! I am honored to be a part of the Her Campus team and I hope that my writing will bring you a smile. If I'm not in the theater or typing up my version of the great American fashion column, you can always hear me coming from the click of my heels. My advice to all: Stay classy!