I don’t understand why single people hate Valentine’s Day. I mean, unless you just broke up with your beau (which gives you reason to mourn), you have no reason to cry and be upset. Being single is a part of life, like graduating university or getting your license; all the coupled up people you know were, at one point, single! Blows your mind right? Instead of wasting the day crying:
Whether that means getting your nails done (paint em black if you’re not into the red-love mood), getting your hair done, or soaking in the bath with some candles and your favourite book – do it! While this isn’t the type of holiday where you receive time & a half, it is the type of holiday that compliments indulgence.
So just go for it, spend some extra time & money on yourself. Do what makes you feel good, cause as they say, no one can love you, until you love yourself – corny, but reason to treat yo’ self.
Have a Movie Marathon
If you’re not into going out and seeing all the couples holding hands, here’s a option that keeps you safe indoors away from the PDA fest. Here’s what to watch if…
If you feel like crying:
This is one of my all time favourite movies. It is a little bit tragic, in the way that my friend was texting me in all caps during and after watching – but I personally think its amazing. Definitely not your typical rom com.
Not going to lie, the only thing I remember about this movie was that I was freakishly sobbing in the theatre. And you know, Channing Tatum & Amanda Seyfried are in it: HELLO GORGEOUS PEOPLE!!!
Obvious choice. If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.
Oh & remember this?
If you don’t feel like crying:
500 Days of summer
An offbeat love story between JGL & Zooey Deschanel – who doesn’t believe in love. Perfect!
Crazy Stupid Love
Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and even Kevin Bacon.
Sounds like a good time to me…let’s get out of here!
10 Things I Hate About You
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. I know what you’re thinking…but don’t worry, I don’t like Julia Styles either! Especially after her ridiculous role on Dexter; but let me remind you:
HEATH LEDGER SINGS CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU.
Eat a Dozen Donuts
Or cookies. Or a tub of ice cream. Or a box of chocolate. Or multiple boxes of chocoaltes.
You’re single, you don’t have to share.
Ask Out Your Crush
If you really are just entirely over the single life, then don’t sit around and sob about it – go out & meet people! Ask out that guy from Starbucks with the nice smile. Flirt with the girl at Shoppers.
What’s the best that can happen? You get a hot date!
What’s the worse that can happen? You find out that they’re in a committed relationship.
Life goes on.
All I’m saying is Valentines’ Day is a good excuse for many things – you can eat incredibly sweet things with no justification, watch romantic movies without judgment, and pamper yourself just because.
So please don’t name Valentine’s Day “Single’s Awareness Day” – and please don’t cry (unless it’s because you’re watching a sad movie)! Don’t listen to Adele on repeat, while looking at old pictures of your past relationship. Just remember that being single is a part of life, and you will find that someone special & it will be amazing! Enjoy the singleness while you can, who knows if you’ll ever get another single Valentine’s Day?
Who wants to spend their last one being sad? Be the kind of person Beyonce would be proud of.
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