Being Single on V-Day


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Kendall Grant

Valentine’s Day! The day is all about couples celebrating their love for each other. With all the love in the air, you may get a bit of FOMO as you feel like you are the loneliest person in the world. Cue drowning myself in a bag of chocolate and movie marathons. Or is it? You don’t need to have a partner to have fun. Self-love is also very important. Whether you are getting over a breakup or just single by choice. I am going to give you some advice on how to enjoy your single Valentine’s Day! 

The best part about being single on Valentine’s Day is that you get to treat yourself(which you should be doing anyway). Love Day can be pretty expensive. Since you’re single, you don’t have to worry about getting flowers or restaurant reservations. Use that extra money that would have been spent on someone else on a gift for you. Go buy some candy or go eat at your favorite fast-food restaurant. Purchase those shoes that you’ve been eyeing. Splurge on whatever makes you happy! 

A good way to spend the day getting together with friends. You could all do a gift exchange or go the day after Valentine’s and buy all the candy on sale. Make it a ‘singles only’ party. Sing to the top of your lungs with karaoke, watch romcoms, or go to an escape room. Go out, get dressed up, and live your best single life. 

If you are looking to make a little bit of cash, try babysitting. Ask a neighbor, family member, or a family friend if they need someone to watch their kids. They’ll be able to go on their date,  you’ll gain experience and money in the process. Win-win! 

I am going to reiterate, SELF. LOVE. IS. VITAL. Schedule a spa day. Stay in, fix some popcorn, and watch your favorite show. Whatever you decide to do, try to make an effort to unplug. Whether you need to avoid seeing your ex (as if they could do better than you) or you don’t want to see all the cringy couple posts, a social media detox could do some good. 

Being single on Valentine’s Day isn’t the worst thing in the world. It is just another day of the year. Romantic relationships aren’t the only thing that matters. Remember that there are people who care about you. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!