Did you know that February 11th is Satisfied Staying Single Day? Nope, neither did I – until I heard it on the news this morning. Apparently today is a big deal.
I have to say I love the title. It isn’t “Fuck Relationships Day”, or “Go to Hell you Canoodlers Day” – it’s just Satisfied Staying Single. Satisfied. Just the perfect word.
It really grinds my gears when I hear single people bashing relationships (and I should note that my gears get grinded very rarely). Why? Well, because there is absolutely nothing wrong with two people in love, and the fact that they have found each other does not make you more single than you were before they met. The only problem there is perspective – the thought that the relationship status of ‘single’ is less than that of being ‘in a relationship’. This thought is most certainly askew.
There are SO many things that are great about being single. However, the feeling of being alone at times can turn to feelings to loneliness and suddenly we’ve forgotten about all the great things that singleness brings. That whole “grass is greener” scenario that we seem to say all the time but never really let sink in.
We forget that our grass is pretty freakin’ luscious right where we stand and sometimes we just need a little reminder, like Satisfied Staying Single Day, to kick things back into perspective.
Allow me to offer you some reminders:
- BONUS INVITES: Your friend/family member is suddenly left solo for an event they bought two tickets to and they need a replacement! Ta-da, you WIN.
- GO OUT WITHOUT GUILT: No one to answer to if you want to hit the clubs, or take a weekend vaca with your friends.
- THE TOILET SEAT IS WHERE YOU LEFT IT: That’s right ladies, no middle of the night bum-dunking for you
- SAVE MONEY: No spending money this Valentine’s day unless it’s on yourself (and you always know exactly what you want!)
There are actually 101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single.
So go ahead you single saucy devil, get out there and celebrate this Satisfied Staying Single Day #itsgreattobesingle