Valentine’s Day is most often thought of as a day just for couples. The day that they are reminded they should appreciate one another… because they just don’t care enough about each other those other 364 days of the year. In long term relationships, it may also be known as “Oh Right, You’re Here” day.
I like Valentine’s Day simply because I love all holidays. I enjoy celebrating pretty much anything – why not have an excuse to be excited about something? However, I think acknowledging Valentine’s Day as a day to be celebrated by couples is all wrong. Valentine’s Day is a day for singles to celebrate!!
“WHY!?” you ask?? Well…. there are many amazing things to be excited about when you are single for Valentine’s. Here are my top 3:
- No Pressure
That’s right, when you don’t have a boyfriend or a girlfriend there is no pressure about what you are going to do for Valentine’s Day. “Holy Shit, I have to show this person how much they mean to me today. My gift and actions are directly related to how I feel about them and therefore I will look like a terrible partner and human being if I mess this up”. Sure, it sounds irrational, but it’s just one of those thoughts. Those thoughts cause stress and anxiety which I am pretty sure leads to premature death. So, look at you, you single devil – you’ve just saved yourself some years.
2. Half-Price Chocolate
The day after Valentine’s is my most coveted day of the year… all of that quality chocolate goodness is half price and just waiting for me. Those of us who are single don’t have to buy that chocolate before Valentine’s Day to give as a gift, we can wait until Sunday when it’s CHEAP. Saving money is certainly something to celebrate.
3. Pleasure in Commiserating with Your Single Comrades
“Waaaah I’m single on Valentine’s!” “Ahhhh I am too!!” “Let’s drink together and bash all those lame couples in relationships!” You have to admit, that sounds like a pretty good time. Especially these days, (when commitment is at an all-time low, and dating apps such as Tinder ruin your faith in humanity and any prospect of hope for a normal future relationship), there are a TON of other single people to hang out with. You may feel lonely, but you certainly aren’t alone. Pop open that bottle of wine and drown your sorrows with your fellow single-tons!
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day my fellow singles!! #itsgreattobesingle