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How to Celebrate Single Valentine’s Day

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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:

  1. 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

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single is available on AuthorhouseAmazon, and Barnes and Noble 

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Happy Satisfied Staying Single Day!

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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