For many singles across the planet, the month of February is commonly associated with one of the loneliest times of the year. You get “couples” deals in your Groupon emails, commercials tell you exactly what you’re significant other would LOVE this Vodka Day, seems everyone randomly asks you ‘so what are you doing for the Big V Day?’ and all you picture is how great your fist in their face would feel. I get it… I’ve been there many times. Usually calling up a friend and drinking Pinot (glassware optional) on her couch, watching violent war movies yet secretly checking my phone every 5 seconds to see if someone… anyone… would ask me to be their Vomitine.
Well, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. It shouldn’t be this way! So, put down the bottle.
This year, I’ve made a point to have fun with Valium Day, and embrace it for all its worth. It’s not going anywhere, so might as well reap the benefits… and there definitely are benefits!
Benefits of Being Single on Valentine’s
1. Chocolate is everywhere… and it’s already on sale!
Think about that. When can you ever find Lindor’s or Ferrero Rocher – the multi kind – on sale? Grab a bunch and meet me in 10. I’ll grab the flaming red gummy lips… hello, also on sale!
2. Go to the bar.
Seriously, what taken man (or woman) would be at a bar on the most romantic time of the year? My point exactly. Big V falls on a Thursday this year, and what is Thursday? Industry night. And what is industry night? The best night. Let’s face it, only the cool cats hang out on days that start with T. And you’ll be one of them.
3. Anti-V Day Parties are the new romance!
This year, I’m headed to a singles anti-V day party. I’m so stoked. Check out your local night clubs and bars for great parties going on exclusively for singles. No sweats for you ladies, put on your most electric blue dress to counter the Dead Sea out there. Just celebrate you and your… freedom! And who knows? By the end of the night – you may just spend it with a special someone of your own… or more than one special someone! Go get em’ lioness.
4. Go to the gym.
Go to the gym. That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. Whatever steam or anxiety or sadness you’re feeling, the gym always seems to relieve all the tension. Work on yourself. Also again…a taken man/woman at the gym on the most romantic day of the year? It’s questionable.
Here’s to being single on Valentine’s Day!
And, how many times have you asked a friend who’s in a relationship what they are doing for Viagra Day and their answers have been either:
a. I don’t know, I’ll probably give Jill flowers and chocolates
b. Ya, Bill isn’t the romantic type, so whatever, we’re probably not doing anything.
You my friend… you will be doing something! Something even your coupled friends will want to do.
In reality, chocolates are fattening, cards collect dust and flowers die. So, you just need to love yourself, pamper yourself, and enjoy you’re singledom! Because one day you might be Jill dating Bill and would kill to be singling and mingling on a T night. Just saying.
Just remember, when you do find a man or woman, it’s about showering you with love every single day, not just on that one inevitable day.
I’ll be seeing you in my dancin’ shoes.
La Blonde xx