Ok, so I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day. I have one of those sappy stories that will make the perpetually single person nauseous. My hubby proposed to me on Valentine’s Day, even though I was deathly ill with the flu and in my flannel pajamas.
However, before I found my soulmate, I spent many a year dreading Valentine’s Day and all the romantic hoopla that went along with it. You see, when you’re unattached and you want to be attached, Valentine’s Day is the loneliest day of the year. (New Year’s Eve comes in a close second.)
So, if you love Valentine’s Day, you obviously have a reason to love it – likely a person who makes you love it, and you don’t need my encouragement. But, if you hate Valentine’s Day, here’s my advice on how to get through the day without hating all of your attached friends.
- Make plans. Sitting at home on Valentine’s Day only makes it worse. This year, the date falls on a weekday, which makes it a little easier to tolerate, however. But, you should still make it a point to go out and have some fun with a friend. Skip the romantic restaurants that will be filled with couples, and opt for a fun bar, see a movie, go ice skating or go bowling.
- Eat chocolate. If you love those beautiful heart shaped boxes filled with delicious candies, buy one for yourself. There’s no reason you should miss out on your favorite treats just because you’re single.
- Be thankful for your life. You’ll never attract someone for next Valentine’s Day if it is your sole focus in life. Enjoy the life you have and be grateful for it. That makes you much more attractive to other people.