Believe it or not, being single is actually more of a blessing than a curse sometimes.
It’s the one day of the year that singletons dread, as couples gather around your favourite bars and restaurants, spending that ‘quality’ time together. But there’s no need to let this get you down because actually, there are far more positives than negatives when it comes to being partner-free on Valentine’s Day.
There’s no need to buy a present for your significant other, so why not treat yourself? While your pals are spending time stressing about what to buy their partner to show their signs of affection – which, if we’re being honest can and probably should be shown every day of the year, regardless of whether it involves a gift or not – why not take this opportunity to treat yourself to a little something?
Whether it’s a delicious dinner, a trip to the cinema or a pamper night at home, goodness knows you deserve it! Plus, a lot of places across the city now put on events for us singletons so that we don’t feel left out – how nice!
In the long run, your bank balance will thank you. Because there’s absolutely no need to go splashing the cash on someone else.
You don’t have to feel guilty about wanting to stay at home and lazing around. Take some advice from our good friend, Bridget Jones and rebuild your relationship with a tub of Ben and Jerry’s and your favourite snacks. This also gives you the perfect chance to catch up on that boxset that’s been sat on your watchlist for months, or even just call up a friend or family member to see how they’re doing.
Being in a relationship is great and all, but think about all the drama that you’re avoiding. There’s no need to worry about getting into an argument because you’ve forgotten to buy a card or your significant other’s forgotten it’s Valentine’s Day altogether.
You don’t need to panic about planning something, or having no idea what your partner has planned for you. Because there’s nothing worse than stressing about where you’re going to end up where your partner or date has organised a surprise.
It’s the perfect opportunity for you to binge-watch some of your favourite Valentine’s shows and films. Who can say no to 90’s Leonardo DiCaprio? LOOK AT HIS FACE!
Take some time to show yourself some love. If you have a lot of love to give, don’t waste it. Whether you decide to bite the bullet and take up that hobby you’ve been putting off for ages or simply spend a day dedicated to doing your favourite things, your mind will thank you for it. Wellbeing is key to a happier you!
Just because it’s a couples day doesn’t mean you should stay in. Who cares if it’s the middle of the week, head out to your favourite bar and knock back a couple of cocktails. Who knows, you could end up meeting someone new who might just catch your eye and you won’t feel guilty in the slightest for having a bit of a flirt.
Which also means it’s the perfect excuse to hang out with your other single pals. Whether it’s dinner at your place or heading out for the day, turn a positive into a negative and head out for some fun.
And if all else fails…