If you are single, Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you are single, Valentine’s Day can evoke depressed feelings of loneliness, self-doubt and underestimation making your whole day a nightmare. But, after all, February 14 is not all about romance, it’s about love in general. So fear not, Valentine’s Day can make you happy too, and has a lot more advantages to singletons than you can imagine.

You Are Beautiful Holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day has long turned from days when we honor certain esteemed qualities or ideas to a simple method for making money. The Valentine’s Day marketing machine really makes us want to be in love. Bombarded with romantic comedies on TV, flowers, candies, heart-shaped everything, and never-ending advertisements on TV channels, websites and radio stations, you really start to think that this day is about celebrating romantic love, especially if you are a true believer of the concept love. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to hug while watching this movie, or the beautiful stars? Wouldn’t it be great to have a date? If you ask yourself such questions the whole romantic holiday strategy has obviously got you. So, what to do now? How to survive Valentine’s Day when you are single?

First, open your eyes and see the reality – you are alone and still romantic comedies are funny. Stars continue to shine beautifully for all the humanity. Chocolate is really delicious even if it’s not in the shape of heart. Jewelry and fragrances weren’t invented for couples. Do we need to continue?

Next, most people don’t even realize being single on Valentine’s Day has its advantages – you don’t have to spend the money you saved on sappy, meaningless gifts. You don’t have to pretend to like those chocolates, flowers and teddy bears that your last date had to buy you. And of course, don’t forget that Valentine’s Day for many couples actually means more stress, because in fact, coupledom doesn’t guarantee happiness. Being single also means having more friends and parties. According to Edinburgh University researchers, singletons have busier social lives than couples.

When you realize the true situation you are in, it’s time to find a reason for celebration. You also have the right to celebrate, right? Well, enjoy being different. Eat your favourite chocolate, buy yourself something that you really like, find the most amusing and outrageous movie or TV show and laugh until you cry. You will be surprised how good laughter is, and how it removes the bad mood.

And finally, celebrate friendships, because it is one of the truest varieties of love. It is not unavoidable and pure as the mother’s love but it will last longer than lust or romantic love. So gather your friends, single or not, to a party and who knows, you might not be single any more by the end of the evening.

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