The day is upon us when many will be feeling like they are lacking some sort of thing in their lives: A significant other on Valentine's Day.
Now yes, I do have a significant other. But I didn't always. In fact, I've been single for most of my life, never had a V-Day with a boyfriend, and I even got dumped the day after Christmas once. So trust me, I know my shit.
On a day where many are celebrating the squishy, happy, lovey doveyness, posting pictures of their s/o's, posting shots of their flowers/candy/presents, and otherwise making their relationship look REALLY DAMN GOOD FOR ONE DAY instead of celebrating their s/o's every day in a tasteful and private manner, I'm sure you'll be about ready to download Tinder and start swiping.
But there are silver linings to everything - I have always believed this. And with every Halmark Holiday in which you feel unfulfilled, there are plus sides.
You don't have to buy anyone anything:
Just like Christmas, Valentine's Day comes with the stigma that you should get something for your significant other to show them how you feel. Well, if you're single, all you gotta do is buy shit for yourself. And that's 100% fine, and cost effective if you're on a budget.
It's a chance to go out and do other things:
This particularly works better with females than it does with men, but you can go have a single girls bash with all your other single chicks. Go out, have some wine, eat some delicious food, and have a lady date. Who needs the dudes?
Being single lacks drama:
You're not fighting with your s/o on where to go, or if they booked something for you two to do (think Liz and Shawn in Shawn of the Dead). Honestly, you've got no one to answer to. You can do what you want, when you want, with who you want.
You don't have to ask anyone out because it's got awkward connotations to ask someone on a date on Valentine's Day. It also prevents any rejection you could get:
You can make yourself a nice ass dinner, take a bath, and revel in yourself, rather than have to feel incomplete without someone to make you stressed out or confused, "will they or wont they," "are they just a fuck buddy," or "do they like me" crap. You are free to be.
You don't have to put out if you don't want to:
There are some people out there that don't like sex. I don't understand those people, but I know they exist. So look at it this way, if you don't have a s/o, you don't have to get primped to get laid.
February 15 means cheap candy at CVS:
If you really like candy, it's probably 50-70% off. Get at it.
We promise it'll be okay. You're single, and in all reality, it's just 1 day. Tomorrow everything will be back to normal. You got this.