Single for Valentine’s Day?

Posted on February 12, 2012


Valentine’s Day is only two days away. Some of you may be thinking, ‘Don’t remind me!’ Single people dread this day, seeing hearts, flowers and way too much pink and red everywhere. But you don’t have to, and this is why.

Couples also hate Valentine’s Day.

I have friends who are refusing to celebrate Valentine’s Day even though they have a boyfriend, just because they think it is stupid. It is a day when you have to prove how much you love someone with cheesy gifts and cards. Some of us are terrible at buying presents. I’ve walked round so many shops thinking, “Do I not know my boyfriend at all? I have no idea what to get him!”

It’s just another day.

It’s only February 14th, the day after will be the 15th, so what?

There’s no point in trying to search for someone just so you don’t have to be alone for one day. Spend time with friends, go to the cinema, have a movie night. If your friends are busy with their partners you can go it alone.

Anyone who thinks they look sad at the cinema alone, just try it. Don’t’ go cry at some chick flick. See a comedy. I’ve done it, and it was nice to get a break from everyone. Also you can laugh at the couples arguing because she doesn’t want to see an action film on Valentine’s Day and he’s sick of Rom Coms. If you don’t want to brave it, just rent a movie. It’s cheaper anyway.

Alternatively, just treat it like any other day, because that’s what it is. Do you need some food shopping? Do you have an essay to finish? The world doesn’t stop because it’s Valentine’s Day.

You’re a student, go out!

If your university is anything like mine there is always someone who you can phone if you want to go out. Get all of your single friends together and have fun. The odds are that the couples will be having a ‘cosy night in’ so you won’t have to bump into them looking all loved up.

Tomorrow everything will be back to normal.

All of the cheesy gifts will be in the sale, the cards will probably be thrown out and you will realise that you don’t need a partner, just like you didn’t before Valentine’s Day. Plus, do you really want to be in an unhappy couple just so you don’t have to be alone on Valentine’s Day?

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