If you aren’t with anyone at this time of year, it can be quite lonely especially when it seems like everyone else is in love or at least has someone to hold there hand. But don’t fret! We have come up with a few ideas to get you through this holiday.
They might not be the same as having a special someone there with you, but they may make this year a little more bearable. Besides just because its “meant” to be for couples, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate other types of love too!
1. Grab some friends and have a movie / baking night – it’s best to keep yourself busy, and if one or more of your friends are single, it makes sense to celebrate your friendship and have fun. Just make sure the movies are comedies (without the “Rom”) to keep your spirits up.
2. Try focusing on what you do have. Do you have an awesome career? Or have you got lots of amazing friends? How about family? It’s easy to overlook what we have when we don’t have something and keep focusing on it, and sometimes we just need to put in a little bit more effort to get things into perspective.
3. Remember that it’s just a day! Despite the cards and garish presents, it is in reality a day like any other, besides, with the money you’ve saved by not taking part in it, you can treat yourself. Go on, you know you want to!
And if these tips don’t work, just remember, you are an amazing human being and someone, somewhere will understand that. You just have to be patient. And, if being single on Valentine’s Day really does bother you, perhaps make 2014 the year that you try something new. Make the effort to meet more people this year, join a club, or even try online dating! There are a whole variety of ways that you can change this part of your life if you want to, but the first and foremost thing is you!
Make sure you realise how wonderful you are.