Single on Valentines Day

Haley Ruyle
hruyle@lc.edu

Being single isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it can be a great thing; time for self reflection and self care never hurt anyone. Everyone always loves a good Valentine, but is it really true that having a Valentine is better than being single on Valentine’s Day? I’m here to tell you all the reasons why being single on Valentine’s day is great.

The first, and most important reason that being single on Valentine’s Day is better than having an actual Valentine is the expense saved by not paying for the whole charade: the flowers, the wine, the dinner, the giant teddy bear, the chocolates, the limo, everything that makes the night magical and lets it go out with a bang.

The second reason is perhaps less important. Valentine’s Day is one of the cheesiest days for marriage proposals. I know it’s the day of love and happiness, but it  just makes the single people more sad. So, if your single and at a nice restaurant all alone and you see a nice couple who just got engaged and you see there’s a huge ring on that nicely manicured hand just eat as much cake as you want because from the time that ring was put on, up until the wedding, the bride will be trying to lose weight and he/she eating that cake will make them feel obligated to feel happy a little less knowing they can’t eat any cake, but you feel better inside now that you ruined their special day.

The third reason, and what I think is the best reason of all, is that you don’t have to care about doing anything. You’re home alone and don’t have anyone to share the day with, but at least you don’t have to give two craps about anybody.

Staying at home on Valentine’s day can be more fun than most people realize; you can watch romantic movies and eat chocolates all night, you can have a nice relaxing bubble bath with some music and candles, and you don’t have to worry about what the other person wants for Valentines Day.

The fourth reason and my favorite reason is you can go out with your single friends and have  a good night out on the town. That way nobody is alone, you’re all having a good time together as single friends, and the chances of you not going back home single are a lot better than if you’re just sitting at home crying to the “Notebook” and beating yourself up because your still single.

Just because you’re not pretty, funny, smart or rich does not mean that there is not a perfect Mr./Mrs. for you. Everyone has a soulmate. Bumpy roads may come along with every relationship and that’s okay.

So, if your beating yourself up on Valentine’s Day for being single, don’t. There is a prince charming waiting for you or beautiful princess running after midnight. Or, if you like the single life and are determined to stay single forever then all I have to say is, good luck with that!

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