Since everyone in the Blogisphere is writing about the upcoming romantic holiday known as Valentine’s Day. I thought it would be foolish of me not to address it as well.
So it’s sort of funny if you tell people that you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone, by choice, they seem to stare at you with a semi-glazed look as if you just told them that you’re dating your sister…And their response is always either..“Aww, you poor thing” or “But it’s Valentine’s Day? You’re going to be alone?”
I have been happily single for over two years and it’s been the best two years of my life, I have been able to focus on me and my kids, without having to deal with drama. So Yes, I’m single, and happy, so spending Valentine’s Day alone is not something I equate with sadness or disappointment.. I equate it with Awesomeness!!
I see people jump from one relationship right into another, they seem to need someone in their lives for whatever reason, but their relationships are always doomed because they pack their baggage with them wherever they go without ever truly dealing with their own issues before bringing someone else’s issues into the mix.
I have vowed not to EVER do this to myself again, alright enough relationship talk because well, I’m sure you don’t want to hear it anyways..
So being alone on V-Day can be just as much fun if not more than hanging out with some random date or the person you should have broken up with long ago, but you just don’t have the balls to do it. Let’s look at the facts, being alone on V-Day is cheaper, easier and probably the best option for you but you’re just afraid to admit it.
Now as a single person you’re left with the decision of what to do on February 14th, how best can you celebrate this magical day of love? Perhaps one of these Amazing ideas will help you decide what’s best for the most important person on this day..YOU!
Why not just veg out, do nothing at all. Being single on V-Day is one of those rare times when you get an “IDGAF Pass” you can spend money on self-indulgent fun that your nonexistent girlfriend would probably disapprove of. …Just stay home, veg out on the couch, watching Action flicks and eating crappy snack foods, all the while being glad that you’re not dropping a couple of bills on over-priced food and obligatory V-Day gifts. You can go out the next weekend and rub all the money you saved in your “hitched” friend’s faces.
Party Like A Rockstar..
If you happened to get invited to a few parties, but declined because they were all couples type shindigs. Why not go anyways? at least for a while. You can drink and eat on the other guy’s dime and still leave with time to go out and hit the gym. Or bars if you’re into that. You never know, you might run into some single women, who are sad about being single on this day..Heck, it could be a great day for you after all.
Treat Numeral Uno…
V-Day is usually a day devoted to spending a crazy amount of money on gifts that normally cost half the price the other 364 days of the year..Flowers..Candy and even Dinner prices get jacked up just for this special day. Since you don’t have to worry about spending half your salary on gifts that won’t make it to the end of the week, take half that money and spend it on YOU. Go buy that “guy gear” you have been wanting to get since before Christmas, go crazy and get yourself a new wardrobe or maybe even go get yourself a nice massage. Do whatever the hell you want…Declare February 14th “Me Day” and go out and have fun. No one will even notice. They are all too busy crying and whining because they are not in a relationship… Boo Hoo
Have Fun With Your Single Friends…
Guys always seem to have at least one or two single friends. It’s just the law of nature. They will probably be spending V-Day alone as well, so get your single friends together and go out that evening, make it something special that helps blow off some steam and forget about all the love-and- hearts crap.
Devote Time To A Hobby..
Guys usually have at least one hobby, you know that one hobby that calms your nerves and usually gets neglected when life gets too damn busy. Spend V-Day totally engrossed in your own guilty pleasure. If your into video games try finally beating that video game you bought months ago, maybe get back into working out, or building a log cabin out of Popsicle sticks. Whatever you’re into just spend time doing it.
If you have the time and the cash, this might be a great opportunity to do some traveling. You don’t even have to leave the state. Although “Vegas” would be super fun right now. Perhaps visit some friends you haven’t seen in a while or just explore a new town…Road trips are a great way to take your mind off of being single. If you really need to take your mind off of that..pshhh
Or Just Do The Usual…
Oh but it’s Valentine’s Day… And you’re Alone (Hardy Har Har) Big Deal…Just because it’s a day that everyone else is celebrating doesn’t mean you have to do anything special. Just pretend it’s a normal day in your Awesome life. Go to work…Go to lunch, Hit the gym after work, Then flip on Netflix and do all the things you do on a normal boring day. It only lasts 24 hours, and you spend most of the time in bed or at work. It will all be over soon.
Have a totally Awesome Valentine’s Day!!