Being Single On Valentine's Day Is AWESOME

Here's why:

Valentine's Day can be hard for those who are single...

Seeing so many happy couples EVERYWHERE isn't easy when you're single. Your friends who are in a relationship celebrate and not only you can't join them and have to spend the evening alone, but you also get to see a lot of pictures on social media. Seeing all the romance gets you thinking about love, being single and lonely, and before you know it, you're in bed with a bucket of ice cream, watching a sad movie, crying your eyes out and stalking (or worse: texting) your Ex. It can be hard, but it doesn't have to be.

Look at the bright side! (Because yes, there is a bright side)

Being single on V-Day is awesome for more than one reason:

1. You don't have to spend a lot of money on gifts, grand gestures, an expensive dinner + a special outfit to wear on this special day. You are saving a lot of money here, and that's great!

2. You get to whatever you want, even that activity you've been postponing for way too long.

3. You get to spend this day with your favorite person: yourself.

4. It's better to be single at home, than on a romantic date with the wrong person.

How to stay emotionally strong if you're single on Valentine's Day.

Remember that being single isn't the worst thing. You could be spending it with someone who isn't right for you, and instead of making the most of this day, you'd end up regretting it. So, if it wasn't meant to be this year, enjoy Friday evening the best way you can.

Stay away from social media. Remember that not all love stories are as perfect as they seem on social media. Most of them aren't. In the perfect picture, you aren't able to see the huge fight those people had because he was late. You can't see the tears she's cried when she found out he cheated and how hard it was to forgive him. The pictures don't show how just yesterday, she insulted him and he threatened with a divorce. All you see is a perfect picture of a couple enjoying a romantic dinner they've planned for months. And probably too many pictures of food.

Focus on yourself. If you feel like staying in and crying your eyes out, do that. If you feel like going out, do that. If you feel like finally getting some rest, go to bed early. Get a massage, have a beer with a friend, watch a movie, read a book, go shopping, whatever you feel like doing, do that. You're deciding!

Support others who may feel depressed on Valentine's Day. You aren't the only one who's single, and maybe others are taking it harder. Reach out to your other single friends and see if they need someone to talk to.

There are plenty of activities to do on Valentine's Day, even if (and especially if) you're single.

While so many couples are busy with their romantic dinners, you can throw a party with other single people. Encourage them to invite their single friends and make the most of it. After all, it's Friday night, a lot of people will be in the mood to party.

Handle that thing you've been postponing for too long. We all have that something we just couldn't find time for. Finish that book you've been keeping on your nightstand for months. Paint that wall, fix that chair, wash those drapes, hang up that painting.

Since you've got a little spare time, visit your family. See if any of your friends need a babysitter, maybe you'll get to build a fort in someone else's house without having to clean up after! (How awesome would that be?)

Treat yourself. Get a massage, get your hair done, buy yourself something nice, do something for yourself. Have a great day!

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