Instead of feeling like you just had a root canal, why not change your attitude with ways that will get you through the day of love with a lot less pain. Following are a few tips to help you survive being single on Valentine’s Day:
- Where is it written that you have to wait for a man to give you flowers? If you fancy a dozen red roses to cheer up your living room, drop by the nearest flowers store and buy a bouquet for yourself. It doesn’t even have to be roses. Daisies are such cheery flowers, while a whiff of freesias will lift your spirits. Pick your favourite and savour the fragrance.
- If the romantic in you hunkers for a love on Valentine’s Day, pop into the bookstore and pick out a novel. The story might have a happy ending, or it may not. Either way, you will see that the road to true love usually has a few bumps along the way with some interesting twists and turns. Who knows, as you read about the trials and tribulations of others, you might consider yourself lucky to be alone. At least for now.
- If being alone bothers you, stop and think for a moment. Are you really alone? You might have a girlfriend you can go out with. If she’s also alone, make a dinner and a movie date. If you’re short on cash, invite your friend over, order pizza or make popcorn and watch a funny DVD. There’s nothing like a good laugh to neutralize feeling a little depressed.
- If you really are alone on Valentine’s Day and you don’t fancy flowers or a book, do something else for yourself, anything. Splurge on a piece of jewelry, real or costume; give in to that love for clothes or shoes; or visit a bakery and chose something delicious. The point is to make yourself feel pampered.
- Things to avoid when being single on Valentine’s Day are watching sappy movies or listen to tear jerking music. You may be depressed enough as it is, do you want to add to your misery by seeing or hearing others suffer? Go for a funny movie or something with a bit of action. Where it comes to music, something to dance to will be preferable over any kind of ballade.
- You also may want to avoid looking at pictures of ex-boyfriends and dwelling on the past. If you find yourself crying over “what will never be,” make Valentine’s Day the day to finally put an end to that chapter in your life.
Being single on Valentine’s Day is not all that bad. Just listen to your married friends or young mothers. Some of them might want to trade places with you and be single again. Besides, Valentine’s Day is just a 24-hour period. Who knows what will happen in your life before the next one rolls around again?