Menstuff® has compiled the following information on being
single. Flash: 2010. Some Bed & Breakfasts are offer a
Singles Package for the VD weekend. What a gift to give
yourself. Get away from the "phoney" process others feel obligated to
be in, pamper yourself in quiet relaxation.
Single on Valentines? Hooray! Single and Loving It
Invest in a you-tual fund
If youre feeling sad about not having love on Valentines Day, just think of all the money you would spend if you did: Guys, paying for dinner. Ladies, buying a new outfit and getting your hair done. Now you can use that money to pamper yourself. Do something thats just for you, like an evening at the spa. Note: Most spas are empty on Valentines Night. You can walk right in without an appointment, and youll pretty much have the place to yourself.
Treat it like Thanksgiving
Make a list of all the things you personally have to celebrate about being single this year. For instance, I can celebrate not having to feign excitement over red roses and chocolate truffles from my ex when, if he had ever paid any attention, hed have known I like Gerbera daisies and caramel corn. I can take pleasure in the fact that theres not a guy sitting on my sofa playing video games all day long while Im at work, and nobodys leaving dirty drawers on my floor as if some magic fairy is going to pick them up and wash them some day. Best of all, I get the bathroom all to myself whenever I want. Thank you, Cupid!
Let yourself go (just a little bit)
We all know the image of the stereotypical single on Valentines Day moping around in sweats. Stop thinking of that as depressing and instead, consider it a welcome invitation to do exactly that for 24 hours. You dont have to brush your hair or your teeth, and the day is yours to wallow in self-pity if you please. Just dont forget to thank dear, sweet St. Valentine that you have the freedom to do so!
Clean your House of Love
Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to do some ghost-busting: Get rid of all those old love letters and stuffed animals from your exes that linger like the spirits of Valentines Days past. Consider this a way of getting yourself ready for a real love. Pick up a bottle of wine, go over to your best single friends house, and torch those love letters in the fireplace. On February 15th, drop all those stuffed animals off at a childrens charity on your way to a drug store to pick up some of that leftover half-price Valentines Day chocolate. Its good for your soul and your tummy.
Throw a party
One of my favorite things about being single on Valentines Day is the Anti-Valentines Day Party. Have you heard of this phenom? Some lucky single person usually whoever in your group has most recently been through a breakup gets to throw this party. He or she invites all his or her single friends, who bring more single friends, and so on. A room full of singles getting together on the Day of Love... add some cocktails, snacks and strapless dresses to the mix, and you get a really fun party with no depressing end-of-the-night moment when you see everyone else leaving with a soul mate. After all, were single, not dead. Lets exercise our right to have fun solo.
So this year, fellow singles, put Cupid on hiatus and embrace your freedom. Treat yourself with the love you usually give to someone else by celebrating Valentines Day any way you likeor not!
Freelance writer and full-time single C.J. Arabia has written for
numerous websites and TV shows on FOX, Showtime, Comedy Central and
ABC. See what she's up to on her blog at www.cjarabia.com
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