single on valentine’s day

Just so you know, I am single AF. Being single is nothing to be ashamed of on Valentine’s Day. Let me tell you, I’ve seen enough people close to me continue unhealthy relationships that aren’t going anywhere for the sake of it. This certainly has opened my eyes to committing to a relationship. Some people are just the type of people that always need to be in a relationship but I’m the opposite. If you can’t be happy, healthy and fun while you are single then chances are your relationship is just trying to fill a void. I’m not a relationship expert, nor do I have experience in long term relationships but I am confident I know what a shitty relationship looks like.

So, Valentine’s Day. It’s not just for couples. In my opinion, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. You can love people, places and things. So for those trying to impress this year: take your partner on a date to their favourite place and do some of their favourite things.

Now for those single pringles who aren’t about bashing this holiday – like me, I’ve got some ideas for you! I’ve got a few ideas you can do to make the most of Valentine’s Day, take a quick read.

1. Treat yourself
Since the majority of people around you are likely spending half a car payment on their loved ones, spend a quarter of a car payment on yourself. Okay, that may not be the best way to get my point across. The point is, treat yourself to something new and exciting. It doesn’t have to cost you a lot, after all; it’s your money. Buy a new pair of PJs, splurge and get a poutine, maybe you spotted a cute mug online – buy it! There are so many ways to treat yourself and it doesn’t have to be a physical object. You can treat yourself to a new experience or you can pamper yourself. Here is a blog post on how I pamper myself.

2. Get out of the house
Switch up your routine a bit. Instead of going home after work, hit up the mall or go for a walk and explore. It’s refreshing to do things differently, no matter how set in a routine you are (guilty).  I mean, if you’re a bitter single person than maybe this isn’t the best idea. Personally, I love seeing people happy so love-y couples don’t bother me. I do enjoy seeing how businesses and other people celebrate Valentine’s Day. The fun store fronts, seeing people dressed up, embrace the festive day!

3. Live it up with your single friends
You’ve gotta know someone who is single. Go out together, have a fun friends date! You can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a friend just as you would with someone you are dating or married to. Meet up for dinner and drinks, wine and apps anyone? If you’re not into that idea, then hit up the casino – gamble $20 away! There are so many things you can do to have fun.

4. Chill and relax
No doubt about it, this will likely be me. I’m making a mean dinner for one and hanging out with Ellie (my dog). It’s cost effective and nothing to be ashamed of. Damn, maybe I’ll even treat myself by not wearing my Invisalign all night – look out; going big haha. Of course I’ll pick something up for Ellie, that dog is spoiled. Maybe I’ll start Riverdale on Netflix. Damn, maybe I won’t even cook and I’ll treat myself to some take out.

5. Start swiping
And if you need a little pick me up, download a dating app. Tinder, Grindr, Bumble – whatever. I think everyone will admit that the attention you can get from dating apps helps to boost your ego. Damn, people want you! It’s definitely one way to pass time and who knows.. if you are looking for a relationship you might just find the one!

Whatever you do, just remember you’re not alone. It’s better to be single then to be in a relationship that you don’t see a future in. Love yourself before you seek love from someone else!

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