When we think about Valentine’s Day, we think of being in a relationship, saying “I love you” to your significant other. However it’s more than that. Valentine’s Day isn’t about being in a relationship, it’s about the people that you love, like your family or friends.
Couples are everywhere at the moment. They’re ordering bouquets of roses, buying big teddy bears, and lots of chocolate. For all you single ladies and men out there just remember being single on Valentine’s Day can save you money! Of course being single can be hard on Valentine’s Day, but to be honest it’s not all that bad, especially when you spend the day with your friends and family. Simply spending the day with the ones who care for you no matter what, can make your day.
In reality, most couples will probably spend hours obsessing over what to get for their significant others. But for you single people out there (including me) we don’t have to worry, we can just chill, and watch some netflix.
“I can get all the heart shaped pizzas to myself and all the chocolate for sale. Also I like being single on Valentine’s Day because then I don’t have to worry about making sure I have a present for him, because being broke ain’t no joke.”-Grace Wilbur
Being single this Valentine’s Day means avoiding all of the above, as well as having the day free to do whatever you want without feeling that cloying sense of obligation. You can languish in bed all day guilt-free, or binge watch your favorite netflix series, (aka Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, The Office, Stranger Things, and Sense 8). Or of course you can hang out with your best friend/ family.
Of course there are genuine perks to being in a relationship. “That special someone” who understands you, who believes in you, and who finds you attractive even when you’re still in your pajamas, or having someone to cuddle with. But at the end of the day, Valentine’s Day is about spreading love to your friends and family but also to give yourself love too.