We’re so close to 14 February and we all know what that means: it’s hey-here’s-a-reminder-that-you’re-single-and-alone day!
I used to love Valentine’s Day, back when I had a boyfriend anyway.
Now my concerned friends are asking me if I’ll be okay this year. Umm, cue Pussycat Dolls’ I don’t need a man please. Step aside loved-up folks, here’s a list of eight things that are better to do this Valentine’s Day when you’re single:
No date? No problem. I 100% plan on napping, and I’m going to be taking full advantage of this new body to bed ratio. Being single means no more awkward sleeping positions or arms that die from pins and needles.
Goodbye blanket stealers and godforsaken snoring.
I’ve yet to check out the new Zouk, and you know who’s going to stop me? Nobody. Because I am a free and independent woman and if I want to grind a pole, I shall.
It’s also going to be fantastic not having to reply to 24 texts, asking me for my whereabouts or questioning my choice of clubbing outfit.
I can now safely say that I’m one of those people who pretend to, “Omg, yes of course, let’s share”. I of course don’t actually mean that and I always desperately hope that my partner will politely decline.
It never happens.
So this V Day, I am going to upsize my fries (wow, I’m going cray cray) and revel in the knowledge that I get to eat every single one by myself. This of course applies to so many other things like ice-cream, chips, cookies… the possibilities are endless.
It was always quite annoying knowing that I would inevitably feel paiseh for making my man wait while I did my shopping. I know some guys really don’t mind but this V Day, I think it’s going to be quite refreshing looking for a new outfit without having to worry about anybody else.
I’m also banking on most of the couples being out doing romantic, couple-y things, so maybe the shops will be empty!
Okay, so yes, it’s a bit last minute but I’m pretty sure if I just winged it, I could always just hop on a plane and YOLO a little bit. I mean, if not now, then when right? There is no better time than singledom to go “find yourself”.
There are so many undiscovered destinations in Asia, and if anything, that’ll get you away from the throngs of loved-up couples.
Hello darkness my old friend… I am so looking forward to a date with me and Netflix. All connotations aside, being alone on Valentine’s Day is ideal for watching whatever you want to watch, whenever you want to.
I used to spend at least an hour trying to come to some consensus with my Ex about what we should watch. Now, it’s all own time, own target baby.
Requirement number one for going on a Tinder date? You have to be single (unless you’re an asshole, in which case, please swipe left). Valentine’s Day could be really fun for first dates if you’re willing to put yourself out there again or just want to meet new people.
I reckon I’ll find my soulmate this time, I mean, there’ve been so many recent Tinder success stories in my circle of friends that I can’t possibly be forever alone right. Right?
Because you answer to NO ONE. That’s the best thing about being single – you have all your time to yourself and it’s up to you to decide what to do with it.
Valentine’s Day may get some people down, but like I’ve said, here are all the reasons to celebrate your single status. All jokes aside, I’m sure one day my lonely heart will find another lonely heart and V Day will be all rainbows and chocolate-puppy-smiles (?) again.
But until then, I think it’s about time I maximise this single time in my life by getting three orders of those fries.
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