The retail world would have you think that if you’re not spending a sentimental and romantic February 14th with a special someone that you are missing out. Every website has Valentine’s advertisements practically every TV and radio station talks about it or fills the airwaves with jewelry, chocolate, card, and other commercials designed to pull on your heartstrings. There’s dozens of Romcoms, novels, and memes on the internet, depicting single people as depressed, introverted loners who will cry themselves to sleep on February 14th.
Please don’t fall for it.
There is something powerful about being free and independent, and there is no need to go on a date just for the heck of it. Don’t stress out; there are plenty of reasons to celebrate being single on Valentine’s Day.
- No Valentine’s day anxiety
Ladies can be relieved that they don’t have to change clothes 15 times, worry about the extra weight that came with Christmas festivities, or spend an hour trying to get every strand of hair and speck of makeup perfect.
Guys don’t have to sweat getting the right gift and card. You know, this one’s too serious, that one’s not serious enough, a card that seems funny to you and your guy friends could royally piss her off, but you aren’t sure….
Restaurants are all booked solid, and if you didn’t make a reservation in January, there’s likely either an hours-long wait, or it’ll feel like New Years because you’re eating dinner at midnight bringing in February 15th.
Chill-ax! You can stay home in your sweats and binge-watch Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones, (again).
- You will save money
The average person spends close to $200 on Valentine’s day with men spending as high as $399. A beautiful gift, fancy dinners, French wine, and flowers don’t come cheap. But don’t worry, you can have a good night’s sleep knowing you’ll be saving a lot of money. Buy yourself something you’ve really wanted and be your own Valentine.
- No disappointments
The morning after, you will be one of the few people who will not be disappointed. While the night might not have been special, it was also not a let-down or, in some cases, an absolute disaster! You spent the whole day, exactly the way you wanted to, and that’s what matters.
- Better to be single than with the wrong person
Some people are single just because they like being alone. Others have had some rough relationships and have come to the decision that being alone is better than wasting your life with someone you aren’t totally feeling, Being with the wrong person is like being in a trap because you don’t even have the option to find the right one. Anyone who has ever been stuck in bad relationships knows and appreciates having space and opportunity to find someone special.
- The Potential of finding the right partner
Every new turn in life is an opportunity to start all over again. If you are single, but would like to find someone, there is plenty of opportunities to connect with other singles. Take your time and find someone with who you can connect and have a healthy and fulfilling relationship.
You might not be single until next Valentine’s day – savor this moment!
If finding or keeping healthy, loving, and fulfilling relationships in your life is a priority and you think you’d benefit from honed relationship guidance, talk to a relationship coach and see how they can help you get to the next level.
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