Words by Gayle Dy
January has come and gone, and with that, the season of chocolates and flower giving is upon us once again. Time to mope around and be bitter with your friends by burning pictures of your ex-boyfriends, right? Well, not exactly.
It’s 2019, guys, and I don’t know about you, but I think it’s high time that we get over the ideal that Valentine’s Day is a day solely designated for couples. After all, Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate love. The problem is that we often forget that love is universal and not just romantic love. But that’s the thing about us, isn’t it? We get so carried away with the idea of falling in love that we end up overlooking the loves that we already have in our lives—our family, friends, and of course, ourselves.
So, if like me, you find that you are single (yet again) this upcoming Heart’s Day, why not finally make it your day? Here’s a list of reasons Why Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate singleness:
5. It shows that you are not afraid of independence.
We all need some alone time every now and then to reflect and think about what we want and what we deserve. So, why not take yourself out to that new Thai place you’ve been dying to try? Who needs a date when you’ve got pad thai, right? This way, you can learn more about yourself and enjoy your own company.
4. It shows that you love yourself.
Because how can you expect others to love you if you don’t even love yourself, right? Stop wallowing in self-pity, and go put on your best dress or shirt! Choose to look good this Valentine’s Day for yourself. Buy yourself some flowers and don’t forget the chocolates, too!
3. It’s a reminder that you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect gift for him/her.
That’s less stress for us singletons, and more money to pamper ourselves with! Yay! (Oops, did I just hear my wallet cry?)
2. It gives you more time to spend with your other loves.
Time to call up our old friends and have a Netflix marathon! Bridget Jones’ Diary, anyone?
1. It shows that you know how to enjoy where you are and who you are.
Finally, choosing to celebrate Valentine’s Day despite being single shows that you know how to be comfortable in your own skin, wherever you are in life. It shows that you know better than to force love onto yourself and that you are at peace, knowing that love will eventually find you when you’re ready.
With this, I hope that you have a great Valentine’s Day ahead, regardless of your relationship status!