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Here’s Why Being Single On Valentine’s Day Is Actually Kind Of Great

By Charli Renken

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You might want to thank your lucky stars you’re single!

Oh, Valentine’s Day. It can be the most romantic holiday of the year or the most heart-crushing. Those who don’t have a partner might bemoan all the hearts, candy, and flowers that take over the media and shopping market this time of year. It’s hard to be single when it seems like everyone else is happily coupled. However, there are also some great perks to being single on Valentine’s Day! Here are a few reasons you might be lucky to spend the holiday alone this year.

 

It’s a great holiday to meet your next special someone.

Believe it or not, a lot of couples meet during Valentine’s Day season! It totally makes sense if you think about it; both of you are out, thinking about love, maybe a bit distressed over the holiday and bam! Here’s this amazing person you already have something in common with! 

If you’re tired of swiping on dating apps and stumbling through small talk, you might want to try Tantra Speed Date. This unique singles event skips all the awkward first date jitters and guides you in a traditional Puja circle toward real, intimate connection! Get to really know someone special through playful, PG-rated exercises like dance, improv, light partner yoga, and verbal dyads. You’ll learn positive relating skills and might even walk away with your next boo! Tickets are on sale now for the special Valentine’s Day event on Feb 8. 

 

You get all those candies and treats to yourself!

Photo courtesy of Krispy Kreme

Valentine’s Day comes with all kinds of promotional goodies like Krispy Cream’s conversation heart doughnuts or Portillo’s heart-shaped chocolate cake. Indulge in all the delicious sweets that comes with this holiday without the need to share. No one has to know that box of chocolate-dipped strawberries is all for you. Better yet, wait until Feb 15 for what we like to call the “50% Candy Bonanza” where Valentine’s candy goes half-off at supermarkets.

 

It’s an excuse to celebrate the most important relationship; the one you have with yourself.

Photo by Drop the Label Movement on Unsplash

Self-love and self-care are so, so important. If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, make it an excuse to reconnect with what you love about yourself. Write down all the things that make your awesome, practice a little self-love magic, or take yourself out on a date! The longest relationship you’ll ever be in is with yourself; nurture that sh*t.

 

You get to participate in Galentine’s Day!

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Galentine’s Day is actually our favorite holiday of the year (shh… don’t tell the others.) For those of you who don’t know, Galentine’s Day is a kind of platonic Valentine’s Day celebrated Feb 13. Popularized by the iconic Park & Recreation episode, this unofficial holiday is all about getting together with friends, eating waffles, and drinking rosé. Technically, it’s a girl’s day out, but we encourage you to celebrate your besties no matter what your gender is.

 

“Single Ladies” is ten times more fun to dance to on Valentine’s Day

There’s a certain comradery of going out and seeing every single rush to the dance floor for Beyonce’s iconic song. Eff yeah, you’re single on Valentine’s Day! What about it? If you’re feeling the blues this year, turn up the volume at dance it out. You’ll feel better in no time.

 

You don’t have to spend any money on elaborate gifts.

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Let’s face it: being in a relationship can be expensive. Between dinner reservations, chocolates, meaningful gifts, and roses, if you’re coupled during Valentine’s Day, you’re likely to be broke right after. Take this year as an opportunity to put into savings what you would normally spend on Valentine’s Day activities. Or better yet, treat yourself! Remember that self-care we were talking about earlier? Yeah. Invest.

 

You’re not truly alone.

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You’re certainly not the only one that’s single on Valentine’s Day. In fact, according to CNN there are 115.78 million singles in the US! Being single on Valentine’s Day is so normal you’re more likely to be single than not during the holiday. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself. You’re awesome just as you are.

 

Looking for more Valentine’s Day activities? Check out our list here!

 

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