Don’t you think getting pouty about being single on Valentine’s Day is a little vain?
Not having a girlfriend or boyfriend around a holiday isn’t a reflection on yourself in a good or bad way unless you make it one. On a college campus, yes it can be a little annoying when all the young couples go around holding hands and having a great time feeding each other chocolates and stuff, but getting uptight about other people being happy sort of makes you a jerk.There are so many positive ways to spend Valentine’s Day when you’re single that there really is no excuse for being such a downer.
One great example is to not do anything. If you’re like me then you didn’t really notice Valentine’s Day was approaching because you were too concerned with what the professor wrote in the header of your latest essay. For me, Valentine’s will be a very normal busy day to catch up on assignments and bake a cake.
For myself and many others, this Valentine’s Day will come and go like any other day, if only because the usual grind of being a student doesn’t stop for hearts and merrymaking. You can be one of these people too. You don’t have to participate in something just because it’s all around you. There isn’t some obligation to be festive on any particular holiday.
Take yourself on a date! You work hard (maybe) and deserve a break. When you’re done with your obligations for the day why not take yourself somewhere nice and treat yourself to a dessert or dinner? Think of it as a reward. If you’re 21 years or older you can even make a game of tracking down a tasty Valentine’s Day beer around town.
If you can’t handle being single then it’s time to find some people you think you could really get along with, hopefully you’re also attracted to them and make a move. Otherwise why not just buck up about your lack of attachment? You should be excited about buying yourself a box of chocolates and totally not sharing. The point is if you are single on Valentine’s Day, don’t be a grouch. It’s not about you and you’re just going to ruin other people’s day if you let the heart-filled holiday get to you.
Being single means you should have as much fun as possible and you don’t need to worry about another person’s feelings that day. Focus on yourself for once.