Heart balloons everywhere. Young couples walking around hand in hand. Every advertisement screaming out to buy something for your Valentine. Do you feel a bit forlorn around this time of the year? Especially on this day? Valentine’s Day comes with its own predicaments for anyone who is single. Suddenly the corner at the coffee shop where you have always loved sitting alone becomes the cynosure of all eyes, if you are rummaging through the departmental store and finally picking up something for yourself then don’t get upset if the lady behind the counter gives you a quizzical look and then the call from your best pal telling you to help her out with the ticket bookings for her Valentine’s Day surprise, can all become a bit too much at times.
How To Deal With Your Single Status On V-Day
With social media putting so much pressure on us, it feels like the end of the world to be single on Valentine’s Day. However, these things aren’t always under our control. You really tried the whole year but did not find anyone special or worse you broke off with your partner before Valentine’s Day.
Whatever the reason, you are single and feeling a bit uncanny on this day.
Don’t worry there are ways you can keep people off your back and make your single status tolerable on Valentine’s Day
1. Just an excuse to shop
Yes, put it out there that Valentine’s Day can’t really be your excuse to go on a shopping spree. Pretend to be a capitalism-hating ultra-leftist and say things like “The idea of Valentine’s Day for selling products is sheer stupidity and corporate conspiracy.” You can wear non-branded, old, worn-out clothes for a few days to make it sound authentic.
2. Against the culture
Pretend to be a fringe rightist and say, “It is against our culture so I can’t think of celebrating it. Do you know 14th February is Pitru Matru Pujan Diwas and Shiv Ratri? How about celebrating our own festival?” It will look funny if you say all these wearing jeans, a leather jacket and sunglasses so take care of your outfit. A saree or a pyjama kurta can do the talking for you.
3. Use your nerdy outlook
Pretend to be a nerd and say, “You know you are celebrating a murder, murder of St. Valentine?” The fact remains not many people know why they are celebrating this day as special. Show them your nerdy side and get into the history and geography of Valentine’s Day so that they forget to ask you if you have a Valentine at all. That’s what you call putting your nerd self to good use.
4. Celebrate Galentine’s Day
Yes, many women are doing this now and with aplomb. Galentines Day is when you celebrate the best woman in your life with an exotic dinner and some great wine.
Your Galentine could be your BFF, your mom, sister or even your niece. Celebrate this great bond and bask in the glory of the love you share.
Now, who cares if you are single you do know how to celebrate love. Don’t you?
5. Have a party with single friends
This is the best thing you could do. Call all your single friends over and have a blast. It will be just unadulterated fun without any pressure. Yes, without the pressure of getting the perfect gift, or arranging a candlelit dinner. You can just have a ball together and even split the costs.
6. Date with yourself
A date with yourself would be a grand idea. Some “me” time in a luxurious spa or in a restaurant would really make you happy. Do all the things you have been planning to do but never got the time to do it. Visit that bookstore and buy those 10 books on your wish list. Or maybe that LBD you have been eyeing for a long time. Go on a shopping spree and splurge on yourself and be happy.
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7. Don’t bother
You can be confident enough to consider Valentine’s Day like just another ordinary day and do your thing without bothering about what others are thinking. You are single why should you even bother about Valentine’s Day. It’s not really your thing.
8. Ask someone out
Or you take a risk and ask someone out, someone you like. You have nothing to lose. Either you will have a date for Valentine’s Day or if they turn you down, you will still have the seven above options. This could be your chance to check out if the person you like wants to be with you on Val Day. If they don’t have a blast anyway.
The best way to deal with your single status on Valentine’s Day is to remain completely unfazed by all the madness around. Just do your own thing and don’t bother about what other’s have to say.