Single?How to truly, madly, deeply enjoy Valentine’s Day

A few days ago, I came across an amusing post in a local buy and sell Facebook group. It was a “looking for” post – meaning the person who posted it was interested to purchase something specific. However, instead of posting an item, the person posted “looking for a Valentine’s date. Someone decent and presentable. I’m single and desperate.” I’m not sure if the thread was meant to be a joke but it made me wonder. What does being single have to do with being desperate? If you’re single, you don’t need to be desperate. You have the choice to NOT be desperate. In fact, you have so many exciting options to fully enjoy the day of hearts.

  1. Borrowing Nadine Lustre’s famous line: “Come on, guys. It’s 2018.” News flash! There now are dating apps that allow you to do the first move. To send a message to someone you “liked” on the app, that is. With the OKCupid dating app, for instance, you will be presented with a myriad of possible matches and when you “like” someone, you can actually send that person a message. Go ahead and say hello. Who knows? Cupid’s magic might just work. The OKCupid dating app is available for both iOS and Android. Other apps you might want to check out: Coffee Meets Bagel, Tinder, Bumble and Match.


  1. Treat yourself. I can’t emphasize this enough. Use Valentine’s Day as your perfect “excuse” to indulge. You don’t have to be sad or desperate — be a superstar and treat yourself. Not a lot of people can do that! Have you always wanted to purchase that pair of Fit Flops? Go ahead. Ever wanted to buy that new Canon camera? Do it (I love my EOS). What about a new smartphone? A new iPad, maybe? Go to the spa. Get a 2-hour massage. Get that hair treatment you’ve been longing to experience. You deserve it. Period.


  1. Last but definitely not the least – have your “me time.” Ever heard of “The Power” by Rhonda Byrne? In that book, she writes: “Life isn’t happening to you; life is responding to you.” So when you wake up and you immediately think that the day will be crappy, the day may really just be crappy! However, when you wake up and you “fall in love” with the idea that it’ll be a wonderful day, then you’ll receive only positive vibes. See, hear, speak, think only great things and you’ll attract just that.

See, singles shouldn’t dread Valentine’s Day. It may be a special day, yes, but it’s not exclusive to folks who have partners.

Just look around you. You have a family that loves you. You have friends. You have fun work colleagues, high school classmates etc. You always have the choice to see the brighter side of things!

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