Valentine’s Day has often evoked dread in the hearts of singles Shops are flooded with hearts and flowers whilst everywhere you turn there is advertising aimed at couples that only serve to taunt your solo status. It’s as though the special day for lovers was invented just to make singles feel inadequate! This year, instead of wallowing in self-pity, make your Valentine’s Day one to remember with our key dos and don’ts.
Don’t hide away
When you’re single on Valentine’s Day, it’s all too tempting to hide away from the hordes of loved-up couples and tuck into the biggest tub of ice-cream the shops sell. Well don’t!
Instead, why not call up your friends for a singles soiree of pampering, cocktails and a box set of your favourite TV series?
Why not practice some random acts of kindness, like baking some cakes for your friends or cooking them a meal; with a little perspective, you’ll enjoy the day a lot more.
Do spoil yourself!
Couples spend approximately £40 on Valentine’s Day, so why not take those hard-earned pounds and treat yourself to something you’ve been eyeing up since Christmas?
Be it a new dress, a spa day or a short course to learn something new, investing a little time and money in yourself will make you feel great, plus it’ll give you more things to talk about when you do begin dating.
Don’t feel sorry for yourself
You may be thinking that you’re the only person in entire world who’s not dating on Valentine’s Day, but the reality is you’re not!
Rather than focusing on those negative thoughts, think about how lucky you are to be loved by your family and friends and of those who are less fortunate than you.
Do remember it’s just one day
While it would be lovely to be swept off your feet by prince charming or receive a ‘from your secret admirer’ text from the man or woman of your dreams, it’s best to put things in perspective.
Valentine’s Day really is just one day out of 365, so there’s plenty of time to find the perfect date and someone who is truly deserving of your attention.
Don’t contact your ex
It might seem like a good idea to text your ex – but it’s usually not.
If you’re hoping to receive a “Thinking Of You This Valentine’s” message from them, it’s important to remember that your ex is in the past for a reason, so it’s best to leave them there and fully focus on yourself this Valentine’s Day.
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