Here's Why You Should Be Fkn Cheering To Be Single This Valentine's Day
There’s nothing quite like Valentine’s Day to leave you feeling like the wise-cracking BFF whose only purpose in life is to ensure that other peoples relationships are running smoothly.
But never fear, oh hopeless case, because it turns out there are a bunch of reasons to be thankful about your unattached status on the day everyone else is losing their heads over possibly receiving a sub-par gift.
1. at least you’re not stuck in a bad relationship
Every friendship group has that one couple who are inexplicably still together despite the fact they can’t seem to stand the sight of each other for more than ten minutes at a time. While you’re tucking into a tub of ice cream, spare a thought for the poor unfortunate souls locked in relationships they’re too afraid to escape.
2. you get to hang out with the best person of all time. aka you.
Being single gives you the luxury of not having to compromise on any aspect of your life. Fancy eating breakfast for dinner three nights in a row? Go ahead. Got the itch to quit your job and begin a whole new life in Figi? Nothing’s stopping you. The only person at the helm of this ship is YOU, and you can sail it right in the direction of whichever Magic Mike tribute act takes your fancy.
3. you can spend all your money on discounted chocolate
It’s almost worth spending the entire month of January fending off jokes about dying alone to splurge all your hard-earned cash on cut-price chocolates by February 15th. Forget waiting for some random guy to send you an eternal declaration of love, and instead seek comfort in the gooey goodness of raw cookie dough.
4. nobody is going to disappoint you by being an idiot
The most romantic day of the entire year is usually fraught with enough arguments to make Cupid want to chuck his arrows in a crater and take early retirement. From the guy who genuinely forgot that he had to make an effort on the 14th, to the girl who was expecting nothing less than a 15 carat diamond - the potential for disappointments is quite literally enormous.
But you, dear singleton, don’t have to worry about whether you’re being too stingy or too extravagant on the gift you’ve probably already mailed to yourself.
5. you can actually do fun things, like flirting with imaginary people in your head
Everyone knows that the most exciting part of a relationship is that part at the beginning when you’re not even official but the electricity is positively crackling. Staying unattached means you can enjoy this fun part of flirting without dealing with any of the annoying side effects like, you know, actually having to put someone elses needs before your own and leading a selfless, respectable life.
- Lucia Ennis
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