Single and Happy on Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day isn't just for sweethearts exchanging flowers, cards, offering confectionery, and loving sentiments with warm feelings of admiration and affection. It is also the celebration of all the loves in our lives like our family, friends, and even pets that touch our hearts.

It is one of the most romantic days in a year. So, it is natural that we wish to celebrate this holiday with somebody on a unique special way. However, being single on V-Day with no dates scheduled can induce feelings of being alone and worst, if you are of a recent loss - breakup, this is a day of grieving…huhu.. :-(  However, there are a lot of ways a single men and women can enjoy V-Day without worrying the pressures coming from the peers.

First, get out from your hard shell and go with people who do love you like your friends, officemates, classmates, family members, and perhaps to the people who do you think cares for you (no malice please). If you are fresh from a shattered relationship, do not pretend you are fine and it’s not a hard day for you. Express yourself, get advice, support and sympathy from your friends or somebody that you have trusted most. This is the best time for you to start to move on from a bad relationship.

Second, do not see yourself by your "relationship status". Usually, we feel self-conscious if our relationship statuses in Facebook stuck in SINGLE that’s why we are tempted to change profile to “it’s complicated” or even “in a relationship” or “engaged” statuses to just satisfy our emptiness. Do you think this will help you free from your lonesomeness feelings? Well, try to reflect yourself why you feel that way before you make some moves that are not effective. I would tell you that a "relationship status" is not your IDENTITY, right? It’s just a state of affairs. So, be proud of being single with more freedom and independence. You have more control of your time, money and no more emotional ups and downs. These are just some of the advantages to being alone.

Lastly, understand that Valentine’s Day is just a commercial holiday nowadays after it was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.

So, if you are a single man or woman, you can celebrate Valentine's Day without having a partner! Do what you love this Valentine's Day!