Valentine’s Day is around the corner… this is not a drill! For those who are happily in love, this is one of the most anticipated dates of the year, when you have an excuse to gift each other corny stuffed animals and heart-shaped chocolates whilst taking hundreds of photos in over-crowded restaurants and posting them all over social media, trying to out-do every other couple you know. However, if you happen to be single on Valentine’s Day, you may be inclined to eat an entire tub of ice-cream whilst watching a Julia Roberts marathon. Valentine’s Day for singles, tends to be a brutal reminder that you are alone.
An alternate name for Valentine’s Day, was Singles Awareness Day (SAD), which was a joke at first, but later became depressing. Single’s Awareness Day, is now celebrated the day after Valentine’s Day, on the 15th of February. This is a humorous holiday, intended for those who are unattached, to celebrate their freedom and independence. Some celebrate with fellow single friends, purchasing gifts for one another and going on fun outings, or you can simply treat yourself to something special.
In the spirit of Singles Awareness Day, we’ve listed the top five advantages of being single:
- The freedom to do what you want, when you want, how you want and wherever you want to!
- Learning to love your own company.
- No need to feel monitored or to monitor someone else on social media.
- Guilt-free night out with your besties!
- Embracing new hobbies.
Contrary to popular belief, Single’s Awareness Day is not about feeling lonely or wallowing in self-pity,
but rather a celebration of self-love and independence. Single’s Awareness Day is a reminder that every cloud has a silver lining!
Happy Single’s Awareness Day! xx