Five Perks Of Being Single On Valentine’s Day
Here we go again, February 14 marks Valentine’s Day also known as the day of romance for many. However for us singletons, it’s known as the day where we are reminded that once again we are alone, unloved and seemingly destined to a life of solitude – except for the company of our hundreds of cats.
It’s easy to feel like you are momentarily excluded from society during the season of love. As you witness your family and friends engulfed in a bubble of hearts, fuzziness and all round lovie-doviness, but fear not my fellow singletons, here are five reasons why being single on Valentine’s Day is actually better:
A Three-Course Meal For Two Becomes A Six-Course Meal For One
You know those supermarket meals-for-two that include starters, a main, dessert, and a cheeky bottle of wine? Well, being single means that the serving suggestions are totally irrelevant and you don’t have to share your food with anyone! Plus you’re no longer stuck in the dilemma of what to choose for your meal – at least this way you can order the chicken bhuna, the steak and the ale pie. So singleton, you down that Rosé straight from the bottle, and eat that second slice of cheesecake without any guilt – spoil yourself!
You’ll Be Quids In
For some reason, Valentine’s Day has become the commercial holiday where people value love based on how much money is spent on their partner, and love isn’t cheap these days… nor are we rich. So be thankful that you don’t have to worry about taking out a loan to buy the latest designer watch as a token of your love for someone. Chances are your partner already has one exactly like it because – you guessed it – you purchased it for them f0r Christmas a few months ago. Instead you’re free to save up for that eye-shadow palette you’ve been itching to purchase.
You Won’t Receive Cliché Valentine’s Gifts
Although you won’t have to get someone else a gift, it also means you won’t receive one in return… and who doesn’t love receiving presents? But Valentine’s gifts are so overrated these days, and luckily you won’t be gifted with any roses or chocolates – eurgh! Besides, you are way too low maintenance for the level of commitment needed to take care of flowers. Come to think of it, do you even own a vase?
No Need To Shave! I REPEAT, NO NEED TO SHAVE!
Because you’re single and have no one to err… get ready for, you can bask in the glory of not having to go through the tortuous process of getting primed and pristine. That’s right no need to wax, shave, pluck, tan or get a half priced heart-shaped Brazilian in all salons at the moment. Plus, it’s freezing in February and so you’ll need all the extra thermal layers – defuzzing just isn’t an option at the moment.
Singletons also don’t have to worry about wearing a matching Ann Summers lingerie set, which was labelled as ‘comfortably sexy’ in stores, but can clearly cause serious injuries (that bit goes where?!). In short, you don’t have to make yourself the least bit presentable for anyone, and it’s totally justified staying in your pyjamas all day.
You Can Stay In Bed And Re-Watch Magic Mike For The Thousandth Time
This one goes without saying really, because let’s face it, no Valentine’s date is ever going to match up to Channing Tatum.
*DISCLAIMER: Although this article may suggest otherwise, I am open to any potential suitors who wish to persuade me otherwise this Valentine’s Day. I’m even open to shaving my legs for you!