How To Be Single On Valentine's Day
Single people, make some noise!
Valentine’s Day is not just for sweet couples in love with each other. It’s also for singles who are happy and contented with what they have. Those who don’t feel any pressure of having a date on February 14. The ones who are good with their own skin!
Why survive heart’s day when you can have a spectacular time by just being you? You don’t need to be with someone to feel whole. It is best to learn to be contented with what you have before going with someone (who is just as whole as you).
Whether single, taken or building an empire, Valentine’s Day is deserved by everyone to cherish!
For the single and happy, check out the list compiled by Mr Roses for you to jumpstart your Valentine’s Day!
Learn To Enjoy Your Own Company
By Kori Frias
If roses were red and violets could be blue,
I'd take us away to a place just for two.
You'd see my true colours and all that I felt.
I'd see that you could love me and nobody else.
We'd build ourselves a fortress where we'd run and play.
You'd be mine and I'd be yours 'til our dying day.
Then I wake and realise you were never here.
It's all just my thoughts, my dreams, my hopes...
But now it's only tears!
Having a special person in your life can be wonderful, but there are plenty of reasons why being on your own can be pretty special too. Being by yourself gives you a chance to get to know what you like, dislike, need, enjoy, and really want out of life, not to mention teaches you how to love yourself and enjoy your own company. Before welcoming someone into your life, it's so important to be satisfied with what you have, so their presence is a wonderful bonus, rather than an essential element. If you're feeling apprehensive about being on your own this Valentine's Day, make sure to keep yourself busy with some planned activities like reading, eating brunch at a local cafe, taking a class or watching a movie.
Take Yourself On A Date
I Am Who I Am
By Kanhaiya Singh
I am who I am
Who else would I be
I won’t change for you
So why change for me
I won’t waste my life
Being someone I can not be
Because I’m not a fake
Unwilling to break
Get used to what you see
I’m going to be me.
Valentine's Day is an extremely popular time for restaurants and cafes, as many couples choose to spend the evening enjoying a fancy dinner together. Just because you don't have a partner, however, doesn't mean you can't take yourself out on a date! If the thought of visiting a busy restaurant oozing with lovebirds, consider taking yourself to a movie, ordering some indulgent food to have at a local park, or book a show you've been meaning to see. If you're feeling particularly sensitive about being alone, make sure your evening if full of your favourite things, people and experiences.
The Gift of Knowing You
By Dave Stout
There are gifts of many treasures
For both the young and old,
From the tiniest little trinkets
To great boxes filled with gold.
But, put them all together
And they could not stand in lieu,
Of the greatest gift of all
The gift of knowing you.
When your times are filled with troubles
Sadness, grief, or even doubt,
When all those things you planned on
Just aren't turning out.
Just turn and look behind you
From the place at which you stand,
And look for me through the shadows
And reach out for my hand.
I will lift from you your burden
And cry for you your tears,
Bear the pain of all your sorrows
Though it may be for a thousand years.
For, in the end, I would be happy
To have helped you start anew,
It's a small price to pay
For the gift of knowing you.
Just because you don't have a partner to buy you flowers doesn't mean you can't use February 14 to spoil yourself with something special. Choose something from your wishlist, research that trip you've been wanting to take or swing by that pastry shop you've been eyeing and give yourself something you deserve. Instead of viewing Valentine's Day as a difficult day that you're spending alone, turn it into something you look forward to, with plenty of gifts to make it extra special. And don’t forget to spoil yourself with a dozen flowers!
Plan A Night Out With Friends
Ode To Friendships
By Kayla Rae Pich
They're the few people who accept silence over conversation
A relationship like this denies silly promises and persuasion
You don't feel the need to second guess thoughts or measure words
Their love comes in wholes, not halves, not thirds
They're the ones that guide you through when fate takes a turn
Fights, small and large, end in forgiveness, never a burn
You forget about first impressions and the feelings they brought
You're grateful for who they are and you forgive 'em for what they're not.
With all of the expectations of people to settle down, get married and have children, we often forget about the other types of wonderful relationships that give life meaning and stability. Friendships and family relationships should be celebrated, so why not use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to show those close to you how important they are, and take some time out of your busy schedules to spend together? Plan a fun dinner, a night out at the theatre or a night in with the girls, and have some laughs over good food, a good movie and some fantastic company.
Send yourself some roses this Valentine's day!