Box of chocolate, $20, dinner for two, $80, dozen roses, $100, being single this year on Valentine's Day and saving $200, PRICELESS! ~Unknown
I was unsure whether at first to name this post anti Valentine’s Day, as it isn’t really about being single, but I thought it a little harsh. I have nothing against Valentine’s day, and no I’m not one of those sad singletons all ‘woe is me’ on the 14th, but you have to admit even the most secure single girl gets a little peeved off around this time. It’s just the over emphasis, the hearts, the flowers EVERYWHERE. My university is even having a Valentine’s day market! (Although secretly I’m quite looking forward to it, simply for the home baked desserts that have been promised). Plus why do couples get to have all the fun on Thursday? I want some salmon encroute followed by decadent chocolate fondants!
While many bloggers are posting about how to create the perfect Valentines evening, this year, me and my girls are doing the tongue in cheek Singles Awareness Day. So here’s my guide.
While couples get hiked up prices in restaurants, usually decorated in some heart shaped masterpiece (I kid you not I've experienced a heart shaped burger!), what actually could be better than a good take away? Whether it is Chinese or Pizza, it doesn’t matter, what matters is that you treat yourself.
Everything in moderation, right?
However, there will be no dinner suits or fancy cocktail dresses, oh no, the latest haute couture (although current fashion week may disagree) is the ONESIE! They are unbelievably comfy, and when some come with cat ears... well. I'm sold. Get it on now!
Grab yourself some Blondie’s, Ben and Jerry’s and a good bottle of wine, which by the way will be about 60% cheaper than in a restaurant.
So this is 'Singles day', but are we haggard spinsters? F@%K no! Face masks, massage rollers, and nail polish are on the cards. Indulgent pampering is required.
Now who can make us laugh our (big) pants off and remind anyone who is, God forbid feeling sorry for themselves, feel better? Bridget Jones of course!
Yet finally what is actually the point of all this? No this isn’t some depressive I hate couples/ Valentines/ [insert other lovey word here] backlash. This is about the one thing that will stay consistent throughout your entire relationship history... your friends. Number one thing to grab is your closet mates, invite them over and do the above.
It doesn’t matter whether you are single or not really, a few of my friends are in relationships, yet who can resist a girl’s slumber party? Remember, your relationships will go through ups and downs, so who’s going to be there to pass you the tissues? Your friends of course. I might start a petition for Best friend’s day next year...