People often feel pressure to be in a relationship when Valentine’s Day approaches, even if that means dating someone for the sake of not being single on that one day of the year. Instead of feeling the pressure and feeling lonely, think of all the advantages to being single on Valentine’s Day.
You don’t have to worry about finding the perfect gift
Finding the perfect romantic gift to give a partner can be a complete nightmare. Luckily by being single you don’t need to worry about what gift you can get that will pleasantly surprise your date. The pressure is off. If you really want to buy a gift, why not buy one for yourself.
You don’t have the hassle of making romantic plans
Knowing what to do on Valentine’s Day can be just as hard as deciding what gift to get. Do you go for a grand gesture or a simple informal evening? By the time you finally decide, it’ll probably be too late to make a reservation at your chosen venue. Regardless of what plans you make, you’ll be putting pressure on yourself for the evening to be as perfect as possible. However, if you’re single you don’t have to worry about any overstated plans. Why not have some friends round and have a takeaway, embracing being single.
You will save money
By not having to buy a Valentine’s Day gift or pay for an extravagant meal, you’ll certainly save money. It’s frustrating knowing the same meal and gift will cost you a lot less any other day of the year, so you can secretly be smug about not being ripped off.
You don’t have to pretend to be feeling romantic
Feeling obligated to like the overrated restaurant, or pretending you like the gift you received can be draining. Being single at Valentine’s means you don’t have to put on an act and pretend to be feeling romantic.
There are an increased number of arguments on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day brings an enormous amount of disappointment and expectations. With a lack of marriage proposals, thoughtful gifts and extravagant plans, there are always dissatisfied people, leading to arguments. With the exception of New Years Eve, there are more arguments on this day than other days of the year. So, by being single you’re saving yourself from any unnecessary rows.
You won’t be disappointed
You don’t have to put yourself through feelings of disappointment if you had certain expectations. Building your hopes up for the best Valentine’s Day ever, will usually only lead to disappointment, as a result of your assumptions. Being single protects you from any romantic let downs.
Go out with your friends
Valentine’s Day is a great night to go out partying with your friends. It’s easy to think you’re the only single person out there, but there are vast numbers of people not in a relationship, so it’s a great time to join forces with them and have a night out to remember.
Remember not everyone likes Valentine’s Day
Don’t lose yourself in the Valentine’s Day bubble. It’s not the end of the world if you’re single on that day of the year. Realise that not everyone else is partaking in romantic gestures. Many people ignore the day completely. Even couples avoid it due to the fact you can be romantic any day of the year, so why wait until you feel obliged or overcharged. True romance can occur any time and anywhere, not just when shops and restaurants want it to.