There’s a day in the calendar year that we ladies come to either love or hate. For those who fall under the latter, it’s a day when people in love come out of the wood work, smooching and adoring each other right in front of your “not-so-in-a-relationship” face. Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day.
We have all been there one time or another in our lives. I remember hating this day when I was single. Everywhere you turn you see people in love, red heart balloons and men running around frantically trying to find the perfect gift for their true love. You can’t even step foot outside your door without being reminded that you are alone on supposedly the most romantic day of the year.
Is it really though?
Do we really need to have a designated day to tell our partner we love them? Do they need flowers, balloons and a card to prove it? Most importantly, do we really need to rub it in single people’s faces?
Once you have trashed a few heart balloons and ripped a few ‘I Love You’ teddy bears apart, here are a few things you can do to make the dreaded V-day a fun one for you and your single ladies:
Single in the suburbs
1. Pamper yourself - Give yourself the gift of relaxation and a break from all the hustle and bustle of V-Day. Check out Spa Utopia or Eccotique Spa but be sure to book soon, otherwise there may not be any availability.
2. Cook yourself a Anti-Valentine’s Day dinner - Invite a few single ladies over, have some vino and a few laughs. What better way to spend this day then with a few like minded friends?
3. Buy a bouquet of flowers – You can keep them yourself or give them to a friend who you think could use a little love, especially if they are feeling the same way you are about good old V-Day.
4. Go out and have a little fun - Mist Ultra Bar in Vancouver is having a Anti-Valentine’s Day party on February 9th for all the single peeps. Or, head on over to Gabbys Country Cabaret for a night celebrating singles.
If all else fails, run yourself a bubble bath, turn on your Anti-Valentine’s Day playlist, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax. Be thankful it’s only one day.
Are you single on Valentine’s Day? What are you plans to make it through this sickly romantic day?
Livin’ on the edge,