Valentine’s day is bullshit (AKA If I don’t get something I’ll probably cry).
Raise your hands if you’ve caught yourselves feeling this way at least once today 🙋🙋🙋. But let’s be real for a moment: We’ve enjoyed being single every other day of the year, so why should today be any different? You can totally have an amazing day sans romance, and we’ve compiled a list of ways for you to do just that. Besides, what would Beyonce do? Queen B sure as h*ll wouldn’t be sitting around feeling sorry for herself and neither should you.
You’ve read our articles on how to find a S.O. in 2017, but what do you do when it’s Valentine’s Day, a S.O. is yet to be found, and everyone and everything gives you those single af feels? We got you – pour yourself a martini, and read this…
Count all the money you’re saving 💸💸💸💸
Not just on Valentine’s day, but relationships in general are expensive af. Between the birthday gifts, christmas gifts (throw in gifts for his family too), anniversaries, and not to mention all the money you spend on looking extra to keep the man counting his blessings, relationships can easily add up to well over a thousand (if not thousands) of dollars per year. If remembering that you get to keep all that cash to yourself doesn’t entice you to let out a devilish cackle, the next point should…
Treat yoself, pamper yoself, spoil yoself
Since you’re not spending money on your S.O. today, you may as well invest it on keeping yourself in that “life is so damn good” state of mind. Book a spa day, take a trip to Sephora, go on a pinterest-induced redecorating binge, or pay a visit to your favourite clothing store and never look back.
You’ve been eating healthy all year long (or at least telling yourself to), so why not spend Valentine’s Day indulging in whatever you want – all day. No one will care, or notice for that matter. Besides, you’ll have plenty of time to hit the gym over the weekend since you won’t have to spend it with a man. Summer bodies may be made in the winter, but when you live in Montreal and it lasts 6 months, no one’s in a rush.
What about non-romantic love? The love in your life isn’t limited to a man, and no one ever said Valentine’s Day was exclusively about him. Round up your girl squad for dinner at your place, make a fancy meal together, and spoil each other with luxe little gifts whilst drinking plenty of wine.
Vaca mode 💵💵💵💵
A trip > flowers. Going back to our realization that less bf = more 💵💵, why not use that money on treating your fine-ass self to a vacation? Be it a major getaway, or a few day road trip to NYC, who wouldn’t want to get out of Montreal in February?? Go re-charge those batteries (you’ll need them to plot your world domination).
Do whatever the f*** you want
Being in a relationship involves a lot of compromise – but sometimes all that compromise can get a little inconvenient and it sure feels good to indulge in your desires without worrying about anyone else’s. Spend today celebrating being able to do whatever you want, because remember that you’ll probably spend only a few of your best years single – and those years are worth cherishing. Next Valentine’s Day you may have a S.O…. so enjoy the single life while you still can!
In the words of Carrie, “ Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they’re meant to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with.” And today, of all days, is when you need to remember that.