Being single on Valentine's Day is not the worst thing in the world. I know you think that you have to be in a relationship to celebrate but you don't. But this year, I am celebrating Valentine's Day with my friends.
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In elementary school, I remember Valentine's Day as a day where I got to decorated my shoe box or tissue box and during the day, the teacher would let us pass out our Valentine's Day card to each kid. The best thing about those days were the candy and looking out for your crush's message to you. It was so important to see if he had handpicked a card and gave a message to you. Those were the days. Life was so simple.
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Now being a freshman in college, I have not celebrated Valentine's Day with a significant other yet. But it does not matter. I have friends to celebrate it with. My plan this year for Valentine's Day is to hang out with my friends and watch rom-com movies and eat. We are also doing a gift exchange for each other and I can't wait to open my present and see who I got.
The older I get, I realized how silly this holiday is. If you have a significant other, you should love them every day and shower them with gifts; not just on Valentine's Day. I think it's okay to not be in a relationship because it takes pressure off of you to dress up and go out. You don't have to spend a lot of money and wait at a restaurant with your dinner reservations. Being single does have some perks. You can celebrate with your friends and stay at home in your pj's. Another plus about being single is the post- Valentine's Day candy sale.
I am so happy that I found my group of friends. I am thankful that I met them and I absolutely love them. You would think that Valentine's Day is about the relationships with a significant other but it is not. It about your love for a person and how much you care for them. It is how much you appreciate them and are thankful for them.
But as I grow older, I can't wait to be spoiled by my future boyfriend and do those stereotypical Valentine's Day things. I have plenty of patience to find the right guy for me. With that being said, don't rush things. It is okay to be single so don't feel bad. Just call your friends and spend time with them!