Being Single On Valentine's Day Is The Best Way To Go

Being Single On Valentine's Day Is The Best Way To Go

It's not the end of the world, I promise!

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With Valentine' Day just around the corner, there's a lot of pressure to plan a magical day complete with the perfect flowers, venue and of course, the perfect person, But despite all of the hype surrounding this hallmark holiday, it's not necessary to be coupled up to make the most of the day! As someone who has spent many a valentine's day single, I have plenty of experience in the "Lonely Hearts Club" but even though I haven't yet gotten to sweep someone off their feet with a candlelit dinner and a comically large teddy bear, I still really enjoy the day.

Being single on valentines day doesn't have to be tragic! Despite what media and society would have you believe, if you're without a significant other, you don't have to spend the whole day looking dramatically out the window sobbing and wondering why you're just so undesirable. Why? Because it's not true! In fact, flying solo can make for the best valentine's day! For example, valentine's day is when the best chocolate hits the shelves, thankfully for you, you're single! Which means that any chocolate you buy is just for you to enjoy! What could be better than that?

There also seems to be this unspoken "rule" that if you're not romantically involved with someone on the most romantic day of the year, you're sentenced to spend the day alone... NOT TRUE! By not feeling pressured to spend the evening with your partner, you can get together with a group of friends and make your own fun! Get dressed up and go to dinner, go rock climbing, go see a play or even stay in and binge watch a new show it doesn't matter, just grab a group of good friends and make a night out of it! No romantic pressure, no trying to impress anyone just a stress-free night.

On a more serious note, our culture teaches us that the only way to feel fulfilled and happy is to be in a relationship. Obviously, that's not the case but society forces people to believe that their worth is based on their ability to attract other people and Hallmark holidays like valentine's day don't do anything but reinforce that damaging ideal. I think that spending a couple's holiday alone helps to show someone that they have value, worth and success even if they aren't someone's "better half."

Being single on valentine's day isn't uncommon and it certainly isn't the end of the world. In fact, it can be fun and for some maybe even liberating. So if, like me, you're alone this valentine's day don't fret! Just remember that it isn't a bad thing to be single. You still have value and worth and you can make the best out of a goofy commercialized holiday because, in the end, you've got to love yourself.

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63 Unique Ways To Say 'I Love You' Other Than Literally Saying 'I Love You'

Cause saying the 'L' word is hard.
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Ah, love... what is it? It can be many things. A romantic thing, sure. But I have had someone say that they platonically love me... meaning the exact opposite. Many people have a love for things besides other people. For instance, pizza or sleeping. All great things.

With Valentine's Day being the next BIG holiday coming up, here are 63 other ways to say "I love you" other than literally saying "I love you."

1. "Text me when you get home."

2. "You look hungry, do you want some of my food?"

3. "Don't forget to take your medicine."

4. "I don't know what I'd do without you."

5. "You are beautiful."

6. "How can I help?"

7. "I was just thinking about you."

8. "You amaze me."

9. "I'm so proud of you."

10. "I saved you the last slice of pie."

11. "I would save you the last piece of chocolate cake for you, even if it was the last thing to eat on Earth."

12. "You make life worth living."

13. "I don't know why, but I'm still thinking of you."

14. *you use the force of your tortilla chip to get more guac on my tortilla chip*

15. "This song makes me think of you!"

16. "Wanna rant to me?"

17. "I adore you."

18. "When I'm with you I feel safe."

19. "You make me happy."

20. "Forget butterflies. When I'm with you, I feel the whole zoo in my stomach."

21. "You know damn well I would go nuts without you in my life."

22. "I don't know what I did to deserve you."

23. "You're my best friend."

24. "I remember the first time I laid eyes on you and my life turned upside down."

25. "As long as I have you in my life, I'll be okay."

26. "I plan on annoying you for the rest of our lives."

27. "The fact that you have put up with me for this long is truly amazing."

28. "I like how weird you are... because it makes me feel less weird."

29. "I have so much to tell you!"

30. "I trust you."

31. "You're difficult and annoying AF, but I wouldn't have it any other way."

32. "I really want to kiss you right now."

33. "If someone kidnapped you, I would train for as long as possible to become a black belt in karate so I can save you. It may take a while, but I would do it."

34. "It would be impossible to pinpoint just one thing I like about you."

35. "You're my person."

36."You are so special to me."

37. "I know it's impossible to measure happiness. But on a scale of 1, being not happy, and 10 being super happy, I'd be at 1,000,000,000."

38. "You're the peanut butter to my jelly."

39. "You're like a brother to me."

40. "You're like a sister to me"

41. "Sometimes I catch myself smiling when I think about all the good times we have had together."

42. "When I'm with you, my heart feels funny. But a good kind of funny."

43. "Did you get enough sleep last night?"

44. "If someone told me a secret, and asked me not to tell anyone... I would tell you."

45. "I don't think about how I look in my Snapchats anymore, I know you don't judge me."

46. "You're kind of an a**... but you're my a**."

47. "Want a hug?"

48. "Come talk to me!"

49. "We should adopt identical puppies and be neighbors when we're older so we never are too far apart."

50. "You're the one I text when I need to smile.

51. "I dislike a lot of people. But I dislike you the least."

52. "I would only be a little embarrassed to be seen with you in public if you were wearing plaid on plaid."

53. "I would shave my legs for you."

54. "Every time I kiss you I can't help but smile."

55. "I've been told I am a great listener, tell me everything."

56. "I will always be here for you."

57. "Have you noticed that some of your attitude and behaviors have rubbed off on me?"

58. "You are so funny."

59. "Right here, right now: you are my number one priority."

60. "Are you ever gonna introduce me to your family???

61. "Want the last chicken nugget?"

62. "Let's grow old together."

63. Sometimes, actions speak louder than words

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This Valentine's Day, Choose To Give Love Instead Of Chocolate Or Flowers

It's a day for people to pause and reflect on whether they are showing important people in their lives that they love, care about and appreciate them.

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I'm looking forward to Valentine's Day this year. Mostly due to the fact that I'm a hopeless romantic so I secretly enjoy mushy holidays like this, but also because I think I'm finally understanding what it all means.

A little while ago, I was curious and looked up the history of Valentine's Day. Some of it was kind of dark, not gonna lie, but one legend stood out to me. This particular legend speaks of a priest who was arrested and jailed for performing illegal marriages. While in jail, he met and fell in love with the warden's daughter but sadly, he was sentenced to be executed. However, before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "from your Valentine."

Valentine's Day today is, fortunately, not as gruesome and dramatic as this legend suggests but it hit me upon reading this that there is something symbolic to be drawn from this story. Thankfully, most of us (hopefully all of us) do not have to worry about being executed. However, we do have the stress and daily grind of life to deal with. With all this constant mess we surrounding us in life, it's easy to forget about the people we love. Slowly but surely we start taking them for granted and putting their feelings more and more on the back burner of our mind.

That's why Valentine's Day is so great. It's a day for people to pause and reflect on whether they are showing important people in their lives that they love, care about and appreciate them. This is something that can't be done by throwing flowers and chocolate at someone. Those things are nice, but if they come with no thought, they are useless. Giving someone flowers one day out of the year will not make them feel loved. Instead, it's better to use Valentine's Day as a yearly checkup to reflect on how much selfless love and appreciation you give to people in your life who truly deserve it.

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