Why Being Single On Valentine's Day Isn't So Bad
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Why Being Single On Valentine's Day Isn't So Bad

It could be worse!

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Why Being Single On Valentine's Day Isn't So Bad
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I must say, this is the first Valentine's Day in my entire life that I've actually been looking forward to, and mostly because I actually like who I'm spending it with! Over the years, I've either spent this holiday with Ben and Jerry or a complete a**hole who has no clue what he's doing. Much like other holiday's, this is the time we get asked a million times, "Do you have a boyfriend yet?" "Why not?" "How old are you?" "When do you plan on getting married?" This is also the time we start to question ourselves and our sanity.

However, in time I've learned that this day is just a day. That's it. It only lasts 24 hours, then you can go an entire 364 days living a normal, happy life. Trust me, there are worse things that can happen besides being single on Valentine's Day. I actually came up with a list of reasons why this day won't be as bad as you think...

1. You can actually save money

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Yes, indeed. Without a significant other you can actually save the money you would use for their gift and treat yourself! That new pair of Monolo's you've had your eye on for weeks? Do it. You deserve it! And why pay full price for chocolate? Wait until tomorrow and get all the chocolate covered hearts you want for half the original price. Win win.

2. No pressure

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Being single means you're not under the tremendous amount of pressure to have the perfect gift or set up the most romantic date your boyfriend/girlfriend has ever seen. Guys, this also means that you'd be under no pressure to buy that engagement ring your girl had been hinting about for months.

3. No expectations

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Okay, a bit dramatic, I agree. But if you're single you can show all your friends in unhealthy and unstable relationships that it's actually okay to be independent. There are a million other ways to feel fulfilled in life without having a boyfriend or girlfriend.

5. You can do whatever you want

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No, really...you can. Instead of compromising on an activity you and your significant other may like, you actually can think about you and only you. You don't have to compromise on anything. You can literally do whatever you want. Want to cry into an entire pint of Cherry Garcia? You can! Want to eat Oreos until you puke? You can! So who cares about calories? You're single. No one's going to be seeing you naked today anyways!

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