Why You Should Love Valentine's Day If You're Single

Why You Should Love Valentine's Day If You're Single

Don't hate on Valentine's Day....or should I say Galentine's Day? This is your day.
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Valentine's Day: a day of love, happiness, sappiness, moments, and memories. A day to spend with your significant other, to honor and cherish your relationship over a spendy date night, like you can't do it any other night of the year. A day full of flowers and chocolates and heart shaped food and love letters and love and romance. A day full of pink and red and everything in between. A day that, if you're single, you can spend sulking and moping around, wishing and waiting for the clock to hit midnight so it can just be over already.

Unless you're like me, who loves Valentine's Day, is single, and is ready to take it on by storm.

So, if you're a single lady and are dreading the day of February 14th, take some pride in it, and spend the day how it really should be spent: with your friends who you love, doing whatever the hell you feel like doing.

Don't hate on Valentine's Day, or should I say Galentine's Day? This is your day, not your scummy ex's who dumped you, not the boy you've been pining over who really just isn't interested. Get off your couch, and quit moping around. We single girls should love this day. And here's why:

1. The chocolate

I mean, you can eat it every day. But is it just me, or is the chocolate way better on Valentine's Day? Also, let's not forget, candy is usually on sale the day after V-Day, so that's just another reason we should absolutely love the holiday full of heart eyes and teddy bears.

2. Spend the day with your true friends

I don't know about you, but I'll be spending this Valentine's Day with some of my closest friends, eating a tremendous amount of pizza, dancing around my dorm room, sipping on some wine, and watch sappy movies and laugh at them. What better way to spend the day?

3. Treating yourself

Finally, I don't have to worry about a significant other to please on this lawful day, and can treat myself instead of another being. Cheers to that.

4. An excuse to drink wine, drink your mixie, or drink whatever you drink

Get that bottle, get your friends, get some food and chocolate, get some good music playing, and just do you, no shame.

5. Gives you a reason to own your single-ness

Oh, you're spending Valentine's Day with your boyfriend? Cute, I'm definitely not. Let's take pride in this ladies, and let's own it. There's no shame in being single, and you're probably much happier than you would be spending it with that sh*tty boyfriend that you could have.

6. Have your "Boyfriend Bonfire"

A ritual courtesy of "Friends." Feel free to turn on that breakup playlist of yours and get to burning.

7. Single girls unite together

I mean, we can do this every day. But what better day to do it than V-Day? Why does Valentine's Day have to be objected toward just the couples and the romance? Who says it can't be a celebration of loving yourself and those around you?

8. Pamper yourself

Go to the spa, go get a mani-pedi, go get a facial, go get your hair done, go get a massage. Just pamper yourself, we might as well take advantage of this day.



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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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Cole And Savannah LaBrant’s Love Story Is Proof That There Is A Life After A Toxic Relationship

I promise, it's not the end.

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Toxic relationships are draining. They become a black hole, where everything you once knew becomes muddled and it suffocates you, trapping you.

Savannah LaBrant knew that all too well. In her new book co-written with her husband Cole, the popular YouTubers and social media influencers had been going through a lot in their personal lives at the time.

Her parents divorced after her father had an affair, and her previous boyfriend had cheated on her, and her whole life began to feel like a lie.

Then along came Tommy.

Like in most toxic relationships, Tommy seemed to be the best guy ever at the start. Not too long into their relationship, though, things started to go downhill quickly.

After the two slept together, the "super sweet boyfriend" Tommy had been disappeared. He got what he wanted. He only cared when he wanted more. The fighting continued for two more months until Savannah had had enough and broke up with Tommy.

She shortly found out, though, that she was pregnant.

Tommy shifted again. He seemed excited, even talking about marriage. Again, it was short-lived, because six months into her pregnancy, Savannah found out that he, too, had cheated on her. She ended the relationship, but the two continued to be off and on for quite some time, for the sake of their newborn daughter.

He'd swear everything would change. Everything would be better. Everything would be different. He asked for chance after chance and Savannah continued to try to make things work.

But it always ended in fighting, hurting, and crying.

Toxic relationships take a toll, physically, emotionally, and mentally. It twists your way of thinking and idea of self-worth. Savannah stayed with Tommy even though he cheated on her and drank a lot, which she had done before but now it made her uncomfortable. She got stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of getting hurt.

Her family saw right through it. They begged her to leave him, but the toxicity had its hold on her. She wanted to fix him. She told them they didn't understand. She didn't want to admit it to herself that she deserved better. They continued to pray that God would send a better man into her life.

Then along came Cole.

He was everything Savannah and her family had prayed for. He respected her, he loved her, and he loved Savannah's daughter Everleigh. The two overcame 2,200 miles of distance after having met online and started dating. Fast forward, they're engaged. A little bit more, they're married.

Cole and Savannah LaBrant's relationship is proof that a toxic relationship doesn't mean the end.

Savannah found someone who made her feel beautiful, made her feel worthy, made her daughter feel loved, and showed her a life completely unlike what she had known before.

Savannah thought she could never escape the terrible relationship she had been in before she met Cole. She was left empty, exhausted, and afraid she'd never find someone since she had a child. Cole was the answer to her prayers.

No matter what you have endured, you will still find love and be loved. You are deserving of a healthy, safe love that benefits and furthers your life. You will overcome the toxic chapter in your life, blossom into everything you've always wanted to be, and be loved by the right person.

Take a note from Savannah: Don't give up. You never know who you're going to run into at the mall.

Image Credit: Cole and Savannah LaBrant on Instagram.

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