How to Survive Valentine’s Day: Singles’ Edition

Brace yourselves…Valentine’s Day is here again! Valentine’s has been celebrated since 1415 and yet, to this day, most people don’t really know why they partake in this love fest.

Valentine’s is associated with love, and overly-priced chocolates. There are many legends surrounding the actual origin of the widely celebrated day, but luckily for you, we’ll give you a crash course in history — for free.

The most common legend is that Valentine was a Roman priest who lived during the third century. During that time, Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men because he believed men who remained single made better soldiers than those who were committed to a wife and children. But Valentine went against the emperor’s ruling, and used to conduct marriages for young couples in secret. Valentine’s secret was later on exposed, and he was executed.

Fast-forward to 2019, couples use this day as an excuse to show public display of affection, making us single people absolutely bitter and out of place. But have no fear, your Valentine’s Day survival kit is here!

1.     Buy yourself roses and chocolates and have them delivered to your doorstep on Valentine’s Day. Fun fact: 14% of American women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s day. So don’t feel left out. 

2.  Collect your tears in a jar, and take a bath in them. Light a few candles, throw some petals around. If you’re feeling great, throw a bath bomb in there and treat yourself because …why not! 

3. Block all your exes on social media because you don’t need that negativity around you. If you don’t have an ex, date someone a day before Valentine’s Day so you can block him/her the next day! This tactic will make you feel that you’ve obviously won the break-up. 

4.  Call up all your single friends, order a ton of pizza and have a Legally Blonde movie marathon. And if you don’t have any friends, even better, you can devour all that pizza by yourself. 

5.  Finally, if you’re feeling alone and sad: cheer up and keep in mind that you’re alone the other 364 days of the year too! You’ve survived the rest of the year, don’t forget that this day shall pass too. 

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Sufanah Hammad

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