If You are Single on Valentine’s Day

The reminders of Valentine’s Day can leave you feeling down if you’re single. DESIblitz explores what you can do if you are single on Valentine’s Day.

If You are Single on Valentine's Day

Take this time to embrace being single

February 14th, the day all the loved up couples come out in force to show off their love for one another. It’s when Desi people dread being single on Valentine’s Day.

As if relatives pestering you asking why you’re not married yet wasn’t bad enough.

What can Desi people do if they’re single on Valentine’s Day?

Here are some ideas on how to make the most out of being single this year. Have some fun, instead of hiding underneath the duvet all day.

Make a Date with your other Single Friends

Who needs a Valentine when you have an amazing group of friends to spend the night with.

This could be going out to a fancy restaurant or staying in, eating ice cream to avoid seeing any couples at all cost. Regardless, a fun night is always guaranteed with friends.

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Treat yourself to a Valentine’s Present

The thought of saving money will always make any Desi feel better.

You have no reason to waste money on things that will probably never even get used.

Since you have no one else to spend this money on, you might as well treat yourself. Why not splash out on something you’ve always wanted?

Throw a Party

There’s nothing a good party can’t solve. Just because you’re single, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate on Valentine’s Day.

This way, you can spend time with friends who are in a relationship and single friends.

There’s also a slight chance that after one too many drinks you may forget you’re single anyway.

If You are Single on Valentine's Day

Embrace Being Single on Valentine’s Day

The lead up to Valentine’s Day may make it seem like it’s a bad thing to be single. But there are so many positives.

Take this time to embrace being single and having time to focus on yourself.

Set yourself new goals. Or try something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to it. You have the time to be selfish.

This will not only enhance your life. It will make you feel good about being single and having the time to focus on yourself.

Who knows, this may be your last Valentine’s Day being single. Especially if the Desi aunties have anything to do with it. So enjoy it while you can.

Stay off Social Media for the Day

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This one may be hard, seeing as on average we spend around two hours a day scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

However, it won’t be as hard as you having to see all the posts and pictures of everyone declaring their love for each other.

It’s bad enough on a normal day. So Valentine’s Day will be five times worse.

That Instagram post of your Starbucks can go amiss that day.

Offer to Babysit

It’s likely that you will know a couple in need of a babysitter so they can go on a romantic date. Replace that bitterness of being single for a good deed and offer to babysit for them.

The joy of young kids can make you forget how depressed you are about not having a Valentine. Hopefully.

It also gives you a chance to earn some extra cash to make that treat to yourself a little better.

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Look forward to the Chocolate Sales the Next Day

Shops always overstock on Valentine’s Day chocolate. And the leftovers are reduced to half price the next day. Take Hotel Chocolat for example.

What’s better than to cheer a Desi up than discounted chocolate? Nothing.

Although it may feel like it on Valentine’s Day, being single is not the end of the world.

And since there isn’t a day dedicated to it, why not celebrate being single on Valentine’s Day?

Kiesha is a journalism graduate who enjoys writing, music, tennis and chocolate. Her motto is: “Don’t give up on your dreams so soon, sleep longer.”


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