Eight great reasons to be single on Valentine's Day
As you can't have failed to have noticed, it's Valentine's Day today. All well and good for people in relationships, smugging around the place with cards and flowers, not so great for those of us who are single. Or is it? We at mysinglefriend.com have found eight reasons why being single makes you a winner today.
1. No tack
Valentine's Day is the mother of all tackfests; everywhere you turn you're confronted with doe-eyed teddy bears, hearts, flowers and giant padded cards containing slushy and embarrassing messages. If you're single, you can simply bypass all the schlock and feel pleased that it doesn't apply to you.
2. No pressure
In the early stages of a relationship deciding whether to give your new beau a Valentine's card or not can be a tricky one to call. Is it too much too soon? Will you scare them off? And then what if they give you a card and you don't get them one? Awkward. Equally, if you've been in a relationship a while, the pressure not keep ploughing the chocolates and flowers furrow like an unimaginative farmer can be trying. If you're single it's just a day like any other - enjoy!
3. No Booker Prize winning levels of literacy needed
Because what the heck do you write in a Valentine's card? How's your message looking? Too formal? Too vomit-inducing? Too short? Too long? How many kisses? Did you write the same thing last year? Just imagine the amount of people hunched over the kitchen table in a blind panic trying to write something worthy of Shakespeare without missing the bus to work. Oh, you're single? Lucky you.
4. No feeling a bit peeved with your partner
So, you're single and you didn't get a card. Bummer. You might feel a trifle dejected, but imagine how you'd feel if you weren't single and you didn't receive a card. Or if you got a card and they'd absentmindedly written 'Best wishes' in it, or it just didn't quite live up to your expectations. You'd spend the day worrying about the state of your relationship and where it's going, rather than revelling in the romance like you were supposed to. If you're single, you don't have to worry about a thing.
5. No obligatory date
Though it's meant to be the most romantic day of the year, the Valentine's Day date tends to be something of a damp squib. Absolutely everywhere is booked up weeks in advance, leaving little room for spontaneity, and then if you do go out you have to spend the evening crammed into a bar or restaurant with a hundred other couples all trying to keep up with the Joneses by looking like they're having the most fabulously sexy and romantic time EVER. Exhausting. If you're single, spend the evening having a laugh and relaxing with your mates.
6. No knowing who your card is from
If you do happen to receive a card or some flowers, but you don't know who they're from, then you're experiencing something rather special. If you're in a relationship then it's most likely that your card is going to be from your partner; if you're single, it could be from anyone, which opens up a whole world of intrigue and fun. Unless it's from your mum, of course, so check that handwriting carefully.
7. No sending one card only
If you fancy sending a card, go for it. If you fancy sending ten cards, definitely go for it! You are completely free and easy as a single and can shower cards on whomever you wish without having to worry about the consequences. If you're feeling really brave, and you can be bothered to face the shops, why not buy a card, write 'Fancy a date?', add your phone number, and then secretly deliver it to someone you've had your eye on for a while. All you have to do then is wait for the sparks to fly!
8. No limit on the amount of dating fun you can have
If you're out with your mates tonight, looking wistfully at all the couples in their longstanding relationships and feeling a bit mournful, remember this; tonight is probably one of very few dates they'll go on this year, whereas you can go on a fantastic date with a sexy stranger any old time you want. Who's jealous now?
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