4 Reasons Why Being Single on Valentine’s Day Isn’t Completely the Worst

Even though there’s really no way to escape the amount of excessive PDA you’re about to witness once lovey-dovey season rolls around, that doesn’t mean you have to spend your Valentine’s Day wallowing in self-pity because you’re single. No way! Because now that Ben & Jerry’s you’ve been keeping in your freezer is ALL YOURS. Yeah, the whole pint! Isn’t that all you wanted? To let your taste buds bathe in a slurry of that Karamel Sutra? Of course it was.

Plus there’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed about not being in a relationship or going steady with someone already, especially if you’re not emotionally available to take on something like that right now. So instead of feeling blue about not having someone to call “bae” this holiday, here are a few reasons why being single on V Day isn’t as bad as it sounds:

1. Because you’re too busy binging out on good television

There are so many TV series I’ve missed out on during my undergrad that I really can’t be bothered with a snuggle partner right now. From Parks and Recreation to The Mindy Project,  I’d say I’ve lost out on an entire year of good TV. So it’s time I finally start and finish House of Cards after months and months of putting it off. And to you naysayers out there pleading that I, too, can binge-out with a special someone, I disagree. How can I properly binge-watch if he’s right next to me wanting to spoon every 5 minutes? Answer is: I can’t.

2. Because you already sold your soul to that gym membership

Umm… sorry guys, but my $50/mth membership contract is a little higher up on my list of priorities than tending to what’s in your pants. Don’t get me wrong, I love what’s in your pants! But what you also need to understand is that I’m doing this ALL FOR YOU, remember?! So how inconsiderate would it be that I go against my very important (albeit fluctuating) workout agenda and indulge in a series of expensive events and unwarranted PDA? Really inconsiderate, that’s what.

3. Because you absolutely must see Fifty Shades of Grey, alone

You have to understand where I’m coming from here. If anything, I’d be saving us both the embarrassment by going solo. I mean, I don’t want to be rude, I really don’t, but Christian Grey has been on my mind ever since I finished Chapter 8 of Fifty Shades of Grey last year. Come to think of it, I’m definitely not the type of date you’d want to see this movie with when Jamie Dornan hits the screen. I cannot and will not be responsible for my actions or whatever inappropriate responses that transpire once we’ve entered the Red Room of Pain.

4. Because now you have more money to spend on yourself

Okay, this one sounds a little selfish, but c’mon! I’ve never really understood the reasoning behind V Day or Sweetest Day (is that a holiday where you are, too?) being real holidays. Especially since they’ve become less about celebrating love and romance and more about showering your lover with gifts, and kisses, and marriage proposals. It’s like, hold the phone! If obliterating my bank account is the only testament of love there is, then I’m better off splurging on myself at Lush Cosmetics. I may sound a tad bitter but I just think the idea around V Day has become so hypocritical these days.

So this may or may not be the actual, word-for-word itinerary for my own V Day, so please don’t go around spilling the beans! Instead, I’d like to hear about how you’re going to be spending your V Day as a happily normal single person, too!

Photo credit: adapted from Biscarotte | Flickr

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Paris Close

Paris Close is a twentysomething with a clinical obsession with all things Jesse Bradford and Jesse Bradford-looking, which his doctor, Mindy Lahiri, says is socially acceptable. He earned his B.A. in English Literature in 2014 from Aquinas College, and his writings can be seen featured on websites emcBlue and University101. He currently writes for entertainment websites PuckerMob and Crushable, and resides in his native Michigan.

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