Saint Valentine’s Day, is celebrated on 14th February each year. On this day people share unique, romantic gifts and cards with their loved ones. Also they try to make Valentine Day memorable & romantic. Poetry has been exchanged between lovers since the Middle Ages. For centuries, lovers scribbled love notes to one another on the Day of Saint Valentine.
In the nineteenth century, more and more hearts-and-flowers wishes were sent. Even schoolchildren send valentines. Heart-shaped candies and silly-sweet Valentine cards are manufactured for the very young at heart. Today, over a billion cards are sent out on Valentine’s Day around the world full with sweet Valentine’s Day Wishes.
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful way to make “I love you” or ‘’I appreciate you’’ easy to say.
But just incase you are single, here are some tips for things you can do on Valentine ’s Day
8 Tips For All The Singles To OWN Valentine’s Day This Year…
Is it possible to have a swell time on the special day of Love if you are not in love? It sure seems paradoxical, but you absolutely can. Well, you can’t if you are one of those fellows that think singleness is a disease of some sort.
I mean, there are many ways of having fun on Val’s Day. It may not be everyone’s idea of Val’s day fun, but fun is fun. And who better to show love on the global love day than the one you love most: You.
Below are a few ideas you could implement to ditch the moodiness and the mundane senselessness of worrying over ‘the curse of singleness’.
1.Reinvigorate A Forgotten Hobby Or Finish A Stale Project
Whether you are a ‘single-single’, a single parent or divorcee, you probably have a hobby that you have neglected for a long time. Thankfully, this year’s Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday. That means, you ain’t going to work.
Personally, I used to play a lot of Scrabble, Chess, and Ludo. I could revisit those or snuggle up with a novel… not a romantic one of course. (Abeg I no wan spoil my mood with all those mushy-mushy thoughts)
Why not pick up your pen and finish writing that project. If you are savvy with the pencil, painting brush, or carving knife, create something. Try your hand at making a song or building a beat.
2.Send Your Love Someone Else’s Way
This is the noble way to go. In the end Val’s day is about Love and there are a thousand people around you starving of love too.
You could decide to spend the day with your lonely mother or sick grandpa. Take them to see a movie or something.
I remember organizing a hospital visit on Val’s Day when I was in my final year. We included flowers among the items we bought. We told the patients that God sent us to tell them that He still loves and is still thinking of them. They were so happy and some almost cried.
Yours could be giving out some of your stuff or doing some work at an orphanage. Such exercises will leave you feeling fulfilled. Scrap that; you’ll feel like you just changed the world.
If you need some extra cash, Valentine’s Day is the best day to babysit. Everyone wants to be out and about, so you’ll get paid a decent amount for agreeing to stay inside for the night. If the kid’s parents have a really nice night, then they’ll be in a good enough mood to slip you some extra ca
If you’re upset about being single, you should spend #time doing something that’ll make you feel better about yourself. Exercising is the perfect way to feel like you’re bettering yourself. The healthier your #body is, the happier your mind will be.
5. Have a Movie Marathon
If you want to give in to the hype about romance, you can watch some gooey movies about love. If you want to forget all about the holiday, watch some comedies or horror movies. It’s a great way to waste the day away.
6. Forgot About It
If none of these ideas sound great, just forget about it! Spend the day as if it is any other, and don’t worry about what you could be missing out on or what last year was like. Remember that it is just a day, after all, and you should love yourself every single day. Likewise, you should be able to meet the love of your life on any day of the year!
7. Turn Val’s Day Into Raw Cash
The worst days to be broke are December 25th and February 14th. Guess what, you can turn the tide a little on Val’s Day.
Engage yourself in productive work that can give you extra income. It’s Val’s day, so there will be a lot of partying and merry making. You can do home deliveries, offer cooking services, play in a live band, or even make use of your DJ skills that day.
You can equally offer to work the shift for any of your friends or colleagues who is busy with Val, and charge them a little dough. Just look for something temporal you can do to keep you from feeling lonely which will equally get you extra bucks.
If that is not taking advantage of Valentine’s Day, then I don’t know what is.
8. Take Advantage Of The Mass Misery
As an unwritten rule, every young man or woman has at least one single friend. It is never just you. And knowing that, has a way of easing the pressure.
You could decide to have a day out with the guys or girls. Visiting malls and bars in groups will ease the moodiness you might feel otherwise.
Have crazy fun together. You can all go play snooker, table tennis or go swimming. Laugh about your singleness and your failures in relationships. Perhaps even go camping for the day
Alternatively, you could have a day in with them. Order in, watch TV and laugh at the ‘silliness’ of all those people “in love”.