All The Single Ladies: How To Enjoy Singles-Awareness-Day-Eve

Did anyone know that Singles Awareness Day was a thing? Cause I definitely didn't until last week. Supposedly it's scheduled for February 15th. Chile... Ya learn something new every day.

Sis, I hope you're not scrolling through the Instagram discovery page, sulking over relationship memes and feeling sorry for yourself today. Make it a celebration or a self-care day. You know how these corporations are. They feed off of insecurity to make a dollar. Even your marital status is up for question. You'd think nothing is sacred to these folks.



DON'T

Define yourself by your marital status.

It's not the most important thing in the world. You shouldn't attach your sense of self-worth to anything external, and definitely not people who don't value you like they should.

Stay glued to social media

If you know that today will be full of mindless scrolling through popular hashtags, think again. Distract yourself with some of the productive things on the Do list below.

Entertain People You Don't Like, Or Don't Like You

I'll give you a little facepalm moment from the recent past. By that, I mean the early college days since I just graduated in 2018. I remember entertaining folks I wasn't necessarily interested in or folks who weren't feeling me like that so that I wouldn't have to go out to V-day plans alone. At least, I would've had something to do, right? WRONG! What a waste of time. I felt like I was missing out if I didn't have plans with someone else. Shortly after, I learned how to enjoy my own company and just scheduled my own activities for the day or for the weekend. I've kept that going so far and it was definitely for the best. I'd encourage everyone else to learn how to enjoy solitude and independence, even on the day meant for agape love or whatever. Channel what the ancient greeks called 'philautia.'

DO

...You, Boo!

Take Valentine's Day as an excuse to do something for yourself. Schedule a massage. Take a class. Take yourself to dinner. You are the first person you need to date.

Hang Out With Other Single Friends

Your taken friends likely have their own plans. Well, hopefully they do. So... unless you're cool with being the third wheel the whole time, plan something with your single friends if possible.

Be Optimistic

Well, maybe your romantic life is an important aspect for your goals in personal relationships. Maybe you want to get married and have kids one day and you're just not there yet. Be confident that your current marital status will not be the end. I guess... I'm single and don't prioritize these things so I won't be offended if you take this with a grain of salt. Either way, the spirit of Valentine's Day will subside real quick.

What do you have planned for the Lovers' Day?