The Single Guy’s Guide in Surviving Valentine’s Day
Telling anyone that you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone is like saying you love Crocs. Alone at this day of the year? You’ve got to be kidding. Instead of whining and worrying about having no date on Valentine’s, why not spend this time of the year to the most important person: yourself? Being alone is cheaper, fun and a better idea than sitting across a fancy restaurant with a bad date or a demanding girlfriend.
Binge on yourself
Valentine’s Day is normally a day where a man should go pick the flowers, buy chocolates, stuffed plushy toys and other gifts that normally cost half the price for the rest of the 364 days of the year. Being single means you have financial freedom with your hard-earned money to splurge. How about updating your wardrobe? Buy new shoes, bags and shirts. Buy the gadget you’ve been eyeing since your birthday. The first rule when you’re single on Valentine’s is you should be your own date.
Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by throwing parties for couples and if you were asked, I bet you’d say no. But why not go anyway? That doesn’t mean that you will be the only one alone in there. Chances are there are also single women invited for you to get to know and if lucky, be your own date too. If you say no, celebrate it among your single buddies. Invite them to a bar and grab a few drinks. You can also hang out to places where other single people hang out.
Flip the switch off
Being single on Valentine’s Day is the one time of the year you are allowed to use the “Hall Pass” card to spending money on things and activities your nonexistent girlfriend would probably disapprove of. You can also just do nothing. You can spend the day under your sheets sleeping or how about do a Breaking Bad marathon with a pizza on your lap. Be glad that you’re not in a restaurant dropping a few bills of your hard earned money for a slice of steak and wine.
Find time to your forgotten hobby
Most men usually have at least one hobby. The hobby that you find relaxing, nerve-calming and is usually left forgotten because either you’re busy with life or spending most of the time with a woman. Spend the day immersed in your own guilty pleasure. How about catching up with the video game you stopped playing months ago. You can also start working out, go running, read comic books, play the bass guitar covered in cobwebs in the attic or do whatever that makes you happy.
Call the Single’s Coalition
Men always have one or two single friends. That’s the rule set across the universe. Spend time with your single buddies. Grill some burgers and steaks on your backyard while cracking up a few cans of beer. If you’re tired with this typical activity, you may also go make your night really big. Go for dinner, drinks to a bar or play a game of poker at your home. You also don’t have to worry with any holiday talk unless it’s about having fun.
Deal with it just like another day
It’s Valentine’s Day. So what? Just because it’s a day that everyone else is celebrating doesn’t mean you’ve got to observe and celebrate as well. Pretend like it’s a normal day. Go to work. Go to lunch, go for a little after-work drinks, hit the gym and do all the things you’d do on a normal boring day. February 14 is just 24 hours and you spend majority of the time in bed or at work. Suck it up. It’ll be over soon.
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