Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation! Put your hands up for the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe cue a little sarcasm and dramatic eye roll… but I’m mostly referring to the chocolate. This may be the only day you’re constantly reminded just how L-O-N-E-L-Y you are, but I’m here to confess there’s some positives to being single and ready to mingle! Check out the complete SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis below!
NO dressing up. Thank goodness, am I right? Instead of wearing a skin-tight dress and 6″ inch heels, you can put on baggy sweats. This outfit is much more suitable for the large cheese pizza you’ll be engulfing on the couch, while drooling over Matthew McConaughey in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. There is always strength in delicious food and comfy clothing.
You save money. Not having a significant other equals a happy bank account. You don’t have to worry about buying expensive cologne, basketball tickets or whatever it is your man can seriously live without. Trust me, you’re probably already too broke to be buying him a gift in the first place. Cha-Ching. Hear that? It’s the sound of your savings.
No gifts for you. HA. Says who? Even though you may not be receiving any Godiva chocolate or flowers from your special someone, who says you can’t buy your own? Go ahead and love yourself, by purchasing the largest bag of chocolate you can find. Nope, I ain’t sorry.
You’re flying solo. Okay, sometimes it’s hard to accept that you’re the only single friend of your friend group. Bummer. It’s just a harsh reality that most of your favorite gals will be occupied on February 14. Treat yourself to a nice spa day, or catch up on some work to pass the time. Or maybe indulge in some chocolate, to numb the pain?
Galentine’s Day. It’s time to forget about the entire male species, and celebrate this sappy holiday with all your single ladies! I’m thinking wine… plus more wine. Throw in some pizza with board games, and you have a party. There’s no pressure, so just enjoy each other’s company and do what your sweet little heart desires.
Candy is half off starting on the 15th. I have just died and gone to chocolate heaven. Cupid, thank you for sharing the love. Being single isn’t so bad after all!
The “I promise you’ll meet someone” convo. Let’s be real. Valentine’s Day can be super depressing without a lover. You’ll probably start crying your eyes out to your mom or friends, wanting to know why you don’t have a ring on your finger at age 22. Let’s not be so dramatic. *Eye roll*
Being the only single friend. Hey, don’t cry! Being the only single gal in your circle of friends may feel like a threat, but everything happens for a reason. Enjoy all the time you have to yourself, and focus on being the best version of YOU. Mr. Right is just around the corner, promise!