Being single on Valentine's Day should not be something that you dread. In fact, in some ways it's nice not to have all the pressure of a cheesy date night. If we could all stop acting like being single on Valentine's Day was a bad thing, I think it would stop being looked at as a bad thing. Because you can still have so much fun on February 14, whether you're single or not.
But we need to get back to the basics. Let's start by banishing this idea that being single is a problem in the first place. You can have just as fulfilling of a life, if not more so, with just as many emotional attachments. Especially if you're a woman. “I think it is true that women are empowered to cultivate emotional resources that make them more able to be happy while single,” dating coach and certified matchmaker Francesca Hogi tells Bustle. “For many men, their outlets for emotional intimacy and expression are limited to romantic relationships. Generally speaking, women have emotional intimacy with their friends and their partners and most men only have it with their partners. So it makes sense that without a relationship, many men are missing out on a key emotional experience.”
Once we establish that being single can be effing amazing, we can move on to how to enjoy Valentine's Day. You've got a whole lot of options: