So, with Valentine’s day just around the corner everyone is either getting loved up or wishing that everyone who was would just disappear. Valentines day has become more of a holiday. Shops were already stocked with heart shaped chocolates in velvet red boxes and fluffy teddy bears to be bought for your loved one. Here are some tips for being able to survive the inevitable loved up day regardless of your romantic situation.
Do not force yourself to find a date on Valentine’s day. It really isn’t the end of the world if you are dateless on Valentine’s day. If you are already with someone, don’t use this day as a way of keeping it going, or it being a measure of how much they mean to you. If the relationship is already floundering it would be better to let go and keep happy rather than let it spiral into a miserable experience.
Gift giving. If you are intending to buy gifts for one another but have no idea what to buy or what to expect, talk about it! Don’t set your expectations too high though, remember it’s one day out of 365. Hint at gifts you might like, eg. chocolate, lingerie, music. But don’t be disheartened if you’re given something you weren’t expecting. Remember, the other person, may be feeling the same pressure about gifts and didn’t have any clue as to what to give. The easiest way to avoid this is to TALK!
Don’t be alone. Plan a night out with other friends, and invite everyone, not just the singles! Celebrate being single with your friends by enjoying a great day out, lunch with the girls or getting your groove on on the dance floor. Be happy, don’t worry about what you haven’t got and look at what you do have.
I hope these 3 little tips will help you through the Valentine’s day hubbub. Enjoy yourself, be with friends and remember, being single is not the end of the world, it’s just the beginning.
Lots of Love,
Aunty Em x
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