Boy, those were the days! Being carefree and single... I can barely recall the time. But I do remember the benefits. Now, don't get me wrong, there's nothing like being in a commited relationship. It's absolutely the best. But sometimes we forget how awesome it was being single. Usually, it's days like Valentine's Day that makes us feel like single life is the absolute worse. But I'm here to tell you; single Valentine's Day can be freakin' awesome!
First of all... there's no pressure! You can do whatever you want. Those recurrent questions never exist... such as, what am I going to get him or her? What if he or she doesn't like it? What should I spend on a gift? How much is too much? How little is too little? Those questions don't even matter. Hell, just go buy yourself a drink!
It's also the greatest opportunity to be that caring son/daughter, uncle/aunt, single mom or dad. It's freakin' Valentine's Day; so it's time to show love to all the family members who you know would really appreciate the attention. You'll make your siblings or baby momma/daddy sooo jealous! Yeah, it's awesome.
And isn't it great to not have to worry about those Jared commercials or last minute shoppers at the mall? It's absolutely the best. But beware, social media will try to bring you down with all of that "look what my boo got for me today" sort of hype. Just put aware that phone, go grab yourself a dinner (but make sure it's at a restaurant's bar), and have the bartender's recommended drink. It'll be great! The result is usually the same: (1). you'll miss all those corny boo'd-up Valentine posts, and (2). you'll most likely end up with terrific new company.
This piece also intertwines with my next blog topic; Why Do Bartenders Always Get Laid On Valentine's Day.