Being Single on Valentine’s Day: Four Reasons Why It Isn’t So Bad

Don’t fret if you’ll be single this Valentine’s Day

If you are single, Valentine’s Day can be depressing. You may feel that your lack of a romantic partner means you are a failure, or that you have no hope for finding love. You may be reminded of old romances, forcing you to relive the failure of those past relationships. If you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, don’t despair. You can still enjoy the day on your own. Here are four good reasons singles shouldn’t be sad on Valentine’s Day.

1. Love is for everyone.

Romantic love is only one aspect of love. Just because you don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend doesn’t mean that you aren’t loved, or that you don’t love others too. Consider your closest family members and friends. You love these people, and they love you back. Spend Valentine’s Day with another person you are close to, and remind yourself that warm, fuzzy feelings of appreciation aren’t exclusive to romantic couples.

2. Valentine’s Day is fake and highly commercialized.