A Single Girl’s Advice

February 17, 2011 Opinion

As a single lady in the prime of my life, you may think that I hate Valentine’s Day because I am wasting my better years alone and loveless. That would be the typical cynical outlook, would it not? But we are all sick to death of the bitter single girl sitting in her room on Valentine’s Day eating chocolate, watching a chick flick and crying herself to sleep, are we not? I know I am.

Single girls, if I have one piece of advice for you: get off your sad, single tush and call up someone; anyone. You have friends, you have family; love is not solely shared between a couple in a romantic relationship.

Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, it is never too late to realize all the love that exists outside the cheesy gift giving and excessive public displays of affection. Love actually does not have to be shared or shown on only one day.

Take every day as an opportunity to tell the friends, family and loved ones in your life how you feel. Sometimes I feel as though Valentine’s Day is an excuse for people to make up for the lack of affection they have shown that year, but the fact of the matter is that the holiday is not going to go away. Having boycott celebrations and hating every Feb. 14 will not do anything other than make you out to be cynical and loveless.

So grab a friend! Grab your mom! Grab your favorite pet! Take whoever or whatever you love most and celebrate a day dedicated to love. Who knows, you may even get some free chocolate out of the deal!

So, Cupid, keep your bow aimed toward us single people, but until I feel your arrow through my heart I will continue on for Valentine’s Days to come with a smile on my face and the knowledge that I have plenty of love in my life.

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