Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day for the Single Population

It’s that time of year! February 14th is looming! Valentine’s Day. The day dedicated to love and couples in love all over the world. Everywhere you look, you see heart shaped chocolate boxes and beautiful long stemmed red roses. There’s Valentines cards for kids to pass out at school and of course more romantic cards for mom and dad, too.

But what if you’re single? What do you do? For most of my adult life, I’ve been single. I had a few boyfriends here and there, but most never lasted until that special day. So I’ve designed the perfect way to beat those Valentine’s Day blues.

  • Do shower someone with affection. I’ve decided I am going to make my nieces and nephews their own special Valentines, with candy and cookies included. Heck, they might even give you something back, like a big hug. Who can resist hugs from kids?
  • Don’t send yourself flowers. Roses this time of the year are expensive, and they just end up dying anyway. Plus, it’s just plain silly.
  • Do treat yourself to chocolate. Unlike the above, chocolate is a little cheaper. You can enjoy a piece here and there. And it’s chocolate! Hello!
  • Don’t sit around moping about your lack of love life. Go out and get a coffee. You never know, maybe that guy standing behind you in line is single! And bonus, you could possibly get a free coffee out of the deal.
  • Do keep yourself active. Finding something to do that’s fun and creative could be just what the doctor ordered to overcome the day.
  • Don’t be a jerk. Then again, some people can’t help it, thus the reason they are still single. Sugar works better than salt, you know.

So there are some tips to make Valentine’s Day more tolerable for those of us less fortunate people. Taking these steps may help you enjoy the day more. I’d love to hear any other great suggestions for single people suffering during Valentine’s Day. Anyone who comments will be entered in a drawing to win some nice goodies, including an autographed copy of Wings of Desire by my alter ego, Arianna Skye!


Sidney Ayers said...

Addendum to the giveaway. It is only valid for the US and Canada only. Sorry, I'm a starving artist and can't afford international postage.

Joselyn Vaughn said...

I bet your nieces and nephews will love the special treats.

Sidney Ayers said...

Hey Joselyn! You win the prize. I'll bring it to the next meeting for you.