Viewing “Single Awareness Day” in a Better Light

This is dedicated to all you single people…

To many people out there, Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love, cheer, and happiness, a special day to be spent with that special someone. But to many others, it simply serves as a grim reminder of their single (aka “forever alone”) status. That’s why every year, there’s always that one friend that hosts a “SINGLE AWARENESS DAY” or “SINGLE PEOPLE UNITE” party. So although these parties are totally fine, you should never feel lonely or sad on Valentine’s Day. Sure, you may not have a significant other to spend the day with, but neither do millions of other people across the globe. 

I have always liked Valentine’s Day. Although I’ve been single for all 17 years of my life, I’ve always thought of Valentine’s Day as a day of happiness and joy. Just like Christmas. But centered around the idea of love. Everywhere you go, you’ll see cute couples or acts of love, filling the atmosphere with positive feelings. Seeing the love that other people share does make me a little jealous, but still fills me with happiness. Just talking about the idea of “love” in my English class last Friday instantly changed the mood of everyone. (I’m not really the type of person that likes to talk in flowery language or say things like “You just got the feel the love,” but even I can truly experience and “feel the love” in the air on this day.)  Although you may be single, you never know if this year, you’ll be able to find that special someone, as Valentine’s Day was created not only to strengthen existing relationships, but also create new ones. But if you view Valentine’s Day as a horrible day and make yourself feel down, you’re just further ruining your chances of getting with someone.

Even just simply spending this day with your other single friends is fine. One of my most memorable experiences in high school was actually on Valentine’s Day. Every year, our school’s choir hosts Valentine’s grams, where you can buy a “gram” for that special someone or just a friend, and have groups of choir members go to their classes, sing for them, and give them a rose and a special letter (check out the video below). My friends and I all decided to send each other one, and overall, the whole day was filled with joy and felt amazing… even though I was single.

So although you may feel lonely or down that you’re single now, you should still view Valentine’s Day in a positive light. Overall, it’s a day where both single AND taken people alike can (and should) enjoy the idea of love and spread happiness throughout the globe. 

TL;DR: Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is gonna happen. So might as well just enjoy it. 

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