Surviving Valentine’s Day
Although I’m now happily married and know that if the queue at the card shop is too long, my husband won’t bother with a card! – I still remember how I felt as a single woman in the days leading up to the 14th of February.
Even though I was quite happy being single, I always wondered ‘Will I get anything?’. In truth, I didn’t really want a card covered with doe-eyed puppies, from the bloke down the road who I’d been trying to avoid since he sent me a soppy Valentine’s card the previous year.
But an empty doormat on Valentine’s Day still made me feel a little lonely. Especially as everyone else I knew always seemed to have a boyfriend to send them flowers and take them out.
So, here are some ideas for surviving Valentine’s Day as a single woman.
Why not get together with other single friends and celebrate your freedom? You could even throw a party for singles only – if it’s a mixed event, you never know what might happen!
Or why not just treat yourself? After all you know exactly what makes you feel good. You could order a takeaway and open a bottle of your favourite wine or even champagne. Toast the fact that you haven’t had the hassle of any Valentine’s gifts or queuing for cards.
Has anyone any other ideas?