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8 Undeniably Positive Things About Being Single on Valentine’s Day

8 Undeniably Positive Things About Being Single on Valentine’s Day

We live in a couple-oriented world; but finding yourself single on Valentine’s Day isn’t actually such a calamity as idle talkers clamor. For that matter, if they are that eager to teach you how to live, it’s probably because they are bored with their ‘full lives’.

So ignore anything the media or the public opinion may try to impose on you. If you are single, it’s because you like it this way. You can be awesome all by yourself, and there are many reasons to be happy on your own on Valentine’s Day.

1. Treat Yourself with What You Love

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    Valentine’s Day celebrates romantic love, but why cannot it be a day to love yourself? Just as lovebirds prepare surprises for each other, spice up your day by giving yourself treats, as if out of the blue. Drop into your favorite café and have an extra big cup of something heart-warming (and probably some delicious dessert!). Visit a restaurant and relish a gourmet dinner instead of cooking at home. Buy a book or a stylish accessory you’ve long wanted – in a nutshell, get or do something that pleases you and reflects your personality, unlike a pink stuffed bunny or an inane romantic comedy.

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    2. Your Schedule Is Yours, All Yours

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      Think about it like this: you live your life on your own terms, and there is no need to apologize for it to anyone. If there’s a party or a club meeting you’re interested in (not related to Valentine’s Day, obviously) – enjoy your time there without having to feel guilty for preferring it to a ‘romantic evening’ (which are so often tediously boring). Grab a notebook and a pen and visit a park or someplace else to sketch trees, birds, people or whatever comes to mind. Or if you feel like cleaning and de-cluttering your home – knock yourself out!

      3. Save Money

      During Valentine’s Day shopping spree people buy tons of knickknacks because they are expected to, and it can cost a pretty penny. You, avoiding all the Valentine’s Say expenses, can put this money to much better use – save for that Caribbean vacation you’ve been planning for, for example.

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        4. Go on a Trip to Wherever You Want

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          Darting off and travelling wherever you want, whenever you like, without fitting it into somebody else’s plans is another perk of living on your own. You’re not tied down to someone else’s schedule, preferences, or budget – you can set your own schedule and enjoy your freedom as an individual.

          5. Flirt with Whomever You Want

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            Whether you stay at home or take a trip, chances are you’ll come across many a person who is also single this day. So if you are feeling lonely, it may be a good time to look for someone who feels the same. And who knows – perhaps this time you will really meet the right someone.

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            6. Throw a Party and Celebrate with Your Single Friends

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              You can certainly find single people among your friends – so why not get together, have fun at the expense of all the cheesiness around and just have a jolly good time?

              7. Get Together with People Who Really Matter in Your Life

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                Since everyone around you is busy celebrating Valentine’s Day, why not get in touch with people who are truly dear to you? You’d probably want to call on your parents or grandparents, or get together with friends you were so close with back in college. Sharing fun and warmth with someone you care about is a gift you give them – and yourself, not yet another ‘sweet nothing’.

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                8. Know How to Be Happy On Your Own

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                  When all is said and done, being single means that you are not limited by anything or anyone in your life. You may go in any direction with no obligations pulling you down. You may stay single your entire life or find the right person – tomorrow or in ten years’ time. You are free, which is already enough to be happy. So don’t look the other way, don’t miss out on that happiness!

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                  Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                  When You Start to Enjoy Being Single, These 12 Things Will Happen

                  When You Start to Enjoy Being Single, These 12 Things Will Happen

                  Being single can make you weary, especially if you didn't initiate a breakup, it could be easy to get carried away with reminiscing and what-if scenarios. Staying caught up in the past is toxic to your growth, however, and interferes with your ability to move forward. Single life can be self-actualizing and enjoyable, but you need to embrace it first. No matter where you are on your journey in coming to terms with being single, the following 12 fantastic things will happen when you accept it.

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                  1. You will be more focused.

                    Once you start to treasure your new-found freedom, you will realize that taking time for yourself will show you what is most important in your life. Enjoying your single time will make what you want clearer and reveal which areas of your life you should build upon. Additionally, studies show that experiencing something alone results in our brain forming a more clear and longer lasting memory.

                    2. You will be more active.

                      Studies show that unmarried people are also more fit than their hitched counterparts. Let yourself welcome being single, and use this time to your benefit. You'll be more confident and in control when you do meet someone special.

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                      3. You will be more likely to have high goals.

                        Being single means you can't settle. In case someone who captures your heart comes along, you need to be at the top of your game. By embracing your time being single, you will be more able to pursue your goals and work towards a more complete, fulfilling future.

                        4. You will be more creative.

                          Spending time alone is also linked to an increase in creative thinking. Spending more time alone will force you to be a deeper thinker, and could lead you to solutions and projects you wouldn't have thought of otherwise.

                          5. Your schedule will be your own.

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                            Once you get past feeling lonely and realize how wonderful being single is, you will become aware of one of the best perks – your schedule is now completely your own. No longer do you need to have nights out approved, nor will long days at work get interrupted. Relax into loving your single life because nothing is quite as liberating as deciding every moment of your weekly schedule.

                            6. You will likely save money.

                              Dating is a great way to wave goodbye to all your hard earned cash. When you're with someone, there's nothing more important than impressing them, including your income. However, when the relationship fizzles, you realize how this tactic doesn't pay off. Not only are we more prone to spending when dating, married couples are more likely to have credit card debt than unmarried singles. So don't get depressed when you're eating cheap meals alone – it's really a form of investing in your future!

                              7. You won't need to compromise on entertainment.

                                Particularly if your significant other tends to have different tastes than you, being single can be a blessing. As soon as you can appreciate being single, you will realize how freeing it is to always watch exactly what you want. There is no longer any need to skimp on your favorite movies, plays, or TV shows that others don't appreciate.

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                                8. You will have more time for your family.

                                  Another thing you will realize once you learn to relish being single is you now have much more time for family. Especially when it comes to older relatives, time spent with them truly is precious. Make the most of your single time by reconnecting with family members in your life you may have been neglecting.

                                  9. You have more time for your friends.

                                    Once you start basking in your single glory, you will also find that you have more time for your friends. Not only will increased free time let you reconnect with friends you may have neglected while being half of a couple, studies also show that married people have much weaker social lives than those who are unmarried.

                                    10. You will find new haunts in your city.

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                                      Once you start to enjoy your single life again you will also find that you have plenty of time to rediscover your city. Where relationships see us fall into the same habit of favorite spots to drink, eat, or dance, when you're on your own you will naturally start to explore fresh venues again.

                                      11. You'll find more interests.

                                        Similarly, enjoying your time being single will give you more time to consider new hobbies and interests. Instead of repeating the same go-to dates, you can now freely explore activities that really make you passionate.

                                        12. You will be more aware of what you want.

                                          Ultimately, taking time to ourselves is an important ingredient in discovering what type of person is our ideal match, or what career we can happily commit to. By delighting in your uninhibited life, you are more able to experiment and thereby find out what works for you and what doesn't. Don't look at being single as a drawback, since learning more about yourself and finding out what makes you tick are crucial in forming balanced, healthy relationships in the future.

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