That time of the year is here again when almost everyone is forming lovey-dovey. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Consequently, very nearly everyone you know who is single is in full-on whining mode. Since the dawn of social media began, Valentine’s Day has morphed from a day about love and presents to a day where single people spend as much time as possible complaining to anyone who will listen.
Here is a little hint for the singleton – You don’t have to whine and feel sorry for yourself for being single on February 14th. It’s a phase that will definitely pass. That said, here are the 10 worst things single people do on Valentine’s Day:
- Broadcast their single statuses and complaining about how everyone sucks.
This just sounds like you’re whining and feeling sorry for yourself. Instead of focussing on how you’re “alone,” focus on what you can do to have a good day, because believe it or not, it’s still possible. And hey, by the way, being in a relationship doesn’t automatically mean Valentine’s Day is awesome. In general, it’s a pretty overrated day, so please stop having these high expectations about what it would be like if you were in love.
- Couple-shame even when a couple isn’t being overly annoying.
I will absolutely agree that there are some couples who need to get off social media. But not every couple is annoying on February 14. Not every single couple is going to Instagram their gifts or write long posts about how great their significant other is. And, also, they’re not doing any of that to shove it in your face! They’re happy, and they want to share that they’re happy. Why make fun of them for that? You just sound bitter, and it’s not a good look.
- Go out of their way to talk about how much they don’t care about Valentine’s Day.
I get it – you’re single, you hate relationships anyway, and Valentine’s Day is lame. You don’t even want to do anything for Valentine’s Day. Even if you did want to, you’re so busy that you don’t even have time. Even if you were in a relationship, you wouldn’t do anything, because you don’t care. Cool. You are very cool, okay? Now please, please try to talk about something else, because the effort you’re putting into discussing this sure makes it seem like you care a whole lot.
- Let everyone know how it’s just a stupid Significant day.
Yes, Valentine’s Day is an important day. Just because you’re not into it doesn’t mean you have to drag it to everyone who will listen to you. I bet most of them don’t really want to listen to you anymore, so…
- Post about how you should express your love every day, not just one day of the year.
The biggest argument I hear about why Valentine’s Day sucks, after the Hallmark thing, is that couples shouldn’t be expressing their love only one day a year, they should do it every day. Single people are always like, “Well, I don’t need a specific day to show people I love them” and I’m like, good for you? The point of V-day isn’t that it’s the only day of the year you can show love. It’s just that it’s a day dedicated to love. There’s a difference!
- Roll their eyes and make fun of any couple enjoying themselves.
Being bitter is the worst. It makes everyone uncomfortable and it makes you look so immature. Instead of being jealous about couples having fun and making fun of them to make yourself feel better, stop thinking about how single you are, and go out and do something fun. It’s not that hard.
- Get annoyed at their friends in relationships for being happy.
Part of being a friend is being happy for someone even if you’re jealous. So please put your own feelings aside and be a good friend.
- Expect everyone to feel sorry for them.
Being single is not that bad, guys. Stop acting like it’s the worst thing in the world!
- Write long posts about how being single is so much better than dating someone.
Lol. I guarantee I will read at least two social media posts about how being on your own is so much better than being in a relationship and everyone in relationships are secretly unhappy. This isn’t a competition, so stop making it one.
- But then gleefully take part in the celebrations as soon as they have a bae.
The majority of single people whining about Valentine’s Day would change their tune in half a second if they suddenly had their crush with them on Valentine’s Day. I guarantee it.
Are you single or in a relationship? What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day? Do you agree or disagree with me? Let me know in the comments.