You managed to get through the holidays with everyone asking why you’re still single, and, you breath a sigh of relief. You then look at your calendar and realize the next horrible day for singles is quickly approaching — Valentine’s Day. You get a queasy feeling in your stomach, you start questioning if it really is you, and, you might even fall into a state of blues or depression. Valentine’s Day is great for those who have someone special in their lives, but, what about the rest of the population? Do we really need a reminder we’re alone? Don’t worry, you’re not alone — at least in the sense that you aren’t the only person in the world who is single without a significant other. Instead of letting Valentine’s Day beat you down, do the opposite and host an anti-Valentine’s Day party!
Begin by sending out invitations (obliviously this is for your single friends without a partner, all others need not be invited.) Anti-Valentine’s Day decorations are becoming more common, however, sometimes it can be a challenge to find; therefore, you may need to turn to self creating companies such as Cafe Press to create your own. Your food should reflect everything you’d never order or eat when out on a date such as garlic shrimp scampi served with garlic bread and lemon drop cocktails for your signature drink of the evening. Cap off the evening with one or two really unromantic movies such as “Se7en” staring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman or “Behind Enemy Lines” staring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman.
Thankfully, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, and, it will be gone as quickly as it came. In the meantime, go ahead and invite your single friends over and celebrate everything that is fabulous about being single!