Red roses, chocolate candies, special edition M&M's, those stuffed plush red hearts everywhere. We're surrounded by sensual seas of red on Valentine's Day, a irritatingly crimson reminder to those single on the holiday.
You may think it takes two to have a good Valentine's Day, but that's not exactly true. With a little planning and persistence you can turn this Valentine's Day into 24 hours of opportunity.
Grab Life By The Heart
The love gods don't exactly align the timing of their gifts with the Valentine's Day holiday, so it is possible that you may still be single on the big day. There's nothing wrong with being single and riding doesn't have to be synonymous with hopeless unhappy. Take control of your heart and manage those deceiving self-esteem stabbers by shifting how you think about Valentine's Day. Whether you are content with being single or not, take the opportunity to treat yourself to a little love and a special night out.
Reach Out And Touch Someone
It's too easy and too common for singles to associate their self-esteem with the lack of date-age on Valentine's Day. Protect your heart and your self-esteem by reaching out to friends, family, and loved ones. Plan a single's V-Day party or a night out with your single buds. You can also get adventurous and go out alone. Remember, you won't be the only one single on Valentine's Day. Other single boys will be out and about looking for love or company, too.
Paint The Dream
There is someone for everyone out there. Often, it just takes time for you and the right person for you to sync up. So, who is this guy you're supposed to run into? It's up to you to draw his blueprint. Create your model of a man: His demeanor, his personality, his smile... then let it go. Often the man of our dreams comes in a package we least expect. Focus on you, but be open to the possibilities of a connection where you least expect it.
This Valentine's Day, just like all the other Valentine's Days of the past, I am single. I'm not sure exactly what I will do tonight, but most likely, I will make dinner, watch some TV, and curl up with a good book.
What will you be doing this Valentine's Day?