There are a number of ways Valentine’s Day can go perfectly, romantically well. However, there are even more ways Valentine’s Day can go very badly; whether you’re single or not.
We at iLove have discussed this with the team and have gathered some valuable tips on what NOT to do during the love holiday this year to make sure you have a positive, memorable one.
- Go Out with your Ex
- Party too Hard
- Think a Relationship is the Most Important Thing
- Forget to Make it Special
- Take Valentine’s Day too Seriously
Go Out with your Ex
Calling your ex is a bad idea any day, but it is especially bad on Valentine’s Day. No matter how sad and lonely you are feeling because all of your friends have dates and significant others to snuggle up with, going back to your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend will end in disaster (if not on Valentine’s Day, then the day after, or the week after).- Remember all the reasons you broke up in the first place, and why he/she is your EX and not your boyfriend/girlfriend.
Party too Hard
If you are single, chances are you will go out with your single friends to have a good time. If you do drink alcohol, don’t overdo it just because you are single and feeling sorry for yourself. Also, don’t lower your standards and hook up with someone just because you are alone. You will only regret it in the morning.
Think a Relationship is the Most Important Thing
Remember that a relationship doesn’t necessarily equal perfect happiness and perpetual bliss. Think about what you have accomplished this year and how important you are to other people like your family, friends, and even your pets! Spend some time with them and you’ll see that being in a relationship with someone does not define your success or worth as a human being.
Forget to Make it Special
For the couples who’ve been together a long time, Valentine’s Day may have gotten very repetitive over the years. Doing things like going on the same date to the same restaurant every year and giving the same gifts can get boring fast. The holiday is meant to be special and different from all other date nights, so change up the gifts. Go someplace you’ve both always wanted to go. Get creative. Be sincere in expressing your feelings (be it out loud or written in a beautiful card). And if you ARE single, treat yourself to something special because you deserve it.
Take Valentine’s Day Too Seriously
Yes, it is meant to be a wonderful holiday filled with romance, candy, and warm fuzzy feelings. If you are single, it is easy to get depressed about not having anybody to share it with. But guess what; even happy couples can have bad Valentine’s Day dates. Just keep in mind that it is JUST another day in the year and tomorrow it will all be over. And you’ll be able to buy cheap Valentine’s Day candy on sale, and who doesn’t love that?