Valentine's Day or Single Awareness Day?
It’s that time of the year again. You may have noticed a surge in people joining online dating sites and studies on online dating lately. It’s no coincidence that it’s around Valentine’s Day, perhaps the most polarizing holiday in the Western world. Either it’s the most romantic or the most depressing day of the year. Like me, there are a lot of people out there stuck without a date. That shouldn’t bring you down, though. It all really comes down if you think the glass is half empty or half full.
For those optimistic about finding a date at the last minute, Valentine’s Day is only a few days away and, although it does not seem like a lot of time, you may still get lucky. Single people don’t go away over night. There are still some subtle things you can do to get a date, even if it isn’t on V-Day. Subtle cues can attract a date from a mile away. Wearing red is not only lucky but has been proven to attract a member of the opposite sex (or the same-sex as well, depending how you roll). If you take the person you’re interested in to a place with a higher temperature, that can also increase your chances of having a successful date.
Then again, you shouldn’t put pressure on yourself. Don’t let it get to you that you don’t have a date. Take some time on V-Day to focus on the most important person of all: yourself. It sounds cheesy but depression never really helped anyone. In fact, depression can lead to an awful lot of health complications down the line. Instead of wallowing in sorrow and playing Aimee Mann songs, go out and live a little. In the grand scheme of things, V-Day is just another day of the week, albeit with some baggage attached to it.
Like the proverbial glass of water, it really is what you make of it. Personally, I believe that Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday, much like that terrible movie that came out a couple of years ago. You don’t need a day to tell you that you have to find someone to love or treat the one you love to a great night out. For my fellow single people out there, you aren’t forever alone when everyone else is in the same boat. For those that have a date, I wish you luck in getting a dinner reservation if you haven’t booked one by now.