Sin­gles can still cel­e­brate

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE | FAMILY LIFE - — Jen Gour­ley

ROSES are red, vi­o­lets are blue, I’m still sin­gle, what am I to do?

If the thought of go­ing solo for Valen­tine’s Day fills you with dread, or at least makes you feel slightly bit­ter, take heart. You don’t have to stay un­der the cov­ers all day and wait for it to be over.

Here are some ways to make a sin­gle per­son’s Valen­tine’s Day spe­cial:

If you are not ex­pect­ing any­one to lav­ish you with choco­late and flow­ers and you’re feel­ing sen­si­tive about it,

stay off so­cial me­dia.

Se­ri­ously, it’s not worth it be­cause you know your feed will be filled with your loved-up friends show­ing off their roses and declar­ing how “blessed” they are. In­stead, get your­self those choco­lates and roses, gosh darn it, you de­serve them too!

2 Plan some­thing

spe­cial. Whether it’s a take­away, a favourite DVD or a tub of your most in­dul­gent ice cream, pick some­thing to cel­e­brate the day and en­joy it.

3 Don’t go it alone.

Hope­fully not all your friends are hooked up. Scout around and find out who else in your so­cial cir­cle is a sin­gle­ton and go out for a group din­ner. Laugh, let your hair down and have fun.

4 Cud­dle your pet.

Who loves you baby? Your pet does, of course. So hang out with your best furry buddy and soak up that un­con­di­tional love.

PHOTO: THINK­STOCK

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