It’s Valentine’s day. For the single ladies out there, don’t cry. If you’re on the prowl for a boyfriend, a lot of single guys will be going out on the 14th to either drown their sorrows or look for a temporary cuddle buddy. In my best Obi Wan Kenobi impression, I will tell you that “these aren’t the dudes you are looking for.” You want to meet your future boyfriend at a food fair, the school library, or at a friend’s intimate party. Places where you can actually converse and not just instantly grind on each other. I’ve never grinded (is it “ground”?) with anyone, thank goodness. Whatever you do, do not fall in love at a club on Valentine’s day.
Here are some alternatives to potentially falling in love with a douche bag who’s just “looking for a good time.”
Log out all social media and have a TV series/movie marathon in your room. You won’t be alone, you’ll have popcorn right beside you. Oh you really want a boyfriend? You can have two – Ben & Jerry. Stop crying over your crush! This date will be with yourself. Make it mandatory — at least once a month. Alternate movies with books! Knowledge is power!
Let your ate/kuya/tito/tita/mom/dad enjoy dates with their partners by offering to babysit. Don’t be bitter about not having a date of your own. It will be fun to babysit! Take them to the playground or something – kids say the cutest things and their lambing is enough for you to feel loved, you self-pitying silly girl! Besides, you’ll never know if you might bump into a cute boy taking care of his little brother. Now that’s the kind of guy you want to meet!
(My apologies if you’re not a Belieber. Just kidding, I’m not sorry.)
Being in a relationship means having to give a lot of gifts throughout the year. Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, etc. One of the perks of being single is saving all that money! Use it to buy yourself something you’ve been eyeing. Buy that jacket. Get your nails done. Get a massage! Look good! TREAT. YO. SELF.
If you must go to a club on that day, go with good friends! Preferably single friends, because if you’re stuck as a third wheel you might not last the night. Make a pact with these friends that you’re just there to dance and enjoy the night and that you’ll all go home together. Pinky swear to make that pact legit.
It’s very understandable to feel vulnerable on Valentine’s Day but don’t be a victim. You may feel like you want to kiss somebody just for the sake of it but I hope you realize, even if it’s at the very last minute, that it’s not worth it. Instead of looking for a boyfriend, why don’t you try to find your passion in life? Nothing is more lovable than a girl who is passionate about something. Except for my dog — she’s the most lovable thing on earth <3 Have a happy Valentine’s Day!