It must have been about 3-4 years ago that I was still getting over the great infatuation of my life. My guy friend was also single and ready to mingle, but we were getting down on ourselves that we weren’t able to live out this fantasy of what we had in mind for the perfect Valentine’s night.
Instead of feeding into our inner #emo ( I know, listening to TBS feels so good!) we decided to change our expectations of the night. Screw having dates! We were going to enjoy February 14th no matter what!
Turns out, readjusting our expectations turned out really well. We made three rules… 1. No sappy movies. 2. Nothing healthy or anything that makes you look attractive while you eat it. 3. No jeans. Whoa now, that sounded bad for a second. ;P
Commence your awesome single Valentine’s night!
We had a great time watching comedies (of course half of them included Vince Vaughn or Will Ferrell), binging on a large cheese pizza, heavy side of candy, and rocking our sweatpants hardcore.
The best part about the non-Valentine’s night is that the possibilities are literally endless. It doesn’t have to be just two friends. Even more anti-Valentine’s is an entire party boycotting the entire thing… Believe me, we considered it.
No, I’m not some kind of love-hating monster. Yes, it would be nice to have a plus one on the “big days” where you know your family is going to ask you the inevitable question for anyone in their twenties, “are you in a relationship?” But I’m not going to cry over what I don’t have… Not tonight anyway… Tonight, I’m choosing to celebrate with pizza, wine, and comedies. Wine-not?
The best way to celebrate the non-Valentine’s Day:
- Drive around town with your best friend screaming TBS lyrics with the windows down and the system up (shout out to my ladies – you know who you are!); we recommend CUTE without the E
- No sappy movies
- Eat pizza & drink wine
- ONLY WEAR SWEATS
- You probably shouldn’t shower or cry for extra indulgence haha EW!
Check out my Valentine’s Day MCM to go alongside your non-Valentine’s Day celebration.
Bold. Boss. Beautiful.