Here’s something that might surprise you: the 15th of February is Singles Awareness Day. Also known (ironically) as S.A.D, Singles’ Awareness Day has been going strong since 2005. It’s a day for those not in relationships to treat themselves, and realize that, while relationships are great, there’s a lot out there to enjoy while you’re waiting for a match.
Sure, there are some things about being single that aren’t so fun. And being single on Valentine’s Day is just one of them! But sometimes it’s great to remember that there are plenty of positives to this season of life. Here are just a few reasons to forget about the 14th and celebrate your singleness this Feb 15th on Singles Awareness Day.
4 Reasons To Celebrate This Singles Awareness Day
1. Freedom To Make A Change
People in relationships can try new things, but it’s a lot easier to make a big change in your life when you don’t have to take a spouse into account. Want to move to a new city? Go for it! Itching to travel the world? Now’s the time! Take advantage of the ability to make decisions on your own and develop yourself further during your single years. Your future spouse will be rewarded with a husband or wife who has learned a lot and discovered more about who they are by being adventurous.
2. Less Pressure During The Holidays
There can be a lot of tough issues that come with being coupled up at the holidays. Whose family will you spend Christmas with, and what kind of gifts should you get his parents? Will you mesh well with your wife’s extended family and vice versa? The season is still a joyous time if you’re in a relationship, but not having to deal with these things as a single person definitely makes it a little more fun. Singles Awareness Day might be a long way out from the holidays, but you know there are couples out there who are already making Thanksgiving plans!
3. Creating Your Own Schedule
Lots of couples spend a lot of time doing things together. That’s lovely, but it also means that you spend half your free time doing what the other person wants to do. As a single guy or gal, your free time is entirely up to you. You can spend it hanging out with friends, binging your favorite TV show or going shopping for some new clothes. You’re free to take the reins.
4. More Time To Help Others
Finding the time to volunteer gets a lot trickier once you’re married and start having kids. This Singles Awareness Day why not take the opportunity of being single to dedicate some of your time to helping others. There’s an added bonus to this, too. On those days when being single gets you down, nothing puts things in perspective like helping someone who really needs it.
What do you love about being single? Take time to treat yourself this Singles Awareness Day and remember what it is that makes this part of life worth celebrating.
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