7 Presents To Give Yourself This Valentine's Day To Remind You Your Worth Isn't Based On Your Relationship Status

7 Presents To Give Yourself This Valentine's Day To Remind You Your Worth Isn't Based On Your Relationship Status

Instead of hating the holiday because you're single, use it to foster love for yourself.

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If you're not in a relationship, Valentine's Day is usually a huge bummer. Everyone else is running around in love, shopping for their significant other, while you're just waiting for holiday candy to be discounted.

Well, no more. It's time to stop letting your relationship status determine your self-worth. This Valentine's Day, treat your self with some positivity and presents from you, for you.

1. Bath bombs

Nothing is more relaxing than a hot bath, so focus on some self-care this Valentine's Day, throw on a face mask, drop one of these bad boys in the tub, and relax.

2. An obnoxiously large stuffed bear

A stuffed bear that's almost the size of you isn't just cute, it's also a damn good body pillow. Buy one of these and you'll honestly never need a man again.

3. Fancy chocolates

You are gold, baby. Solid gold. You deserve more than discounted leftover candy at Walgreens. Eat some of these delicious gourmet truffles and get that bath ready, we're in for one hell of a night in.

4. Candles

Honestly, nothing is better than a good smelling apartment. The right candle can turn your whole mood around, so take some deep breaths and let the smell of jasmine or vanilla wash over you.

6. A Himalayan salt lamp

Not only are they just downright cute, Himalayan salt lamps help enhance breathing and purify the air. Having one of these lamps in your bedroom gives the room a gorgeous glow and will benefit your health. We're taking care of ourselves in 2019.

6. A bouquet of roses

What's better than having roses delivered to you? Probably nothing. Red roses are so gorgeous and smell incredible. You don't need a boyfriend in order to be deserving of flowers, so it's time to splurge on yourself. You're worth it.

7. A necklace with your initial

"T as in Troy?" No, more like your own initial because you love yourself. A cute little dainty necklace is the perfect gift, especially for yourself.

When you're single, Valentine's Day can seem like a miserable holiday where everyone is in love but you, but that's dumb. You're still badass even if you don't have a boyfriend. Your worth as a person doesn't increase when you're in a relationship, and it sure as hell doesn't decrease when you aren't.

Feeling this way is something we've been taught. We're taught to be envious of others' romances when it comes to Valentine's Day. You shouldn't be. Use this time to grow more in love with yourself, more confident in who you are. You don't need someone else in your life to prove to yourself or others that you matter.

The only love that never fails you is the love you have for yourself. You'll find someone when the right person comes along, so don't stress it. You are still a wholesome person with or without a significant other, so don't let Valentine's Day try to change your mind.

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10 Valentine's Day Facts To Send To Your Crush—The Rest Is History

From secret marriages to pet Valentines.

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Behind the bouquets of roses and candy hearts are years of history behind these Valentine's Day facts.

5. One theory for the origin of Valentine's Day was secret marriages in Rome​.

One theory for the origin of Valentine's Day was in Ancient Rome, when Emperor Claudius II made it illegal for men to marry, as he claimed single men made better soldiers. Apparently, St. Valentine performed secret marriages, for which he was executed on February 14th.

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7 Signs Your Single Friend Might Be Better At Dating Than You

They might be dating geniuses and you don't even know it.

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We all have a go-to friend who gives THE BEST dating advice. Somehow, whether they're single or in a relationship, they always know just what to say. Pretty soon, you can't help but wonder if your single friend might actually be better at dating than you...

1. Their advice is the best and you ask for it quite often.

Don't get me wrong here, asking for advice to someone is always a good thing because others may offer a clearer and more objective perspective of your relationship problems. However, if you are constantly recurring to the same person in order to get advice and that person happens to be your single friend, then you're probably not the best at making your own decisions like he or she might be.

2. They are more selective than you are.

Sometimes if you stop and wonder why they are not dating a lot or anyone for that matter, you may think they are either weird or questioning their own sexuality. Truth is, they're actually just looking for a person they know they can have a long and stable relationship with, and as you may know, those are kinda hard to come by.

They don't simply try to date anybody they've just met because they know their chances of making it work are slimmer than dating a person they know well. In short, they are more selective because they know what they want whereas you may not just yet.

3. They helped you find your current girlfriend/boyfriend.

Because they also probably know you better than you know yourself, they are also the best wingmen or real-life Tinder matchers. More likely than not, they probably helped you or contributed to finding your current lover. They might have helped you choose between one person or another or they might have simply made a suggestion on why you should date someone and you went ahead and followed it.

If you think about it, I'm sure you might remember a time or two when they were right in those kinds of situations.

4. They are not clingy.

After dating several people for a while and having experienced a lot of things, it is almost inevitable that sometimes negative thoughts will pop-up in your mind such as jealousy, the possibility that your counterpart might be cheating on you, or the need to do everything with them because you don't want to lose them. This sense of attachment and fear of losing your counterpart might suggest you to be with your couple all the time.

But in reality, giving each other space to breathe is essential, especially if you want to have a good relationship. Your single friend probably understands this concept better than you because since he or she has been alone for a long time, he or she probably values his or her time alone more than you do, making them less susceptible to be clingy.

They know that balance is key.

5. They are better at learning from their own mistakes than you.

If you think about it, dating is a constant cycle that revolves around screwing up and then making up. For this reason, when you're in a relationship, you always get the chance to always keep learning from the mistakes you make—whether that is by not dating someone who's crazy like you did in the past, or by not letting your significant other be too controlling or manipulating.

However, for some reason or another, your single friend seems to never fall for the same thing twice. This most likely means they learned something and they are probably going to take more precautions when considering other dating prospects. By the way, this also explains why they tend to be more selective.

6. They are more independent.

Don't know if you have heard this before but usually, people who are more independent and confident are overall more attractive than those who are not. Knowing how to be independent is a key characteristic in both life and dating. But when you've been dating a little too much and have not spent some time alone, you're probably lacking in this area. Mainly because by dating too much you can unconsciously develop a feeling of dependence upon someone else that your single friend most like does not have.

7. They understand timing and its effects.

If you have dated multiple people you probably know what I am talking about. At times you may find yourself in a situation where you seemingly find the ideal person to date but you can't because you either live far away from each other or either one of you is going through a situation that is not allowing you to date. This problem is quite relevant among relationships but a lot of people foolishly chose to date anyway while knowing they will probably won't be able to hold a sane relationship.

Single people, including your friend/s, have probably seen how this affects other people's relationships and they want to take no part of that. Thus, they avoid going for those kinds of relationships altogether because they rather invest their time in something that has greater chances of working out.

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