For decades, thanks to clever marketing schemes and hopeful romantics, Valentine's Day has been the bane of a single person's existence, because well, the thought of spending the "day of love" alone was more painful than a bite from a vicious dog.
Those days have thankfully come to an end with a delightful halt now that everyone has come to the realisation that self-love is just as (if not more) important than being shown love with flowers and a box of chocolates from a valentine (although that's kinda nice too.)
And also that V Day is one of the biggest marketing opportunities of the year. Cue happy restaurants with full bookings, sold out cards, balloons and red roses and an over run of anything to do with chocolate, perfumes and jewellery.
It's a little tough not to be cynical.
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However, since not all of us have valentines who're planning to go all out with romantic goodies, we've decided to get a sneak peak into what five single and happy women will be doing to show themselves love this Valentine's Day.
"I might treat myself to a glass of wine and a solo dinner"
"I always get myself little gifts on Valentine's Day"
"Face masks, chamomile tea and the scariest horror film are the order of the day for me"
"Me and all my single girlfriends are headed out for a night of fun"
"Bubble bath and some bubbles, surrounded by a million candles for ambiance, yes please!"
Well these ladies just proved that there are certainly so many ways to feel loved on Valentines Day, valentine or not. How will you be spending your Valentines Day? Share your plans with us here.
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