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A Guide to Being Joyfully Single on Valentine's Day

A Guide to Being JOYFULLY SINGLE ON VALENTINE'S DAY Valentine's Day is not the loneliest day of the year for the sinqle; in faet you are not alone at all! Here's a guide to surviving being single on Valentine's Day joyfully Is it Love That Surrounds This Holiday or Just Bad Fortune? Homan Emperor Claudius Il attempted to bolster his army and put a ban on young men getting married. Little is known about St. Valentine, but it is said that in the spirit of love, he defied the ban by performing secret marriages. For his disobedience, Valentine was executed on February 14. Legend states that before his execution he wrote a letter "from your Valentine" as a farewell. DID YOU KNOW? In classical mythology, Cupid, the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection, carries two kinds of arrows. One with a sharp golden point to strike one person who will be filled with uncontrollable The other with a blunt tip to strike the desired person into feeling aversion and an impulse to flee. desire. Since the 19th century, people in Europe and America exchange V-day cards and gifts on Valentine's Day. Dueto the commercialized nature of Valentine's Day it is considered a Hallmark holiday. That doesn't sound too romantic! FACT Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. Tips for Having the Best "Single-Day" of Your Life: REENERGIZE YOUR SPIRIT Fall in love with the person in the mirror! Before you consider a relationship with someone else, you should be solid in your understanding and love internally. DON'T BE AFRAID TO PRIORITIZE "ME" TIME: You do a lot in a day – work, errands and social expectations. It is important to take time out to treat yourself for it! Get your nails done, play a video game, get a new haircut or a massage. Whatever you choose, do it just for you! (o) NURTURE THE LOVE THAT'S ALL AROUND YOU Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to nurture the relationships you already have. Check in with your parents, grandparents, siblings and close friends that live far away. A phone call is a nice surprise that sends a priceless warm and fuzzy feeling that is sure to bring a smile to their face. FOCUS ON PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS Trying to avoid canoodling couples? Hit the gym or a yoga class! More importantly, exercise is a great way to detox your mind and body, and elevate your mood for greater peace, clarity and elation. CONVERT TIME INTO LOVE Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, but who said it has to be romantic? Volunteer at a shelter, hospital or soup kitchen and spread the love to those who are less fortunate. You have the opportunity make someone's day, which, in turn, will make you feel amazing. Fascinating Facts 11,000 Average number of children conceived on Valentine's day. 53% Percent of women who would end their relationship if they didn't get something for Valentine 's Valentine's Day is the busiest day of the year for reservation-taking restaurants. Day. Average number of roses produced for Valentine's Day is. Men account for 51% 73% 196 The percentage of people who buy red roses for this of Valentine's Day flower sales. million holiday. 6 million Single ladies have a good shot at finding a date The number of people who expect or are planning a marriage proposal. There are 119 single men-never married, widowed or divorced- in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same age. what You're Not Missing Today SPENDING $130.97 MONEY The per person average estimated amount that people will spend on Valentine's Day. 24 $1.9 $4.4 $1.6 MILLION MILLION The amount people will spend on candy. The amount people will spend on diamonds, gold and silver. MILLION The amount people Will spend on flowers. Expectations You don't have to feel the pressure of buying special gifts like or participating in typical activities on this day. GIFTS MOST OFTEN GIVEN 8% 16% Cards CO/ 6%% Flowers Candy 29% Other Gifts 21% Y Clothing Dining / Eating Out 15% Jewelry Fewer calories & No Reservations RESERVED There is no need to indulge in those extra calories of chocolate and alcohol. Have you ever tried making reservations on Valentine's Day? Go ahead, rejoice! You just saved yourself the trouble of hours spent on reservations alone. Finally, you don't have to do anything at all: this is your day! You can choose to do nothing, OR everything you waht! what different flower colors meah RED PINK YELLOW grace, elegance, admiration warmth, joy and love and romance friendship WHITE ORANGE LAVENDER purity, new beginnings, remembrance passion, excitement and fervent feelings enchantment, love at first sight You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love & affection." - Buddah For more information visit: SOURCES: alignedStgns Valentine Facts at - Valentine's Day Statistics - Woman's Day get • to • know • you Flowers

A Guide to Being Joyfully Single on Valentine's Day

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Here's a guide to surviving being single on Valentine's Day joyfully. Valentines Day is not the loneliest day of the year for the single; in fact you are not alone at all!


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