Valentine’s Day is nearly here! For many of us this means joy and romance, but for others it is simply a reminder of how lonely and undesirable they are. And of course there are plenty of people who think that the whole thing is a fake, materialistic day for gullible people who can’t think for themselves and need cues on how and when to act.
Sometimes, it’s a person’s decision to be single. Sometimes, people just don’t want a significant other. And it doesn’t mean that anything is wrong with them. It doesn’t mean that they are lonely. It doesn’t mean that their standards are too high.
Meet people. Go on dates. Try new places. Eat new foods. Figure out what kind of person you’re into and what you really value in a relationship. Learn what things you can’t tolerate and what makes you giddy with excitement. Talk to people. Open up. Love wildly.
That doesn’t mean I’ve stopped wanting love. That doesn’t mean my fluttery heart has turned cold. That doesn’t mean I’ll ever give up on the thought of someone wonderful coming along.
I am not some damaged creature who couldn’t bag a partner. I am a grown ass woman who has a great credit score and an almost paid for Honda Civic. I am a woman who can date or not date