The pressure keeps getting worser on the singles by the day, both online and offline. When everyone around you is showing love to their favourite person on Val's Day, it's easy to feel a bit left out if you're flying solo; but hey being single on val's day is not a crime and please don't let this push you into doing something you will regret later. Regardless of  what ever pressure you face, avoid doing these four things.

Don’t call your ex

No matter how tempting it might be to rekindle an old flame or seek comfort in familiar territory, resist the urge to call your ex. Valentine's Day can exaggerate feelings of loneliness, but reopening closed chapters is clearly not the answer. Instead, focus on loving yourself and look forward to the opportunities tomorrow might bring. Being single on Valentine's Day isn't a verdict of loneliness; it's an opportunity to celebrate love in its many forms, starting with self-love.

Don't buy yourself a "surprise" present

Let's be honest guys! Buying yourself a gift and pretending it's from a secret admirer? It's like laughing at your own joke. While self-love is important, and treating yourself is encouraged, doing so under the guise of creating an impression that you're not single misses the mark. Instead, buy yourself something because you deserve it, not to craft a narrative for others just because you don't want to be left out.

Hating on happy couples

It's tempting to scroll through TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and roll your eyes at every couple's post, or worse, leave a sarcastic comment. But no matter the case, don’t go on social media and leave unpleasant comments under posts where the couples seem to happy. If you have nothing nice to say just don’t comment. Avoid comments like “It’ll end in tears” or ‘ Your partner looks familiar’ it's probably best to keep your thoughts to yourself.

Stay away from social media

Social media on Valentine's Day is a minefield of romantic gestures and declarations of love. If it all gets too much, there's no shame in logging out. Take a break, watch a movie, read a book, or hang out with other single friends. Remember, it's just one day out of 365, and it will pass just like any other. Your mental health is more important than keeping up with everyone else's highlight reel.

As a single, use this day to pamper yourself cos you deserve it and remember that the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.

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