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How to Have a Blast This Valentine’s Day

There’s so much hype around Valentine’s Day that even the biggest romantics can get nauseous from one too many candy hearts. But before you go to the dark side an align yourself with Valentine’s Day haters, remember that at the base of all the chocolates, flowers and Hallmark cards, Valentine’s Day is about love. And you gotta love love.

So, here are some keys to weeding through the hype and having a blast this Valentine’s Day.

Do something you love to do.

Valentine’s Day is about love. And the person you love most is you, right? So, choose to do something you love to do that day. Whether you go snowboarding, curl up with your favorite book, or go out with your friends, do something that’s going to make you feel as awesome as you are.

Manage your expectations.

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, the key to enjoying Valentine’s Day is to manage your expectations. That means if you’re dating someone and that person doesn’t show up with the perfect roses, a sappy card and your favorite chocolates, don’t freak out.

Different people have different ways of expressing love. If your idea of showing love looks like a scene from a rom-com, the person you’re dating might not know that. So, don’t create huge expectations without expressing them. Tell the person you’re seeing what your idea of Valentine’s Day looks like.

Don’t take it so seriously.

If you’re single and you judge yourself for being dateless on Valentine’s Day, that’s only going to make you feel worse. The bottom line is, if you don’t have a date, you are not a dating failure. You just don’t have a date – that night.

If Valentine’s Day makes you feel bad, maybe it’s a sign that you’d like to change your lovelife and dare to date. If so, remember, dating is supposed to be fun. Not a drag. So, get your game on and have a blast!


  1. PaulieD07

    February 10, 2015

    People make such a huge deal out of Valentine’s Day. It’s crazy. It’s a Hallmark death trap. My wallet is damned if I go out and buy the flowers and the dinner and the jewelry and the rest of me is damned if I don’t. It’s the worst.

    • fdadmin

      February 10, 2015

      PaulieD07, thanks for commenting. We hear you! That’s where the setting and managing of expectations comes in. Have you tried to let your girlfriend know how you feel about the holiday? Perhaps you could compromise by planning a special date at another time when it doesn’t cost three times the amount. (Just make sure and discuss it first so there’s no disappoint on the big day!) Good luck! :)

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