Valentine’s Day Blues – For all those single pringles out there

Margaret Hynes, Writer


Feeling down on Valentine’s Day because you don’t have a bae? Watching The Notebook alone and eating ice-cream all by yourself? Using your pillow or your dog as a cuddle buddy? Well, you’re not alone! There are so many single pringles out there that share your Valentine’s Day blues (a.k.a complete solitude). Here are some tips to change those single pringle blues to some single pringle mingles next Valentine’s Day:

  1. Not everything has to be cutesy-fruitsy all the time: You don’t need no man (or woman, for that matter)! Being one of those “cute” couples isn’t always what’s it’s cracked up to be. It takes a lot of work to post those cutesy pictures on Instagram to show everyone how much you adore your little snuggle-upkins, and life isn’t all about how many likes your last post may have gotten.


  1. Own up to your singleness, kid: Be single. Own it. Wear it like a proud badge on your sleeve. Independence is a virtue, and your independence defines who you are. Couple drama isn’t something you need all the time.


  1. Relish in the quiet serenity of loneliness: Yeah, it’s kind of quiet. But who needs noise, am I right? Loneliness is a term I use lightly, because it has both negative and positive connotations. The negative connotations are pretty obvious. Loneliness doesn’t seem to be positive thing, but, in retrospect, it can be. Solitude can equal serenity. You have time to meditate on yourself and relax and simply chill. Netflix binging. Tubs of ice-cream. Sounds good to me, no?


  1. If you really, desperately want a bae, fine. Go find one: This one’s pretty self-explanatory.