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Why It’s Good To Be Single On Valentine’s Day

Flying solo this V-Day? Here, celebs and GF readers share why it rocks to be single.
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It’s that time of year again — the time when our Instagram feeds are flooded with gushing love declarations from happy couples (yuck).

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While we are obviously pleased for them… and their flowers 😭 and teddy bears 😭 and chocolates 😭 … there are plenty of us who are flyin’ solo this Valentine’s Day.

And while years of societal norms have dictated that our self worth is dependant on whether or not we are in a relationship, Girlfriend knows better than to subscribe to that way of thinking… and so do you guys.  

Below, you, our beloved GF readers, as well as some famous faces, have shared why it’s actually a good thing to be single on Valentine’s Day.

Check out our favourite responses from over the years.

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Here’s why it’s good to be single this Valentine’s Day. (Credit: Getty)

“There’s no need to find anything for Valentine’s Day, and no pressure trying to look good or dress to impress (not that you need to if he likes you the way you are!).”

-Rachel

“Being alone is not the same as being lonely. I like to do things that glorify being alone. I buy a candle that smells pretty, turn down the lights and make a playlist of low-key songs.”

-Taylor Swift

“I love being single because it gives me the awesome opportunity to check out guys wherever I am! I don’t feel guilty for finding another boys attractive.”

-Miki

“The best thing about being single is being able to dedicate my attention to my friends, plus have some downtime to myself.”

-Annaliese

“When I’m in a relationship I feel pressure and have this constant fear that I’m never good enough. But now I’m single that pressure is gone… and guilt-free flirting is always a plus!”

-Antonia

“You never know what the future holds, but for now I am an independent woman and proud of it!”

-Demi Lovato

“I get to spend A LOT of time with my friends and family. When my friends get sick of their boyfriends or they want someone to hang with I’m always there, no matter what.”

-April

“Being single is fantastic! We may feel lonely sometimes, but who cares when you can watch as many chick flicks as you like, with no complaints.”

-Maddison 

“There are no heartbreaks!”

-Rachael

“I love being single because you can stare at Cristiano Ronaldo topless and feel no guilt.”

–Chelsea

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.”

-Lady Gaga

“No drama and no worries, you can just live the life you want without having to please a guy.”

-Allison

“I can make my own decisions and I don’t have other people’s activities on my plate.”

-Darcy

“You get to go to parties, dance with guys and have a good time.”

-Brooke

“The best part about being single is having YOU time. You can figure out what you want, you can spend more time with friends and family, and focus on your studies.”

-Priya

“You get to hang out with all your guy friends as much as you want, without feeling guilty.”

-Isabelle

“[A serious relationship] and all that other stuff I think will happen once I feel accomplished in every other aspect of my life.”

–Selena Gomez

“You get to keep your food and drinks to yourself (unless you have greedy friends).”

-India

“The freedom you have is awesome. You can talk to any guy without a boyfriend getting jealous and upset.”

-Jessica

“What I love the most about being single is being myself and not worrying about getting dumped.”

-Emily

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