When you’re single, Valentine’s Day—with its flowers, chocolates and all-around coupliness—can feel like a cruel joke the world is playing to rub in the fact that you don’t have someone special. It can certainly be doldrums producing—but why let it be? This is one day where you have to take the bull by the horns, and then wrestle it into a teddy bear. After the jump, 10 ways single women can make Valentine’s Day into a celebration of awesomeness rather than a tear-inducing stressfest. Keep reading »
Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love (or crass commercialism, depending on whom you talk to). However, things can get a little bit awkward when Feb. 14 rolls around and you’ve been dating someone very casually. There’s a lot of pressure on V-Day to bring a relationship to the next level, but sometimes you’re just not ready for that.
Of course, you could fake your own death. However, you might not have access to a boat and enough dynamite to get the job done correctly. In these rare situations, you’ve got to do what you can to tone down the date itself, in order to avoid any awkwardness. Here are a few tips to help you out. Keep reading »
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and whether you’re a fabulous single, newly-coupled, an old married, or nursing a recent heartbreak, there are a few common mistakes you should be aware of. After the jump, check out the 8 mistakes you need to avoid to make this Valentine’s Day better than ever (or at least not as terrible as it could be). Keep reading »
Sometimes it seems like you’re screwed on Valentine’s Day, whether you have a significant other or not. If you’re in a relationship, Hallmark et al. are breathing down your coupled throat, putting on the subliminal pressure to do something meaningful and romantic with your special someone. If you’re single, everyone is expecting you to break down and hide in a corner screaming, “Why me?!” while shaking your fists to the heavens. Can’t we just cross the damn thing off the calendar? No. Not an option.
Now let’s say, hypothetically, for the sake of this discussion, that you are an awesome single chick who begrudgingly acknowledges that V-Day is not going away. How do you live through it? The first thing you do is rejoice in the fact that you don’t have to try to figure out what new Apple gadget to get your boyfriend since you are morally opposed to buying him something called an iPad. Even better, you feel relieved knowing that you don’t have to pretend to be excited when he gets you a box of Whitman’s chocolates from Walgreens and forgets a card. See … isn’t this great? And do you know what is even greater? The fact that you are a strong, independent, happy woman who feels totally content and at peace with being single. Phew. Glad you finally got to that place. So, instead of throwing a pity party for one (that’s so high school), think about this: Valentine’s Day is a day to reflect upon and celebrate the love in your life. The truth is that lots of different people, places, and things fulfill our love quota — not just a significant other. Love is everywhere. (I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true.) Rather than whine about the love you don’t have, celebrate and expand the love you do have. After the jump, some ideas for surviving Valentine’s Day … single-style. Keep reading »
Put a little love and romance in the air with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s St. Valentine fragrance. Hurwitz is often inspired by the seasons, friends, and history when creating her Essence Studio perfumes, but this February she had amore on her mind. The rich St. Valentine scent has notes of violets, red roses, and chocolate, so even happily single ladies will feel a little sensual on V-Day. [$54.50, DSH Perfumes]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one bottle of Dawn Spencer Hurwitz St. Valentine fragrance, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, share your best advice for choosing a fragrance for a significant other without asking him/her by 3:39 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 (that’s tomorrow!). We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE! The winner of the Dawn Spencer Hurwitz St. Valentine fragrance is PostcardsFromFarAway for this comment:
“Every type of occasion (work versus leisure) requires a different type of scent. I personally like to pick out a couple of different small (even travel sized!) colognes for the S.O.—something tried and true (based off of his previous tastes) and something new (based off of my tastes). That way, you don’t blow all your cash on one purchase he might not like AND you give him a little eau de variety. wink”
Thank you for all your comments and tips. Keep reading »
Have you ever lain in bed on a lonely night and wondered, “How many people are getting laid right now while I’m reading my book and sipping tea?” Well, wonder no more because this site I Just Made Love will show you exactly how many people are getting busy right now. The count for today is already at 72,190. Wow, I feel left out. You can also zoom in on your country/state/city and peep the sex habits of these anonymous others. Details include sexual orientation, positions, where the sex act occurred, and how good the sexee perceived it to be. I was pleased to discover that the map even includes entries by masturbators. Woo-hoo self-love! And if you’re interested in this holiday they call Valentine’s Day, the site is doing a special event on Feb.14 where it will change into a global map where everyone can add their own love spots. [I Just Made Love] Keep reading »