A Single Girl's Guide to Surviving Valentine's Day

by Lausanne Barlaan   |  Feb 8, 2015
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and everyone is excited for it–everyone in a relationship, that is. If you're a strong, independent Candy Girl, here is your definitive guide to surviving Valentine's Day sans a love life. It's not all that bad as you think it could be.



  1.   Throw shade at every couple you see.

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    Just kidding! The first thing to remember about enjoying V-Day as a single girl is to not hate on loved-up couples. You can't enjoy Valentine's Day (or any day, really) if you focus on things you don't have. Proceed with your day with positivity and you'll discover that there are things more important than having a date on Valentine's Day.

  2. Spread the love to the special people in your life...

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    More than being about couples, Valentine's Day is about love (and not just the romantic kind). Being alone doesn't mean that you don't have any love to share. If you want to feel less lonely, you can round up your other single friends for some girl power bonding over a lot of heart to heart conversations. Better yet, be the best daughter ever by treating your parents to a well-deserved date night.

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  3. ...Or celebrate your freedom.

    You can treat Valentine's Day like any other day, but why not soak up all the love in the atmosphere and give yourself some self-lovin'? Indulge yourself in books and movies that celebrate independence, and soon you'll find yourself enjoying the freedom you have.

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After all is said and done, remember that you don't need a boyfriend to feel your value as a girl. You're still young, and you should spend this time discovering your own passions and striving to be a better version of yourself.  Sure, being alone can suck, but you need to know that you find happiness everywhere and it's best not to attach it to a single person. So, all the single Candy ladies, put your hands up! The man of your dreams is on his way, but right now, focus on being Miss Independent!

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Lausanne Barlaan
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I'm a Candy Girl because I am a modern day Elle Woods, refusing to be boxed by stereotypes. Liking pink and other girly things does not mean I can’t do things society does not expect of me. I am a Candy girl because having flaws do not limit me from chasing my dreams and standing up for what I believe in. I can showcase my smarts and skills, all while looking my best.
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