Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Single Awareness Day

So, yeah, it's Valentine's Day. I call this holiday Single Awareness Day not because I'm particularly bitter about my single status (mostly), but because it's the one day of the year when my single status is shoved in my face no matter where I go, or what I do. I defy even the happiest and most comfortable single not to feel some level of discomfort on this day of days.

I've been reading an interesting blog the last couple of days. A woman in the UK started a blog about her New Year's resolution to have a date for Valentine's Day. She decided she would give herself 31 days, and each day she would do at least one thing that could potentialy help her meet Mr. Right. I've only read a couple of entries, but they're cute. Yesterday's post was about her eBay auction date. She auctioned a date with herself on eBay, and the highest bidder paid 210 British Pounds (sorry, couldn't figure out how to do the little pound symbol) for her. After paying for dinner, the rest of the money would go to charity. Anyway, she went on her date with the guys last night, (after taking proper precautions for meeting someone over the internet) and she said it wasn't bad. The guys was nice, normal, and rather sweet. You can read her blog at

I don't know why I felt compelled to go into that whole story, but it was just interesting and appropriate for Valentine's Day.

So, what are you all doing for Valentine's Day? And if you're in a relationship, and you're planning something mushy and romantic tonight, I don't want to hear about it. So, I guess I should ask, how are my single friends surviving tonight? Any tips for me?



jesse said...

Really, I'm deliriously happy to be single today. My last relationship was really messed up, emotionally abusive, and I'm so happy not to be in it anymore. I feel free today.

CDB said...

Single Awareness Day, hmm, I think that I am in complete agreement with you on this one. The best part is having your co-workers ask what your plans are with your partner. So it is like a double whammy; not only do I not have a partner; I have no plans tonight with anyone. Oh well. I spent most of the night working, hooray for 16 hour days, but I will swear that it was due to the upcoming deadline. :-) Anyways, I look forward to reading about the UK Woman's blog. Happy Single Awareness Day Melissa!

Cupcake said...

yeah, I didn't do anything "special" heck I don't know what I did. . .oh yeah, geography. . . ug!