Sometimes I wonder if I am the only person who enjoys being single on Valentine’s. Surrounded by a mix of happy couples and those who are single and are desperate to even find a date seems to drive me to insanity.

Personally I love Valentines. When else is it acceptable to make use of a ‘2 for 1’ deal just for yourself? This year I spent the day with my friend, celebrating the love in our friendship through a three course meal with wine and a well deserved night out.

‘That’s the problem with life, it isn’t like the movies’

Last year I spent Valentines drinking copious amounts of wine and singing along loudly to Mariah Carey’s ‘Without You’. That is the problem with movies, they can soon give you ideas of how to become a character for an evening in the hope Colin Firth will whisk you off your feet.

I have never been an emotional person. At the beginning of the summer in 2010 my long term boyfriend decided to end our relationship over a text message.

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It was a laugh or cry moment and I choose to laugh for three months and enjoy being single. Laughter was the best medicine in coping with a failed relationship and that summer I planted a garden of seeds which have blossomed into beautiful friendships.

‘Single is not a status, it is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others’

Being single and celebrating valentines was a great feeling.

Who said Valentines had to be reserved for couples?

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