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Tip No. 3: Surviving Valentine's Day When You're Single

Tip No. 3: Surviving Valentine's Day When You're Single

Being single doesn't mean you should let your pampering go by the wayside, and Patty Brisben agrees. To see the advice she's offering up in her third tip,


Many women who live in colder climates neglect to have their toenails done because they aren’t donning flip flops or peep toe heels, but this Valentine’s Day, give yourself a treat by indulging in a full deluxe Mani/Pedi. After all, you deserve to see some beautiful toes peeking out of your bubble bath! Also, let’s not forget there are plenty of single eligible bachelors out there, and you will feel that much sexier if you do find yourself in a passionate V-day rendezvous!

To see all of Patty's tips, click here.


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jazzytummy jazzytummy 8 years
LOL! Mani and pedi first on my list from the other post! Oh, should add to the pool something selfless, like feed the homeless or adopt a pet...they always throw in a token one of those, so that you feel grateful for what you do have, since you don't have a man and want to shrivel up and die.
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 8 years
I am single, but I am gone to throw myself a b-day party for turning 29 on the 16th, but the party is on the 13th.
JessNess JessNess 8 years
Yeah Im going to be single on V-day and instead of doing my nails I plan on nursing a sweet hangover because Im going out to a party on the night of the 13th
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Here's a tip...pretend the holiday doesn't exist...or maybe be one of those bitter people who completely hates it and goes around with a grumpy mood....or lock yourself up in your room in the dark with no tv or computer or communication. Or just be thankful (like me), that you save some money (on car insurance...yes I thought that would be cute to put that in there), instead of buying someone a mushy lovey dovey present.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
:oy: Yeah, if a woman needs survival tips to for Valentine's Day, she shouldn't embrace it. That's reason for concern for her mental health. Margo, I've got you in the pool! ;) I've always noticed on this site that there's a lack of support for being single, but this is ridiculous.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
by the way, therapy and seeing a doctor is expensive when you don't have insurance. Also, why are you guys trying to change others opinion. If a person needs to feel pathetic and sad and that she needs to SURVIVE a valentines day, then by all means respect her and let her have her free will to choose the way and the emotion she wants to feel on those days and those topics in general. There is nothing wrong to feel a certain way and we're all entitled to one's feelings. That is one way to be true to youself. Unless you are able to accept yourself (survival through v-day or not), you could never learn to love and embrace yourself as the unique being you are.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
chatodenige, I'll go with "hang out with your girlfriends - and keep an eye on that hunky guy in the corner!" for the pool! And I should have known. There's no actual celebration of being single here, which is a real travesty - especially if we say we're going to be *progressive* women. I've forgotten who said it, but it's definitely true: "You have to learn how to be happy by yourself BEFORE you can be happy with someone else." Everyone starts out single, just not all of us stay that way right? Being single can't be all that abnormal/deficient if EVERYONE has to do it. And I don't know about you, but I definitely don't have the money to keep up with all this wasteful spending. As I said before, maybe there should be an article following this about "How to Get a Sugar Daddy" @_@
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
This is lame. I'll spend the mani/ pedi money on drinks with the girls NOT feeling sorry for myself, thank you very much.
Smilesp Smilesp 8 years
I can't believe 2 out of the 3 tips involve spending ridiculous amounts of money on things you don't need when the economy is in the toilet. Although, when you get the credit card bill for the deluxe mani/pedi and the splurge on the designer handbag or whatever from tip 2 you'll probably forget all about your sadness about being single on valentines day.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I understand that some people have gone through a breakup, but how is Valentine's Day going to be hard? It's a commercialized occasion that allows men and women to give/get teddy bears, chocolate, flowers, and other cute things that will be forgotten about the next day. It's a day -- and I'm sorry, it's so incredibly lame. You don't have to "survive" an occasion, because it's not as if because you don't have a boyfriend to give you stuff your whole life sucks. I happen to be in a relationship, and I don't want something from my BF just because it's an occasion (not even a holiday!) I was never that kind of chick, even in my other relationships. Save the presents and flowers as a thoughtful gesture...don't just get your man/girl flowers and whatever because the whole world makes it seem like you HAVE to. My point is...girls are single, not handicapped, don't have cancer or aids...they are just single. It's not a disease, something to be ashamed of, or something you need to "survive". Plus, if a girl is really that upset over not having a boyfriend to get her flowers...anything they do will not make them happy.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
juicebox, I've been through hard breakups, so yeah, I've considered it. :oy: Girls still shouldn't need help to survive. SURVIVE! Look at that word, look it up, girls don't need help to survive, or they need therapy. It's a freaking day. If you can't ignore one day, you have much bigger issues than a recent breakup. Margokhal, "hang out with your single "girlfriends" and "Go find a guy!" are the last two in the pool. I think "Hang out with your single girlfriends!" is next, how about you? I think we also might have "Throw a big celebration for all your single girls!" and "Make someone else's day!" (a valid point on any day, but I definitely support it on holidays) Any other ideas for the pool? And please, Margo. There's no celebration of being single on this site! We all must have a man or learn how to "survive" without them!
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Where's the betting pool for the next tip? I'm putting mine on "hang out with girlfriends" or "go find you a hookup so you're NOT ALONE"!!! :D Seriously. It is too cold and too expensive to be worried about toes and fingernails! And I thought this was about celebrating being SINGLE on VDay, not HOW TO GET A GUY for VDay if you don't have one?!! I guess that's it, then - everybody needs to have somebody on VDay. You're okay if you've got one, if you don't you'd better hook one fast! *rollseyes*
juicebox07 juicebox07 8 years
chaton- Did you ever think that some of the "poor single girls" have just recently gone through a breakup and that Valentine's day might possibly be hard on them? However, I'm fortunate because my ex and I will be spending the day together. We're still pretty close even after the breakup. As for this tip, I do my toenails myself. I don't like people touching my feet unless it's someone I'm close to.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
YES! My older brother guessed this one! Keep this hilarious crap coming. Those poor, poor single girls. It must be so sad. Shouldn't we be helping them find a man instead of trying to make it seem like there are ways to survive if you're single? :oy: I stand by my claim that if you need help to "survive" VDay, you need therapy, not 14 tips stolen out of 1959's Cosmo.
LilyLyra LilyLyra 8 years
I'm in a relationship and haven't given myself a pedicure in ages. (Well maybe since I'm in a very LDR.) But this sounds like a good idea to do for a change!
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