Singles Awareness Day, Live it to the Fullest

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“Singles Awareness (or Appreciation) Day,” (S.A.D.), is a holiday celebrated by may of the single folks out there. On this day, single people everywhere declare, “I’m okay with being single!” and celebrate proudly with friends and family. As some people celebrate, others commiserate in their single status and spitefully observe S.A.D. as bitterness towards Valentine’s Day. Others want to remind romantic couples that they don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate a love for life and independence.

Singleness doesn’t have to be negative considering you don’t have the responsibility to answer to anyone. You’re permitted to do your own thing and explore new heights self sufficiently. You can sky dive, hike a challenging mountain or even hop on a plane without worrying about anyone but yourself. Common activities during Singles Awareness Day include popular singles’ events, traveling, volunteering, gatherings of family and friends, and gift-giving yourself. 

New year, new you.


1. Flowers

According to a survey from eBates, 4 percent of people plan to send themselves flowers this year. People in relationships might find that weird or pathetic, but just because you’re single doesn’t mean you aren’t awesome enough to deserve a hand-delivered bouquet of fresh-cut wildflowers. Also, plants won’t look at you with judging eyes for spending Valentine’s Day alone and the sweet aroma from the flowers will fill your house.

2. Booze

Wine, beer, champagne, gin, rum, tequila, Jägermeister — pick your poison. No day of the year calls for alcohol consumption quite like Singles Awareness Day. Whether you’re hitting a bar with your single friends or starting a “Scrubs” marathon in your pajamas, indulge in some booze to lighten the mood.

3. A “Want” Rather Than a “Need”

Being able to separate “needs” from “wants” is a necessary part of Budgeting 101 and is key to controlled spending. But, life needs balance and today is the day to treat yourself to something you want. Singles Awareness Day can be one of those times when you spend a little extra and spoil yourself considering your responsible budgeting habits this year.

4. Guys’ or Girls’ Night Out

So what if you’re single on Valentine’s Day? Be proactive, and make some plans with your other single friends to get out and enjoy the pleasures San Diego offers. Singles Awareness Day is the perfect excuse to go shopping, head to a bar and meet new people, or view the latest flick in theaters.

5. Traveling

Right now is be the perfect time to explore the world. Not only is traveling solo less expensive, but you also have the freedom to go wherever you want and spend your vacation doing what you want to do. Do you wish you could spend every day of your Hawaiian vacation snorkeling? You can.

These are just some options for things to do and places to see in San Diego on S.A.D., but let your creativity surprise you. There is so much to be thankful for in San Diego and the fact that you can explore it at your own pace is special. Happy Single Awareness Day!

Cali girl at heart who enjoys the outdoors, writing, adventuring, and spending time with my daughter and loved ones. Cheers! "I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude." -Brene Brown

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