One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
The following are some ideas on how to spend the day if you are single:
1.Give thanks for your former boyfriends or girlfriends. These people are the ones that made you who you are now, but don’t feel tempted to call them, they are not worth it; there is a reason why they are your exes.
2. Celebrate love in your life. Enjoy time spent with your loved ones and celebrate with your family and friends. Send Valentine’s Day e-cards and postal cards to people you care about and spread some love and joy. Express your caring and love by remembering them at Valentine’s Day. You may wish to contact someone you haven’t talked to in a long time.
3. Flirt. Yes flirt. Flirt with strangers or acquaintances; it will make you feel sexier.
4. Don’t spend the night alone. Go out with your single friends, go to dinner, go grab some cocktails or go play cards.
5. Get playful- Find a child to share your love and fun with, it could be your younger sister or brother, a niece or nephew, your child, or your neighbor’s child. Or, consider joining your local Big Brother/ Big Sister non-profit group so you can spend some quality time that makes a difference with your new “little brother” or “little sister” friend. Or instead of a child you can share your love with a senior citizen, go to a home and read to them or just listen to their stories.