I will be single for the 2nd year in a row. It's also my birthday. Maybe I'll take myself out to eat. I don't have any plans but to go to work. On the 11th of February, a close friend is taking me for Mexican food. She will also help me do my taxes. What are your plans this year? Are you with someone or single?
Single. Lots of friends and some romantic partners in my life, but still single. And that's okay. Valentine's Day is only a "thing" because of the brainwashing that advertising has done to us. The most romantic thing you can do is don't wait for Valentine's Day to tell the special people in your life what they mean to you. Do it every day.
I take the day off on my birthday. Nothing shittier than being stuck at work. I'd rather be home and not do shit than to be at work and be annoyed.
BTW, Happy Birthday in advance. I hope you have a good day that day.
I am single and like you, second Valentine's day being single. After the last relationship, I threw in the towel. Needed some me time to recover from what I went through.
My only plans are to be at work that day.
I don't pay any attention to Valentine's Day now but as kids we all made each other cards and gave bags of candy.
Here in Thailand, my students give me flowers, candy, and handmade, illustrated cards declaring their undying affection for me, etc.
But when I was in romantic relationships, men always got me flowers, chocolate, and joined me in my favorite way to celebrate anything at all...a few hours of hiking/bird photography.
Unless there was a big Valentine's Day ballroom/jitterbug dance going on in either Lexington, KY, or Huntington, WV, since I lived exactly inbetween those two cities.
I would even design/sew new ballroom gowns for different party genres, like a backless plush red dress I wore for Valentine's Day dances.