All the Single Ladies Put Your Hands Up
So being single isn’t exactly fun all the time. There’s no one to hold your hand in the movie theater, and no one to pick up the bill at brunch. But stop the pouting because it is the best time of the year to be single: It’s National Singles Week.
According to Psychology Today, Singles Week, otherwise known as National Unmarried and Single Americans Week, began on Sept. 15 and ends Sept. 21.
You can stop by 7-Eleven and pick up your favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and cry about being single. Or you cannot. Why waste all those tears? You should be owning the fact that you’re single. You’ve got no one to tie you down, ever, but especially this week. So my advice is to go a little crazy.
Not the type to go to happy hour after work on a Tuesday? Go for it. Celebrate this week and put yourself out there. I am not encouraging anyone to develop a drinking habit after this week, but one margarita at Dupont Circle and another at U Street isn’t going to kill anyone. Who knows, maybe after a few drinks you won’t be going home alone.
If you aren’t into happy hours, I recommend you get into them. A close replacement is shopping. Yeah mom might yell at you and ask why you blew up the credit card, but that’s when you explain its singles week, and she’ll understand. Think about. Which would she be more upset about, buying a clothing rack at Macy’s or a prostitute? Yeah, my mom would be relieved too.
But something you can do and not tell your mom is going to a strip club. It might sound grimy to some, but try to stay open minded. You can look but not touch, and most importantly its a good laugh. Gather up a group of your single friends and make a fun night out of it.
The bottom line is not to dwell on being lonely. Get everyone together and throw a party. I’m being so serious. Celebrate the fact that you are independent not lonely. You can play games, get a heart shaped pinata and break it and have condoms fly out. Then reveal all your dating horror stories, and end it with your favorite chick flick or two.
There are worse things in the world than being single. You have no one holding you back, and you have a whole world to explore. The DMV is full of amazing places to meet people, from bars and lounges to the park or zoo. But this week take a step back and just focus on you. You won’t be single forever, so live it up. Kiss and tell, but mostly live with no regrets. Buy those Manolo Blahniks in the window, have a glass of wine and just be fabulous!