Singles Awareness Day:
Celebrated annually on 15th February, Singles Awareness Day is observed to spread the truth that your happiness doesn’t depend on a better half. Cringing at all the lovebirds flaunting their partners on Valentine’s Day? Sick of the “poor you” sentiments? Well, this is your chance to tell what the single life is all about.
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Why Singles Awareness Day?
Singles Awareness Day is also known as Singles Appreciation Day and is celebrated right after the rose-tinted, candy heart-loaded, chocolate-scented cliche Valentine’s day celebrations on February 14th. Most of the singles in the past would have to put up with the constant bickering and reminders from their family, friends, and society that their age bomb is ticking away and they need to find a suitor or a partner. Times have changed, men and women continue to figure out what they want in life without succumbing to the time frames set by social norms.
Singles today acknowledge that they would like to work on themselves rather than expect someone else to fill the voids in their life. This sense of empowerment and freedom makes them independent individuals who learn to take on any situation with ease earlier in life. Contrary to the social stigma that a single’s life is a miserable one, nowadays being single is a symbol of ambition, strength, and self-sufficiency.
While Singles day celebration is all about self-love and self-improvement for few people it’s a not so pleasant reminder of their solitude. Some people celebrate Singles Awareness Day flouting the valentine’s day celebration; as an escape from all the self-loathing and low-esteem just because they don’t have a better half yet to validate their worth. In retaliation to the reddish and pinkish atmosphere that brings the love-sick blues on Valentine’s Day, the sad singles prefer to wear black apparel or green garments on this day, and it almost gives off the vibes of a funeral.
If you are one of those singles who harbor pessimistic thoughts about the future, Singles Awareness Day is here to remind you to love yourself first; if you don’t find the courage to love yourself, nobody will. The Singles Awareness Day celebration can be celebrated with different intentions and in many senses. Whether you want to remain single or expect to get into a relationship, being a wholesome individual regardless of your relationship status is the most important aspect.
Being single has its obvious advantages. Few highlights include the freedom to change your schedules whenever you want and live as you please. When you are single only your imagination is the limit, whether it is regarding your career or ambitions you are the sole decision-maker. Being devoid of responsibilities, there is nothing in this world you cannot do! Want to live in a forest? No problem! Plan to quit your 9-5 job and do street painting? Go for it! While being in a relationship has its perks, single life is much more adventurous and daring.
Unlike Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day does not coerce people into buying flowers that wilt and gifts that are bought to impress their prospective partners. One of the advantages of being single is the escape from the extremely commercialized Valentine’s Day routines that compel people to go out of their way and be extra romantic.
Whether you would like to live as a single and chill in the sun for the rest of your life or whether you are single and ready to mingle this day is for you! The Singles Awareness Day is all about becoming the best version of yourself, with no strings attached and wings that hatch to fly with the wind. This day reminds us to enjoy our own company and that of our friends and family who have been a support system throughout our lives. After all, we are not all alone and a partner is only an addition to the companionship we already have in our life. It’s a day to celebrate different kinds of love in our lives and be grateful for it.
How Can We Observe Singles Awareness Day:
Indulge In Your Singleness
You can celebrate Singles Awareness Day by partying with people you count on. After all, this day is about celebrating different kinds of love. You can also choose to stay back home and order your favorite food and watch your favorite movie if you are not into partying.
Get It Out There
Single But ready to Mingle? From wearing T-shirts that indicate your personality to attend a singles party, the Singles Awareness Day is a good opportunity to shift your celebrations to Feb 14th, next year.
Encourage The Sad Singles
If you happen to know any singles who are often depressed about their relationship status, encourage them to look on the bright side and remind them to enjoy it while it lasts.
Shout Out to all the Singles
Share your Singles Awareness Day photos and posts on social media platforms using #SinglesAwarenessDay!
Interesting Facts On Singles Awareness Day:
Here are a few interesting facts related to Singles Awareness Day!
- According to a census in the US, about 45% of Americans are singles over 18 years of age.
- Around 10% of singles declare that they will never marry.
- The Singles Awareness Day went viral in 2009 after Joseph Vincent’s music video SAD (Singles Awareness Day) was released. The video was an instant hit with over 2 million viewers.
- According to the social media statistics In 2020, the number of posts related to the Singles Awareness Day reached 55,000 on Instagram.
- Many people prefer to celebrate Singles Awareness Day on Valentine’s Day whereas others tend to wait till Feb 15th.
- The Singles Awareness Day was copyrighted in 2005.
History Of Singles Awareness Day:
Some sources say that Dustin Barnes, a high school student, conceived the idea of a celebration for singles around the year 2000. Dustin thought that he would rather have fun with his single friends than drown in a myriad of self-pity. He and his high school friends chose the day after Valentine’s day to celebrate their singleness. He brought the celebration to his college, Mississippi State University and the event gained more popularity through his blog.