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Style & Dating: A Single Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day

Finding yourself without a date this Valentine's Day? Well, here are a few ways you can kick start your love affair with yourself, by Rosa Fairfield.

Photographs... also by me. Yay, me! Self-love all the way.

So, it's the big Valentine's Day thing around the corner. My inbox is flooded with a million and one brands sending me promotions about gifts for my 'bae', outfits I should wear to impress them etc etc. Well, someone please enlighten me as to who my 'bae' is because I'm pretty sure they're imaginary. Yet, am I crying my eyes out over it whilst eating a tub of ice-cream? Nope. Although... I would really like that ice-cream because ice-cream is the best. Anyway... back on topic Rosa, this is my guide to a single girl's Valentine's Day fun.

Buy yourself a gift
Who said you have to be with someone to receive a Valentine's gift, go out and buy something for yourself (that way you get exactly what you want because no one knows you better than you). Alternatively, buy a friend a gift that you also know is single, it would put a smile on their face.

Decorations, decorations, decorations
Really, do you need a specific day of the year to do something romantic and show your S.O you love? Shouldn't you be doing that everyday? I like Valentine's Day for the novelty of it, all the pink and red and pretty heart decorations. It's a wonderful excuse to make your room look super cute.

Just because you're not going out on a date, it doesn't mean that you can't dress-up. Check out the Zaful promotion page for all their great Valentine's outfit deals. You could even go out to a nice restaurant and have a meal by yourself. Just because you haven't got someone to do a particular activity with you, it shouldn't mean you should miss out. Be proud of your single-ness. I'm always going places and doing things alone. Again, alternatively, have a platonic date with someone in your life that you love, that doesn't have any plans.

All the chocolate 
But really, Valentine's Day is just a great excuse to eat a lot of chocolate... then again, do we really need an excuse to eat chocolate? Chocolate is the best. Get yourself some chocolate and eat it right now. Also get yourself some pretty undergarments and parade around your house whilst eating the chocolate.

Read a lot of fanfiction
Feel like you need some romance in your life? Do you really need to go out on that 100th date that will probably end in disaster when you could read all about the imaginary romantic lives of your favourite fictional characters?

Celebrate all kinds of love
I 100% believe that it's so important to celebrate all kinds of love, not just romantic. I feel like some people put so much emphasis on romantic relationships that they neglect their platonic ones when both are just as important. For starts, what about those people out there that don't experience romantic attraction - their feelings are just as valid.

Anyway, thanks so much for reading as always. Don't get me wrong, this isn't me being super bitter, I love seeing couples and I respect people's relationships. What I'm trying to say is that it's okay to be single too. How are you celebrating Valentine's Day?