Then, for the rest of us, we realize that relying on a shy, underground mammal to predict the weather is probably not the best forecasting, and that the “special day” is more about trying to ignore happy couples and saccharine-sweet marketing hype. It’s time to celebrate Singles Awareness Day.
So while you can check out the official Vann’s Valentines Day deals, here are five gifts to give yourself for that special day when we celebrate not being in a relationship.
These headphones pull double duty on a day when you’re trying to block out the world. Not only do they comfortably block out noise, they also let everyone know that you’re not to be bothered. Listen to them in places where you can make sure people know that you’re fine rocking out on your own. The headphones also have the ability to control volume and navigate playlists built into the cord, and you can answer calls with a built-in mic so you can take all those phone calls from… from people that need to be talked to.
It’s an almost perfect solo accessory. The iPod Touch isn’t a phone, so you don’t have to feel obligated to listen to your friend’s plans for their significant other (again), and you have loads of options for things to do on it: play games, read books, listen to music, watch movies… plenty of stuff to distract you from the cloying couples around you.
When it’s time to eat, you don’t have to waste time creating elaborate dishes, because, honestly, who do you really need to impress? This 1.4 cu. ft. microwave has just enough room for you, and you alone. Just like your heart.
Why waste time with a giant-screen HDTV when this Blu-ray player has one large enough for you to watch on your own. You can even stream movies from Netflix, or watch YouTube clips featuring people that reinforce your belief that being alone is the best thing. Plus, just in case you do have a 3D HDTV, you can connect it to it with an HDMI cable and get a little bit extra for yourself. And, you only have to worry about getting one pair of 3D glasses. Bonus!
At the end of a long holiday of microwave popcorn, on-ear headphones, and movie-watching, there’s nothing better than curling up in bed with… a good book. Why not make it the Sony E-reader? With the possibility for a huge number of books, and the ability to run for around two weeks without needing to be recharged, you’ll rarely have to reflect on why you’re so well read.
Take the time to treat yourself, and let us know in the comments how you plan to spend Singles Awareness Day this year.