By Jessica Massa
Author of The Gaggle
As a single woman, there are many ways to approach Valentine's Day. I've experimented with pretty much all of them.
In middle school, some friends and I protested the holiday by wearing dark clothes and black lipstick and carrying around bouquets of dead roses (of course, I threw those roses in the trash as soon as a sweet guy friend bought me a blooming red one). Years later, I strapped on my stilettos and gathered a group of other single ladies to drink wine, bond over Sex and the City, and toast to the fabulous life of the independent woman. Fast forward to 2010, and a gal pal and I found ourselves crammed into an overcrowded movie theater, ready for our hearts to be warmed by even the most clichéd of love stories as we settled in to watch…Valentine's Day.
But there was a problem with our attempts to celebrate a day that is-by definition-not for single people. Instead of feeling empowered by our efforts to fight,Read More »from 5 Tips for Being Happily Single on Valentine's Day