Social etiquette tells us February 14th of every year, with a certain level of anxiousness, that we should show our significant someone how much we love them. Women in office settings, find themselves peeping over cubicles with anticipation, every time a flower delivery person arrives with a bouquet of roses. Life, and its many magical experiences, has taught me that Valentine’s Day should be enjoyed by everyone, giving no consideration to anyone’s marital status.

My longtime girlfriends have always referred to me as eternally optimistic on the subject of giving and receiving love, as well as the art of self love. Check out a few of my no fail fabulous survival tips for the single ladies, who desire a little “je ne sais quoi”. Get motivated, without any reservations of loving yourself, in the grown and sexy manner you so deserve.

  • Select a florist: Instead of watching the girls in your place of employment receive beautiful flowers with your head hanging down in sadness, make a conscious effort ahead of time to order a single red rose with baby’s breath, to be delivered to you. Be sure to have the florist sign the card, from a friend. This works wonders on that special day, leaving you smiling from ear to ear.
  • Buy new lingerie: Nothing makes you feel like the most awesome chic on the plant, like wearing new sexy lingerie. Shop for something different and out of your normal comfort zone, be brave! My personal favorite, beautiful black lace crotchless panties. 
  • Plan something special: Remember single girls, this Valentine’s Day celebration is all about you and your vast array of choices for the evening. Pamper yourself, just as if you had a significant other planning a fantastic night full of love and romance. One of the guilty pleasures I find most enjoyable includes a candle lit, aroma filled bubble bath. Not only is this invigorating, it’s relaxing and stimulating to the body, as well as, the mind.

Most importantly, I like to think of “Valentine’s Day” as my day, I love me some me. Self-love is the beginning of any venture, or should I say any survival tip. Don’t get your new crotchless panties in a wad; celebrate you and all that you have to offer. Call up other single girlfriends, get your glam on, step out and be great. For those who enjoy a casual encounter, just remember you’re a grown Chic, enjoy and stay safe.

-Dakota Summerville