V-Day etiquette's tricky. So here's some Valentine's dos and dont's to help yours go without a hitch.
Valentine’s Day: the most romantic day of the year or just another cheesy Hallmark holiday?
Whether you’re coupled up, in a situationship, or single, Valentine’s Day etiquette can be tricky. So, we’ve put together some Valentine’s dos and don’ts to help you out.
Don’t forget to put your phone down
Checking your phone all night’s a no-go. Your group chats can wait, and if you’re having a romantic meal, you don’t need to take photos of every single course. No really, you don’t. Put your phone away and enjoy the one-on-one time with your beau.
Don’t take it to heart
If you’re single or your partner’s not into V-Day, don’t worry if 14 February’s just another day.
In a relationship? You can do nice things for each other any day you like – don’t limit yourself to Valentine’s Day. And if you’re single – now’s your time to enjoy yourself.
Do enjoy being single
If you’re not coupled up, now’s your time to love your single self. Sounds cheesy but we mean it. Being in a relationship isn’t all that matters. Take the day to do the things that make you happy. Meet up with your mates or treat yourself to something nice. Or you could just bask in the glory of not needing to buy someone else a present.
Don’t text your ex
Photos of Michael Kors handbags with “boy done good” captions and smug couple statuses are about to flood your timeline. And they can really put a downer on your day. Thinking about your ex is bound to happen at some point. A fleeting thought or happy memory is absolutely fine. But don’t text them. You wouldn’t do it any other day of the year so stay strong. You got this.