Valentine's Day for Single Girls

By Joanna, age 20, South Wales, United Kingdom

It's Valentine's Day. You're single, and everywhere you look there are couples. It sucks, but why not round up some of your other single girlfriends and have a girl's night in?

I say 'girl's night in' because a few years ago I thought it would be a brilliant idea if us single girls got together and went out for a meal and evening out. However, that turned out to be a bit of a disaster seeing as we all overlooked the fact that on Valentine's Day restaurants and pretty much everywhere are full of couples!

I think Valentine's Day, although it's a lovely opportunity to show you care, is slightly overrated, and I'm not saying that from a bitter point of view either. If you're with someone, it should be obvious that you care on more days of the year than just one!

But to all single SDM readers, I recommend having a girly night in with some films and some gossip. Don't pick films that are overly romantic if you're really, really bugged about not having a boyfriend though! Stick with comedy films or movies with some good looking actors, and make sure you all have a laugh. This is the key to having a great Valentine's Day without a date! The worst feeling is feeling like you're alone when everyone else is with someone, so don't stay at home moping because you're single; be determined to have a good night, and remember that just because they're together, not all couples are happy. Chances are, you'll be having a better time with your friends than a lot of couples who appear happy on the surface but are actually falling apart.

There's plenty of time to worry about finding a boyfriend. The old cliché that "you'll fall in love when you least expect it" is, in my experience, true. Enjoy being a teenager whilst you can. Be carefree and laugh, and in the end, finding a boyfriend will take care of itself!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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