Yes! Tomorrow is finally Singles Awareness Day! Yup, it’s a real thing. I found it on Wikipedia, so it must be true. Have you bought yourself or someone else a Happy Singles Awareness Day card yet? Every other blog on the interwebs will bring you a post about love or Valentine’s Day this weekend. That’s why you come to #ThePhilFactor. I take a left turn when everyone else is going right. (usually when people tell you how awesome they are like I just did, it’s never true, but in this case that shoe fits like a glove)
Love doesn’t need it’s own holiday! Love is celebrated at anniversary’s, birthdays, and just about any holiday where partners give gifts. When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I will pass a law mandating that Valentine’s Day AND Singles Awareness Day be celebrated equally. I will also mandate that unless February 14 falls on a Friday or Saturday, everyone has the next day off of work.
Think about it! Relationships are constantly celebrated! There’s big parties about 50 year anniversaries. There’s local news features about the geriatric couple in the nursing home that have been married 75 years. Why not a little pop culture celebration of the singles life? On Singles Awareness Day guys can go out an do singles guy things like hang out with their bros and watch a game or go hunting. The singles ladies can take the day to get mani-pedi’s, go shopping,and have margaritas with their other single friends in a bar where the guys go to celebrate after their day of single awesomeness.
Or you could pop over to Finland where Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s day”. It’s more about celebrating your buddies than your loved ones. Of course Finland also has an astronomically high suicide rate, but I’m sure those two facts are totally unrelated.
Relationships and married life are great and have their advantages, but so does the single life. All of you married people out there, don’t you sometimes wish that you could do things on your own schedule? Don’t you sometimes wish you could choose what’s for dinner every night? Guys, would you rather see Deadpool this weekend, or The Choice? Sometimes if you’re married you don’t always have a choice. All the guys, and a few of the ladies reading this) said to themselves “Hell yeah I wanna see Deadpool!” At the same time, all the guys in long term relationships said, “I don’t know what The Choice is, but my wife/partner said we’re going to see it tonight.” (I’m going to see Deadpool today. Anybody want me to write a review tomorrow?)
Being single is all about choices. Choices YOU get to make. Don’t bemoan the lack of another in your life this weekend, celebrate it. You choose when you get up, what you eat and where you go. And you can even try to choose who you go home with at the end of Singles Awareness Day!
Like I said, Singles Awareness Day is all about choices, so if you want, you can choose to show your love for #ThePhilFactor by sharing this by hitting the Facebook, Twitter, or re-blog button below. Have a great weekend! ~Phil
A mani-pedi? You’ve got to be joking. I’m off hunting with the guys.
Yeah, I know I did a little gender role stereotyping. Considering the topic it was tough to find a way around it.
I’ve seen your pics on IG. I’m betting you’d spend the day at the gym.
We are kegging the second batch of beer this weekend! How romantic is that?!? And then we’re going to see Deadpool. I don’t know what The Choice is either. Going to google it now. Have a great weekend, Phil!
Sounds like you and your hubby have a pretty awesome weekend planned!
Your description of what the ladies will be doing to celebrate single-ness made me very, very glad to be married…because that sounds like one awful day. 😉 But I totally agree that single people should be having some rowdy, fantastic celebrations this weekend, too. 😀
My view of what single women do in their free time is largely uninformed and stereotypical because I’ve been married forever.
“I killed Cupid in self defence”😂😂😂
I think we should do it your way
Let’s all have Single’s Awareness Day!
We need a third holiday for the unmarrieds with no friends:
“Forever Alone” Day
They wear the traditional face as a paper mask. While all those with friends shun them openly, they themselves, tentatively at first, like cactuses approaching to embrace, socialize with each other.
Throughout the day, movies are viewed, together. Strolls are taken, side by side. Glasses are raised, to each other. Strong bonds of friendship are forged.
That night, while these lonely losers lie dreaming, smiles on their still-masked faces, matins-alarms blare out!:
It is The Signal!!: MASKS OFF!!
By the time the new day’s light begins to peek out, the prior day’s magic is lost. All is as it was before:
I want to join the ladies since the whole idea of drinking margaritas sounds much more fun. I’ll vote you either the sexiest man alive or president. Just tell me where to vote.
We’re going to see “The Choice” for sure. It’s pure drivel, and cringe-worthy, but I’ve racked up my super-hero movie credits, so I have to cash them in. I get one girly movie day per year,and Hulk won’t smash it!
Although I may have seemed to mock The Choice, I’m not opposed to a good romantic comedy.
I’m expecting the worst, Phil! I’ve managed to drag Derek to a few “chick flicks”, and I’m still living them down. Sometimes his emotions get the best of him. We’ve been together for a decade, and there’s nothing more attractive than when he cries during an emotional scene. Shhh. Don’t tell him I told you that!
How did it go?
Friends Day I can totally get behind. A whole day to just hang out with your best bud is awesome. I had a whole weekend at the start of the year. No pedicures were involved although it was a spa weekend with great grub, some alcohol, loads of talking and a fair bit of laughing.
Wondering why Finland has such a high suicide rate now. :/
Mani-pedi? Har har. Give me Deadpool anyday! (and yes, review please!)
Reblogged this on The Phil Factor.
I like this idea a lot. Valentine’s Day sucks.
That is a great point that you bring up that relationships are often celebrated on other days- I actually haven’t thought about that before but it makes so much sense!
As for Single Awareness Day, there is actually such a day in China (November 11, because it is 1111) 🙂
That’s very cool that they chose 1111 for Singles Day! That makes sense!
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