Single during Valentine’s Day?

By Lynn Ponder: Valentine’s Day is not only about being in a loving relationship with your dream man but it is also about friendship and family. Did you know that there are about 100 million unmarried people in the US, meaning that with so much media and commercial exposure of this one day, some of us might be feeling left out of the celebration.

Do not feel you cannot celebrate because you are not in a relationship. For me, it’s a day to be thankful for all the wonderful friends that really care about my well being, but above all grateful for the love of my mother, sister and nephew. Men come and go, specially if you are in love with your demanding career and have serious responsibilities towards your family, it becomes hard to find time for the right balance to nourish a relationship.

Although, I do not want single-determined, successful young women to be discouraged because there are great men out there waiting to meet women like us, its just a matter of timing and what your game plan is!!!

One of the trending ways to meet possible partners these days is online-dating as a quarter of adult American couples are meeting online. More people meet online now than meet through school, church, work, bars and parties…unbelievable!

Although do not be mistaken, no matter how you meet there is always a process of developing this relationship that requires loving maintenance to build a strong foundation for a long-lasting partnership of love!

I read some blog posts about fun ideas of how singles can celebrate Valentine’s Day but they were pretty much what we always do on a regular day; movies, yoga, spa, dinner, etc.. which would not take the feeling away of not having a special someone this day. So one of my best friends the other morning text me an idea, that most probably will become our signature Valentine’s Day event, that is, if we are not in-love LOL!

My Valentine’s Day is going to be perfect, as I meet with a fabulous group of single girlfriends and thanks to Millie Robles brilliant idea, we are creating a FUNtastic Sunset Picnic at a beautiful park overlooking Miami Beach. Linda Ponder, my sister suggested we have a styling blanket, flowers, some beach chairs, wine and fun appetizers spread. To add to our friendship celebration, we are having a secret Valentine’s Day exchange and each one of us will bring an inspirational gift no more than $10.

And one last thought to think about: How about if we decide to invite some single guy friends and see how creative they can get with the $10 gift? Or should we keep it as a Girlie Singles Valentine’s Day event?

GirlFriends hope you have the perfect Valentine’s Day single or in a relationship ☺

Las quiero xo!