Valentine’s Day is a holiday for anyone who appreciates pink frosted cookies, festive Snapchat filters, and an excuse to buy an expensive new bag in the name of self-love (#TREATYOSELF), but despite our best efforts, its reputation as an exclusive couples-only holiday persists.
While commemorating Valentine’s Day by sending a thoughtful gift to dear friends or buying your mom a well-deserved card is every bit as valid as a romantic night on the town, being single on February 14th can still carry stigma (even if just in our own minds). Even those who are ecstatic with their single status every other day of the year can feel a bit of resentment on the holiday of ~love~.
Fortunately, if you’re single this Valentine’s Day, you are far from the only person gazing at Chrissy Teigen’s swoon-worthy Instagram pics with John Legend for hours. There are celebrities, Olympic champions, and thousands more single people out there taking to Twitter today to mourn/laugh in solidarity.
These Valentine’s Day tweets are funny enough to make you choke on your half-priced chocolates. Seriously.
Some have a positive attitude about flying solo.
TBH I’m quite happy being single on Valentine’s Day because I get to sit him and watch the same seasons of the office for the 10th time— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) February 14, 2018
did you know when you're in a relationship you get to throw rocks at single people on valentine's day? I didn't know that b/c I was never in a relationship but it's true— joseph birdsong (@josephbirdsong) February 14, 2018
Others are less thrilled.
Valentine’s Day is just watching really disastrous couples post incredibly vapid/cliché things about each other on social media. And I’m just EATING IT UP.— Emily Osment (@EmilyOsment) February 14, 2018
everybody who posts a picture of their boyfriends today and refers to them as “this goober” is committing a hate crime against me personally— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) February 14, 2018
Some are just plain over the holiday and everything that comes with it.
roses are red— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) February 14, 2018
do you believe in love at first sight
no wait nevermind pic.twitter.com/H6iF47DFqn
On Valentine’s Day, you can find all the single people here on Twitter. While, the taken ones are on Instagram.— Typical Malaysian (@TypicalMsian) February 14, 2018
Happy anniversary of the Valentine's Day when my friend and I rented a karaoke room for the two of us because we were single and needed to sing sad songs without anyone giving us any grief! pic.twitter.com/9WYBuaw9Ay— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) February 14, 2018
valentine's day was ruined ever since Liam M. spilled hawaiian punch all of my cards in 4th grade and didn't even bother to get paper towels! MEN!!— Taylor Trudon (@taylortrudon) February 13, 2018
I almost wasn't going to drink this week, but tomorrow's Valentine's Day, so.— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine’s Day. ???? pic.twitter.com/jDvm3ctLse— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 14, 2018
Some are ignoring it altogether.
buying yourself chocolates isn’t called ‘empowering,’ it’s called ‘tuesday’— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) February 14, 2018
valentine’s day plans? probably same as usual- standing in the kitchen eating cereal out of tupperware while my dog and i stare blankly at each other— steph (@stephsstone) February 14, 2018
you, a fool: its valentines day— numbah 4 go blanco (@ProtomanX97) February 14, 2018
me, an intellectual: it is wednesday my dudes
And, finally, this should be all of our Valentine’s Day moods:
With everything going on in the media about me this Valentine’s Day I don’t want people to get distracted and forget how beautiful I am (on the outside)— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 14, 2018
We hope you enjoyed this array of Valentine’s Day tweets. And remember — when in doubt, treat yo’ self.