Thanks for all the love about my video last week, guys.

It’s Valentines Day on Saturday, and the majority of my best friends are in relationships, so they are actually doing something unnecessary and expensive.
Here’s how you survive this money-making day of love when you are both as single and painfully self-aware as I am.

Firstly, you are not alone, even though it feels like you might be sometimes. If you need help being reminded of that, then call up all of your other single friends (you do have them) and ask if you can do something equally as awesome as all those loved-up couples.

Secondly, know that Valentine’s Day is purely around for companies to make a profit. Granted, the majority of holidays and traditions are used to make money, Christmas and Easter alike. But Valentine’s is the selling of chocolate and the selling of cards and the selling of stuffed animals holding hearts, which are all merely surrounded by the promise of love to make us invest in them.

Thirdly, don’t follow the couple. I doubt this will be an issue when you’re older, but when your couple friends are young and Valentine’s isn’t as big a deal, you might be invited to tag along (bit awkward) on their day of love. Don’t do this. As tempting as it might be to have a fun day out with your friends, you will soon regret this as they slobber over each other for the fiftieth time.

Fourthly, and this might sound stupid, and like the only person that would do this is the protagonist in a dopey rom-com, but I can assure you that I’ve seen people do this: Don’t call your ex. Seriously, don’t.

Fifthly, it’s a stupid day. It’s fine to be sad about it. You’re only human.

Also, have some cake. Cake is good. ♦