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After Valentine’s Day, what comes next is Singles Awareness Day, also known as Singles Appreciation Day. Yep, there’s such a thing, guys, and it’s celebrated on February 15th each year although some people celebrate it on February 14th as their own brand of anti-Valentine’s Day protest.

Singles Awareness Day is said to have started around 2005 in order to promote self-love and so that single people can celebrate their “singleness.” According to this article, the holiday was invented as a form of resistance to Valentine’s Day which a lot of people view as a commercialized holiday “in which a lot of pressure is placed on people to not only find a mate but also to buy the perfect gift – which usually involves flowers or jewelry.”

There’s nothing wrong with being single, but somehow single people face a stigma. Society view us single people as something outside of the norm and once we reach a certain age, we start to feel our friends’ and family’s pressure to get us married in no time. 

But why does the society want us to be in a couple? If we are single, we seem to be less of a person, like there’s a problem with us or that we are incomplete, like something is missing in our life.

Anyway, how is Singles Awareness Day celebrated? Some say they spend it with their loved ones, or you know, they go to work as usual, or they take this time as an excuse to hang out with fellow single friends.

Having said all that, what does it mean to be single in your country, guys? Is being single still a big deal where you come from? How often do you get asked why you remain single and what do you tell them? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below. 

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