Have you ever heard there is a day that has been celebrated in the world as Singles Awareness Day? Yes, it is a special day for people who are single and not tied to any kind of romantic relationship.
Do you know when is Singles Awareness Day celebrated all around the world? Well, it is celebrated on the 15th of February every year. You can get and gather along with other happily single people around the world to proudly say that you are single and very happy.
Here are some fun facts about the Singles Appreciation Day.
- It was actually started as a joke – The origin of this celebration for singles people is a joke between many young students who use this day as a contradiction to Valentine’s Day. However, it turned out to be getting more popular these days.
- At first, the celebration is quite simple – Young single people celebrate this day by getting their day off from work, and then go out with other friends to share some joy by eating together and exchanging gifts. But for now, many e-commerce also use this moment as a day to give the special discounts to their customers. Therefore, this day is becoming the shopping day too.
- Lately, many people use this day as their chance to get the actual romance partner – Yes, many singles people use this day as a challenge for them to get a romantic partner, and many of them have surprisingly succeeded.
Singles Awareness Day in Asian Countries
The main purpose of this celebration is to make those who can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day may have some fun. Although there are more and more people who contribute and support this celebration, Single Awareness Day actually contradicts with the most elder people in the world, especially in Asia because most of them want their children to get married at a younger age.
In China, for example, the young people celebrate National Singles Awareness Day on the 11th of November in every year. Although many elder are against it, the younger generations support the celebration of Singles Awareness Day. In addition, they celebrate it by taking a day off of their work and happily do everything that they want to do on that day.
Although this day is considered as an unofficial holiday for single people, actually it is quite popular for those who want to get married. According to the national research in 2011, more than 4000 couples are reported to get married in Beijing on 11 November 2011.
Singles Awareness Day Quotes
**_“S.I.N.G.L.E = Strong, Independent, Noticeable, Generous, Loyal and Enlightened”
**_“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” — Henry David Thoreau
**_“Happy phony, romanticized, overly commercial, sucks to be single, pretend that it’s love, day!”
**_“If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.” — Thomas Merton
**_“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.” — Anais Nin
**_“The best thing about being a single woman is you can sleep around. You can sleep all over that bed of yours. Left. Right. Middle.”
**_“I don’t need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves.” — Shirley MacLaine
**_If being in love is what it means to be free, then this Valentine’s Day my heart is in solitary confinement!
**_“What’s better than having a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day? Being single on February 15th. All the wine and candy is half off, and no one cares if you get fat.”
**_“Single is not a status. It is a word that best describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.”
**_“I’ve been single for a while and I have to say, it’s going very well. Like… It’s working out. I think I’m the one.” – Emily Heller
**_“When you’re single, all you see are happy couples. When you’re committed, all you see are happy singles.”
**_“My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.” — Warsan Shire
**_“I’m single because I don’t need anybody to ruin my life. I’m ruining it perfectly on my own.”
**_“Single is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.” — Mandy Hale
**_“Today may be Single’s Awareness Day, but chin up. Tomorrow is half-price candy day!”
**_“Being single doesn’t mean no one loves you. It means that God is busy writing your love story.”
**_“I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to.” –Eric Dickerson
**_“If singleness were a crime, you, my friend, would certainly be one of the most dangerous criminals on planet Earth.”
**_“I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not defined by another person.” — Oscar Wilde
**_“It is good to be lonely, for being alone is not easy. The fact that something is difficult must be one more reason to do it.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
**_“Being single isn’t the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well.” -Renee Jones
**_“Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.” — Sex and the City
**_“A few people have the privilege of enjoying Valentine’s Day with someone they truly love, but even fewer have the blessing of enjoying it even more alone!”
**_“Being single is getting over the illusion that there is somebody out there to complete you and taking charge of your own life.” — Omkar Phatak
**_“The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.”- Ann Landers
**_“Valentine’s Day: the holiday that reminds you that if you don’t have a special someone, you’re alone.”- Lewis Black
**_“Valentine’s Day money-saving tip: Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th.”- David Letterman
**_“I know being single on Valentine’s Day can suck. But it’s SO much better than dating some idiot.”
**_“If you really are going to be a happy single, you have to stop treating being single as the annoying time that you pass between relationships and embrace it. Rather than focusing on what you lack, focus on what you have: You.” – Natalie Lue
**_“Single is not a status. It is a word that best describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.” – Unknown
**_“Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the joy of being in love. Unless you’re single and lonely then it’s called Laundry Day.” – Dane cook
**_“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams
**_“You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.” – Jo Coudert
**_“Don’t be sad if you are single on Valentine’s Day. Work hard, achieve something and see, one day, the right person will cross your path.” – Harshal “Harry” Batha
**_“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” – Unknown
**_“Being single entitles you to not ask someone’s opinion before you do something to mess up your own room, your credit report or even your life.” – Sayali Patil
**_“Being single doesn’t mean that you know nothing about love. Sometimes being solo is wiser than being in a false relationship.” – Unknown
**_“Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.” ― Mandy Hale
**_“Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.” – W. Somerset Maugham in “A Writer’s Notebook”
**_“Single life shouldn’t be a diet of junk food, aiming only to please one’s lower appetites. It should be a time of preparation, the veggies that earn our dessert.” ― Amy E. Spiegel
**_“When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death-ourselves.” – Eda Leshan
**_“…the very acknowledgement that women have selves that exist independently of others, and especially independent of husbands and children, is revolutionary.” – Rebecca Traister
**_“I love being single. It’s my choice, not a sentence. It’s not a state that I’m in until someone better comes along. Don’t feel sorry for me. I love my life.” – Sarah Morgan
**_“No girl should ever forget that she doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” – Marilyn Monroe
**_“Nobody is ever going to be able to fill your you shaped hole for you…The gaping hole we all have inside that deeply craves validation, love and comfort.” – Chidere Eggerue
**_“Next February I’m going to file a lawsuit against Valentine’s Day for singles’ discrimination.” – Unknown
**_“If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.” – Michael Josephson
**_“You’ve got to be fond of yourself enough to support yourself emotionally regardless of the intimate company of someone else.” – Chidere Eggerue
**_“Being single isn’t the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well.” – Renee Jones
**_“The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.” – Ann Landers
**_“Yes, it’s a virtue to grow and improve, but it’s important to remember that being single does not mean you’re flawed and in need of fixing. Your relationship or lack thereof has little to do with your worth.” – Jennifer Taitz
**_“I am happy every day, regardless of my relationship status, because I understand that my happiness doesn’t come from a relationship, it comes from within.” – Gregg Michaelsen
**_“Other than the love of God; the greatest love is self-love. You have to love yourself more than you love someone else in order to succeed in a prosperous life.” — Barbara Hart
**_“’Happily Single’ is recognizing that you don’t need or want to be rescued from your life by a handsome prince because your life is pretty awesome, as is.” — Mandy Hale
**_“Single is no longer a lack of options — but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.” — Mandy Hale
**_”You deserve to be the protagonist of your own wonderful, bizarre, terrifying little life. If you decide you are enough, you are enough. You don’t need to wait for some grand external validation of your worth before you offer your kindest heart to yourself.” — Kathy Brown
Funny Single on Valentine’s Day Quotes
**_“It sucks spending Valentine’s Day alone, but at least I’ll have more money to spend to make myself happy!”
**_“My quest to spend every Valentine’s Day alone is based on a personal goal of achieving spiritual oneness.”
**_“I gave my no-good boyfriend the boot earlier this month, making this the happiest Valentine’s Day I’ve had in years!”
**_“If Valentine’s Day is all about affection and chocolate, then it should be a holiday dedicated to appreciating fat people.”
**_“If you could get a good look at my ex, then you would see why I now consider Valentine’s Day more like Halloween.”
**_“The way that I’m always forced to spend Valentine’s Day alone makes me believe that Cupid has a personal beef with me.”
**_“My girlfriend is 1000 miles away this Val’s Day, and I want to extend her my sincerest holiday wishes that she stay there!”
**_“Since I don’t have a partner, on Valentine’s Day, I will go around and collect Cupid’s broken arrow and then sell it back to him on eBay.”
**_“If I actually had enough money to celebrate a holiday as frivolous as Valentine’s Day, then my girlfriend from last year would still be around.”
**_“If Cupid is such an advocate of intimate love, then why is that he has never been spotted with a girlfriend or wife, not even on Valentine’s Day? Something is definitely not right!”
**_“Valentine’s Day is appropriately the only holiday where the popular character that symbolizes the occasion is brandishing a very deadly weapon. Thank God I’m single!”
**_“Cupid called and said he can’t make it over this February 14th as it seems the TSA detained him for carrying what they perceive as suspicious-looking chocolates.”
**_“This Valentine’s Day, I want to give a mighty shout-out to all my peeps for still having the courage to smile despite being as single.”
**_“After I got finished dealing with him for his last screw-up Cupid is thoroughly afraid of even looking my direction on Valentine’s Day.”
**_“One of the biggest pros of being single is that you’re 100% sure you haven’t get yourself involved with the wrong person.”
Some of you might think you are not lovable since you are always alone and feel so lonely. This is the benefit of celebrating this day because you can gather with other single people, so you will feel less lonely. If you still do, just read the Singles Awareness Day quotes above to brighten up your mood. You can also share the quote to your friends. Lastly, stand up, love yourself, be happy, and Happy Singles Awareness Day!