We don’t know who needs to hear this, but being single isn’t the end of the world.
Regardless if you’ve been single for years or you just got out of a relationship, we know how Valentine’s Day might trigger FOMO in you whenever you see couples. Some of you might be thinking why you’re not spending the occasion with someone special.
We’re here to remind you to embrace your singlehood—you don’t need a partner to be happy with yourself. If you need a little nudge, we’re suggesting movies and songs you should add to your playlists. Hopefully these will make you realize that you’ll be fine this Valentine’s Day.
“How to Be Single” (2016)
After taking a break from her long-term relationship, Alice (Dakota Johnson) moves to New York to work as a paralegal and meets new friends who help her navigate the city and enjoy single life.
“Eat, Pray, Love” (2010)
Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) goes on a trip to Italy, India, and Indonesia after a divorce. “Eat, Pray, Love” is about not letting a breakup hinder you from experiencing the best things in life. This film may or may not have inspired us to have our own adventures.
“The Devil Wears Prada” (2006)
We’ve talked about how Andy Sachs’ (Anne Hathaway) boyfriend didn’t support her career before, but it’s still worth repeating that you don’t need to stay in a relationship that makes you feel insecure. In the end, Andy becomes her own person thanks to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) and the opportunities she pursued.
“Legally Blonde” (2001)
A breakup didn’t stop Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) from pursuing a law degree. Throughout the film, Elle proves to everyone that she doesn’t need a man to be successful in life. (Plus the “bend and snap” scene will always be our favorite.)
“Soulmate” – Lizzo
Lizzo always reminds us to love ourselves and “Soulmate” is one of those songs as it tells us to treat ourselves and be our own soulmates.
“Lose You to Love Me” – Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez’s new album “Rare” is about empowering and uplifting oneself. “Lose You to Love Me” is said to be one of the few songs pertaining to her past relationship with Justin Bieber, and the lyrics say it all: “I needed to lose you to love me.”
“Wild Horses” – Birdy
The chorus talks about emotional endurance during a heartbreak. Instead of wallowing in sadness, Birdy reminds all of us that we need to live our life without needing another person’s validation.
“I’m Like a Bird” – Nelly Furtado
If you need an anthem about being unapologetically free and feeling like you don’t need any commitment to be happy, Nelly Furtado’s “I’m Like a Bird” is for you.