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Singles Awareness Day
Singles Awareness Day

Learn English meaning of 'Singles Awareness Day'

Date: Feb 13 2017

Themes: Holidays, News, Romance

Grammar: Reflexive Pronouns

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Is it February 14th, and you’re still looking for the one? Does Valentine’s Day make you feel pathetic? For singles, this commercialized holiday is often unpleasant, like a Singles Awareness Day. But if you don’t have a significant other, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, celebrate something different.

February 14th now has a new name. It’s called Galentine’s Day. The word Galentine is a combination of gal and valentine. It’s a day to be happy and treat yourself to nice things. On Galentine’s Day, you can do whatever you want, even if that’s only a TV marathon. You should feel single, free, and happy.

Andy’s love life had a rough year. Now he’s sad and single on Valentine’s Day. Can Jessica come up with a plan for her friend?

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Andy_H

Andy_H

Jessica

Jessica

Andy_H:  Oh, Jessica. I had another year!

Jessica:  A rough year?

Andy_H:  A really rough year. I thought that Amanda was the one. And then, I thought that Michelle was the one, and now I’m all alone, and it’s February 14th.

Jessica:  Oh, please don’t beat yourself up, Andy. Valentine’s Day is such a commercialized holiday.

Andy_H:  I know, but… ugh!

Jessica:  You don’t need a significant other to celebrate and just have a great time with a friend.

Andy_H:  I know, but… ugh!

Jessica:  Don’t be pathetic, Andy. Come on!

Andy_H:  OK, OK. Hey, do you want to celebrate Galentine’s Day with me, then?

Jessica:  Oh, my gosh. Singles Awareness Day? OK, all right. We can treat ourselves to a TV marathon.

Andy_H:  Of Gilmore Girls?

Jessica:  Maybe. I don’t know, yeah.

Andy_H:  We’ll talk. Well, what do you want?

Jessica:  Gossip Girl.

Andy_H:  I’ll settle for it.

Jessica:  OK. You don’t need someone else to be complete. You just need me. We’ll have a great time.

Andy_H:  Galentine’s Day 2017!!!

Jessica:  Wooh!!!

 

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Andy is ready to beat himself up. Instead of finding the one this year, he’s all alone. He dated several women, but it didn’t work out. Now, it’s Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is often rough for single people. Andy feels pathetic because he doesn’t have a significant other.

Jessica is Andy’s good friend, and she wants him to be happy. She also doesn’t want him to feel upset about a commercialized holiday. This gives Andy an idea; why not celebrate a different holiday instead? Both friends agree to treat themselves to a TV marathon for Galentine’s Day 2017.

Did you meet the one yet? Do you celebrate a holiday on February 14th?

 

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julito1

julito1

Argentina

Slavic miracle. good idea, only that make sure that is not made up of chocolate. wink !

09:05 PM Feb 13 2017 |

Slavic miracle

Russian Federation

I like this holiday. I know a lot of people who have a significant other don’t like this day :) I like to treat the one to something little and cute for this Day.


If you are along, please don’t be rough in this day and don’t be pathetic! As an idea you can buy cookies in the shape of a heart to your dog :) you will make him happy :)

07:31 PM Feb 13 2017 |

meyban

meyban

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh, valentine,s day is a realy commercialized holiday. it,s a day that couple buy doll,s flower,s and watches for each other.

05:51 AM Feb 13 2017 |

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