The world marks Valentine’s Day today, when people celebrate love and their loved ones by buying gifts and other items to show their affection.
Nigerians, both home and abroad, aren’t left out of the celebrations as they storm retail shops for gifts and take to social media to give shout outs to those dear to them.
But as we know all too well, it sometimes happens that an individual gets to spend this special day alone.
Sometimes, it could be that a partner is out of town and unreachable for the day, or worse still, we are just single – either fresh out of a relationship of searching for love.
Of course being single could be a cold place to be – West Life made it abundantly clear in hit song ‘Love takes two’ – there’s however some comfort to be found in self love.
This is more feasible in the realm of deep positive thinking, surely, but Nigerians have taken it that bit deeper on social media, with many sharing their experiences of spending Valentine’s Day alone.
From hilarious memes to stinging sarcasm, posting of selfies and honest-to-God comforting messages, below are some of what Nigeria’s Twitterland has to say on the #ValentinesWithNobody trend.
— Glowing_Glowria (@gloria_oyebode) February 14, 2020
The face. The valentine date.
— Dr. Ayigbe Borla Bird 塞拉姆 🇬🇭 (@Mr_Ceyram) February 14, 2020
— Nessa + Macie Doodle (@DoodleNessa) February 14, 2020
— mimi__dStarGirl⭐️……… @mhiz_mimi_ (@mimi24715610) February 14, 2020
DEAR SELF #ValentineswithNobody
want present? Go buy it yourself.
want flowers? Go buy yourself.
want messages? Send it to dear self.
Want phone call? Send yourself a voice note.
Want dinner? Take yourself out.
— Chief Erican (@EricanSA) February 14, 2020
— Devil's Advocate (@linc_smash) February 14, 2020
Happy #ValentinesWithNobody Day.
Love yourself first. pic.twitter.com/DdM5KMXcrZ
— Viu South Africa (@ViuSouthAfrica) February 14, 2020
— ♥️ KΛYᄂΣIGΉ ♥️ (@SupaZombieGirl) February 14, 2020
all the 19 boys i have booked for today are all sick 😢 please help me say a prayer for them, this also means i have no date today 💔 #ValentinesWithNobody
— Saada 🇬🇭 (@daddys_girlT) February 14, 2020
Valentines day without a boyfriend or girlfriend is not bad, But Mothers day without a mother is painful 💔💔😭 #ValentinesWithNobody
— Ajibola 💦 (@jibbyford_) February 14, 2020