Saturday is Valentine’s Day. For couples, this means chocolates, birds chirping “La Vie en Rose” and an explosion of heart-shaped confetti. If you’re single, it means burrowing under your covers with Netflix and a bottle of wine, waiting for February 15 to roll around.
Whatever category you fall under, our favorite octogenarian sex therapist — Dr. Ruth Westheimer — has some advice on how to make the most of this most wonderful/awful of holidays.
For the person planning “Singles’ Awareness Day.”
If you’re single spend this weekend making plans for Valentine’s Day w/friends. Last minute plans might make you feel desperate — Dr. Ruth Westheimer (@AskDrRuth) February 6, 2015
For the ones just dying to see “50 Shades of Grey.”
Should you not have sex w/your partner until Valentine's Day to build up your desire? Could work so worth considering. — Dr. Ruth Westheimer (@AskDrRuth) February 9, 2015
For those who can’t be bothered to leave the house.
If you stay home this V Day, sex can be one of the courses of your dinner, even the main course! — Dr. Ruth Westheimer (@AskDrRuth) February 10, 2015
For the more gluttonous among you.
Keep in mind that too much food, drink or both will probably lead to too little sex this Valentine's Day. — Dr. Ruth Westheimer (@AskDrRuth) February 11, 2015
For those who just can’t unplug — you won’t score if you check the score.
My recommendation for Val Day dinner is to leave your smart phones home so you can concentrate on each other. — Dr. Ruth Westheimer (@AskDrRuth) February 13, 2015
For the ones tired of singing along to Beyonce.
A lot of people get engaged on Val's Day. If you were hoping & doesn't happen, push it out of your mind…until 2/15. — Dr. Ruth Westheimer (@AskDrRuth) February 13, 2015
6 Valentine's Day Tips From Dr. Ruth
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.