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