Shonda Shonda Rhimes has given special advice to any single girls moping around on February 14th: “F*ck Valentine’s Day. Go do something with your life!”

Her message, and somewhat of a rant, came after a fan asked her advice for single girls this love day. “Here is what I say to all the ladies who are alone on Valentines Day: please do not ever use these words ‘ladies who are alone on Valentine’s Day’ together in a sentence ever again. Ever. Again,” she wrote.

Rhimes said V-Day is not any more significant than any other day of the year and single women don’t need cheering up because, “THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.”

“DO NOT buy into the idea that a day created by greeting card companies should be more romantic than other day or should make you feel lonelier than any other day,” she continued. “‘Cause life is awesome. And [feeling lonely because of it] is stupid. And a waste of perfectly good time.”

The television producer and brains behind hit show Scandal suggested all women to do whatever it is that makes them happy today. “Go. Be happy with the people you love and who love you,” she said. “See a friend. Read a book. Flirt with a cute boy (or girl). Dance it out. Watch a movie. Have a party. Build a robot. Stop a Zombie Apocalypse. Take over the Earth. Paint your toenails. Eat soup. DO ANYTHING.”

Thanks for the great advice, Shonda!

Whether you are single or in a relationship, what are your plans this V-day? 

  • Sasha

    I think what I said was taken a bit out of context. By no means was I trying to say that by the very act of being single you are by default putting yourself out there to be ridiculed. I was trying to say that the people who constantly talk/whine about being single are the ones that put themselves out there and who the “solve a single woman’s problem and/or make them feel like crap” market is centered around. I am now in a relationship but wasn’t for years (18-23) but was never bitter about Valentine’s Day or bought into the mentality that being single is a problem that needs to be “fixed”. When I hear this bitterness or single woman woes I find them to be annoying because it brings the energy/ mood down and it’s borderline psycotic to me that anyone would sit there and wallow in their singleness. That’s the main reason why a market for this kind of stuff exists and it’s pathetic.

  • AJW

    Folks love calling women bitter. Lol

  • Oh Well

    If your bitter then your bitter, sorry.

  • Mademoiselle

    I actually agree. I remember back in my school years I would have friends who would one year try to recruit me to boycott the day and wear all black, but the next year would fret over whether their new boo will go all out. As an adult, the only thing that’s changed is no one’s planning a boycott these days — the snarky comments abound, though — but I can’t think of any of my coupled friends who don’t make a big deal out of it.

  • MercedesKeyes (@mercyk)

    Bravo Bravo Bravo… positively outstanding – couldn’t have said better myself! Now if only they will listen!

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