This year is the tenth anniversary of the publication of my book Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics. I have been so touched by all the deep connections, sharing, friendships and relationships that have been created by the movement associated with this book. Most of all, it moves me when they tell me Quirkyalone gave them a new sense of self-respect.
International Quirkyalone Day is coming up on February 14 and I want to make it a special one for the tenth anniversary. International Quirkyalone Day is a do-it-yourself celebration of romance, friendship, and independent spirit. It’s a celebration of all kinds of love: romantic, platonic, familial, and yes, self-love. International Quirkyalone Day is not anti-Valentine’s Day. It’s NOT a pity party for single people. It’s an alternative–a feel-good alternative to the marketing barrage of Valentine’s Day and an antidote to the silicone version of love presented in shows such as The Bachelor. IQD has been celebrated locally by people in over 40 cities around the world.
I posted on the Quirkyalone Facebook page asking people for ideas for how to celebrate. German QA Andreas, a graduate of GetQuirky, came up with a great idea to celebrate Quirkyalone Day GLOBALLY.
Andreas’ idea is inspired by Ringo Starr, who asked people around the world to say “peace and love” on his birthday at the same moment in 2010.
Let’s throw a global shout-out party at noon on Quirkyalone Day (February 14)
At noon on February 14, wherever you are in the world, say, “Happy Quirkyalone Day.”
Let’s spread the message of quirkyalone peace and self-love to appreciate ourselves and this moment.
February 14 at noon . . . on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest or wherever you hang out online. . .
–A photo of you with a piece of paper wishing people Happy Quirkyalone Day.
–A video of you wishing friends Happy Quirkyalone Day, share what Quirkyalone Day means for you and/or how you are going to celebrate.
–Say hello, and happy February 14, happy IQD!
–Share quirky cat videos from YouTube.
–However you want to express yourself. Be quirky! Your choice!
This is your Quirkyalone Day gift to the world to turn them on to the possibility of more self-love and self-confidence single or partnered.
Are you in?
–When you post on Facebook on February 14 at noon, tag “Quirkyalone” so your greetings show up on the Quirkyalone page.
–On Twitter, use hashtag #happyquirkyaloneday.
Let’s do a global movement of quirkyalone peace and love!
Can’t wait to see your greetings at noon February 14!