While Valentine’s day may be a highly anticipated celebration for couples around the world, this lover’s holiday can be a serious downer if you are flying solo. And like clockwork, those lovebirds never fail at flaunting their mutual infatuation both on and offline. Instead of hopelessly scrolling through an endless timeline of grand gifts and romantic gestures this year, check out this list of 7 best ideas for how you can spend this Valentine’s Day if you’re single.
Take Yourself On A Date
Who needs a significant other when you can be your own bae? If you are feeling the V-Day blues because you are single this year, treating yourself is a great way to rev up some self-love: a trip to a local museum, or even a reservation for one at a fancy restaurant. If you don’t practice showing yourself some appreciation, then who will?
Do Some Spring Cleaning
One of the easiest ways to ward off negative thoughts or emotions is to keep your mind occupied. Remember that spring cleaning your vowed to do before the new year? Remember how you never got around to it? Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to distract yourself from the V-Day blues, while also decluttering your space and getting a fresh, clean perspective on life.
Spend Time With Your Best Friend or A Family Member
A solo Valentine’s Day is definitely a day to lean on your village. Whether it’s your best friend, mom, dad, sister or favorite cousin, getting out and enjoying those you care about most is a great way to spend a day dedicated to love.
Throw an Anti-Valentine’s Day Singles Party
If all else fails, there is power in numbers. Gather up all your other single friends and throw a party. There’s nothing like encouraging yourself to push through a potentially sad day by rounding up your peeps, grabbing some drinks and celebrating the power of your collective freedom.
Pamper Yourself with Self-Care
There’s no better day than Valentine’s Day to catch up on normal beauty regimens, or some special acts of TLC. If you are feeling fancy, get yourself a pedi-mani, a professional massage or a sauna session. If you need to stay on a budget, try a homemade facial or a detox bath.
The best medicine for sadness is laughter, and finding something to spark your humor can help you leave those V-Day blues in the dust. Go on a Netflix binge of your favorite comedy series, or hit up a local comedy club to get your needed dose of laughs.
Catch up With a Friend
If you still haven’t found enough activities to fill up your solo Valentine’s Day, find some time to catch up with a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. This is the perfect time to spread some positive energy to old friends or those who live far away. Make a real live, old-school phone call and chat it up, or go on a virtual movie date with a long-distance friend!