7 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day When You’re Single
Watching people snuggle up with their loved ones on Valentine’s Day can be a bit depressing if your single, but it doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of things you can do to get on Valentine’s Day if you’re single and you’ll have plenty of fun doing it as well.
- Order Yourself Flowers and Chocolate. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself on Valentine’s Day. Order yourself some flowers and chocolates a couple of weeks before the big day and sign the card from “from your secret admirer.” You’re most likely going to remember that you sent these flowers to yourself, but that’s OK, it will still make you smile. Plus, you’ll never be sad after sending yourself delicious sweets.
- Spend Time With Those You Love. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s the perfect holiday to spend time with the people you love the most. When was the last time you took your parents out to dinner to show them how much you love them? Maybe you haven’t been able to hang out with your best friend in a long time. This would be the perfect time to go to dinner, a movie or even hit the clubs! There is no written rule that you have to spend Valentine’s Day completely alone. This holiday is a day to celebrate love, it doesn’t matter where that love comes from.
- Don’t Think People Are Pitying You. People drive themselves crazy every year thinking that every couple on Valentine’s Day is is pitying them for being alone. Chances are, other people are not noticing your single status. You should never compare your life to others because you don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors. Everyone is not as happy as they appear to be and you have your own life to live, which should never have anything to do with anyone else.
- Cook or Bake For Yourself. Don’t feel depressed if there’s no one around to take you out to dinner. One of the most satisfying things you can do for yourself is to cook a meal with fresh and healthy ingredients. There’s never a wrong time to take care of your body and look after yourself. Want something a little more indulgent? Bake yourself a cake. Creating something from scratch is always a good mood booster.
- Pamper Yourself. There are a million ways to pamper yourself. Get a manicure, pedicure, go to the salon/barbershop, take a long hot bath, the options are endless. No one can stop you from displaying how much you love yourself on Valentine’s Day…and that’s OK.
- Volunteer Your Time. Spreading love on Valentine’s Day can come in many forms. Volunteer your time at a local church or soup kitchen to help those in need. There is no better way on Valentine’s Day to show those truly in need that someone out there still cares for them.
- If All Else Fails, Stay Home. If you don’t have work or school, say home! Pop some popcorn, get in your most comfortable pajamas and stay in bed all day. If seeing other people in love gets you down, this might be your best option.
Just remember, Valentine’s Day only comes around one day a year. There’s no reason to stress over it since it will be over before you know it.