A single person’s guide to Valentine’s Day


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Being single on Valentine’s Day can be pretty difficult, even sad. But it doesn’t have to be. If your February isn’t peppered with conversation hearts and flowers, you definitely are not alone. 

There are many people who don’t have a significant other on Valentine’s Day. You aren’t the only one. Still, being single on this day can be tough. No one’s saying you won’t be sad, because you might be. But, this holiday celebrates love, so even if you don’t have a significant other, you can still enjoy it. 

Here are 7 things to do if you are single on Valentine’s Day.

1. Treat yourself

Just because you don’t have someone to be your Valentine doesn’t mean you can’t be your own. You don’t need someone else to buy you things, you can do it on your own. Go shopping, splurge on candy, go to the spa, grab lunch at your favorite cafe. Make yourself happy. You  don’t need someone else to do it for you. 

2. Be with other people you love

Love doesn’t always have to be romantic. On this day of love, you could spend it with parents, siblings, or other people that mean a lot to you. Some ladies decide to have ‘Galentine’s Day’ with their friends, and guys can do the same. 

3. Have a movie marathon

Watching movies can be a great way to spend an evening.  Embrace the day and watch a romance movie, or laugh along with your favorite comedy.  Just take the time for yourself. Popcorn also helps. 

4. Bake/Craft

With so many different things to do, there are a lot of possible options. Baking is always a fun thing to do, so get out the sugar and make some cake and cookies. They don’t have to be heart shaped. Also, crafting is a great way to do something fun that takes up time. These are things that can make you happier than you may think, so get busy!

5. Do something nice for someone else

If you feel unhappy, doing something kind for someone may boost your spirits. Some things you could do are make a nice dinner for your parents or buy someone you love a gift. Usually, selfless actions will make you feel better. 

6. Stay off social media 

If you have had an ex-girlfriend/boyfriend in the past, or even just have a crush at the moment, looking through old photos or stalking their Instagram is not going to make the day better. If you do another item on this list, you will not be tempted to go on your phone and see photos that make you sad. 

7. Enjoy being single

Being single does not mean that you have to be miserable. Sometimes when people are single they feel freedom. Even if this is not how you feel, enjoy your time with yourself and others that you love. Because at some point in your future, you will find your forever Valentine.