Valentine’s Day is just one day away, and it’s much different for those who have no one to celebrate with than it is for those with that special someone. It suddenly becomes depressing to see the hearts, balloons, and flowers all over store fronts and being handed out at work.
The good news is, it’s not so bad if you have the right attitude. You’re probably pretty tired of hearing that you can still have a great Valentine’s Day without someone on your arm, but going out and doing something is much better than the alternative, right? Everyone else is celebrating, so why shouldn’t you? There are a hundred different ways you can enjoy Valentine’s Day without a date. Here are just a few.
Find a date.
If you’re really sad about being single, just swallow your pride for a minute and put yourself out there. You might not have had any luck at the club in the past, but you might be better off using dating apps and websites. Apps like Tinder and Spoonr can lead you to someone who can at least show you a good time for the evening so you don’t have to sit at home alone.
Take a road trip with your besties.
Grab a group of your best friends, guys and girls, and hit the road. Choose a destination or just drive. Load the car with junk food and V-Day sweets to celebrate the irony that you’re literally running away from Valentine’s Day. Have everyone bring their favorite tunes to jam out to as you drive.
Watch a movie with your best friends. Don’t forget the junk food!
Have a movie night where you watch sappy chick flicks and stuff your face with popcorn, chocolates, and bon bons. If you don’t have a special someone, there’s nothing better than submerging yourself in the romantic happenings of fictional characters, right?
Sleep through it.
V-Day is on a Sunday this year, so for most people, they don’t have to work. Why not just stay home and catch up on some Z’s? The best part is, President’s Day is Monday, so if you have a job that closes for government holidays, you can continue sleeping into next week.
Organize a secret Valentine event.
This is like a secret Santa event, but on V-Day. Organize a group who want to give and receive gifts this year. Assign everyone a secret admirer, and let the gift-giving begin. Who knows? Maybe someone will find love out of the event?
Pig out on the candy and restaurant specials.
One of the best parts about Valentine’s Day is the restaurant specials and goodies scattered all over grocery stores and bakeries. For just one day, forget your diet and food restrictions, and enjoy the splendor of boxes of chocolates, giant heart-shaped pieces of fudge, lavishly decorated sugar cookies, decadent chocolate desserts, and other specials around town.
Throw a party for the single people.
Celebrate V-Day with other unattached people. Attend with the assumption that you’re not planning to fall in love, but if it happens, so be it. This is your holiday, too, and you can own it however you want.
Treat yourself to a spa day or other guilty pleasure.
When’s the last time you really pampered yourself? Make the day all about you for a change. Revel in the fact that you don’t have to worry about anyone else, and just enjoy the time letting someone else take care of you with no strings attached.
Do what you love.
Who says you have to love a human being on the day of love? You might as well put your love somewhere. Whether you have an obsession with cars or going on a shopping spree, show your love and devotion to something that can’t reject you this Valentine’s Day.
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