How to Win at Being Single on Valentines Day
February means being bombarded with red hearts, pink flowers, and phrases like “be mine” written in elegant script everywhere you look. For some people, both single and in relationships, Valentine’s Day is an annoying and unnecessary commercial celebration. For those who are unattached and not exactly happy about it, though, it can be more like pouring salt in a wound.
But don’t fret, dear reader; with a positive attitude and a little creativity, you can have just as much fun as every happy couple you encounter… even if you’re single on Valentine’s Day.
1. Laugh it up!
Laughter boosts your mood, reduces stress, and makes you feel better. On Valentine’s day, have your own funny movie marathon, enjoy some stand-up comedy and laugh to your heart’s content! Cuddle up on the couch with your pet(s) and a cozy blanket to laugh it up. Treat yourself to a cheap and healthy snack like natural popcorn or yogurt mixed with berries and dark chocolate. If you’re looking for movie suggestions, here’s an obvious one:
2. Have a Singles Party or as what I like to call it, GALENTINE’S DAY!
While you might be single, that doesn’t mean you only have to spend Valentine’s Day by yourself. Even if your friends are relationship’d up, plan ahead to make separate plans with them to have the best type of celebration there is: Galentine’s Day. Sip on some fun drinks, munch on little snacks, and take the time to appreciate the wonderful friendships you have with the women in your life. Pop some bubbly, and toast to your independence.
3. Treat yourself!
Eat at your favorite restaurant! Solo dinners out are so underrated. Not only can you order whatever you want, but you don’t have to make conversation with anyone and can really focus on the delicious food.
4. Buy Yourself Flowers
Treat yourself to a beautiful arrangement of flowers, or bring home an assortment and channel your inner florist to make beautiful bouquets. Use them to decorate your home and bask in the sweet smell. Buying yourself flowers can be empowering and elevate your self-esteem, especially if you’re feeling down. A fresh bouquet also enhances your surroundings with color and the flowers’ fragrance.
5. Love Yourself
Do whatever makes you happy! And remind yourself that you are worthy of love. Remember that being single legit isn’t the worst thing. You can also volunteer at a youth shelter, soup kitchen, or animal shelter. It’s easy to feel bad about yourself when you’re single on Valentine’s Day, take that energy and spin it into something positive to help those less fortunate than us because there are problems worse than being single on Valentine’s Day. You deserve to be happy, with or without a partner, so do everything in your power to make this holiday a positive occasion. Or make it a day of self-care activities that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Take a long bath, put on a face mask, or paint your nails. Better yet, book an amazing hair appointment with us!