While if you’re single on Valentine’s Day, you may just be waiting for the day to get over so you can get on with your week, who said you can’t still have some fun? Here are 8 singles Valentine’s Day activities…
1. Host a singles party
Don’t want to spend Valentine’s Day alone? A great way to have some fun and be surrounded by people is by hosting a singles party! Find all the lonely singles you know and put together a fun night of music, dancing and delicious food.
2. Plan a Galentine’s Day
More fun singles Valentine’s Day activities include having a “Galentine’s Day”. Usually celebrated on February 13th to commemorate friendships, you can always celebrate this day on the 14th instead. Grab your besties and go shopping, watch a new movie in the theatre or stay home and enjoy the day with your gal pals.
3. Treat yourself to your favourite meal
Play host to yourself on Valentine’s Day and put away the traditional home-cooked meal or takeout dinner. Pull out that recipe book collecting dust or whip up your favourite meal you’ve made hundreds of times but still want more of. Set the table, light some candles and enjoy your meal or put on a movie and relax for the night.
4. Pamper yourself at home
A day like this could be one of self-care too. Valentine’s Day is all about love, so why not indulge in some tender loving care of yourself? Put on some relaxing music, take a bath, put on a face or hair mask, give yourself a manicure and pedicure… find what makes you feel good, and do those little things for yourself.
5. Enjoy time with family
As much as the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Valentine’s Day is romantic love, the day also celebrates other forms of love. It could be the love of family too. So if you don’t have a special someone in your life this year, spend time with your family and show them how much they mean to you.
6. Do a movie marathon
Have you bookmarked tons of TV shows or movies you’ve wanted to watch? Make a list and binge-watch them on Valentine’s Day. Get yourself a big bowl of popcorn and any other snacks you want and settle down in front of the TV for the day.
7. Gift yourself something nice
Another fun Valentine’s Day idea for singles is to take yourself out for the day and buy a gift you’ve always wanted. Maybe you’ve been putting it off, thinking you don’t really need it, or you just haven’t had the money for it, now’s the day to put aside all the excuses and buy it. It’s not that you should only get gifts from others – show up and spoil yourself on this day.
8. Unplug from everything
If you want to skip seeing lots of couple photos on social media this Valentine’s Day, you can always unplug from everything digital for the day. A day of digital detox has a lot more benefits too and it may just give you the chance to sit back, relax and have that much-needed downtime before getting back into your busy schedule.