If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, there are a few ways you can cope. Every single lady is preparing for a day of loneliness and chocolate but that can be replaced by turning your loneliness into a brightened day.
In fact, you might be better off than your friends who are coupled up. Think about it. You don’t have to put a whole lot of thought into your Valentine’s Day plans or spend way too much money on flowers and chocolates.
Remember, your heart is precious in the same way everyone else’s is. The important thing is that it should cry, pine, or long for the right people—the ones needing love the most.
Instead of crying and shovelling chocolate in your mouths alone here’s a short list of alternative ways to spend this Valentine’s Day.
- LOVE YOURSELF
What better way to spend the day of love than to pamper yourself. You don’t need a “significant other” to take you on a date this year, although it would be nice.
Do whatever makes you happy! Cut yourself some slack. Remind yourself that you are lovable and worthy of love. This is the only way to spend the holiday treating yourself like the royalty you are.
- HAVE A GIRL’S NIGHT OUT
Like the above option, go out with your friends who are also singles and have a “Galentine’s Day.” A group dinner is even better than being alone. Girls’ night out reunites friends; catch up on all the gists you have missed.
- GIVE A GIFT
Give Valentine’s Day cards to those close to you. These include your co-workers and friends, as well as those not so close to you: like the security/cleaner who serves you in the office.
Send them a bouquet of roses and tell them how much you look up to them.
- PARTICIPATE IN A “SECRET VALENTINE” WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Who needs a valentine when you and your girlfriends have each other? Round up your girls, draw names from a hat, and buy whomever you draw a little something. Then, on V-Day, meet at a friend’s apartment to exchange gifts.
Try a karaoke bar, because let’s face it, when is karaoke a better time? Karaoke helps get everyone to participate. In a dance party, there may be several people who do not like dancing and do not really take part in the party actively. However, with a Karaoke, it is easier to get everyone on stage to sing on the tunes with the words readily available.
- TRY SOMETHING NEW
Interested in taking up yoga? Want to learn how to dance ballet? Wish you could cook risotto? Challenge yourself to do something you haven’t done before or seldom get to do because of your schedule on Val’s Day.
- SPA/ MASSAGE
Use Valentine’s Day as a day to pamper yourself. Go and do something that feels good for you. The point is to take some time for self-care because that is an act of love, too. Book a couples massage with your best friend or a family member.
8. COOK DINNER FOR YOUR PARENTS
Set the table, light candles, and open a good bottle of sparkling wine for your parents.
- STAY OFF SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook-stalking your ex to see how they’re celebrating with their new girlfriend is not going to make you feel happy or confident.
- WEAR SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD
It is Valentine’s Day after all. Put on something that always turns heads, and which you tend to receive compliments. Wear red or a colour you don’t usually wear to turn it up a notch, but makes you feel your sexiest.
- WATCH MOVIES
Find some movies that make you laugh, and help you appreciate love. Love comes in so many forms. It can be a classic romantic comedy: “Pretty in Pink”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”, and “Love Actually” are some classics that will make you smile, laugh, and cry (just a little bit and in a good way).
- TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMETHING SPECIAL
Don’t wait for someone else to give you something which you want or deserve. If there is something that would make your heart content, go ahead and do it for yourself.
- GO FOR EVENTS
If you are looking to meet someone, then, have a party just for single people. Even if you don’t find Miss or Mr perfect, you may end up with new friends.
- VISIT A NEW PLACE
Get out of town. Plan a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway with a friend or family member.
- GO ON ABOUT YOUR DAY
Take the pressure off. Valentine’s Day does not have to be a big deal and it is not mandatory that you do something. So go on about your usual business.