Being single on Valentine’s Day does not have to be dull. If you’re bummed about not having a Valentine this year, here are a few ideas to make it a great day anyway!
1. Cook your favorite food.
Make something that makes you really happy. Comfort food or a favorite family recipe is always a good choice. Valentine’s Day can be about loving yourself just as much as any other kind of love, so do something just for you!
2. Invite friends over for a movie marathon.
Have some of your close single friends over and watch a few movies and eat some good snacks. Pick movies you all love, ones you all haven’t seen before, or have everyone bring their favorite movie (if there aren’t too many of you) and just chill. This is fun for everyone!
3. Go shopping.
Go for some retail therapy. You can shop alone or with friends, just make sure to get yourself something you really want. And don’t make this an errands type of shop, treat yourself to something you don’t really need but will make you happy.
4. Throw a themed party.
You can throw a classic Valentine’s Day themed party or something a bit more creative or specific to your group of friends. Getting people together for a fun night is always great, but on a holiday it’s even better.
5. Have a board game night.
A little friendly competition can turn into a great time and board games are great for making that happen. You can go for classic board games from your childhood or go for some more adult games. Just go for whatever you think you and your friends will have more fun with and you’re good to go!
6. Get your friends together and bake.
Bake some Valentine’s themed treats. Whether that’s heart-shaped cookies, red velvet cupcakes, or frosted brownies, just get everyone involved. Have everyone decorate his/her treats with whatever toppings you pick up (red or pink icing, heart-shaped sprinkles, candy pieces, etc.) and everyone will love it!
But, most importantly: treat yourself! Do something that you really enjoy. Hang out with people who make you happy. Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to be alone. Don’t get hung up about not having a significant other. You can have just as much fun with some good friends and good food!