5 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Single Person
Valentine’s Day can be a painful “Singles Awareness Day” for the many who are not with a significant other. In fact, approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
It you’re single, understandably you might feel left out while you’re paired-up friends and family go out on date night to celebrate 15+ years of marriage, or their 7 year dating anniversary.
So how does a single person celebrate the famous international holiday in a non-traditional way, and walk away at the end of the day feeling a better and more confident person?
Here are 5 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Single Person:
- Treat Yourself
Take a moment to do something nice for yourself. While couples are out on dates spending a small fortune, take time to do something that is relaxing and pampering, or go purchase a gift you have desired. If you like having your nails done, head out to the local spa and do a mani-pedi, or get a facial. If you work out a lot, sign up for a massage. Take yourself shopping for a nice outfit you can wear on the town with your friends. Buy that video game set you’ve been eyeing. If you are feeling brave, order flowers to be sent to yourself at the office. You don’t have to say who they are from!
- Go out with your single friends. No one has to be alone on Valentine’s day. Just because it’s generally for people who are ‘in love’, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with a good group of people. Take your single friends out to a karaoke bar, and sing your heart out. Nothing feels better than being out with good people who understand you. Being single gives you the opportunity to build great relationships with your friends. You have more time to do so when you are single – so give it a go!
- Remember that there is nothing wrong with you. Some people choose to be single, and some people have consequently become single. Take this moment to be proud of who you are, and remind yourself how beautiful of a person you are. Remember that you have talents to contribute to the world, and simply because you are single does not make you any less of a person. Build up your confidence, and feel good about yourself.
- Watch a romantic comedy on Netflix. Yes, this can make you more aware of your singleness, but it doesn’t have to. A funny romantic comedy can remind you about the positives of being single. At least you aren’t dating that lady next door with all the cats! Take a moment to laugh, and reflect on your life. Sometimes, being single can open up some of the best opportunities life has to offer. You have more freedom to pick up and start a new chapter anywhere you like, there are no strings. So sit back, and enjoy a laugh with a romantic comedy. There is no judging for Netflix and chill either – so have fun!
- Stay in and bake some goodies. Staying in every now and then can be a positive experience. Why not bake grandma’s secret chocolate cookie recipe? Studies show that cooking actually increases your happiness level, according to research reported by Psychology Today. If you’ve got the Valentine’s blues, bust out your cooking gear. In addition, your home will smell nice with freshly baked cookies.
This Valentine’s Day don’t feel left out if you’ve got no date. There are a lot of freedoms and positive aspects about being single. Celebrate this holiday in style, and be proud of your current relationship status. There is nothing better than being confident, especially when you are a Secure Single.
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