You may feel you are the only one without a partner on Valentine’s Day. It can be depressing going to the store and seeing all the shelves lined with candy and greeting cards. Fear not, there are lots of great things to do on this holiday if you are single.
1. Keep up your daily routine and schedules
February 14th is just another day of the year. There is no reason to discontinue your normal tasks or disrupt your routine. Go to work, clean the house, go grocery shopping, go to the gym, or do whatever it is you normally do during the week.
2. Practice self-care
Instead of ignoring Valentine’s Day, make it a special day for you. Treat yourself to a fancy dinner at home. Take a bath with bubbles or a bath bomb. You can even buy yourself a gift you have been eyeing for a long time. While it’s fun to treat a loved on Valentine’s Day, it’s just as fun to treat ourselves.
3. Go to a singles event
Sometimes on Valentine’s Day, certain bars, clubs, and restaurants hold events just for single people. If you are in the mood to get out and possibly meet someone, this could be a great option. Check your local newspaper or search events online to find something in your area. You can even take a single friend.
4. Work on the house
There’s no time like the present to tackle those home projects. Maybe there is something broken in the house you have been meaning to fix for a long time. Is there a room you have been wanting to re-arrange? Take this time to work on your personal space and get your mind off the holiday.
5. Have a night at home with a friend
Invite your closest single friend over and have a night in. Order delivery, watch sappy movies, cuddle with your pets, and enjoy the company.
6. Plan a spa day
Use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to pamper yourself. Spend the day at the spa, or even the weekend away from the city. Take some time for self-care and reflection.
7. See your family
This Valentine’s Day may be the perfect time to reconnect with a family member. Do you have family that lives far away? Take a short trip to spend some quality time with them. Whether it’s our parents, siblings, or cousins, family makes some of the best company.
8. Get creative
Now might be the time to take out the paintbrush. You can attend a painting class or just curl up in the comfort of your own home. Grab some watercolors and create something beautiful. If painting isn’t your cup of tea, channel your creativity another way. You can try sewing, writing, journaling, pottery, or even cooking.
9. Give in to your sweet tooth
Dust off the old cookbook and get baking. What’s more fun than baking a fancy homemade cake? Maybe there is an old cookie recipe you can’t get enough of. Push aside the guilt for the day and give in to your sweet tooth this Valentine’s Day.
10. Learn a new skill
Is there a skill you have been wanting to learn? Perhaps you want to learn how to play a musical instrument or speak an unfamiliar language. This Valentine’s Day, why not learn something new?