How to be Single on Valentine’s Day

Ah yes, February 14, the day of love. You wake up to birds chirping, the sun shining, and everything just seems right in the world… As long as you have a significant other. Reality check folks: It is OKAY not to have as/o on Valentine’s Day. There are so many other ways to celebrate this holiday that doesn’t involve conversation hearts or a metaphorical arrow to the butt by a flying baby. For us singles, Valentine’s Day is just the day before all heart-shaped chocolate goes on sale for 75% off. However, it can be so much more than that.

For starters you can pamper yourself: If you’re a girl, go have that spa day that you’ve been wanting for a while. But that cute dress you’ve been eye-balling. Dive into that gallon tub of ice-cream while binge watching your favorite show on Netflix. If you’re a guy, hit the gym, get a group of guys together and go do something, or you can also dive into a tub of ice-cream while binge watching your favorite show on Netflix, no shame.

You can fall in love with something new: Go out and try a new hobby. Build up the courage to do something you’ve never done, or might have been too scared to do before. Valentine’s Day is a great way to help someone. You could be the person to change someone’s day for better, and that could lead to a chain reaction. Of course, this can also be an everyday thing, but with love already in the air, you might as well spread it around to those who might be lacking it, right?

Love language

And then there is my personal favorite: PALENTINE’S DAY. That’s right, a day you can dedicate just to your close friends (who are single). Last V-Day, my best friend and I went to dinner and watched a movie (How to Be Single, actually), and truthfully, I can’t think of a better way for two single girls to spend Valentine’s Day. It was nice to show each other how much we appreciated each other’s friendship and it brought us closer than we were, which I didn’t think was possible.

All-in-all, it is great to have a special person to spend Valentine’s Day with, whether it is your significant other, best friend, or even a stranger. We all have a little bit of love inside of us, so take it and share it with the world.