It’s after Christmas and department store shelves are now stocked with giant teddy bears, heart-shaped chocolate boxes, and bouquets of red roses. Yes, Valentine’s Day is near!
If you’re single, don’t worry. You don’t have to dread the holiday of love, or find a quick boyfriend or date for the day. Don’t spend Valentine’s Day moping. Instead, spend this special day having fun and giving yourself a day of TLC.
Here are some ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day this year if you’re single.
Buy yourself flowers. Order flowers online, write yourself a love note and have them delivered to your house or place of work. Your sweet note for you from you will brighten your day. It is an affirmation that you are amazing and that you are loved by…you.
Plan a spa day. Nothing says you love yourself like a day of total relaxation. A room filled with aromatherapy candles, the sound of soothing music, a Swedish massage: it will feel like heaven. Start looking now and book your appointment in advance. Some spas even have Valentine’s Day package deals for singles.
Go ice skating with a close friend. If you and a friend are both single this Valentine’s Day, spend the day together. Neither of you have to spend it alone! While other couples may be there, you’ll have each other. Afterward, you can hit a local bar, or go home to watch a chick-flick movie marathon.
Have a co-ed Anti-Valentine’s Day party. Have a group of single friends? Throw a co-ed Anti-Valentine’s Day party! Make it BYOB so it doesn’t break the bank. Throw on your “Don’t Need A Man” playlist. Encourage mingling. Who knows? Someone may find love on Valentines Day, even though you’re all currently anti-Cupid.
Valentine’s Day is not just about celebrating the love of a significant other. Treat yourself to a day of love for you. Don’t settle and spend Valentine’s Day with just anyone and enjoy loving yourself this year. You deserve it, girl.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Felisa is a 22-year-old SoCal girl at heart who loves to write almost as much as she loves to talk. Within a year, she went from being in a serious five-year relationship to the single scene, which launched a passion for writing about about love, romance, and the dating scene.
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