Nobody likes to spend holidays alone, and the special day devoted to couples in love is one of the worst for those without a partner in their life. You could go out solo on Valentine’s Day, but you’ll be faced with nothing but cooing couples eating opposite ends of a single strand of spaghetti (ending in a lip-lock). Well, maybe not, but you will have to watch a lot of people in love, with you the proverbial odd man out. Of course, ordering out for pizza and crying over rom-coms is no way to spend the night, either. So why not try one of these great ideas for making the holiday fun, even if you’re flying solo?
1. Single’s mixer. Many establishments throw bashes aimed at the unattached, so consider visiting a local bar, club, or restaurant that’s set up for singles who are looking to get hit with Cupid’s arrow (or simply dance the night away).
2. Throw a party. Forget about spending the night alone with a bucket of bon-bons. Throw a party for your friends (couples and singles alike). Everyone can have great time and you don’t have to spend the evening wallowing in self-pity.
3. Spoil yourself. You may not have that special someone in your life to buy you flowers, chocolates, and cards, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer a gift-less Valentine’s Day. Instead, spoil yourself a little. Book a spa day (massage, facial, mani-pedi – the works!), do a little retail therapy at your favorite clothing store, or get those diamond earrings you’ve had your eye on.
4. See a friend. You likely have at least one good friend who’s just as lonely as you this Valentine’s Day, so re-affirm the bonds of friendship by making a nice meal, renting some movies, and basically taking the time to appreciate a special relationship that isn’t necessarily romantic.
5. Enjoy being single. Most people in a relationship are obliged to jump through a number of hoops on Valentine’s Day in order to make a statement of love to their significant other (secure a reservation, show up looking fantastic, and spend beaucoup bucks to say “I love you”). You, on the other hand, can eat what you want, take a long, hot bath, and spend the evening dominating the TV remote. In the future, you may not have the luxuries that being single afford you, so enjoy it while you can!