How to Win at Being Single on Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, love is in the air and if you’re single, it can feel like you’re missing out on all the fun. Many singles dread Valentine’s Day, because it can remind them of what they’re missing. This is where a bit of positive reframing can help: love comes in many forms, not just in romantic relationships, so why not celebrate the many other forms of love in your life – from your family, your friends, your community, your pet, and most importantly, yourself! Let’s discuss eight ideas on how to win at being single this Valentine’s Day.

Go To A Movie By Yourself

Heading to the movies alone can be a great way to really enjoy and appreciate the movie-watching experience without having to compromise on what to watch with someone else. Order your favorite snacks, settle in, and you can get totally immersed in the experience. Plus, you won't have any distractions or awkwardness if you need to leave the theater early!

Indulge In A Beauty Treatment

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for some pampering and self-love. Whether it’s a manicure, pedicure, facial, or massage—treat yourself! You deserve it! If you are feeling extra adventurous, try something new, like visiting a spa in a unique location in nature that offers adventure packages, or trying that buzzworthy new facial treatment you’ve been reading about.

Do Something Nice For Someone Else

Volunteer your time at an animal shelter or soup kitchen; donate items (clothes/books/food) that might benefit those less fortunate; write letters of gratitude/encouragement/grace; smile more often throughout your day; give compliments freely; pay for someone else's meal--the list goes on! Doing these simple acts of kindness will fill your heart with joy while making someone else's day brighter in the process.

Cook A Dinner For Your Friends

If you don’t want to spend V-Day by yourself, why not invite a few friends over for dinner? Or better yet, have everyone prepare a dish for a Valentine’s Day potluck! Add in some music, drinks, maybe a movie after, and it just might turn out that having friends over is even more enjoyable – and definitely more affordable – than going out.

Stay In And Pamper Yourself

There is no shame in taking some well-deserved “me time." Spend Valentine's Day in bed watching your favorite TV shows with snacks in hand, or simply read, meditate, and center yourself—it doesn't get much better than that! Taking care of yourself should be something that you look forward to—not something that makes you feel guilty about not doing anything else.

Get Out Of Town For A Quick Getaway With Family Or Friends

If you really want an escape from reality, plan a quick getaway with family or friends over a weekend! Going away together can be inspiring and help put things into perspective while giving everyone the chance to disconnect from their everyday lives and relationships for a bit.

Explore A New Neighborhood

Take some time off from social media and go explore a new neighborhood near where you live—you never know what amazing places may await discoveries such as restaurants, shops, museums etc… Walk around aimlessly if needed (just make sure it is safe!) You may find hidden gems that could become part of your daily routine from then on which could bring lots of excitement into your life.