Most of us have probably spent many (if not all) Valentine’s Day as a single pringle, but the question is: Are we really missing out on a lot?
It might seem like being single on a Valentine’s Day is the absolute worst thing to be during the love holiday, however we think it’s actually not that bad to not be seeing someone at such time. Sure, it’s nice to do cute things with a loved one as a couple, but what you may not know is that there are more of a dozen things you can do without a lover, which can help you get yourself through it all without feeling depressed as hell, AND you can also give yourself all the love and attention you deserve.
Here are all the best things to do to enjoy the single life in the most empowering way!
HAVE A SPA DAY
Gal or guy, who would say no to a relaxing massage? And more importantly, who says you need someone to buy you the ultimate spa day? Go ahead and be the strong independent person you are, book yourself a massage or a full time of pampering at your local spa, and give that fine body of yours the best there is!
TRY A NEW WORKOUT CLASS
Give your body extra self-love and try something new! Start the day with positive thoughts and give a Pilates class a shot. Maybe you’d like to try kickboxing, a dance class, a cooking class, an aerial yoga class, or literally any kind of activity that sounds like a good time to you. Embrace your body and give something a go!
HAVE THE ULTIMATE MOVIE MARATHON
The fun thing about this is that you can either do it at home by picking out some of your favorite movies, and watch them from your couch. Or you can head out to the nearest theater and have some of the latest flicks with the crowd.
HAVE A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS
Unless you’re the only one among your friends who masks their pain with memes, there’s a really good chance you’re not the only lone wolf in the pack. So, call that friend and have a fun night out together.
TAKE YOURSELF OUT
You don’t have to wait for anyone to go out for a nice meal, go for a stroll in the city, or visit an art gallery/a museum. Also, you may book yourself a seat at the opera or go check out that restaurant everyone’s been talking about!
BINGE-WATCH A BRAND NEW SHOW
No doubt, there’s a TV show on your list that you’ve been wanting to check out for a while, so stop procrastinating and do it, now!
ORGANIZE A GALENTINE’S DAY
Babygirl, you still feeling like getting dressed up and eating out? Grab the girls and do it! Beat those mushy couples by booking in early at a fancy restaurant, and TREAT YO’SELF, QUEEN!
HAVE A ROM-COM MARATHON
If you really want to go all anti-Valentine’s Day, load up your Netflix watch list with rom-coms and breakup movies, prepare your snacks, sit back, relax and even cry if you want to. And here’s a recommendation list of the crème de la crème:
-Bridget Jones’s Diary
-Eat Pray Love
-How To Be Single
-How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days
-Nappily Ever After
-He’s Just Not That Into You
-To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
BUY YOUR OWN GIFT
Is there something on your mind that you’ve been dying to get, but too afraid to take the decision? Well then, this is the perfect day where you should really treat yourself with something you’ve always wanted. Most of the hype of Valentine’s Day is buying and receiving gifts. So, if you really feel like you’re missing out, go buy yourself that gift! You know exactly what you want/need, so don’t wait for someone to do it for you.
AVOID INSTAGRAM FOR THE DAY
If seeing other people’s gooey couple pictures on Instagram will make you feel sad about being all alone, then you should protect yourself for the day and try to avoid an unending scrolling through the app. Instead, you can do something that actually makes you feel good about yourself.
Whether you’re looking for something fun to do at home or the perfect way to spend the day out with your buddies, there’s plenty of options for you to fight away the frustrating feeling of being lonely.