Heart-shaped chocolate boxes, roses by the dozen, overpriced prix-fixe restaurant menus…it must be Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, and with it, a sense of anxiety descends upon all of us not in relationships. Because if you don’t have a significant other, Valentine’s Day is just tortuous right? Wrong! Love is for everyone, and just because you’re single doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to celebrate! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of ways to survive (and thrive) during Valentine’s Day:
Get Into the Spirit
Who says Valentine’s Day is strictly for people in relationships? Love comesin all different forms, so if you don’t have an SO, make Valentine’s Day a time to appreciate your family, friends, and coworkers. Remember those paper valentines with cartoon characters you used to give out inschool? Buy a pack of those and some Hershey’s Kisses, write cute messages and hand them out on Valentine’s Day. It’s a simple and fun way to brighten someone’s day, and make yourself feel great too- plus, you get to eat all the leftover chocolate!
Throw a Gal-entine’s Day Party
No one loves you like your friends do. So why not enlist the help of your single girl squad to take back Valentine’s Day? Order pizza, watch rom-coms and even exchange little gifts, if that’s your thing. Or, treat yourselves to the quintessential Valentine’s Date: a fancy dinner and a movie! Last, (and my personal favorite) get dressed up and go to a bar or go dancing. Be fabulous with your friends, and celebrate your singlehood by having a great time!
Give Yourself Some “Me” Time
Let’s say you can’t get your friends together- Valentine’s Day is a great day to show yourself some love. Stock your cupboards with your favourite snacks and drinks, grab your softest PJs, light some candles, and binge your favorite series. Unwind, and be reminded that the most important and loving relationship in your life should be the one you have with yourself.
Start Looking for “The One” (Seriously)
If you’re really bummed out about being single on V- Day, it’s the perfect time to get serious about your search for someone special. It’s true that it’s tough out there in the dating world, but you’re definitely not going to meet anyone watching Netflix in your sweats til the wee hours every night. You can’t hurry love, but you can help it along- download a dating app, create an online dating profile, or switch it up from your local haunts when you go out. Don’t build your life around finding an SO, but it doesn’t hurt to give Cupid a hand!
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