Nowadays, it’s almost a crime to be single during Valentine’s Day. When you’re single others automatically think you’re bound to wallow by your lonesome come February 14. When being single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the year’s most romantic day.
Whether you just wrapped up a relationship or are intentionally single on Valentine’s, there are countless of entertaining and fun ways to spend the holiday. You might feel like you’re the only single person out there, but there are actually plenty of unattached people looking to celebrate V-day with a bang. In fact, as of 2014, figures from the Bureau for Labor Statistics show that more than half of the American populace are still unmarried. This means around 50% or 120 million adults are still technically single. A record level ever since this detail was tracked in the 1970s.
If you’re single, consider yourself lucky that you don’t have to take part in any kind of “couple-y” madness. The thought of being alone can be daunting, but just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. This year, it’s best to leave the clichéd pursuits to couples and find something special for you. There are always plenty of ways to celebrate this love-filled holiday and below are just some fun ideas you can enjoy.
Plan Your Day Out Ahead
Planning what you want to do this Valentine’s ensures your celebration will be a success. The last thing you want to do is to stay home alone, sulking the woes of your singlehood. Instead, brainstorm activities you’d enjoy and make them happen.
Valentine’s day is a free pass for you to indulge in your passions. If you like the outdoors, go camping or hiking. If you’re an avid movie fan, rent a new release or re-watch an old favorite. If you just want to relax, take a long, pampering session at a spa or your favorite beauty salon.
Have a Date Out with Your Friends
If seeing all those couples reminds you all too painfully of your unhitched status, then try to steer clear of romantic restaurants so you can sidestep all that hoopla.
Get together with close friends and arrange a night out. A dinner or movie date with your fellow unattached friends is a great way to spend the day. You might want to consider throwing a “single’s bash.” It’s have to be have complicated.
Explore Online Opportunities
Don’t fret if your coupled friends all have plans. If you don’t mind finding a date of your own, why not try online dating? There are a lot of different sites or apps you can choose from and most of them offer easy ways to transition your talks from online to an in-person date.
If a blind date is too much commitment on V-day, opt for a casual hang-out with new peeps instead. Leaflets is a great way to have mini meet-up. Small groups of three to five people get together and do things like eat out, watch a movie, or play board games. Since it’s not a date, there’s no need to impress and in group settings you can easily avoid those infamous awkward conversations.
Live your single life up
Being single is great and it means no one can hold you back from painting the town red. You don’t have to go anti-social this Valentine’s day. Embrace your freedom and enjoy your single status. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a concert or party it up, there’s a lot of ways to live up February 14th celebration this year.
This holiday, why not show yourself how important you are to you. How? By doing things you appreciate. Don’t buy into the misconception that Valentine’s Day is only for lovers. Being single shouldn’t be a reason to feel blue.
A great way to do this is to treat yourself to something special you haven’t done in a long time. Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you have to be alone! Feel free to hit the bars, restaurants, karaoke spots, or whatever it is you fancy. Most bars and clubs will typically put up special singles’ nights on the said date so go out and enjoy yourself.
Valentine’s Day is a festive occasion you could celebrate even if you’re single. It’s an excellent time to have fun. Whatever your situation (or relationship status), make sure you spend the day with passion.
Buy yourself the gifts you’ve always wanted, but wouldn’t normally buy. If you love flowers or chocolates, then it’s the perfect excuse to finally buy for yours truly. Revel in the host of choices that can bring you an amazing time, no partner needed.
Involve yourself with something you love that has nothing to do Valentine’s Day. It will put you in touch with how great your life is and remind you of this one day out of the year.
Meet New People
Valentine’s Day is not just for couples and over the years, there’s been a surging wave of activities and events for singles on Valentine’s. Believe me, there are no shortage of single people out on V-day, having a good time.
If your friends are all boo’d up and you aim to make Valentine’s Day special not just for you–perhaps even someone you don’t know–there are a great deal of options. Why should enjoying Valentine’s Day be relegated solely to couples? This year, get together and get to meet new, unattached humans to enjoy the day with you.
Don’t hesitate to meet new people to do the things you want to do. You can do this through Leaflets. You can join any small group that’s enjoying your preferred experience or activity.
Valentines is More than Just Romantic Love
As a savvy single, you should know that Valentine’s Day leaves nothing to worry about. Although no singleton has ever professed “I really love Valentine’s Day!,” don’t let the day’s festivities get you down. I believe that this date is truly about celebrating love in all its forms, whether it’s for yourself, your friends, or your future mate.
Life being single is as fulfilling as being in a relationship, especially if you know how to enjoy yourself. So no matter what your status, Valentine’s Day can be a meaningful experience for you as it is for all your coupled up friends. All you need to do is recognize the vast array of options available for your enjoyment.
So, whether you’re single or in a relationship, have a happy Valentine’s Day!