The chocolates, the flowers, the girls bragging about their Valentine’s dates, the outfit planning, the love songs; it can all be nauseating for those who are dateless or single. Just because you don’t have a special someone to share Valentine’s Day with doesn’t mean that you still can’t make it special. Valentine’s Day is for celebrating the love in your life, and it doesn’t matter whether that is a significant other or your best friends; spend it with the people you care about.
- Go to hibachi with your best friends and make fun of all the over-the-top couples at the restaurant. Have some great laughs with your friends and remind yourself how happy you are even without a “real date.”
- Crash a friend’s date. Maybe not the nicest or most polite option, but it would most certainly be fun to dine at the same restaurant as your good friend and spy on their date from afar.
- Go out drinking. Since Valentine’s Day is on a weekend this year, getting very drunk suddenly becomes more acceptable and seems like an even more appealing option. There are many bar crawls being held so make sure to take advantage of the drunken love.
- Put all of your single girlfriends in a circle with lots of wine. Spend the night swapping stories and laughing about all the hardships and heartbreaks from the past year. You’ll end up feeling relieved when you realize you can ALL relate to each other’s stories. (Side note: There is a chance that this could turn into an Anti-Valentine’s Day party very quickly).
- Kick back and relax. Eventually, your day will come and you’ll have to deal with the nerves and stress surrounding such a hyped up date, so enjoy the time when you can just relax on Valentine’s Day and not have to worry about these things.
- Go see Fifty Shades of Grey. Comes out on the 13th, just in time for V-day. Who knows, maybe after watching that you’ll be thankful you’re single.
- Go shopping. There’s not much a little retail therapy can’t fix. Shopping makes just about everyone feel better!
- Ask an acquaintance (or a stranger if you’re feeling real bold) out to dinner. Maybe you two will really hit it off or it’ll be something you can check off your bucket list.
- Set a goal for yourself to achieve by next Valentine’s Day. You have a full year to complete it, so make it a worthwhile and meaningful one!
- Fall in love with life. Love yourself and all of the people in it. Explore, take pictures, and do it for the Insta.
I hope this brief little list has helped you realize that it isn’t the end of the world if you don’t have dates lined up for Valentine’s Day this year. One day it will be something you’ll celebrate each year with the one who has, and deserves, your heart, so until then just enjoy the journey!
Featured image from Vogue.