I’ve learned that Valentine’s Day is all about your attitude. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, if you kind of dread the holiday, it’s likely that you won’t enjoy it. I understand that when you’re single it can feel a little harder to give Valentine’s Day a chance than when you’re a couple, but I really, really think you should try!
The thing is, it’s a nice idea for a holiday — a day all about caring and expressing that emotion. But who says that love can only exist in romance? By that logic, there’s no reason why you can’t have an awesome time celebrating Valentine’s Day whether or not you have a date. Here’s 10 ways to have a great day and celebrate the spirit of the holiday.
Have A Movie MarathonIf you want to celebrate the romance aspect of Valentine's Day, you can watch a whole bunch of rom-coms or classic romantic movies. But if you kind of resent Valentine's Day this year? Just go in the totally opposite direction of the holiday and watch a bunch of scary flicks or action blockbusters. Source: Shutterstock.com
Get A Festive ManicureNail art is a lot of fun, so see what sort of cool Valentine's Day manicure you can come up with (or treat yourself to a mani at a local spa!). Get creative! You never know what sort of conversation it will spark. Source: Shutterstock.com
VolunteerValentine's Day is a day of caring, so what better day to go out and help others? It can seem like the worst if you don't have a date on Valentine's Day, but a volunteer outing lets you care for others and it can help remind you of all the other people in your life you have caring for you. Source: Shutterstock.com
Be A Secret AdmirerHave everyone in your group of friends draw names and each pick out a secret admirer. You could do this in the lead up to Valentine's Day and see if anyone can figure out who their valentine is by the big holiday! Source: Shutterstock.com
Celebrate Galentine's DayHave a "Galentine's Day" just like Leslie on Parks and Recreation! Just get all your girlfriends together and just plan something fun to celebrate your friendship with one another. Source: Shutterstock.com
Make Sweet TreatsWhether your make them for yourself or to give out to others, sweet treats always brighten up a day. From heart shaped sprinkles to pink sugar, you could spend a big chunk of your day making yummy desserts. It's fun, will keep you busy and most importantly, you get something delicious in the end. Source: Shutterstock.com
Take A Mini-Road TripIf you don't want to be around all those couples you know from school, take a little road trip to go do something you want to do. Been meaning to check out that cool museum a few towns over? Get away for a little while and do something just for you. Source: Shutterstock.com
Put Together A PlaylistMake an "I'm awesome" playlist in case you start feeling down during the day. Make sure it's full of fast songs so you can jam out all day long. Making a perfect playlist is kind of an art anyway, so put the focus on yourself and really make yourself a perfect musical gift this Valentine's Day. Source: Shutterstock.com
Celebrate With FamilyWe told you before not to forget your non-crushes! Whether you're dating or single, your family is going to care about you. Valentine's Day doesn't just have to be about romantic love, so plan to do something fun with your family. You may miss getting the chance to hang out with them if you're out on a date next year! Source: Shutterstock.com
Help Your Friends PlanValentine's Day can be stressful. If you're a romantic who loves the spirit of the holiday even if you don't have a date, why not be kind of a fairy godmother to some of your friends in need? You can offer great ideas about places to go on a Valentine's Day date or what to wear. It'll show how much you care about their happiness rather than getting bummed about the holiday, and we have a feeling those friends will make it up to you! Source: Shutterstock.com
Will you be single this Valentine’s Day? Are you still planning on celebrating in some way? What do you have planned? Tell us in the comments!