Just when you’re getting over all those holiday dinner conversations about why you aren’t married with kids yet like your brother, you look up and…yep, it’s Valentine’s Day. But no sweat. Like the ever-wise Lizzo taught us, we can be our own soulmates. You don’t need a partner to have a lovely Valentine’s day, but if you need some suggestions, we’ve got your back.
Now, you do have the option of swearing off the holiday altogether. It was originally a feast day for Saint Valentinus and has since gotten some criticism for being distorted into a commercial celebration of love. But if you need an excuse to eat chocolate and treat yourself, by all means, let’s do it! Here are 14 ways to celebrate the single life on February 14th.
Netflix and Chill
Netflix and chill might be the go-to activity for couples these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it alone. In fact, that would mean no fighting over the remote. Or what movie to watch. Or who’s hogging the popcorn.
Solitaire isn’t the only solo game around. If you’re lucky in cards but unlucky in love, you can spend Valentine’s Day playing your favourite mobile casino games. Whether you’re playing a fun new slot or owning the blackjack table, there’s no heartbreak here.
Turn Valentine’s Day into Me-Day. Need a massage? A haircut? Just a nap? Show yourself some love with a spa day, even if you do it at home. At the end you’ll be relaxed and refreshed.
Have A Party
Chances are you have plenty of friends who are in the same boat as you. So if you’re not into spending the night alone, call up all your single ladies and bachelors and have a party. Plus, you might meet some cool friends of friends.
Sure, it’s February, but bundle up! There’s nothing like an adventure in the woods to take your mind off the rest of the world. If you can, take your dog, or your friend’s dog…because your pooch is always going to love you.
If you want to ignore the holiday altogether, then take Valentine’s Day as your chance to be productive. Do your taxes, paint your living room, detail your car. Throwing yourself into a task is a great way to distract yourself, plus you get that sweet, sweet sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
Hit the Road (Or Plan a Trip)
If you’re itching to get away, hop in the car and go explore. Or, get to planning your next big adventure. Solo travel can be an awesome way to meet new people (plus you always get to choose the tunes).
When’s the last time you made your favourite food? And who says you need to have a party to justify making a cake? If you love spending time in the kitchen, give yourself permission to whip up a special treat. Can’t cook? Takeout’s allowed.
There’s strength in numbers—gather up your single friends and hit the town. Whether you catch some live music, go to a dance club, or just have a chill drink at your favorite brewery, you can prove that you don’t need a partner when you have awesome friends.
Good thing you’re not spending your money on teddy bears and roses! Go buy yourself something nice. You deserve it.
Sweat It Out
One of the best ways to show yourself love is to hit the gym! Try out a new class or workout routine to spice things up. Plus, you never know what kind of buff singles you’ll find at the gym.
Read a Book
There’s no better way to pass a quiet night than with a good book and a cup of tea. Cozy up and escape into a new novel or an old favorite.
Get In The Game
Just because you’re not getting back in the dating game just yet doesn’t mean you can’t get into the video games. Treat yourself to a new game and shamelessly play it all night long.
Download A New Dating App
No time like the present! Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. But don’t forget that you can still have a ton of fun, even when you’re single…no matter what day of the year it is!