How to enjoy Valentine's Day if you’re single

All you need to feel and spread the love is you!

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you're single and without any plans, don't worry, we've got you covered. While the day is usually about romantic couples, Valentine's Day has come to have different meanings over the years. You don't need a partner to celebrate Valentine's Day. If you're a single girl, spending the day with your galentines could be a fun way to celebrate the day of love. Or you could celebrate the love you have for yourself by indulging in some quality me-time—engage in your favourite activities, pamper yourself with a spa day, the possibilities are endless. Here are some things that you could do on this Valentine's Day if you're single. 

Press the play button and binge-watch

What better way to spend Valentine's Day than catching up on a movie or a web series? If you're feeling unromantic, you could watch something that takes your mind off all things love. And if you are a romantic at heart, you could indulge in a sappy rom-com that makes you daydream about your future knight in shining armour or the woman of your dreams! The choice is yours. While you get ready to enjoy your streaming preferences, don’t forget to deck up your room with some comfortable pillows and blankets, as well as your favourite snacks that you can enjoy all by yourself.

Make yourself a vision board

If you've a creative side, spend the day making a vision board filled with your goals and dreams, which you can focus your energy on and manifest. You could add pictures of destinations on your bucket list or some inspirational quotes that’ll keep you motivated. The vision board can be your daily reminder of the brilliant days and future that lie ahead.

Write letters to your (future) self

For many people, words are a great way to channel their thoughts and energy. If you are one of those people, then writing a letter to your future self is a great way to spend Valentine's Day. You could look at it as a way of journaling, but instead of the present, you’re thinking about the adventures that lie ahead. You could talk about your dreams, what you want in your future partner, your career goals, and pour your soul out. To make it more interesting, you can choose to write letters for certain occasions and open them in the future to discover what your past self had to say. 

Writing a love letter to yourself is a great way to connect with yourself and celebrate your journey. You can make it as mushy and cheesy as you like, just the way you would if you were writing to your loved one. 

Take yourself out to dinner

If food is your first love, go ahead and make that dinner reservation at your favourite restaurant. Dress up for yourself, order everything you like on the menu, and enjoy yourself. And don’t forget to have dessert!

Spend time with your parents

One of the best ways to spend the day, is with your parents, helping them enjoy a memorable Valentine’s Day. Set out the dining table with some candles, and have that wine bottle opened for you to raise a toast to two very special people in your life. You could also watch a movie that you watched with them as a kid to bring back the good old times or play a game from your childhood that you haven't played in ages. An even better idea would be to have them share their adorable love story (probably for the nth time) because nothing's more priceless than seeing them smile while talking about it.

Pamper yourself with a spa day and/or retail therapy

There are very few things that scream self-love, and a full-blown spa day is one of them. Pamper and spoil yourself with a haircut, a blowout, a mani-pedi, or a massage, and follow up with some indulgent retail therapy!

Celebrate with your single friends

Birds of a feather flock together. With Valentine’s Day being all about couples, singletons can team up and have a gala time themselves. You could catch up with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time. You could also celebrate the single life by hosting a singles-only dinner party and raising a toast to your independence and freedom.

Take up a fun class

If you’re someone who doesn’t like to be sitting in one place, then it’s time to get out of the house (or office) and participate in a fun class. Plus Valentine’s Day is all about love, so what better way to spend the day than to do things you love, like taking up a class? It could be cooking, dancing, or a workout, where you explore your love for a skill all over again.

Just go about having a normal day 

There’s no reason to celebrate Valentine’s Day if you don't feel like it. You could just go about your day, doing the things you do on any normal day. If you don’t think about it, you won’t even realise when the day is coming to an end.