There’s no getting around it. From stores filled with heart-shaped candy and flowers to rom-com movie marathons running all day long, Valentine’s Day is approaching. You’re single. What exactly are you supposed to do on Valentine’s day? Newsflash. Being single on Valentine’s day doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate alongside everyone else.
There are tons of fun things to do that don’t revolve around being in a romantic relationship. Valentine’s day is the holiday that celebrates all of the love in one’s life. Here are some excellent things to do if you’re single on Valentine’s day in the city!
Have a Day for Yourself
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and sometimes there’s nothing better than celebrating self-love. Being single on Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to practice self-love. Here are a few ways to celebrate you this holiday:
- Book a spa day or have a DIY version at home.
- Write yourself a love letter.
- Do all of your favorite things.
- Take yourself out to dinner.
- Curl up with your favorite book.
- “Marie Kondo” your space.
Spend Time With Your Friends
Galentine’s Day, anyone? Your friends have been by your side through thick and thin, why not show them how much you appreciate them? Your version of Galentine’s Day doesn’t have to mirror Leslie Knope’s, you can plan a great evening with friends.
Whether you decide to throw a party or take your crew to dinner, showing your friends how much you love and care about them is a great way to spend the holiday. If you and your bestie happen to be single partner up and take on the city!
Shake Up Your Look
Try something new this Valentine’s day. Trying a new beauty routine or even switching up your hairstyle. If you’re in the city, check out Vent Blow Dry Bar for a blowout that will leave your hair runway ready with styles that look like they’ve come straight out of a magazine.
Shop the Sales!
Valentine’s Day sales are a beautiful thing. You can find discounts on just about anything with no significant other required. Take your credit card on a shopping spree and treat yourself. If you’ve already got enough stuff, you can also buy gifts for friends or family. This is your chance to be the Oprah of Valentine’s Day.
Pro tip: Stores are less-crowded than usual around dinnertime on Valentine’s Day. Grabbing an early dinner means more relaxing retail therapy for you.
A movie marathon doesn’t exactly scream romance, but it’s a fun way to spend the holiday. Gather your friends and make sure everyone is in their comfiest pajamas. Argue over what you should watch, gorge out with fun snacks, and have some wine. A movie marathon is the way to go!
Literally, Anything With Food
If you’re staying in for the night, order your favorite take-out and veg out on the couch. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, treat yourself to a nice dinner. No guaranteeing that everything won’t be heart-shaped, but it will be delicious. Plus, you’ll rack up the Instagram-worthy pics of your food. It’s a win-win.
Go To A Party
You’re not the only one who is single on Valentine’s day! While you may not be looking for love, attending a singles event can be a good way to meet new people and dance the night away. Who knows? You might even find Mr. or Mrs. Right. Lyons Elite is hosting a “Single in the City Valentine’s Day Party” so grab your LBD and get your tickets here!
There is no right or wrong way to spend Valentine’s day. Don’t get sucked into the idea that you have to do something special on February 14th. Focus on having a good day and being kind to yourself. Trust your gut and do what feels right for you!