Single on Valentine's Day? Here Are 6 Ways to Celebrate

Single on Valentine's Day? Have no fear! Here are some fun things to do.
Single on Valentine's Day? Have no fear! Here are some fun things to do.

Treat Yourself
Ask a pessimist about Valentine's Day and they'll tell you it's a "Hallmark Holiday" created to stimulate the economy by encouraging gift-giving on an otherwise regular day. That's why the tradition on V-Day is to buy a significant other a gift or two. Well, if V-Day is about shopping, why not then, as an independent and single woman, treat yourself? Buy yourself that gorgeous piece of jewelry you've been coveting or a hair appointment at that expensive salon - whatever you choose, you've earned it, baby!

Treat Another
Your mom, your dad, your sister, your best friend, the cute guy you always see eating alone at the diner - take the money saved from not buying a Valentine's Day gift and use it to show someone else you care.

Celebrate Anyway
Some Negative Nancies will throw anti-Valentine's Day shindigs to prove to the world that they don't support such a "ludicrous" holiday. Not you, my single friend. Gather your friends and family for a par-tay at your house. Focus on the fact that being single is not a negative thing (despite how Feb. 14 may make you feel).

Host an Anti V-Day Bash

But if you are still really against Valentine's Day, host a party that proves you won't buy into Hallmark cards, boxes of chocolate or bouquets of roses. Nope, you're going to bash a heart-shaped piñata, hang up skull-and-crossbows lanterns, drink a gallon of sangria and hang with your also-single best friends.

Speed dating

'Tis the season for speed dating companies to step up their game. Many will hold Valentine's Day events to accommodate the hordes of single people looking to connect this February. Speed dating is a fun, no-pressure way to meet people, so why not cross the activity off your life-long bucket list this February? If you get a free drink (or three) out of it, consider it a success.

Movie Marathon
There are few better ways to spend an evening than with a glass (read: bottle) of wine and a marathon of your favorite movies. Better yet, you can cater the marathon to your mood. Yearning for love? Try some Valentine's Day classics like The Notebook or Casablanca. Not in the mood for mush? Get nostalgic and giggle with 90's teen comedies like 10 Things I Hate About You and She's All That. Or, if you're feeling really anti-relationship, try some horror films (there's a good chance someone's boyfriend will be chopped to bits in at least one of the slasher movies you choose).

Break Up With Your Ex

This goes without saying, yes? Check out our Break Up With Your Ex page for tons of tips on how to dump your ex, once and for all.

Written by Kait Smith for

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