Love For The Lonely: Single On Valentine’s Day? 14 Ways To Celebrate
Single’s Awareness Day, a.k.aValentine’s Day, is right around the corner and if you’re one of that last single ladies on earth there’s still plenty you can do to celebrate your love for self, friends, and family. Don’t be bored or depressed just because you’re single this year. Here are a few ideas to help you make it through the day — and night!
Learn to Work the Pole
There’s nothing like pole dancing to get you more in touch with your sensual side and remind you that you’re a sexual being — even if you aren’t getting any tonight.
Make a Vision Board
A holiday all about love is a good time to reflect on what you want, need and who you want to be as a lover and partner. Although you may have a vision board already, why not make one for love? Start visualizing the good in your life and see what happens by next Valentine’s Day.
Hit the Gym
It may not be sexy, but it will most definitely be a stress reliever. Plus seeing your tight, trim body in all those gym mirrors will remind you you won’t be single for long.
Happy Hour for One
There’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy a fancy dinner too. You may not feel comfortable going to a dark secluded romantic restaurant for dinner, but you can still find something a bit more upbeat. Perhaps a favorite happy hour spot is your best bet to avoid the rush of couples. You never know if you might meet someone too!
Host a Game Night
Rather than watching Waiting to Exhale with wine for the umpteenth time, invite the girls over for something much more upbeat. A good old game of UNO or Taboo can keep you in good spirits and be a fun way to celebrate.
Is the homeless shelter in need of volunteers? Is the local nursing home open to visitors? Spread love! Send cards or spend some of your time making someone smile. There are many opportunities to spread love on this holiday to those who need it most.
Try Something New
Ever been to the strip club? What about that new museum across town you’ve been eyeing? The weekly wine tasting in your neighborhood? Do something new this Valentine’s Day. Throw things in a hat and pick one!
Finally Finish that Project
There’s a project to finish somewhere in your house. Get to it. Maybe it’s organizing your closet or writing the first chapters of that book you’ve been putting off. When you have a night all to yourself that’s the time to wrap up those old projects.
Go to a Mixer or Speed Dating Event
Several online dating sites and local mixer groups will have singles mixers around this time. You should go! Take a friend as back up or be brave and go alone. You never know if you can land a last minute date just in time…and maybe something more.
Have a Night Out
A Girls night out is the standard go-to plan for the single person on Valentine’s Day. Y0u no doubt have other friends who don’t want to be alone on this day either. Hit the club with them and find some men friends.
Have a Girl’s Night In
Maybe you don’t want to risk running into drunk in love couples when you leave the house. No worries, you can have just as much fun popping bottles in the house, dancing to music, and watching your favorite movies.
Have Some Major Me-Time
This may be a day where you don’t want to be bothered at all. If that’s the case, enjoy the quiet time and finally take that nice long bubble bath with wine. Put on your favorite PJs and enjoy YOU. It’s only one night and you can soak up every minute of it in love with yourself!
Make it a Spa Night
Maybe you want to be pampered as opposed to pampering yourself. So be it. Hit the nearest spa and let someone wait on you hand and foot for a few hours.
Go See About Last Night
You know a movie was on your mind anyway! From the guys who brought you Think Like a Man comes the new movie About Last Night, starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, and Joy Bryant. The flick is in theaters February 14th and it’s the perfect movie to remind you just how beautiful — and dysfunctional — love and relationships can be. Buy your tickets here now!
To learn more about the two couples and their journey from the bar to the bedroom, click here.