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How to Make the Best out of Valentine's Day as a Single

How to Make the Best of Valentine’s Day as a Single 

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan

Valentine’s Day tends to be a holiday centered around those in relationships. We see people going out for dinner, receiving flowers and candy, and making out. When you’re single, Valentine’s Day can be stressful. It might be that you just got out of a relationship, that you’re dating and can’t seem to find the right match, or it could be that the Day brings up some sad memories for you. No matter what the case is, the Day doesn’t have to be one that’s all bad. Here are some ways to make the best out of Valentine’s Day as a single person. 

Valentine’s Day as a Single:

Take some time to pamper yourself

It’s okay to take some time for yourself. Pampering means something different for each person. For some, it means treating yourself to some ice cream and your favorite TV show. For others, it means taking a bath and doing your nails or giving yourself other beauty treatments. It isn’t specific to Valentine’s Day; pampering yourself can be a practice of self-care whenever you get the chance to have some time for yourself. Pampering yourself doesn’t have to be all about the external; make sure that some of this time is spent telling yourself what you love and value about yourself as a whole person. This is a good practice in emotional self-care that we can all use to maintain a healthy level of confidence. 

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self care pampering session

Find a chocolate store

If there’s one thing we know about Valentine’s Day, it’s that there’s no shortage of chocolate. It’s a great day to appreciate a sweet treat. Head to a chocolate store and get some goodies. You may find some unique varieties of chocolate made just for the holiday. There could be some great samples too! You don’t necessarily have to spend money to have fun. Valentine’s Day can be rewarding on so many levels.

chocolates for valentines day

Spend time with friends 

Valentine’s Day is a great holiday to get together with people you love. If you have other single friends, this can be a great chance to get together. Get a group of your single buddies together and go out on the town. You don’t need to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine’s Day. Go see a play or a music show. There are many ways to enjoy this holiday. It’s not all about loving a romantic interest, but rather appreciating the love you have in your life from everyone around you, including your friends. 

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Have a fun movie marathon

Humor can get us through some difficult times. There’s nothing better than laughing it off. Have a fun movie marathon, and be joyous on February 14th. You can also choose an entertaining film to see in the theater, either by yourself or with a good friend. It’s a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the Day.

Suggested read: How to build a positive relationship with YOU

movie night with girl friends

All isn’t lost if you broke up with someone

If you recently broke up with someone, Valentine’s Day can be particularly hard. You can try practicing some of these suggestions, and they can help. Also, it is okay and healthy to feel your feelings. If you need to take some time to be upset or talk about the hard stuff, that is more than understandable. If you’re struggling with relationship issues or if Valentine’s Day brings up triggering memories for you, you can talk about it in therapy. To find a provider in your area, you can search “counseling near me“, or you can choose to see a provider online. Whether you work with someone remotely or in your local area, therapy is a great place to process these emotions. 

If you are spending Valentine’s Day as a single this year, know that loving yourself can be the best gift you can have! Leave a comment below to share your stories with us.

How to Make the Best out of Valentine's Day as a Single
About the Guest Author:

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.

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