Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Singles

Valentine’s Day.

The most dreaded phrase in a single person’s year.

Why is it that when February 14th rolls around, everyone who’s single runs and hides? If Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, who said it’s only for love between romantic partners?

While Valentine’s Day has vastly improved from the stuffy holiday it was during our parents’ and grandparents’ day, it still can be anxiety-inducing for single folks.

Nonetheless, Valentine’s Day is going to come regardless of your relationship status—so here are some ideas for celebrating the day of love; from sharing the love, to a little self love.

Treat Yo’ Self

Towel on massage table in modern spa salon

There’s no better day to show yourself some love than the day of love—Valentine’s Day.

Take number one (you!) out for the day!

Consider some pampering, such as a massage, facial, or a mani/pedi. You deserve it! Check Spa Finder to find a salon or spa near you, and proudly make your Valentine’s Day reservation for one!

Is gifting more your style?

Singles Swag gives you the element of surprise, just like a gift from someone else, except unlike those getting a gift from their bae this February, you get another gift next month. And the next! And the next!

What could be better than a monthly surprise on your doorstep filled with a variety of organic bath and beauty products, fashion accessories (i.e. cute-af socks), delicious snacks, and more?

Trust us, your “taken” friends will be jealous of you this year.

Make It Delicious

There’s no better time to try out a new recipe than when you’re your own guinea pig.

Think of it as a test run for when you cook for others!

Crank up the tunes, put on some cozy socks, and dance around your kitchen with your wooden spoon as your microphone. Nobody is there to judge… except maybe your cat, but let’s be honest, they’ve seen worse.

Learn Something New!

Woman adding spices and herb to raw salmon

Self-improvement is one of the best ways to show self-love.

So why not make February 14th a day of discovery and try something you’ve always wanted to? (But have never made the time for!)

From community colleges, to culinary schools, to Airbnb Experiences, there are tons of resources for classes and one-day sessions of all kinds.

You can learn things like soap-making, carpentry, stand-up paddle boarding (assuming you’re one of the lucky few not buried in snow this February) and more.

What have you always wanted to try? Give it a go this Valentine’s Day!

Calling All the Single Ladies!

What started as a fictional event for television, transformed into a cultural phenomenon known as Galentine’s Day. Parks and Rec, you the real MVP!

Whether you go for a full-on Galentine’s Day party like Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, did on the OG Galentine’s Day episode in Season 2 of Parks and Rec, or you just do a small gift exchange with your closest girlfriends, you can’t go wrong celebrating the love you share between your friends.

Spread the Love

Sleeping cute puppy held by a volunteer

If none of the previous ideas suit your fancy, consider this:

Valentine’s Day is just another day of the week for charities all over the word, but they’re often short-staffed on holidays— including Valentine’s Day.

So why not spend your day spreading warm fuzzies to those in need?

Soup kitchens, animal shelters, and other non-profits welcome extra hands on holidays, and there’s nothing like celebrating love by offering it to those who need it most.

No matter what you do...

Unplug (yes, go ahead and close your social apps for the day!), unwind, and love yourself. At the end of the day, nobody knows you like you do!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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