February 14 is the most romantic day of the year. Yet, it’s not the happiest period for everyone. Single people may feel lonely seeing couples celebrating their love on V-Day.
One of the best methods to combat getting too far into sad feelings is to set a plan for February 14. Consider it a great opportunity to have fun and even discover more about yourself and your own needs.
Wondering what to do? Need a bit of inspiration? We’ve prepared a list of ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day if you’re single.
Binge-watch horror movies
While everyone is enjoying romantic dramas and comedies, you can turn to a great Valentine’s Day horror movie instead to get the blood pumping through your heart. Turn out the lights and watch one of these: “My Bloody Valentine,” “Bride of Chucky,” ‘Gerald’s Game,” “Happy Death Day 2U,” “Nekromantik,” or “Picnic at Hanging Rock.” Don’t forget to stock up on some drinks and popcorn to bring in the real mood.
Visit a bar with single friends on V-day
Contrary to common belief, the holiday isn’t exclusive to loving couples. It’s about showing affection to the dearest people in your life. So friends can hang out on Valentine’s Day too. Don’t worry if you have no single friends. There is always a chance to meet a group of single people while you’re at the bar.
Explore a new outfit while going shopping
This is the day of love. Why not show this love to yourself? You definitely deserve a fancy pair of shoes or a new PlayStation 5. Go on, spoil yourself. You’ve earned it! If you’re planning on buying more stuff, don’t forget to create a checklist to relieve your mind and make your shopping fun. Here is our free checklist maker tool that you’ll love. Try it.
Try out a new recipe or eat your favorite foods
You shouldn’t have someone else near you to enjoy your favorite meal. Cook or order something that makes you feel happy. Maybe it’s something your grandma cooked for you when you were a child or something that you don’t allow yourself daily. Consider lighting candles and putting on your favorite playlist.
Start a new workout
V-Day isn’t just for wine and chocolate bars. Exercising releases all kinds of endorphins which make you feel happier. This can be yoga, fitness, cycling, SLT, running, jogging, and anything that feels right for you. But don’t overdo it. Too much exercise can result in mood swings, irritability, and even feeling anxiety.
Cook a romantic dinner for your parents for their big dinner
The first love in any kid’s life is their parents. Treat the people you adore with a special meal this Valentine’s Day. And remember, a dish doesn’t always have to be complicated. If you’re not good at cooking, serve some simple french toast with fresh berries and maple syrup. They’ll appreciate your attention.
Take a photoshoot in an unexpected image
Arrange a photoshoot to take pictures of yourself and for yourself. This is an excellent way to enhance self-esteem and confidence and have fun on V-Day. Look for references on Pinterest and get creative.
Try social media detox
Take the time to detox from all social media, emails, texts, and tweets. What about creating a list of things to do on V-Day instead of scrolling the Instagram feed and getting sad because of all the happy couples’ photos? Use our checklist templates for a hassle-free experience.
Pamper yourself with SPA day
The most important relationship you’ll ever have in life is the one you already have with yourself. So why not celebrate that? Turn Valentine’s Day into Spa Day. Take your favorite body soap, and don’t forget to buy some bath bombs. You can also enjoy a glass of wine or champagne while watching a favorite TV show on your laptop. You may also want to simply recharge and enjoy some quiet time. You deserve the best, so treat yourself like the king/queen.
Get out of town to enjoy nature
If it’s possible, take a trip to the place you’ve always wanted to visit. If not, you can always go for a long walk and enjoy nature. Notice the sun, clouds, wind, leaves on the trees, birdsong, and all the beautiful things around you. Life is amazing, isn’t it?
Dance to your favorite music and sing karaoke
Throw a solo dance party. Turn up the tunes and dance! Just imagine, nobody can see what you do. You’re a superstar, so you can really let loose. If it doesn’t feel right for you, you can invite single friends and dance together. Or you can even organize a Zoom party.
Be lazy all day if you want to
You don’t necessarily have to do something exciting on Valentine’s Day. If you want to stay calm and procrastinate for some time, that’s fine. So put on your comfiest pajamas, order some takeout, watch TV, and relish the luxury of laziness.
Take the day of Self-Care splurge
Treat yourself to a day of self-care with a rejuvenating spa, favorite books, and a beautiful coloring session. Cosmopolitan lifestyles may earn you experiences that add joy to your day.
Delight takeout food from a favorite restaurant
Indulge in your favorite takeout from the most-loved restaurant in town. Take the day off from cooking and enjoy a gastronomic adventure, bringing affordable flowers to your table.
Have a day party
Host a solo day party where you dance to your favorite music, sing karaoke, and spread love. Invite friends or family members to join virtually or babysit while you enjoy the festivities. Consider sending thoughtful gifts to someone special.
Get into journaling
Spend the night reflecting on your thoughts and experiences by journaling. Explore new hobby ideas, pen down your aspirations, and take the opportunity to express gratitude. A journal can be your silent confidant.
Spread love beyond with a friend or family member
Do something nice not only for a friend or family member. Send a surprise gift, cook a meal, or simply spend quality time together. Acts of kindness and affection can turn Valentine’s Day into a celebration of love beyond romantic relationships.
Start a new hobby
Use Valentine’s Day to explore a new hobby. Whether it’s painting, cooking, board games, or learning an instrument, the day is yours to discover something exciting and fulfilling.
Spend the night babysitting the kids
If you have friends, family, or unpartnered adults with little ones, consider babysitting for the night. Spend quality time with these bundles of joy, creating heartwarming memories for you and the kids.
Do something nice for someone
This Valentine’s Day, shift the focus outward and host a virtual coloring party for single women in your life. Utilize online platforms like Zoom to create a shared space for creativity and connection. Encourage friends to bring their favorite coloring books or provide them with beautiful printable pages. Set a cozy ambiance with candles and music, fostering a relaxed atmosphere. Use the occasion not only for artistic expression but also as an opportunity to discuss experiences with marriage, dating, and even explore online dating platforms together. Express gratitude for the unique qualities each friend brings to the virtual gathering, turning the day into a celebration of friendship, empowerment, and shared creativity.
So, as the day of love gets closer, it’s time to think about what you can do on February 14 that’ll genuinely bring you happiness, even if you’re single. In this article, we’ve shared twelve great ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day solo. So get inspired and take advantage of our free checklist tool. You can enjoy ready-to-use templates or create your own checklists to your taste and mood that look like beautiful coloring books.
Maria is a content maven at Cheqmark and is a regular contributor to our blog and social media.