Is it too early to be thinking about what to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single? The year just started, and it is already flying by so fast, with Valentine’s Day being just around the corner. For many people, especially those who have partners, this day is a happy one and they can’t wait for it to arrive. However, for others, such as those who are single on Valentine’s Day, no other day of the year is more dreaded. And considering all the public displays of affection that often happen on Valentine’s Day, who can blame them?
Depending on why you are single on Valentine’s Day this year, you may experience a range of emotions. From envy to jealousy, sadness, and loneliness, among other difficult emotions. But you don’t have to be miserable just because you are single on Valentine’s Day. To avoid loneliness and boredom, there are many fun things you can do on Valentine’s Day if you are single.
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10 Fun Things to Do on Valentine’s Day If You Are Single
- Take yourself out on a date
Dates aren’t only for when you have a partner. If you will be alone this year, taking yourself out on a date is one of the fun things to do on Valentine’s Day when single. For your solo date, you could visit your favorite restaurant and try out new dishes, go on a picnic, become a tourist in your town, go to the movies, or attend a concert. Dating yourself is a great thing because it makes you learn to love yourself, gain self-confidence, and be self-sufficient instead of relying on other people to make you happy. If you don’t want to go out because of bad weather, or you simply don’t feel like it, you can still celebrate Valentine’s Day alone at home by making your favorite dishes, trying out new recipes, or getting dinner from your favorite restaurant delivered to your house.
- Pamper yourself
Even though Valentine’s Day will be on a Monday this year, you can still go all out and make this a day of putting yourself first and showing yourself some tender loving care. Spending this special time making yourself feel good by pampering yourself should be at the top of your list of fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single. Pamper yourself by planning a staycation, buying yourself flowers, having an at-home spa night (or day if you aren’t busy), lighting some scented candles, taking a long bubble bath, practicing aromatherapy with essential oils, and applying a pumpkin facial mask, all while sipping some wine and eating chocolates. After a day that was probably difficult for you, because not only did you spend Valentine’s Day alone but it was also a Monday, the most hated day of the week, you will appreciate having a quiet evening at home relaxing and making yourself feel good.
- Celebrate with your single girlfriends
What should I do on Valentine’s Day when single? Just because you are single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you should spend the day alone, hiding in your house and feeling sorry for yourself. You most likely are not the only single one within your female friends’ group or among your colleagues. So, instead of all of you being alone on V-Day, you could extend Galentine’s Day to include February 14 as well, and spend the day bonding and celebrating your female friendships. Make some plans with your other single friends to go out and do some fun things together on Valentine’s Day. You could throw a Valentine’s Day party, go for a night out clubbing, dress up and go on a platonic date, exchange gifts, get massages, get a manicure and pedicure, or do karaoke.
- Curl up with a romance novel
If you are a romance book lover and can’t have a real-life partner this year, you can always do the next best thing; get yourself a book-boyfriend or book-girlfriend. You probably have some romance books that have been sitting on your To-Be-Read shelf forever because you never have time to read them, or perhaps, your favorite author has released a book recently. Spending a cozy night at home curled up with a good book and escaping into the fictional world created by the author is one of the fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single. Some of the best romance novels you can read on Valentine’s Day include;
- People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
- It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
- Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
- The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
If you are not into romance novels, you can read any other genre of books you love.
- Watch some romcoms
Even though you are alone and single on Valentine’s Day this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t watch other people fall in love and still feel happy for them. So, another of the fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single is watching some cheesy romantic comedies or any other movies that you like but haven’t gotten around to watching. You can buy the romcoms on DVD or stream on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and other similar sites while curled up on your couch at home, or go to the cinema to see the latest movies in 2022. Since Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year, remember not to stay up too late if you have school or work to report to in the morning.
- Listen to music and dance around the house
As just mentioned, Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, and hence if you don’t want to go to stay up or out too late, you can always have fun at home. Listening to music, singing along, and dancing to the beat, are some fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single and alone. You could look for empowering songs about being unapologetically yourself and knowing your worth or listen to break-up songs about how better off you are for being single on Valentine’s Day. Sing along and dance to those songs and have fun instead of staying heartbroken and miserable at home.
- Go on a shopping spree
So you don’t have someone to give you romantic Valentine’s Day gifts this year because you are single, why not go out and get something for yourself. After all, money is there to be spent. And there is no better day to splurge than on the day for celebrating love. If you have set aside some money for treating yourself or have some gift cards that need to be spent, going on a shopping spree is one of the fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single and alone. Buy yourself Valentine’s Day gifts, new clothes, jewelry, shoes, home appliances, gadgets, and anything else on your wishlist. To have the most fun, avoid shopping online but instead go out to the mall and spend your day window shopping and buying the things you want. Splurge on yourself, but be careful not to spend so much money that you end up broke when it is only midmonth. While you might still be heartbroken over your past relationships, the only baggage you should be carrying on Valentine’s Day is your shopping bags full of things you love that add value to your life.
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- Do your hobbies
Are you still wondering what to do on Valentine’s Day when single and alone at home? Why not include doing your hobbies on your list of fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single? The thing about hobbies is that you love them but never have enough time to do them, thus do them during your spare time only. If you will be single on Valentine’s Day this year, you have an entire night to yourself probably with nowhere to go and nothing much to do. Spend this time learning a new skill or doing some of your hobbies. For example, you could paint, make crafts, draw, bake, knit, play an instrument, try to solve a 1000 pieces Jigsaw puzzle, write, play video games, or do anything else that will ensure you aren’t bored or sad when alone on Valentine’s Day.
- Brighten someone’s day
You probably know an elderly person who has no family to take care of them, a friend who lost their loved one, or even a homeless person you always pass by on your way home. One of the fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single and have nothing else planned is to help someone else have a great day. You could visit them and spend Valentine’s Day together, take them out, and get them a gift or flowers. Using this time to make someone else smile and brighten their day is one of the best things to do on Valentine’s Day. Also, interacting and helping other people through difficult situations could change your way of thinking and make you realize there are far more important things in the world. Feeling sad and lonely because you are single on Valentine’s Day will seem like such a trivial thing to be obsessing about.
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- Clean, declutter and organize your living space
You might be wondering how cleaning, sorting your things out, and putting them in their right places got included on a list of fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single and alone. Simple – who doesn’t love living in a clean space and becoming organized? Perhaps you even included becoming more organized in your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2022. And even if you don’t love cleaning, decluttering, and organizing your things, at least these activities will keep you busy instead of wallowing in self-pity and having the negative thought patterns you could develop while idle. So, blast some music in your home and dance as you do your chores. Also, you could use this time to make any home repairs you have been procrastinating doing.
Being single on Valentine’s Day is not the end of the world, and you don’t have to feel miserable or lonely because you are. As you can see above, there are many fun things to do on Valentine’s Day if you are single and alone. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself and envious of those who have partners, find a way to be happy on this day by trying the above fun activities this Valentine’s Day 2022.