With Valentine’s Day just around the corner love is in the air. Your coupled friends may be planning what they’re going to do, what they’re going to wear and who they’re going to spend the most romantic day of the year with. Their heads may be filled with boxes of chocolate, candlelit dinners and romantic evenings. However if you’re single Valentine’s Day is a whole other story.
For some this day of cupids and candy is just a reminder that you’re alone. You know what I say, THAT’S O.K. Spending Valentine’s Day alone is better than spending it with someone you may not even like, let alone love. You know what’s even better than that? Spending Valentine’s Day having fun with your single friends.
If you and your friends are flying solo this February 14 here are 9 ways to have fun on Valentine’s Day:
Scary movie marathon
I’m not sure why but Valentine’s Day brings out the horror flicks, but this time of year there always seems to be one or two playing in theatres. This year The Boy and The Forrest seem to be equally terrifying, although neither one has to do with love.
Weekend road trip
It’s inevitable that no matter where you go this weekend you’re bound to be surrounded by happy couples. Could you think of a better time to take a weekend road trip with friends? At least if you’re in a different city there’s no chance of running into any past lovers.
Watch the NBA All Star game
For all the sports fans out there the NBA All Star weekend is once again taking place at the same time as Valentine’s Day. If you love sports then put on your fan gear, order some food and enjoy three days of basketball festivities.
Lots and lots of chocolate
They say that chocolate makes you feel happy so if you’re sad (or celebrating) because you’re alone this Valentine’s Day why not indulge in chocolate to make yourself feel better. I can’t think of a better time to splurge on some sweet treats than right now.
Stay off the internet
The one thing you should absolutely not do on Valentine’s Day is surf the internet. You’ll end up spending money and buying things you don’t need to just to pass the time and that’s not good for your bottom line. Or worse, you’ll end up on a random dating site looking for Mr. (or Mrs.) Right. Or even worse, you’ll stalk your ex on Instagram or Facebook. Just say no.
Cry at romantic movies
If you are in fact sad this Valentine’s Day then let yourself be sad. I’ve learned that it’s not good to keep feelings inside. So let them out at home on your couch with your favorite romantic movies. Titanic, You’ve Got Mail and Burlesque are some of my faves.
Dance the night away
What could be more fun than getting all dressed up and going out dancing with your friends. Dancing is a great way to relieve stress, burn some calories and have fun at the same time. Thankfully Valentine’s Day is actually on Sunday this year so hopefully clubs won’t be crowded with lovebirds all up in your space.
Stay in with cocktails
Have you ever wanted to be a bartender? Now’s the perfect time to get your drink on. Plan a night in with your friends, mix some drinks, listen to good music and make it a sleepover to ensure everyone stays safe. It’s also nice to have someone (i.e. your friends) to wake up with in the morning and have breakfast.
Manicures and pedicures
Spoil yourself with a beauty day at the spa. Feeling good about yourself is a must, so go and get all dolled up with a manicure and pedicure. This is especially a nice treat if you don’t spoil yourself often. Dip into your fun money on Valentine’s Day and enjoy it.
How are you planning to spend Valentine’s Day?