It’s that time of the year again. A time where you’re greeted with red roses, heart-shaped flowers and lovey-dovey couples everywhere you look. If you happen to be single on Valentine’s Day, it can feel like you’re in a completely different world that you just can’t relate to.
It can be tempting to either wallow in self-pity or get very bitter, but that won’t do you any good. Instead, consider these awesome and empowering ways to enjoy being single on Valentine’s Day.
1. Have a plan
One way to ensure you don’t wallow on Valentine’s Day is to have an actual plan. So, by all means, pick one or more of these ideas listed here to ensure you’re prepared.
2. Treat yourself
What rule book says you only have to show love to someone else on Valentine’s Day? You’re worth loving too. So treat yourself to a spa day, new hairstyle or something super special you have always wanted to buy for yourself.
3. Plan a getaway
Take a trip to a different state with friends or family members and make a whole different type of memories.
4. Make someone else’s day special
You don’t have to bury the romantic part of you on Valentine’s Day just because you’re single. You can help another couple set up a special day. For example, let your parents know how much you love them by helping them plan a romantic dinner.
5. Go to your favorite restaurant
If Valentine’s Day isn’t your cheat day, we don’t know what is. Go to your favorite restaurant and enjoy some delicious meal and desserts.
6. Bake a cake
So there’s no bae to send you a cake for Valentine’s, who cares? How about you bake one for yourself. It’s a project that will keep you busy with some delicious treat at the end as a reward.
7. You can stay in too
If you’ll rather not go out, that’s fine too. Stay in and pamper yourself. Take a long bath, paint your nails and do all your favorite things.
8. Go on a date
Just because there will be no kissing at the end of it doesn’t mean you have to ditch the whole idea of a date altogether. Wear something fancy, go out with your friend(s) and enjoy the atmosphere.
9. Share the love
Compose a heartwarming message and send to everyone you love. It can be the perfect opportunity to let them know you care.
10. Have fun with kids
Have nieces or nephews? Offer to take care of them so their parents can go out. Order pizza, watch cartoons, . hide-and-seek, and have some child-like fun.
While we’re on the topic, find out how to enjoy yourself as a single Nigerian woman.
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