February 14, a day we know as Valentine’s Day. I prefer to call it Single’s Awareness Day, personally. As someone who is surrounded by people in relationships, it can be hard to spend the day of love alone. That being said, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day as a single person, in fact it might be more fun because you aren’t stressed about what to get someone! I have found 10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a single person to make the holiday more fun and exciting

  1. Treat Yourself

It might sound cliché, but being that Valentine’s Day is about love it is also important to love yourself! Spend part, or all, of your day doing stuff for you. Go to the spa, go shopping, watch your favorite movie, go to your favorite restaurant, do whatever makes you happy!

  1. Celebrate Galentine’s Day

If you can’t spend Valentine’s Day with a significant other, why not spend it with your best friend(s)? I have done this in the past and it is a great way to forget about being single and instead focus on just having fun.

  1. Go on an adventure

A good way to take advantage of being single on Valentine’s Day is by going on an adventure. Take a day trip to somewhere you’ve never been before and explore the area. This is a good way to forget about what’s going on around you, and put your focus into something new!

  1. Take advantage of the post- Valentine’s Day deals

Even if you’re single on Valentine’s Day, there is no better way to celebrate than by going to the store the day after and buying chocolate for 50-90% off! Besides, no one needs to know…

  1. Watch How to Be Single

If you haven’t watched this movie, first of all, you should, but second, it’s a great way to make yourself laugh! How to Be Single showcases the stories of a group of New York singles who are learning how to be single in a world filled with ever-changing definitions of love. I love watching funny rom-coms on Valentine’s Day because it fills that void of love, but also makes you laugh. Valentine’s Day is also a funny movie to watch, and isn’t super focused on lovey-dovey relationships!

  1. Plan or attend an event with other singles!

If you are planning on spending Valentine’s Day alone, why not spend it with other singles instead? Plan a dinner party with your single friends just to get together and have fun! You can much more easily forget about the fact that you’re single if you are having fun with other people.

  1. Dedicate the day to unplug

When you’re single on Valentine’s Day it can get sad when you only see pictures of couples celebrating on your timeline. One way you can avoid this, but also feel more refreshed is by ‘unplugging’ from your phone and the online world for a day. Going digital-free can help you focus on other things and is a good way to feel less addicted to your phone.

  1. Remember it is not a bad thing if you’re single

Being single on Valentine’s Day can be sad, but only if you let it! Think of all the positives to not being in a relationship this Valentine’s Day if you are struggling with being alone. You don’t have to pay for a date, you don’t need to feel obligated to share your food, and you don’t have to buy anyone a gift! Try to think of the positives this year, and remember that even though you aren’t in a relationship, you are not alone!

I hope you are able to enjoy Valentine’s Day this year, whether you are in a relationship or not! Tell us in the comments what you like to do on Valentine’s Day if you don’t have a significant other!