As much as you might want to ignore it, Valentine’s Day can be tough if you’re single. No matter how much of a nonchalant face you put on, you’re bound to get at least a bit annoyed as you scroll through couple pictures on your insta feed all day. Luckily you’re not alone and really, it’s just another day of the year. Plus, amazing deals on chocolate will be just around the corner!
Avoid social media for the day
You might not be able to ignore couples holding hands and kissing on the street, but you’re very much able to avoid seeing it on your phone. Besides, everyone’s always talking about how great they feel after a social media break.
Make plans with other single friendsOrganize a Galentine’s Day gathering to remind yourself just how fun it is to be single. Go for brunch or dinner, look fabulous, and laugh until your abs hurt.
Valentine’s Day is about love, but that can totally include self-love. So have the ultimate me day! Book yourself a lush spa treatment, go on a shopping spree, binge-watch your favorite Netflix show, and eat all the ice cream.
Offer to babysit/petsit
Know a couple that could use a sitter? Get in their good books and distract yourself with a cute kid or dog.
Have a horror movie marathon
Or sci-fi, or thriller … anything that will take your mind off of relationships. After watching an avant-garde dystopian flick finding a romantic partner will be the last thing on your mind.
Take some time out for self-reflection and write down all the positive things you can about yourself and your life. You’re an amazing person, with or without a partner! But if it makes you feel better you can mention how much better off you are without your jerk ex (and why he was so horrible). Writing things down is an excellent way of getting weight off your chest and overall feeling better.
And lastly, some words of wisdom … you are not defined by your relationship status, and it’s better to be single than to be in the wrong relationship. The right kind of love will come into your life exactly when you need it to, so it’s perfectly fine to be your own date this Valentine’s Day.