30 Best Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Alone

This time of year it seems like everywhere I go I’m constantly reminded of my singleness and if you’re single too you know what I mean. As soon as you walk into a store you’re bombarded with so many Valentine’s Day fixtures and ornaments you would think Cupid himself decorated the place. Then there are commercials, photos, and radio marketing romantic gifts and things to do to celebrate with your significant other.

But, what can you do when you’re single and almost everything seems to be catered to the lovebirds out there? The answer is, a lot and here’s a list of 30 things you can do to enjoy Valentine’s Day.

  1. Take yourself out for dinner.
  2. See what events for singles are going on in your city.
  3. Go speed dating—I think I’m going to try this because it sounds like fun.
  4. Be happy for the amount of money you don’t have to spend.
  5. Take a bubble bath.
  6. Indulge in decadent desserts.
  7. Have dinner with friends.
  8. Buy something nice for yourself—like that dress you’ve been eyeing for the last two weeks.
  9. Get a massage.
  10. Go to the movies.
  11. Pamper yourself. Get your nails, toes, and hair done.
  12. Have a movie night at home—wine and chocolate included.
  13. Volunteer. Spread your love with others that need love.
  14. Take a class.
  15. Think about what you really want out of a relationship.
  16. Getaway—go on a solo trip to somewhere.
  17. Spend time with your family—I’m thinking about having a Valentine’s Day photo shoot with my mine.
  18. Relax and have a spa day.
  19. Get adventurous. Try something you’ve never done before.
  20. Stay in bed, knowing you don’t have to get up and do anything.
  21. Have an Anti-Valentine’s Day party.
  22. Do a V-Day gift exchange with friends.
  23. Get inspired—write down your goals or read something motivational.
  24. Ask a guy friend out on a platonic date.
  25. Find a hobby or work on a current one you’ve been neglecting.
  26. Treat it like a normal day.
  27. Workout. A healthy body is a happy mind.
  28. Bake.
  29. Be productive—there are more areas of life to focus on than just your love life.
  30. And most importantly, love yourself!

Don’t allow being single on Valentine’s Day get you down in the dumps. Love it. And celebrate it. There are plenty of fun things to do without being coupled (or throupled—hey, whatever you’re into) up. What are some ways you enjoy V-day alone?