No partner this V-Day? Treat yourself instead


Valentine’s Day can be a loving holiday filled with excitement, joy, and genuine gratitude for that special someone in your life. But if you are currently single after going through a breakup, failed talking stage, or situationship that did not work out, the holiday does have the potential to be lonely and depressing. Before you settle for a pint of ice cream, you should know that Valentine’s Day does not just have to be for those in love. Just because you are riding solo, does not mean that you have to sit out on this year’s Valentine’s Day festivities. 

You can always dedicate the day to honoring love by celebrating self-love instead. There are endless numbers of things that you can spend Valentine’s Day doing that do not require having a partner. You can have a relaxed day and focus on your personal hygiene and appearance. Stay in and pamper yourself. Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. Spoil yourself to a haircut, blowout, mani-pedi, or massage. Make it a full day of self-care activities that make you feel rejuvenated and refreshed. Take a long bath, do a face mask, or paint your nails. If you are going for a different vibe, do something fun, get out and enjoy yourself. Going to the movies is arguably better than going with someone else. You can finally watch that new movie that you have been dying to see without having to worry about being interrupted. Solo dinners are so underrated. Order whatever you desire without having to make conversation. You should definitely try your best to stay away from social media and make Valentine’s Day a phone-free day. Seeing how everyone is spending their day with their significant other is not going to make you feel any better. Everyone knows he bought her that giant teddy bear and a box of chocolates. So what girl! You can buy yourself that same stuff or maybe even better. Remember that expensive pair of earrings you had your eyes on the last time you went shopping? Well, what are you waiting for? You have the money! Go get it! Do whatever makes you happy! Cut yourself some slack and always remember that you are worthy of love.