How to Stay Empowered When You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

In the wise words of Lizzo, the queen herself, “I’m my own soulmate. I know how to love me.”

Valentine’s Day is often seen as this delightful holiday spent celebrating a loving relationship with your special someone. All the stores are filled with “I love you” cards, boxes of chocolates and other charming gifts to buy for your significant other. But when you’re single, it can feel super depressing. However, it doesn’t have to be.  

Being empowered as a single person on Valentine’s Day can be tough. You wonder what it would be like to have someone treat you like the royalty you truly are. One of the most important things to remember is that you don’t need anyone to do this for you. Treat yourself! Buy yourself that box of chocolates. Buy yourself that fancy meal. Do things that make you happy that you maybe don’t get to do often! Spa days or doing a self-care routine are also great ways to show yourself that you care.  Remind yourself that you deserve to be treated well and there is no one in the world who can do that better than you.

Another way to stay empowered on this day is to spend time with loved ones! Being alone on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Get together with some friends that also have no Valentine’s Day plans and show each other how much you value your friendship. Maybe go out to eat or do something you all enjoy. Movie marathons with friends are always a good idea. Just show each other that you care!

Most importantly, and I cannot stress this enough, do not think less of yourself because you’re single. Being in a relationship isn’t the most important thing in the world. You are not less of a person because you haven’t found the one. It’s perfectly okay to be single, no matter what this holiday may make you feel. You deserve the world and it’s important that you don’t lose yourself, and that can be hard especially on Valentine’s Day. Remember who you are and know your worth.

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