5 Ways to Happily Celebrate Valentine's Day When You're Single As Can Be

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So, Valentine's Day is either one of your favorites or one that makes you hate all things love-related. I, personally, have slowly grown away from the latter and made an effort to somehow love it. Honestly, I used to hate Valentine’s Day because of the mushy-gushy balloons, overpriced candy and flowers, and most of all, the fact that I was single. Now that I’ve learned to love myself even more than I thought I did before (keyword: thought), I am able to see this holiday in a positive light.

If you're super single (no shame), it's easy to feel a little bit of spite over this holiday. But, don't let the stigma of the holiday ruin a super fun day of love. I promise it's actually possible to enjoy your single self on a day like this. If you're in need of some ideas to get you through the holiday and the post-holiday candy sales, I've got your back.

1. Spend some time alone or unite with your single friends

Go out to eat for brunch, lunch or dinner, the weekend before/after by yourself or with your friends. Sometimes, the best thing about being single is the other singles you get to meet. Use this time to enjoy your own company or grab a fancy bite to eat with your fellow single friends. Surrounding yourself with fun, positive people is key!

2. Watch ALL the rom-coms

I am a sucker for a good rom-com, I mean, who can object to them? They’re full of sappy, feel-good love, and they give you faith. Faith to know that one day, at some point in time, someone can love you the way Matthew McConaughey loves Kate Hudson in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days".

3. Try cooking yourself a new meal

One of the reasons that I loved living alone was the fact that I could try new recipes, every single week, and if I disliked it, I could complain to myself! So, why not use Valentine’s Day as a chance to try something new and live on the edge? Do a quick search on Pinterest of a new taco recipe or a try baking a fun new dessert. 

4. Give yourself to a special gift

Is there a special something, not someone, that you would like to have? Maybe there’s a pair of shoes that you have walked past every week, for the past month? Or maybe there’s an outfit you want? Or maybe a vacay? A Valentine’s Day vacation or day-trip is a nice and relaxing way to treat yourself right.

5. Dive into self-care and focus on the people that love you

As you all know, self-care is everything nowadays. Everybody is wanting to better themselves and feel better mentally, physically, and emotionally. I am all for it, as long as we know where to start. Another alternative to celebrating alone is to surround yourself with the ones that make you feel loved. Celebrate with the ones that put a smile on your face, when you are having a bad day.

So, you may not be in a relationship, but you are still allowed to celebrate the day! Don't be afraid to bake something new, go on a mini vacay, or just hang out with your BFFs and order an extra large pizza.

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