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We Asked Single College Women How They’re Spending Valentine’s Day—& Their Responses Are Too Real

Valentine’s Day is a day traditionally devoted to romantic love. If you’re in a relationship, it’s super special to have a day all about appreciating your partner. But if you’re single…well, you probably roll your eyes at every Valentine’s advertisement and Instagram post you see, and get hyped for hosting the best Galentine’s Day party instead. .

But why should actual Valentine’s Day be celebrated by just those in relationships? We all have so much love in our lives that we should be celebrating every single day. So whether you’re just getting out of a relationship, or you’ve been perpetually single, you deserve to bask in all the love in your life this Valentine #szn. We asked you all how you were celebrating Valentine’s Day as single college women this year—and your responses were truly relatable.  

Wine night or a night out with my girls! – Haley

Watch scary movies and eat candy—pretend like it’s a second Halloween. – Samantha

Making Valentines for all of my friends! – Paloma

Cocktails. – Crystal

Watch Pride & Prejudice and binge on chocolate. – Riya

Pretend it’s no special day. Then treat myself to brownies, Netflix, and blast Beyoncé. – Juliana

Go out solo to the movies, see a play, chill at home, and cook my favorite meal. – Jackie 



walking into 2019 like okay let’s prioritize female friendships above all else okay???

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Spa day at home, watch a chick flick classic (Legally Blonde or Bride Wars, usually), and call my girls. – Kirsten

GALentine’s party! – Sofia

Buy my single friends some flowers and treats for us all ❤️. – Ericka

Treat myself to my favorite meal and a good workout before all the half-priced candy on the 15th! – Cynthia  

Invite the girls over for an in-home spa day! – Samira 

Single ladies’ night out! – Ada

Watch a rom-com, eat tons of candy, and cry lol. – Molly

I always host a huge Galentine’s Day brunch! It’s a great way to introduce my #girlboss friends to each other. – Hannah

Watch The Human Centipede on Netflix. – Cookie

Single gals, let us know how you spend your Valentine’s Day! Join us on the @HerCampus Instagram, where college women are everything.

Maddie is a senior majoring in journalism and public relations in the College of Communication at Boston University. Hailing from suburban Philadelphia, Maddie is incredibly happy to be back in Boston for her fourth year. This year, she's looking forward to spending all of her money on brunch, downing lots of coffee, and of course, writing and editing at Her Campus. Outside of Her Campus, Maddie is involved with her sorority and exploring all of Boston.