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What to Do on Valentine’s Day If You’re Single
February 05, 2019
If you’ve only ever spent Valentine’s Day with someone you love, or sobbing into your pillow because you’re alone, then it’s time to shake things up. There are so many ways to pamper yourself and schedule in some fun, whether you’ve just gone through a breakup or you haven’t dated in years. Maybe hit the bar with some single friends. Odds might be in your favor since most people there will be single too. If you prefer flying solo, head to the spa for some pampering or plan an epic beach day. Before you log on to Instagram to scroll through photos of your ex, check out these ideas on what do on Valentine’s Day when you’re single.
Feeling good in your body is one of the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day. Treat yourself to a massage or facial. Schedule a blowout. Get your nails done. However you like to be pampered, this is your day to do it. Fortunately, trained professionals can make it easier. Just be sure to book your appointment well in advance, in case they’ve overbooked couples’ massages.
Host a Singles-Only Dinner
Some friends are single too? What’s the point of spending the day alone, waiting for it to pass, when you could spend it together? Plan a group outing to your favorite restaurant or bar, or host a V-Day bash at your home. Because who said Valentine’s Day had to exclude platonic love?
Go to the Beach
Being single on Valentine’s Day needn’t feature Netflix and a tub of ice cream. If you live somewhere blessed with a year-round warm climate, like San Diego, then why not spend Valentine’s Day at the beach? Build sandcastles, go for a swim—do whatever you want while getting a good tan.
Visit a Comedy Club
Speaking of crying, maybe you need a good laugh. Head to a nearby comedy club and let someone else’s misfortunes make you forget about your own. Comedy clubs also make a great choice for a singles-only group outing.
Take an Exercise Class
Exercise classes such as cycling or yoga can help you feel a sense of camaraderie because nothing bonds people more than sweating together. You’ll feel good about improving your body in the process. And if you’re bogged down by negative thoughts, yoga may clear them away.
Buy Some Sexy Underwear
Even if nobody sees it but you, some new lingerie or sexy underwear can make you feel pretty awesome, especially if you spend the rest of the day wearing it under your clothes (or sans clothes if you’re staying home). After all, many people stop wearing sexy underclothes after their long-term relationship, so why not enjoy it now?
Written by Erica Garza for Knockaround