Valentine’s Day is known as a depressing holiday for anyone who doesn’t have a date, but that doesn’t need to be the case. If you’re sick of feeling sorry for yourself on Valentine’s Day, try these activities instead. No matter what you love doing the most, there will be something on this list that will completely appeal to your favorite things!
Galentine’s Day is quickly becoming a real holiday thanks to Parks and Recreation and everyone’s favorite character, Leslie Knope. On Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day was celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, and you have a brunch with all of your girlfriends. If your best friends are single as well, turn Valentine’s Day into Galentine’s Day with a fun party that Leslie Knope would approve of!
2 Or a Treat Yourself Day…
In the same style of Parks and Recreation, have a treat yourself. Take the day off of work and spend your day buying things that you’ve always loved but could never imagine splurging on. On Treat Yourself Day, every purchase is justifiable, just like on the show!
3 Have a Pamper Night
If you’d rather not spend money but still want to treat yourself, turn Valentine’s Day into a pamper night. Relax with a warm bath, a bath bomb, an at-home manicure and pedicure, and a cooling facial. Pick whatever is most relaxing for you and focus your entire night on relaxing in the way that’s best for you!
4 Show Your Family Some Love
Send your family some love this Valentine’s Day. This could be especially fun if you have little kids, like nephews or nieces, in your family. Send them little care packages, or go visit them for their school’s Valentine’s Day party. Turn it into a fun day spent with cute kids and you won’t feel like you’re missing out by not having a date!
5 Fall in Love with an Activity
Try something that you’ve always wanted to do. If you’ve always wanted to go to a painting class, go to a painting class. Try a yoga class, a workout class, or a dance class. Pick something that you’ve always wanted to do but have never had the time for. You might just realize a new passion! Who needs a man when you have a new passion taking up your time?
6 Throw a Single’s Party
If you’ve seen the movie Valentine’s Day, you probably remember that Jessica Biel threw a single’s party every year and it was super bitter. You can throw a single’s party and it doesn’t need to be bitter! Instead, turn it into a fun night with games and different things that will put people in good spirits. You never know who might make a connection!
7 Get out of Town
If you can afford it, go on a weekend trip. Either grab a friend and go on an adventure, or go on an adventure yourself and learn some more about yourself! It may be one of the most enlightening weekends of your life. You never know what you might learn about yourself, and sometimes we just need weekends like that!
What’s your go-to activity for Valentine’s Day when you don’t have a date? Let me know in the comments!