45 Amazing Ideas To Do For Singles On Valentine’s Day

Show yourself some love and have a blast this Valentine's Day with adventure and style.

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If you think only couples can celebrate Valentine’s Day, you are wrong. Yes, singles can also proudly celebrate this day of love without feeling lonely. Wondering how? Do you want some amazing Valentine’s Day ideas for singles? You have come to the right place. But before we go ahead, have you ever heard of boyfriend bonfires? This is how single ladies who are bitter about their former partner celebrate this special day, burning all their ex’s stuff and devouring lots of ice cream. What about non-bitter singletons? Here we have listed some of the best ideas for single ladies to celebrate this lovely occasion. Have fun!

What To Do On Valentine’s Day If You Are Single

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  1. Make some plans. You will end up home alone if you don’t make plans to make plans. Being alone will make you wallow in loneliness, and you will end up crying or eating too much ice cream. Avoid this by making plans already.
  2. Throw a singles-only party. Invite all your single buddies and drink to your independence. Let this singles’ Valentine’s Day be a memorable event with fun and games!
  3. Make chocolates and eat them all. You could decorate them with white, pink, and purple sprinkles, place them in clear cellophane bags, tie the bags with pretty pink ribbons, and gift them to your single buddies.
  4. Plan a “craftsday.” Set out stamps, ink, paper, cards, and stickers. Ask your interested creative friends to join you as well and make Valentine’s Day cards.
  5. Treat yourself. Go for a new blowout, haircut, beauty treatment, facial, or massage.
  6. Get out of town. Plan a Valentine’s Day getaway with a girlfriend or a family member.
  7. Plan a romantic dinner for your parents. Light some candles, set the table, and open a bottle of good wine.
  8. Take yourself out on a solo date to exude your confidence and self fulfillment. Go eat at your favorite fancy restaurant. You can sit at the bar and order an expensive dessert.
  1. Sign up for a workout class. After enjoying the endorphins from the exercise, treat yourself to a smoothie.
  2. Bake a layered chocolate cake. Choose a recipe that’s a little complicated and be proud of yourself when you perfect it.
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  1. Order champagne. Drink two glasses!
  2. Have a chocolate taste test party. Buy a bunch of different flavored chocolate and invite some friends over to eat them. Discuss how each one tastes.
  3. Wear something sexy and feel the self-love.
  4. Pamper yourself. Take a long, hot bath, put on a face mask, and paint your nails. Sometimes self-care is better than going on dates.
  5. Book a couple’s massage – but with your bestie or a family member.
  6. Send a heartfelt “I love you because…” text to all the people you adore in your life, especially your old friends who live far away.
  7. Go for a Sex and the City marathon. Order pizza, make a margarita, and binge-watch the show that famously celebrates single women.
  8. Go to a bar, order your favorite cocktail, and then head to a place that hosts karaoke nights. Sing all the classic love songs with your best friends.
  9. Go on a date with your bestie. Get dressed, put on makeup, go to a restaurant, and order their special Valentine’s Day menu. With wine, of course.
  1. Do something sweet for someone elderly. Send them a bouquet of flowers and tell them how much you admire them.
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You can book an appointment to a fine winery and enjoy a solo date tasting wines.
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  1. Explore the neighborhood or head to a place in town you aren’t very familiar with. Walk up the streets, order a cappuccino at the local cafe, or browse the racks of an antique bookstore.
  2. Invite your group of friends and watch your favorite sporting event.
  3. Catch up on your Zzzzz. Sleep in or simply take a nap in the afternoon. You deserve it.
  4. Get off social media. Stalking your ex on Facebook to see how he is celebrating with his new girl is not going to make your day.
  5. Have nephews or nieces? Offer to babysit them so their parents can go for a night out. Be the cool aunt – watch Frozen, order pizza, and bake some brownies.
  6. Go to a supermarket and buy bunches of flowers. Get them home and then channel your inner florist. Make pretty bouquets. Decorate your house or get them delivered to your loved ones.
  7. Go to a live comedy show. Or you can just stream one of the comedy specials on Netflix.
  8. Go and hang out with your grandparents. They will always love you the way you are. You’ll always feel a different kind of joy in spending time with your grand parents.
  1. Splurge on jewelry. You are worth it.
  2. Give yourself some self-love. Cut yourself a bit of slack. Do what makes you happy! You are worthy of love.
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You can redecorate your house creatively by rearranging your furniture or changing the wallpaper and lighting.
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  1. Watch My Bloody Valentine or some other horror movie that is Valentine’s Day-related.
  2. Post a hottie selfie. Watch a sexy movie like Fifty Shades of Grey with your girlfriends and then post a smashing selfie.
  3. Spend the day with your siblings. Get your sister, get in bed, and eat Ben and Jerry’s.
  4. Go to the gym. Treat it as just another day.
  5. Travel. Go snowboarding by yourself.
  6. Send anonymous love cards and gifts to your single buddies. Make their day.
  7. Get a couple of Mills and Boons books, go home, cook up some mac and cheese, wrap yourself in a plush blanket, turn your phone off, and read yourself to sleep.
  8. Have a sleepover with your single girlfriends.
  9. Make a list of all the good things about being single. Like self resilience, growth, inner peace, mindfulness, and true gratitude towards life.
  10. Have a spa day. Go to a posh spa and treat yourself. Get a mani-pedi, Thai massage, whatever!”
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  1. Eat. Whatever the hell you want.
  2. Spend some quality time with your mommy. Go shopping with her or out on a nice mother-daughter dinner.
  1. Throw an I-hate-Cupid party. Invite all your single buddies and just have fun.
  2. Watch How to Be Single. It is a really cool movie, and you will feel the empowerment of being single.
  3. Plot world takeover. Pretend you are a superwoman with special powers and think of how to take over the world and attain the freedom you always desired.

Infographic: Quotes For Singles To Lift Your Spirits On Valentine’s Day

There is no dearth of unique ideas to enjoy Valentine’s Day even if you are single. However, if you still find it challenging to get into the mood to step out and have fun, we have something for you. In the infographic below, we have listed a few powerful quotes that celebrate independence and singlehood. Check it out!

quotes for singles to lift your spirits on valentine’s day (infographic)

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Even though love is in the air, you lovely singletons shouldn’t let that stop you from living your lives to the fullest. It doesn’t take a second half to complete you, and there are many things you can do for yourself and enjoy every moment of your me-time and never feel dateless. These singles’ Valentine’s Day ideas can help you get started on what things you can do to spend this day well. Whether it is catching up with your friends and family, exploring places on your own, or pampering yourself with the best foods and experiences, there is so much you can do. Feel free to experiment with these ideas and tweak them to your specific requirements and tastes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay to be single on Valentine’s Day?

Yes, it is absolutely normal to be single on Valentine’s Day. From reading a nice book and treating yourself to good food to watching an award-winning movie, there are tons of things to pamper yourself with on this day.

Can you be your own Valentine?

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love. Since self-love is one of the greatest forms of love, you can definitely be your Valentine. There should not be a single Valentine’s Day where you sit sulking at home. You can celebrate it any way you want.

What are some self-care practices I can prioritize to make Valentine’s Day enjoyable as a single person?

You may journal your feelings and thoughts about being single, meditate, or pamper yourself with a relaxing massage or spa session.

How can I maintain a positive mindset and practice gratitude as a single person on Valentine’s Day?

Pen down the things you are grateful for or the positive things about being single, spend time with your loved ones, be it your bestie or sibling, and practice meditation or yoga.

Are there any movies, books, or activities that promote self-love and empowerment on Valentine’s Day?

Yes, you can indulge in books such as ‘The Art Of Living Alone And Loving It’ by Jane Mathew and ‘The Self-Love Experiment’ by Shannon Kaiser or movies such as ‘How To Be Single’ and ‘Maggie’s Plan’.

Key Takeaways

    • Valentine’s Day celebrations are not only meant for couples; singles can also proudly celebrate this day of love.
    • Self-love is the best love and all singles should cut themselves some slack and do what makes them happy on V-Day.
    • It is best to make plans, go out there and have a good time with yourself or your loved ones instead of feeling sad and lonely on this day of love because love comes in many shapes and forms, not just romantic.
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Missing a date and feeling lonely this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry! Watch this video for 10 fun things to do if you’re single on Valentine’s Day that will ensure you don’t feel alone.
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Ankhee GuptaPsychotherapist & Counselor

Ankhee Gupta is a psychological counselor, a certified stress management expert, and a certified CBT practitioner. She was also named the best psychological counselor of Kolkata. She has over eight years of experience and deals with stress, depression, anxiety, child counseling, geriatric counseling, and marital counseling. Ankhee practices counseling in her private chambers and is a visiting faculty at the...read full bio

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