Valentine’s Day is coming up, and for those of you not in a relationship, you’re probably dreading it. Valentine’s Day is notorious as being a day for depression among singles, but just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Below are several ways singles can feel loved and wanted on Valentine’s Day. These methods will prove that you don’t have to be in a relationship to make the most of this special day.
Watch Valentine’s Day: What better movie to watch than Valentine’s Day, the 2010 romantic comedy directed by Garry Marshall and starring a smorgasbord of stars, including Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner, and many more. As the title suggests, the film shows the various relationships of singles and couples in Los Angeles. With its light tone and fun atmosphere, Valentine’s Day will help ease the pain of being in a relationship by overloading you with happy moments, surprising revelations and heartwarming characters.
Give time to charity: The holiday can be a great excuse for feeling sorry for yourself, but don’t treat Valentine’s Day that way! Instead of moping about not being in a relationship, give some of your love to others. Volunteering at a charity, such as Habitat for Humanity or your local shelter will empower you and make you realize that being single isn’t really such a big deal at all; there are bigger problems in life to focus on.
Spend time with friends and family: People automatically assume that if one doesn’t have a significant other to spend Valentine’s Day with, they spend it alone. That’s not true; instead of having a pity party for one, you can have a party with your closest friends and family. They will be happy you have chosen to share your love with them. A boyfriend or girlfriend will come and go, but the relationships you have with your closest friends and family will last forever.
Write Valentine’s Day cards to your friends and family: Along with spending time with your family and friends, writing Valentine’s Day cards to your loved ones will also help fill the void many singles feel on Valentine’s Day. Your loved ones will be thrilled to get a nice message detailing how you love and respect them. It’ll make your relationship with them feel that much closer.
Buy yourself gifts and make a nice dinner: Who says you have to eat a big tub of ice cream simply because you’re by yourself on Valentine’s Day? Cooking yourself a romantic dinner and buying gifts for yourself, such as a big heart-shaped box of candy, can boost your self-esteem. One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship with ourselves. High self-esteem and self-pampering not makes you feel good about yourself, but it makes you feel more attractive. Feeling more attractive is never a bad thing when you’re looking for Mr. or Ms. Right.
Valentine’s Day is a day for love; just remember there are more types of love other than the romantic kind. Happy Valentine’s Day!