What To Do When You're Single At Valentines

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Fun Things Single At Valentines
Valentines day when you're single is stereotypically supposed to be one of the worst celebrations of the year. For me who's spending valentine's day alone for the first time in four years this year, I can totally see why it would admittedly be one of the more days us single ladies seem to dread. But I'm not going to let it be something I can't not celebrate just because I'm not loved up, you know? Instead I'm going to have it as the day that I take time out for ME and focus on loving myself as much as I possibly can (which btw we should all be doing every single day of the year anyway). So if you're a singleton like me and don't have anyone 'special' to spend the 14th with, then keep on reading because I've got a fair few ways you can make it your special day instead!

Treat yourself -
First and foremost thing you need to do even if you're not single at valentines, (please do it anyway) is to treat yourself! We all deserve a little treat to ourselves more often than not. This could be anything from that makeup product you've had your eye on for ages, a whole new outfit you've been planning in your head, perhaps you fancy ordering in a take away or a glass of wine or two. Use valentines as the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to something you wouldn't usually do or something you really want. Of course, you don't have to spend heaps of money. It could literally be having a bubble bath and pampering yourself, purchasing yourself some flowers for a couple of pounds or putting on your favourite set of lingerie. Go for whatever it is you want and enjoy it!

Have a night with your girl friends - I hear galentines day is a pretty great way to spend the fourteenth of February too! Gather your single friends and celebrate the day of love together without having to feel lonely all by yourself. Cook some delicious food, go for some drinks, remise about old dating disasters and talk about hopes for the future, put on a chick flick or a rom-com to help lighten up the mood. You know what they say, chicks before dicks.

Fall in love with something new - Down about a failed relationship? Fed up of being alone? Annoyed that you're not feeling any love? Well there's one easy way to change that. Fall in love with something completely new. Start a new hobby you've always wanted to try, take up a new class where you can learn lots of new skills, discover a new tv series to get hooked on, check out some new music or an artist, do something you might never have done before and you'll probably find out that you actually quite love it. Who needs a partner to do that?

Share the love - Valentine's day is obviously all about love, but you don't exactly need another half to be able to share your love. You can easily share your love with other people in even the smallest of ways. Do something for someone else, whether this is buying someone behind you in the queue a coffee or offering someone a lift somewhere. Help a stranger out with whatever it is they might be struggling with and you might have the perfect solution. Let your friends know how amazing they are and how much you appreciate them. Cook dinner for your family. Praise someone on social media. Maybe if you're feeling lucky and as cliche as it may possibly be, tell the person you like that you actually like them. You never know what might happen.

Have a self love day - No one else deserves as much love from you than yourself. Ensure Valentines day (and every single day after) is the day you give yourself some loving. Take care of yourself and be kind to yourself. Pick yourself up if you're feeling down about the day or life in general. Know that it will get easier and that the bad times really do not last forever. Fall in love with the person you are, from the way you look, talk and your personality. Work on improving yourself if there's something you don't like or want to be better at. Do the things you enjoy doing and what bring you the most happiness. Remember to be yourself and be positive!

It's just one day out of the year everyone goes crazy for this thing called love, but remember that you're just as important even if you're alone and don't think you have anyone to spend it with. Take it as it's your day to focus on YOU and doing what provides you with the most happiness. 


What are your plans for Valentine's day?

Lauren x

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30 comments

  1. This was lovely to read. I've always been single on Valentine's Day so I've come accustomed to it! I would recommend buying a new book to read! Lydia Eve | www.lydia-eve.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  2. I won't be spending Valentine's Day with any boys but I think I'll invite my girls round and have a pamper night with them instead! X

    Kate:/ itskaterose.com

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    1. That sounds lovely! Have a great night xx

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  3. I've never celebrated Valentine's Day but since it's also my sister's birthday I usually just spend it with her! haha x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  4. Aww I love this post. Let's embrace our single self xx

    http://www.ahintofglamour.co.uk/

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  5. I have a boyfriend but I won't be with him Tuesday so I guess I will make it a 'love myself' night!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  6. I wish I could be doing all of this, but I have a Physics test tomorrow!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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  7. wow I really love this!!!

    www.londonstylegirl.com

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  8. I wasn't single for valentine's day but this sounds perfect for just some "me-time"!
    I love the idea of falling in love with a new hobby!

    Starlight & Stitches

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  9. Great post! I spent Valentines with my best friends watching Netflix and playing board games. No need to feel sad just because society tells you to ;)

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

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  10. Wish I read this before Valentines! I ended up buying some mac makeup lol! Can't beat a bit of retail therapy! Galentines seems like such a cute idea! xx

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Couldn't agree more with each point, lovely. Funny thing, I actually got dumped on Valentine's Day maaaaany years ago but I never went bitter about it. When I was single on Valentine's, I used it as a chance to spend time with my gals & family, send out cards to let people know just that extra time I am thinking about them and, of course, have a pamper night :)
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Aw I'm glad you agree, Nadia! Spending time with other loved ones is a fab idea isn't it xx

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  12. Is it sad that the only thing i do on Valentine's day is going to Mc Donalds with my friends every years ? haha ! Loved this post ! :)


    www.paulydays.blogspot.com

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    1. Of course it's not sad at all!! Thank you Pauline xx

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  13. I loved this! So uplifting and positive!

    xx Lisa
    lisaautumn.com

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  14. aw some really cute ideas here! valentine's day is sooo overrated and hyped up. 5 years down the line, me and my boyfriend barely even celebrate it anymore because it's such a con. (who said romance wasn't dead!?)

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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  15. Great post! A DIY pamper evening sounds amazing xx

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  16. Great ideas, I hope you had an awesome Valentine's Day xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  17. Loved this post! I've just uploaded something similar. Being single isn't all that bad ;) xo

    Editionemmagrace - Lifestyle Blogger & Style Sharer

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  18. I have a boyfriend but I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day because we don't need a day to express our love :) so I love to do these things for me every day ! <3

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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