How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can often be a holiday filled with loneliness. As the couples around you express their love for each other, it’s difficult not to wonder where your one true love is. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to suck if you’re single! Here are a few ways–put together by all the bloggers–to celebrate Valentine’s Day until you find your soulmate.

1. Galentine’s Day

Inspired from the show, Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is usually celebrated the day before Valentine’s. A favorite holiday among my friends, Galentine’s Day is a great way to celebrate the awesome women in your life. As Leslie Knope said, “Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” So invite your best gals over, and take time to appreciate what they do for you!

2. Singles’ Party

If you’re feeling quite like Cupid this year, you might want to try inviting all your single friends over and seeing if any potential romances spark. If you want to include everyone, a Stop Light Party is a great way to introduce people to each other! Everyone wears a different color to indicate their relationship status–‘green’ is a go, ‘red’ is committed, and ‘yellow’ is unsure or maybe.

3) Indulge Yourself

Why should couples have all the fun? This Valentine’s Day, gorge yourself on chocolate and pamper yourself. Sit back, put your feet up, and relax. Just take the day off to appreciate who you are. 

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Really, though, you can never have enough chocolate. Even this guy knows that:

4) Send cards to your friends

We did it in grade school, and we can still do it now. Many organizations on campus are offering to send your chosen ones a flower, candy, or some other trinket of your affection. For example, RHA of the Busch Suites were selling carnations that they would then deliver. BEST Hall was selling candy and condoms! But if you don’t have to have a significant other to partake, and you can join in on the good cause by sending those gifts to your friends.

5) If all else fails, well… At least it’s only 24 hours long.

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