Valentine’s Day is just days away. I’m still single. Are you? Look, the holiday is about celebrating love and romance, and you don’t need to be coupled up in order to celebrate it. I may not have a boyfriend, but I still love romantic love. My relationship status will not change that. If you love romance, too, here are some ways you can be a single on Valentine’s Day and participate in all that the day has to offer.
Celebrate Galentine’s Day
“What’s Galentine’s Day?” you ask. Well, it’s normally celebrated the day prior to Valentine’s Day with the intention of celebrating the love that comes with female friendship—a most special kind of love, indeed.
Grab your BFFs, dearest friends, favorite coworkers and celebrate the love you have for one another, regardless of everyone’s relationship status. Galentine’s Day doesn’t have to be for single women only. All the ladies are invited to honor the value of friendship.
I encourage you to make it extra special and exchange Galentine’s Day cards and/or small gifts. Who needs a boyfriend or husband when you have the power of friendship behind you?
Galentine’s Day Gifts
Organize a weekend brunch with a fun mix of people and celebrate love and romance. And when I say a “fun mix,” I want you to consider mixing up couples and singles. Why not? In fact, invite your relatives, too. Focus on a group of people who appreciate romance as much as you do. You don’t have to keep the conversation about relationships. Instead, talk about what you all love about romantic relationships, your favorite romantic-comedies, and share playlists of love songs. Simply celebrate the existence of romantic love and all that it has to offer.
Take a Trip
Go somewhere relaxing, romantic, and enjoyable. Don’t go expecting to meet someone or looking for a partner. Heck, snooze your dating apps for this trip. Just go and have fun and create some special memories for yourself. Change your scenery for just a moment and recharge. Take in the fact that it’s so easy for us single people to pick up and take a trip than those in a relationship. We don’t have to check a significant other’s schedule. We can do whatever we want, whenever we want. It’s pretty liberating, don’t you think?
Binge Single Women Movies
If you’re saving your vacation days for something else, then stay home but indulge yourself in a movie marathon of your favorite single women movies. Here are my top three favorites:
Fall in love with yourself! You can’t love someone else until you learn to love yourself; so, take the time necessary to rediscover all those wonderful, juicy things about yourself that deserve to be acknowledged and admired. I recommend participating in the activities that couples usually do on Valentine’s Day. Send yourself flowers. Take yourself out for a memorable meal. Don’t allow this holiday to be squandered for couples only. Valentine’s Day is for everyone, even single people like us.
For me, personally, nothing makes me feel like I love myself more than when I go shopping! Retail therapy cures everything. Don’t overextend yourself or your budget, but do be generous and buy yourself those things you’ve been eyeing. That includes sex toys!
If shopping isn’t your thing, and it isn’t for a lot of women, how about a day at the spa? Book a hair treatment, a mani-pedi, and especially an indulgent massage. You will feel so good afterward and realize that everyone deserves to be loved on Valentine’s Day, especially you.
Don’t allow yourself to be excluded by what is a fun, loving day. Please partake! You can be single and still enjoy Valentine’s Day. As a matter fact, you deserve it.