On Valentine's Day, love is all around! Every corner is decked with symbols of romance, and photos of happy couples are all over social media feeds. But what if you haven't found your soulmate yet? Being single is absolutely okay, and, actually, you don't need a partner to enjoy the most romantic time of the year. So don't let negative thoughts ruin the magic of the day for you or get you down. Remember, you're a unique individual who absolutely deserves love, and the most genuine love you can experience is the one you give yourself. This February 14th, make it a celebration of YOU! Here are 8 fantastic ideas to make your solo Valentine's Day truly unforgettable.
Start a Solo Book Club
Perhaps the most go-to entertainment for Valentine's Day is having a themed movie marathon. But isn’t it too cliche? We’ve got a way better plan in mind! How about taking a break from social media and escaping to the world of literary words? Pick a book you’ve been eyeing for ages, find the coziest nook in your house and spend this fantastic day exploring the author's imagination. It might be a love story to match the super romantic vibe of the 14th, or something of a completely different genre. Your book club — your rules! The point is to enjoy every moment of your day without worrying that you might be missing out on something.
Go Vintage Shopping
Another awesome idea is to spend this Valentine's out and about, exploring some of the best vintage spots in your city. Not only is it very therapeutic, but it also reminds of an adventurous quest with unexpected prizes waiting for you. So, trust us, you won't be bored even for a second! The best part is you never know what you might stumble upon — a rare designer dress, a uniquely-shaped bag, jewels or antique pieces for your space. Take this chance to spoil yourself with some wonderful gifts because, seriously, you deserve it!
Shower Yourself with Love
True love starts with loving yourself first, right? So, make this Valentine's day all about self-care and being kind to your precious self. You can book a spa session at a luxurious hotel, or just have a "me" time at home, taking a relaxing bath with aromatic essential oils. Have fun painting your nails, styling a trendy updo, and experimenting with makeup. To boost your confidence even more, make a list of all the awesome qualities that make you uniquely you.
Create a Vision Board
Everyone has dreams, and we're pretty sure you've got some exciting ones too! And there's no better day for manifestations than Valentine's Day, especially if you're wishing to find your true love. So, here's the idea for you! Hit "play" on your favorite Spotify playlist and start creating your vision board. Include everything that inspires you: photographs of scenic places, images of happy couples, words of wisdom, cutouts from fashion magazines, or whatever else makes you feel a certain way. Your board will be your visual reminder to stay focused on your goals and motivated, even at times when you feel like giving up.
Explore New Places
There are certainly restaurants, galleries, and shops you've been passing by for ages without ever going in. It's time to check some of them out! Make a list of intriguing places in your neighborhood and pay them a visit. Explore new routes, paths, and parks, and take photos along the way — for a day, become a tourist in your own city. This experience will help you see the beauty in the ordinary and appreciate every moment.
Take Up a New Hobby
Dancing, singing, cooking, learning languages — new skills bring new emotions, new experiences and even new people in our life. Sign up for an interesting class to discover a new side of you. Maybe there’s a great artist hidden inside or a virtuose chef — you’ll never find out unless you take that first step and give it a try!
Host a Singles-Only Dinner Party
Cook up a delicious dinner and gather your favorite fellow singles for a fantastic time. In between enjoying the tasty bites and toasting to independence, dance, sing, and play some fun board or card games. Good food and good company — a match made in heaven!
Have a Photo Session
Why not schedule a photoshoot with a professional photographer and just have fun with it? You could go for a wintery outdoor session at a scenic park, or choose a chic indoor setting, be that a cozy studio or fancy hotel. The options are endless!