Single on Valentine’s Day? Here’s How To Get Through It

February 12, 2020
single on valentine's day tips

In a couple of days, all your social media feeds are going to be filled with roses, gifts, and romantic gestures, if you are reading this when it is published. That’s right Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. If you are single, which I’m guessing most of you are since you are reading this, you probably have one of two emotions right now. You are either upset because you don’t have anyone to spend it with, or you are unphased by the day. I’m going to dive into each of these as I share activities you can do when you are single on Valentine’s Day.

My Experience Being Single On Valentine’s Day

Before we get to all of that I want to share with you my experience. That way you get a better understanding of why I suggest the activities that I do in this post. The majority of what I’m listing in this post is what I’ve personally done throughout the years.

I’ve been single on Valentine’s Day my whole life. I’m not particularly thrilled about that, but there is no changing the past. I don’t typically agree with celebrating Valentine’s day. I don’t think there should be a specific day that tells you to spoil your significant other, that should instead be spontaneous. That being said, I still get a little lonely seeing so many posts of happy couples enjoying life while I’m all by myself. 

Now that you know my perspective, here are five activities you can do when you are single on Valentine’s day.

single on Valentine's day tips

Get off social media

If you think seeing all the gifts and date night selfies are going to be too much for you, stay off social media on Valentines Day. Distance yourself from your phone or disable pop-up notifications. There is nothing wrong with unplugging for the day if it is going to help your mental health.

Distract yourself

If you find yourself getting upset throughout the day, distract yourself. Watch a movie, binge your favorite Netflix show, read, you get the point. Fill your brain with what is going to make you happy.

Get together with your other single friends

Who says you need to be alone when you are single on Valentine’s Day? Get together with your other single friends, go out for the night, stay in, or even video chat with each other. Having company would be a great distraction if Valentine’s Day is hard for you, and you’ll have fun.

Treat it like a normal day

Like I mentioned above, I don’t typically agree with celebrating Valentine’s Day, but that could work to your advantage. Treat this day like it’s just February 14th, another ordinary day on the calendar, and not Valentine’s Day. Go about your normal activities throughout the whole day. This works great if you agree with me, or just want a way to forget about Valentine’s Day.

Spend the day loving yourself

Did you think you were going to get through this post without self-love being mentioned? We are in the middle of the Love Myself 2020 challenge after all. This year, make Valentine’s Day all about you. How do you do this? Here are some ideas.

  • Listen to the Love Myself 2020 playlist (shameless plug)
  • Watch your favorite movie
  • Have an at-home-spa night
  • Take yourself out on a date

There are more ideas in the Love Myself 2020 journal e-book. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, what are you waiting for? It’s FREE so grab it today.

Which of these activities will you be doing this year? Did I miss any singles activities? Let me know in the comments below and share this with your other single friends.

This post is a part of the Love Myself 2020 challenge. Go follow Sam from Here I Mum Again, Morgan from Chica Confident, Jessica from Sweet & Spicy Essentials, Katie from Between The Lines and Ruth from Colourful Hope, for more self-love/self-care content. If you’ve missed any of our posts so far, catch up here.


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Comments (2)

  • Jessica

    February 13, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Great tips! I love it! Sometimes I feel like I need to avoid social media in the summer. I get so envious of all the fabulous vacations people are taking! Also, I try not to get too caught up in the whole Valentine thing. The expectations complicate so I just let whatever happens happen.

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