With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I can already hear the sighs of single women around the world. But, why does Valentine’s have to have a negative connotation attached to it?
Yes, I’m sure it does get annoying seeing couples literally everywhere you look, but Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples, but love in general. Plus, being unhappy for other couples does nothing positive for you. Valentine’s Day can, if you let it, be about so much more than a significant other. Here are some ways to spend Valentine’s Day as a single woman.
Host or Go to a Galentine’s Day Party
This is the perfect way to keep yourself busy and surrounded by love – even if it isn’t with a significant other. Galentine’s Day has become a tradition for women all over, whether single or not. This is a great way to still be able to get treats, spend time with friends, and maybe keep your mind off all of the couples.
If you’re hosting the party consider having your single friends (or all) over for movies, games and dinner and/or snacks. A great way to get everyone involved is by having everyone bring some sort of “treat” for each person or the group as a whole. Then go ahead and post your good time all over social media!
Take a Mini Trip
If Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend (and this year it does) this plan is even more perfect. Sometimes you just need to get away for a bit and this is the perfect opportunity. Grab some friends and plan a mini trip – whether it’s for the weekend or just for the day. Visit a winery, go to an all-day spa, or have a little staycation at a nice hotel/resort. These are just a few ideas for mini-trips on Valentine’s Day (or Valentine’s Weekend).
What better day to treat yourself than when you are single on Valentine’s Day? There are many ways to do so and you shouldn’t feel any remorse for indulging a little. Treating yourself may be getting a manicure and pedicure or maybe shopping to your heart’s content.
There are so many ways to do this and it doesn’t have to be expensive, either. Whatever makes you happy and feels like a “treat” for you – do it!
Baking is always a great way to kill some time and keep your mind busy (it can be very meticulous and tedious). There are so many different things you can bake, even if you are not a skilled baker. From heart-shaped cookies to something simple like banana pudding–you really can’t go wrong. If sweets aren’t your thing, though, you could always bake pretzels, savory pastries, or even a pizza. This February 14th, throw on your apron and start searching for the perfect recipe–diets don’t count this day.
So if you’re spending Valentine’s Day as a single woman, don’t fret. There are plenty of other ways to spend the holiday – or you could just ignore it altogether. Let us know your plans for Valentine’s Day in the comments below.
Alyson Pittman is a contributing writer for WBD and a JR marketing associate for Excite Creative Studios, an Atlanta-based creative agency.
Alyson graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She was in multiple organizations at KSU where she held leadership positions. As a part of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Alyson held the Social Coordinator position and planned/promoted large events.