Valentines Day is, stereotypically, a day for those in relationships. That doesn’t mean that us singletons can’t enjoy the festivities. Show yourself some love with these date ideas for singles.
- A romantic dinner for 1
- Cook for yourself
- Spa night in
- A night out with your besties
- Eat LOTS of chocolate
- Treat yourself
- Send love to your loved ones
A romantic dinner for 1
Romantic dinners don’t have to be for couples. Take yourself out to your favourite restaurant, or one that you have been waiting to try, and enjoy your own company. Indulge in amazing food and even better company, because nobody can entertain you quite like yourself.
Cook for yourself
If you can’t stand to be surrounded by love-heart-eyed couples at a restaurant, then cook for yourself. Try a new recipe, or a family favourite, and sit down to a delectable meal in the comfort of your own home. This way, you can fill your stomach with food and drink, and immediately collapse on the sofa afterward. The perfect end to a perfect night.
Spa night in
Who doesn’t love a self-care evening? Face mask, hair mask, manicure, bath, trashy TV, makes for a night of complete relaxation. Whilst enjoying your spa night in, check in with yourself and your emotions. Evaluate how your week has been and allow yourself to fully relax and feel your feelings. Today/tonight is all about you.
A night out with your besties
Nothing is more fun than a night out with your besties. Whether you’re enjoying dinner, laughing over drinks, or partying the night away in a club, nothing will make you feel less alone than a night out with your best friends.
Eat LOTS of chocolate
Heart-shaped chocolate is a popular gift for couples on Valentines Day, so treat yourself to some. Buy a box, or four, of your favourite chocolates and enjoy snacking on them throughout the day. Or, an even better option is to wait until the day after when it’s discounted. That way you get the joy of chocolate and a discount!
We all deserve to feel loved, and a great way to show our love and appreciation is with a gift. This Valentines Day, show yourself some love by treating yourself to something that you have had your eye on. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a bed set, or even just a nice bottle of wine, get yourself something that shows how much you care. You deserve it.
Send love to your loved ones
Valentines Day is a day for expressing your love, so send some love to your loved ones. Send your besties a card, your mum some flowers, and your sibling a box of chocolates. Something that’s small but expresses your love for them. Not all love has to be romantic.
If your loved ones have little ones, and you don’t have any Valentine’s Day plans, offer to babysit. Whilst you are looking after the children, your loved ones could be enjoying some much-needed time with their significant other. Not only will you be helping out someone you love, but you can use this as a way to get a favour later on in the year.
Spending Valentine’s Day on your own presents the perfect opportunity to unplug. Turn off you phone, laptop, and tablet, and have a social media free evening. This will be great for your mental health and wellbeing, plus will give you time to focus on something else, like eating as much chocolate as you can.