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How to Have an Awesome Valentines Day When You’re Single

February 9 2015 | CeCe Olisa

It was so annoying when I was single and my friends were in relationships. Even if I didn’t notice the difference in our relationship status the rest of the year, on February 14th, there was no escaping the fact that they had a bae and I did not. The weekends away, the roses, the awesome dates… and I was just at home like

Especially with Valentines Day falling on a weekend this year, instead of one day of “have fun, everyone but me!” it can can feel like an entire weekend of “womp womp!” for single girls, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m all about celebrating love, period (family, friends, self) so here’s a weekend itinerary for an awesome Single Girls Valentines Day:

How to Have an Awesome Valentines Day When You're Single

Friday

Manicures! I know a lot of couples do the massage thing for V-Day, so I’d skip that but I think nail salons are pretty much a date-free zone during V-day weekend. Go and get a fun design, or if you don’t want to shell out the $$ for professional nail art, order some nail wraps in a fun design here and do it yourself!

Movies! There are a few movies coming out on Friday including “The Last 5 Years” based on one of my favorite musicals and certain movie might be *ahem* all shades of fun to see. If none of the new releases sound good, fire up nexflix; some of my favorite romantic movies are Baz Luhrman’s Romeo & Juliet, Dirty Dancing, Love & Basketball and The Notebook, obvi.

Saturday

Morning Yoga! I don’t think any Valentine’s Day dates will start before 12pm, so a morning yoga class should be a great way to avoid couples and give a little love and attention to your body #PSPfit! I’ll be inviting my girlfriends to take yoga with me before I start getting ready for my night with Mr. Man.

Make a Yummy Meal! Restaurants are going to be nuts, so I’d say either grab some chipotle and call it a day or maybe try to cook one of the many pinterest recipes you’ve pinned, but haven’t actually made yet.

Wine & Chocolate: I love pairing wine with chocolate, its so decadent and fun. You can do this based on your budget; a cheap $12 bottle of red wine and dove chocolate from the drugstore, or you can go for a more expensive bottle and Godiva, do what works for you!

side note: I’d say wine & chocolate is a good idea for a group of girlfriends, instead of a solo thing. I don’t know about you, but being alone with a bottle of wine and a box of candy could mean a slippery slope from cute to catastrophe! lol

Sunday

Brunch!!! Brunch is a great way for girlfriends to get together and dish about V-Day dates (or lack-thereof) over mimosas. Brunch is my favorite meal, so I’ve actually asked Mr. Man to come to brunch with my girlfriends this Sunday as part of our V-Day weekend plans. I’ve always done something with my girls for V-day and I don’t want to break that tradition.

What would you add to the list?

Whatever we do this weekend, the most important person to show love to is ourselves. Once we have a great relationship with ourselves, everything else is a breeze!

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35 responses on “How to Have an Awesome Valentines Day When You’re Single

  1. T.R.

    Great post. I think if you’re single and do these types of things through out the year, then maybe February 14 won’t have that much power. :O)

  2. tdavis9060@aol.com

    Great post. I think if you’re single and do these types of things through out the year, then maybe February 14 won’t have that much power. :O)

  3. AstarteOurania

    I’m going to treat myself to something from Sephora, especially as I’ve finally been able to go back to the gym after being sick ALL of January – and I’m feeling good! Crazy flu this year. I kind of prefer to have fun on my own since my friends tend to bemoan being single and I can’t break them out of it. Isn’t that terrible?

  4. evangelia@aol.com

    I’m going to treat myself to something from Sephora, especially as I’ve finally been able to go back to the gym after being sick ALL of January – and I’m feeling good! Crazy flu this year. I kind of prefer to have fun on my own since my friends tend to bemoan being single and I can’t break them out of it. Isn’t that terrible?

  5. c.lux56

    This year I’m actually going to go out for valentines day with my sister. We’re going to see an independent film and probably go out for dinner (nothing fancy). Another idea for V day is going to a board game night. Whether you find an event in your community or a games cafe. Gather your friends and play all your childhood favourites!!

  6. city_gal4life@hotmail.com

    This year I’m actually going to go out for valentines day with my sister. We’re going to see an independent film and probably go out for dinner (nothing fancy). Another idea for V day is going to a board game night. Whether you find an event in your community or a games cafe. Gather your friends and play all your childhood favourites!!

  7. Christine

    Or as a (married) guy friend calls Valentine’s Day: “Singles Awareness Day.” Damn straight. I’ve honesty NEVER had a Valentine (well, since I was a kid).

  8. cmgraziano@gmail.com

    Or as a (married) guy friend calls Valentine’s Day: “Singles Awareness Day.” Damn straight. I’ve honesty NEVER had a Valentine (well, since I was a kid).

  9. Tikeetha Thomas

    I’m teaching church school on Saturday. My students are in 10th, 11th and 12th grade. I’ve ordered chocolate covered strawberries, cakepops and mini cakes for my class. It’s all about love and understanding that the best love came from God.

  10. tikeethathomas@gmail.com

    I’m teaching church school on Saturday. My students are in 10th, 11th and 12th grade. I’ve ordered chocolate covered strawberries, cakepops and mini cakes for my class. It’s all about love and understanding that the best love came from God.

  11. Nicole S

    Yea I was doing good this year: back to healthier eating habits, working out regularly and even a spontaneous trip to Hawaii in a few weeks (your next post REALLY resonated lol). But the sting of another single Valentines day started to creep in. So I’m going to brunch with my godson and then the rest of the day with my mom. It’s an all around win-win situation: I get pancakes with my baby boy, my favorite home-cooked meal from my mom and I’m making one of her favorite desserts! I’m surrounded by too much love to spend one minute feeling down. Great Post!

  12. nicolessavage@gmail.com

    Yea I was doing good this year: back to healthier eating habits, working out regularly and even a spontaneous trip to Hawaii in a few weeks (your next post REALLY resonated lol). But the sting of another single Valentines day started to creep in. So I’m going to brunch with my godson and then the rest of the day with my mom. It’s an all around win-win situation: I get pancakes with my baby boy, my favorite home-cooked meal from my mom and I’m making one of her favorite desserts! I’m surrounded by too much love to spend one minute feeling down. Great Post!

  13. Najwa Yasmeen

    This is a little late, but for the past two years I have held a Chocolate Party. I invite friends, bakes some chocolate treats, and ask people to bring chocolate or a beverage to share. We mingle, eat, and then watch a movie. Last year it was a romantic sci-fi movie, this year it was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can throw in an intermission and trivia if you dare. Either way, it’s loads of fun with people you love!

  14. nwebsterclassof10@gmail.com

    This is a little late, but for the past two years I have held a Chocolate Party. I invite friends, bakes some chocolate treats, and ask people to bring chocolate or a beverage to share. We mingle, eat, and then watch a movie. Last year it was a romantic sci-fi movie, this year it was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can throw in an intermission and trivia if you dare. Either way, it’s loads of fun with people you love!

  15. Jen

    Thank you for your post. I particularly love the brunch idea on Sunday – makes me feel like I am on vacations chilling out in some nice hotel)

    I used to make such a big deal of this Hallmark day. Even understanding that it’s more about advertisement and commerce now days , anyway all this atmosphere made me feel sad. But now I take it easy and learned to enjoy my own company. After all – it’s about love, and it’s a great way to show some love for myself. Sometimes it’s just as simple as taking a break from busy life, sleeping in, enjoying a morning coffee in bed, and spending a day watching Breaking Bad marathon.

    Long story short – for me it’s’ just a regular day with a little bit more fun.

  16. olga212015@gmail.com

    Thank you for your post. I particularly love the brunch idea on Sunday – makes me feel like I am on vacations chilling out in some nice hotel)

    I used to make such a big deal of this Hallmark day. Even understanding that it’s more about advertisement and commerce now days , anyway all this atmosphere made me feel sad. But now I take it easy and learned to enjoy my own company. After all – it’s about love, and it’s a great way to show some love for myself. Sometimes it’s just as simple as taking a break from busy life, sleeping in, enjoying a morning coffee in bed, and spending a day watching Breaking Bad marathon.

    Long story short – for me it’s’ just a regular day with a little bit more fun.

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