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How To Spend Valentine's Day If You're Single

Zoe Kramer January 25, 2023

Being single on Valentine’s Day can be hard. The holiday is pretty much designed to be spent with a partner, so if you don’t have one it’s easy to feel left out. Even if you know rationally that it’s fine to be going solo, sometimes all it takes is one cute couple in the park to make you feel lonely. But not to worry — Valentine’s Day can absolutely be enjoyable for single people. Here are some of the best things to do on this day that we celebrate love.

Take Yourself On A Date

One of the easiest ways to approach this conundrum is to think of what you’d do if you had a partner on Valentine’s day. And then…just do it! Would you want to go see a movie with them, have a fancy brunch together, go to an amusement park? These are all things that you can absolutely do on your own and still have a great time.

Eat A Sweet Treat

Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to bake something tasty, whether you prefer cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies or a different treat. You can share with your friends and family, or just go to town on the dessert yourself. If baking sounds like too much work, why not hit up a local chocolatier and buy yourself a box?

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Have A Dinner Party

Chances are, you’re probably not the only person you know spending the holiday without a partner. Invite your single friends over and be alone together! You can put some music on, have a nice meal together, play board games, have a few drinks, or whatever else strikes your fancy. Time with friends is just as valuable as time with a romantic interest.

Indulge In A Spa Day

We all deserve pampering once in a while. Take this holiday as an opportunity to book yourself in at a spa. Or you can set up a DIY spa day from your own home. Draw a bubble bath, chop up some cucumbers for your eyes, put on a face mask, and simply spend the day relaxing. This is a great way to practice self-care and let go of your worries for a while.

Rewatch Your Comfort Romcom

Valentine’s day is the perfect time to rewatch your favourite romantic movie. Or if one isn’t enough, you can have a romcom marathon. Grab a bowl of popcorn and your beverage of choice and settle into the comforts of familiar films.

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Zoe Kramer is a full-time staff writer on Freshered. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.