It’s no secret that many singles all around the world go into panic mode, and self-pity when valentines comes around each year. There many be a lot of people sulking about their singleness on this day, but don’t let this be you! ‘Stop treating your own singleness so cynically. Just because you’re single today, doesn’t mean you’ll be single tomorrow. And just because you’re single on Valentine’s Day, doesn’t mean you’ll be single forever.’ – Elite Daily

Instead of spending this Valentine’s Day moping about your lack of a dinner date and a relationship, why not:

1 Treat yourself:


Since Valentine’s Day is all about love – why not spend the day loving yourself?  Make your favourite meal or order some take-out, set a beautiful table, put on your favourite music or show, and make a home spa?  Challenge yourself to do something you haven’t done before or can never get to do because of your schedule. You have no one to please but yourself so do whatever you want! Being single doesn’t mean you have to lose out on being indulged.

You can also spend this time to figure out what you want out of love. ‘Even if you may not want or have it right now or don’t believe it will ever happen, everyone, including you, can fall in love. And it usually happens when you least expect it. So take some time to write down a few love goals.’ – Your Tango


2 Give back and spread the love:

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If you’re not quite into the mushy stuff – why not take some time to show love to others that really need it. You can spend the day volunteering locally for a charity –  passing out food to the homeless, helping out an animal shelter or spending time at a retirement centre.

Doing something nice for the less fortunate or lonely is a meaningful way to warm everybody’s heart on February 14,  including your own!


3 Reach out to a long time friend or relative:


In other parts of the world St. Valentine’s Day is a day of friendship. Send Valentine greetings to all your friends and let them know how important they are in your life. You can even give out Valentine’s Day cards to those close to you, like your co-workers and friends, as well as those not so close to you. If there’s an old friend or family member you haven’t been in contact with for a while – this is the perfect time to reach out.

Get your single friends together and celebrate being single! Get everyone under one roof, cook dinner together, play a few fun games or even go out for a meal with them instead. How you choose to spend the day is completely up to you.


4 Go to a church:


Valentine’s Day so happens to fall on a Sunday this year so why not visit a local church? Besides,  Jesus is considered is the ultimate symbol of love.

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for others! 17 If anyone has anything they can give and comes across someone in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3 – Bible


Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of feeling sorry for yourself. Break away from tradition and re-invent the day as a reflection of who you are and a celebration of your life.

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