Things to Do If You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

Caleigh Beaton, Staff Writer

Being single on Valentine’s Day can seem like the worst thing ever. However, there are plenty of fun things to do to make the day seem not so dreary. So, instead of spending the day scrolling through Instagram stories of happy couples while listening to Harry Styles, here are some Valentine’s Day activities that do not require a significant other:

Venture out by trying a new restaurant with friends (or by yourself). If you were ever considering trying a cool new spot in town, there is no better time than Valentine’s Day. Treat yourself to a delicious meal with friends, or gain some much needed “me-time” by braving a restaurant on your own. For those that do not want to venture out during the pandemic, order take-out. Getting take-out from your favorite restaurant (or multiple restaurants) on Valentine’s Day makes for a perfect date night with friends, family or yourself. Whether you’re in the mood for fettuccine alfredo from your favorite Italian place, tacos from your favorite Mexican place or crab Rangoons from your favorite Chinese place, make sure you give into any and all of your cravings.

One of the best things about choosing take-out for dinner is that it can be paired with a TV show or movie.

This Valentine’s Day, try a new show or movie that you have been wanting to watch, or turn on your favorite comfort movie. Nothing is better than curling up on the couch with take-out and rom-coms.

If television is not your thing, host a game night with friends.  Whether you are lucky enough to be able to hang out with your friends in person, or you need to connect via Zoom, you can have fun by hosting a game night. Try a new game that you have never played before, or get creative with your favorite games Zoom-style.

Feeling artistic? Make Valentine’s Day cards for your friends. For those that have an artistic side or just want to do some therapeutic arts and crafts, making Valentine’s Day cards for friends is not only a great way to show you care, but a great way to make the holiday more enjoyable.

Once you’ve done something nice for your friends, treat yourself.

Valentine’s Day should not only be about showing others you care, but also about practicing self-love. On Feb. 14, buy something for yourself. Whether it is shoes, a necklace or a new eyeshadow pallet, if there is something you have been debating buying for yourself, it should be yours this Valentine’s Day.

There are countless ways to make Valentine’s Day exciting and enjoyable that do not require a significant other. Be open-minded and creative and remember that Valentine’s Day was created as a day of love. So, spend time with family and friends or gain some alone time to spread love to others and yourself.