Single on Valentine’s Day? Here’s 15 Things That You Can Do

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The month of February is special because of Valentine’s Day. It is the perfect day when lovers show their love and affection by sending gifts and greetings to each other. Do you feel alone because you are single this Valentine’s Day? You do not have to. You can still celebrate that special day even when you do not have a partner.

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Here at Viral Strange, we listed 15  things that you can do if you are single on Valentine’s Day. 

1. Make plans for your couple friends 

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Being single should not stop you from being happy this Valentine’s Day. You can actually help your friends in setting up their date on that day. You can help your guy friend in arranging the flowers for his girlfriend. You can also set up your friend to go on a blind date with your other friend. That sounds like a plan. Isn’t it?

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2.Be a third-wheeler on your friend’s date.

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Since your friend is going on a date on that special day, you can actually volunteer as a third-wheeler. You can take photos of them. You can be her lookout to make sure that everything is well with the date. You can help her bring her things, and in return, she will give you food. Fair enough, right?

3. Watch your favorite romantic movie

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One of the best things to do is to watch your favorite romantic movie alone. Set up a movie date with yourself with your favorite food. You can cry without judgment. You can scream without having to worry if someone gets disturbed.

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4. Read a new romantic novel

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Reading your favorite romantic novel on that day will be amazing. Since you are a hopeless romantic, that will be the best way to drool over guys who know how to treat girls right. At least they exist in novels. Is it bad?

5. Sleep over with your girl friends

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Catching up with your girlfriends is one of the best things ever. It feels great to reconnect after a long time of not seeing each other. It feels euphoric reminiscing about the good memories you had in the past. Nothing special going on, just girls talking about life and boys.

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6. Spend it with your family

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Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers. You can go on a family date to your favorite restaurant. Spend time with them because they deserve it. They deserve a treat from you because they are those who will never leave you.

7. Pamper yourself with a hair and spa day

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Go ahead and treat yourself to things that will give you relaxation and peace. You can cut or color your hair. Go on a mani-pedi treat. Put that facial mask on. Go on a full body massage because you deserve it.

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8. Start online dating

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to start a new chapter with your love life. Download a dating app and start making friends first.  Date when your heart is ready and when you feel it is right.

9. Pamper yourself with a good sleep

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One of the best things that you miss as you get older is getting a night of good sleep. You tend to bombard yourself with different tasks that you forget to get the much-needed sleep you deserve. Instead of getting jealous about couples posting on social media about the gifts they receive, you better sleep instead and be productive.

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10. Make valentines cards for your friends and family

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Nothing feels better than making your loved ones feel special by making Valentine’s cards for them. Express what you want to say. Thank them for their kindness and love to you. After all, they are the ones who truly matter.

11.  Turn off your phone and get off social media

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It is not bitterness when you want to disconnect from people. It is okay to get off social media to focus on self-care and your happiness. Sometimes your ex will randomly text you on that day to rekindle the relationship you had, so the more that you have to turn it off. Some really have the audacity to leave and want to come back in your life.

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12. Clean up your space

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Nothing is more fulfilling than cleaning up your room. Seeing it being tidy again is so satisfying. Start decluttering your space and go for minimalism. Throw those stuff your ex gave you.

13. Revisit your hobby or learn a new one

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Be busy with yourself and revisit your hobbies. You can also try new things like quilting or listen to a podcast about adulting. You can do yoga as well. There are so many things that you can do that will bring out the fun and best in you.

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14. Love yourself even more

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You don’t have to feel sad because you are single. You have to be thankful because you have so much time for yourself. You have to give the love that you deserve for yourself. You do not have to wait for someone to give that to you. You have to take care of yourself because that is essential for you to find happiness.

15. Think positive

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You do not have to feel alone because you are not the only one who does not have a date on that day. There are tons of people who are single like you. You have to think that you being single happens for a reason. Be happy even if you are single. You do not have to feel jealous because if it happens to you, then it will. You have to be happy for those people who are flaunting the love of their lives on social media.

You do not have to rush on dating. Everything worth having takes time to flourish. Enjoy being single because that is one of the best things ever. You do not need anyone to make you feel that your existence matters.

You have to remember that Valentine’s Day is for everyone. You can celebrate it or not it is totally up to you. You are free to do whatever you like. In the end, you don’t only show your love to people on that day. Loving should always be consistent.


Awat Dhahir

Founder and CEO at VIRAL Strange / Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live. I’d rather steal your dessert than your boyfriend. Stay humble. Be kind. Work hard. The secret ingredient is always cheese. Goodbye!