Do: Treat Yourself: Get yourself a manicure, treat yourself to a massage, take a bath – do whatever makes you happy and relaxed. Why not end the night with a nice bottle of wine? Ditch your normal cheap bottle and get yourself a fancy bottle – you deserve it!
Don’t: Drunk dial an ex-boyfriend: Of course it is only natural to feel lonely on Valentine’s Day and you will be (most likely) drunk. If you feel the urge to email, message or text on Valentine’s Day, stop, log out of social media and turn off all technology. No good can come from a moment of weakness – always remember they are ex’s for a reason.
Do: Spend time with other single people: Arrange to spend time with other single friends, colleagues or family. Whether you stay in and watch a (preferably unromantic) film or hit the dance floor – you will have more fun with company who can celebrate being single with you.
Don’t: Go on a first date: Whether it is someone that you have been speaking to for a while on Tinder that you are finally getting to meet, or a blind date that you friend has sent you on – do not make it February 14th. By dating someone on this special day, it only asks for expectations and unnecessary pressure. Also being surrounded by long-term couples and kissing and cuddling is bound to be awkward.
Instead, schedule the date for next week – that way you will be able to enjoy your Valentine’s Day with your single friends, and have the date to look forward to in the future!
Do: Celebrate your independence: You do not need a date to make you happy or make you feel complete. Just think – you are saving money, you don’t have to compromise, and the world is literally your oyster! It is important not to pressure yourself to rush into relationships. You must do what makes you happy and most of all – have fun!
Don’t: Feel sorry for yourself: Don’t sit on the couch and cry because you’re single. Be thankful that you are not settling for anyone and waiting for the one who treats you right. Long live the single girl!