For those of you who are single on February 14, it can feel a lot more like Singles Awareness Day than Valentine’s Day. As if there weren’t already enough things making you feel inadequate for not being coupled off, along comes a holiday for couples. It can be disappointing to watch your roommates head out for dinner with their boyfriends or your coworker dish about the gift she thinks she’s getting, but there are ways to not only cope with your singlehood on Valentine’s Day, but enjoy it, too! To get the details,
- Plan a dinner date with friends. You can either brave the expensive price-fixed menus that most restaurants offer (and most couples will be stuck with), or you can do something more exciting, like heading to your favorite Mexican place for tacos, guacamole, and a much-needed margarita!
- Throw an anti-Valentine’s Day dinner party. Invite your single pals and ask them all to bring their favorite luscious desserts.
- Embrace your lovelorn mood by renting your favorite drama or romantic comedy. Grab a bag of your favorite candy and just give into the laughter (or tears).
- If you really can’t stand the thought of being at home, check online to see if bars and restaurants in your area have any single nights planned. Maybe you’ll end the night with your Valentine’s date for next year!
Try to keep in mind that your relationship will come soon enough, so enjoy your freedom while you can!