The short title for the day S.A.D might suggest that all singles need to be depressed on Valentine’s Day, but that’s not true. There are a lot of single people who enjoy their status and do not need another person to feel complete.
If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, the good news is that you’re probably saving a lot of money you would have spent on gifts.
Take this day as an opportunity to treat and indulge yourself and celebrate your status.
Here are 7 ways to do it:
1. Send yourself flowers
You wouldn’t believe it, but there is a large number of people who send flowers to themselves! You might find that a bit weird, but just because you’re not in a relationship doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be treated with some fresh blooms.
Best of all you can pick exactly the ones you like and get them delivered whenever you want. Display them proudly at your home as a reminder that everyone deserves a little love, even though you’re not in a relationship.
2. Girls or Guys Night Out
Friends are the best accomplices for planning an amazing night out. Make some plans with your single friends and use the Singles Awareness Day as an excuse for a great night out, celebrating not just yourself, but also your friendships, as they are as important as romantic relationships.
3. Book a Trip
If you’re single, take advantage of the fact that travelling solo is a lot cheaper and there are no compromises to be made. Book the destination you want, on a budget you can afford and treat yourself to a weekend full of self indulgence. Do you like the sound of a spa weekend in sunny destination? If you travel solo, you don’t have to worry about what the other person might want to do or where to go. Great excuse to start exploring the world on your own.
4. Gifts for your Single Friends
You’re probably bombarded with gift pictures of all your friends who were lucky enough to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the love of their life. Be a thoughtful friend, and set up a Singles Awareness Day gift exchange with your single pals. You can choose a budget and even theme if you want. Or opt for traditional Valentine’s Day gifts like chocolates or flowers. This will give you another excuse to hang out with your friends while celebrating your friendship.
Chocolate doesn’t ask what day is it. It doesn’t want to know if you’re in a relationship or not. Spoil yourself with a treat on Singles Awareness Day or share a box of chocolates with your single friends. Chocolate is known as one of mood boosters and even boasts some health benefits. Just what a doctor would prescribe!
6. Dinner in your favourite restaurant
Just because you don’t have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, it doesn’t mean you can’t take yourself out somewhere nice, or that you can’t celebrate love. Invite someone you love, it could be your parents, siblings or close friends, and celebrate the bonds you have with them.
7. Spa Day
Don’t just opt for a quick massage, but plan to spend a whole day in a spa. If you can’t afford the whole package, opt for a pamper hamper and treat yourself to a little pampering afternoon in your own home.
Do you like any of these ideas or do you already have some other plans? Leave a comment below!