The Loneliest Day of the Year: 5 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day If You’re Single

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Valentines Day is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year. Millions of people around the world spend Valentines Day having nice dates with their partners and exchanging gifts. While it's a special day for couples, what do all the single people out there do on Valentines Day? Do you wallow in loneliness? Do you celebrate your single life with others who aren't in a relationship? Do you just ignore the whole day altogether? If you're single this year, we've got five ways for you to celebrate Valentines Day. Check them out here:

1. Indulge Yourself With A Spa Day

A perfect way to celebrate Valentines Day is to indulge yourself at the spa. A spa day can be a great method of self-care and can definitely take your mind off being lonely. Get a massage, a facial, a pedicure, etc. You'll leave the spa feeling fresh and relaxed, and you'll probably have forgotten all about Valentines Day!

2. Party With Your Single Friends

Don't wallow in your loneliness on Valentines Day! Instead, gather up any other single friends you have and go out for the night. Ignore that the holiday is for couples. Who says it has to be? Celebrate with your friends instead! Odds are, you'll have a way better time going out with your friends than you would going to some fancy dinner with a boyfriend or girlfriend.

3. Binge Watch Your Favorite TV Shows/Movies

What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than staying in for the night and spending time with your favorite fictional characters? Make yourself a nice dinner, cozy up on the couch and binge watch your favorite TV shows or movies. Or maybe you want to dive into an all-new series. Either way, engrossing yourself in TV and movies is a great way to forget you're alone on Valentines Day (just avoid the rom-coms.)

4. Treat Yourself To A Shopping Spree

You probably spend the entire year refraining from indulgent shopping. We suggest you throw that idea out the window for Valentines Day. Go ahead and treat yourself! Spend the day at the mall getting yourself whatever you want. While everyone else has a partner getting them gifts for the holiday, be your own partner and get yourself gifts. At least you'll get exactly what you want!

5. Don't.

You read that right: Just don't. Don't celebrate Valentines Day at all. There is no unwritten rule that says you have to celebrate any holiday. It's a totally reasonable option to ignore Valentines Day altogether. Just treat it like any other regular day. Go about your usual business. Go to work/school. Come up, take care of things at your house. Make yourself dinner and watch some television. Before you know it, it will be February 15th.

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