How to Make the Best of Your Single Valentine’s Day

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How to Make the Best of Your Single Valentine’s Day


So, you’re single. How many times do you want to hear your friend talk about how she and her boyfriend went on another spectacular date with a candle-light dinner and dancing? It gets sickening after a while as she describes every moment with a bright smile. Of course you’re happy for her, but it must be hard having hearing about her companionship while you are single.

But you can let her have her time with her man while you live it up in the single life, which definitely has its perks. Even though being single can sometimes be depressing, it also has its advantages. You don’t have to answer to anyone, you can go out to any club without a guy at home getting jealous, you’re able to flirt with whomever you please and have no one to distract you from that paper you’ve been putting off. It sounds like the life to me.

As we all are painstakingly aware, the worst holiday for singles is coming up: Valentine’s Day. But this year, rather than sulking under your covers with Ben and Jerry, you’re going to be busy enjoying your freedom. Here are some fun things to do while your BFF is occupied with her sweetheart.

1. You’ve got a great body; don’t let it go to waste all alone in your apartment! Go out to a club with some friends and dance the night away, flirt a little. Just have some fun and let loose.

2. Just because couples are ice skating at Penn’s Landing doesn’t mean you can’t join in the fun solo. In fact, ask a few friends to come join, it may be fun as well as entertaining. Plus, admission is $8 and $9 for Friday and Saturday between 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. and only $3 extra for skate rentals.

3. Have a girl’s night at your apartment. Invite friends over for dinner, paint your nails, drink cocktails, watch movies and indulge in some scandalous girl talk.

4. Instead of spending money on a man this year, treat yourself. Go out and get a manicure or pedicure to feel sexy and glamorous.

5. Read a good book, or even your favorite magazine. It may sound like a boring and plain idea, but escaping from the world for a few hours might do you some good!

6. Relax, watch television, or take a bubble bath. Just enjoy being single and unattached while you can. One day, you’ll have kids running around, an adult job and a husband to take care of, and you’ll long for the days when you had the luxury of having time to yourself.

Remember, Valentine’s Day isn’t always about couples and their love for one another. It’s also about spending time with the people you love, like friends and family. Most importantly, it’ about showing love to your greatest supporter: yourself. You’re at the peak of your life, finding out who you are and who you want to be. With that said, being single is a privilege, cherish it!


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