Happy love day everyone! I am a firm believer that Valentines Day is not just for romantic love but for friendship and family love as well. My sister and I always celebrate “Sistertines” since we are both single. Growing up my dad never failed to celebrate us and make us feel special on Valentines Day.
But, no matter how much I try to focus on the other loves in my life…it is always hard when you are single. Whether I am happy being single or not, Valentines is always a bittersweet day. I have a feeling I am not alone in this feeling! For all you single ladies and gents out there, I wanted to share a few tips for enjoying (surviving) Valentines Day when you are riding solo.
- Like I mentioned above, focus on the non-romantic loves in your life: family, siblings, friends, etc. There are more kinds of love–not just romantic and dating love. So celebrate and really enjoy those relationships.
- Write a letter to your future spouse. I’m sentimental and a writer-so this is a easy thing for me. But maybe you’ve never thought about doing something like this, now is the time to try! These letters would be an amazing wedding day gift in the future.
- Pray for your future Valentine. No really, I’m not trying to be cliche or cheesy. When I struggle the most with being single, I try to spend even more time praying for and over my future marriage and my future husband.
- Pamper yourself! Spend the time your not buying gifts and planning romantic dates on self-love. Get a pedicure, eat a special dessert, get your hair done…whatever gives you some extra love and pampering!
- Volunteer to babysit! I know, I know, probably the least likely place you would want to be on Valentines. But I’m sure you know a couple with kids that would LOVE someone to watch them so they can have a night out alone. Just remember, one day, you’ll be those desperate parents looking for a babysitter.
- Netflix. There is no better way to enjoy Valentines Day as a single person then binge watching a new show on Netflix.
I hope you enjoyed my tips for enjoying Valentines Day! Remember that one day, you’ll probably love Valentines Day when you have a significant other to celebrate with and until then, remember you are in this phase of life for a reason!