5 Genius Ideas for Singles on Valentine's Day

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

It's only 2 days until National Single Awareness Day a.k.a. Valentine's Day...

Have you noticed that singles don't have a special holiday? (And no... birthdays don't freakin' count. We all have those!)

Nobody will ever show up to your door with a "Congratulations For Not Marrying The Wrong Guy" gift.

Or a "Good Job for Staying Abstinent This Year" present.

Not even a "Thank You For Not Flirting With My Drunk Husband at the Christmas Party" gift basket. (Don't make that face. You know it happens...)

If singles want a holiday, we have to create it ourselves! And I say we hijack V-Day! Who's with me?!

On a day where you can't escape the public displays of affection all around you, it is possible to still be excited about the day as a single person for a bunch of other reasons that don't require you to be in a relationship.

So instead of preparing to be down, depressed, and green with envy, try these 6 genius ideas for how to spend Valentine's Day as a single.

1. Start a new tradition

Change the day! Create your own holiday.

Just because it's Valentine's Day for everyone else doesn't mean that it has to be Valentine's Day for you. Give the day a new name and decide to spend the day doing something that you actually enjoy and can look forward to all year.

Make it your own personal holiday. For you, it could be Spa Day 2020 or Road Trip Day or Nap, Snack, & Movie Day! Take the day off from work and spend it doing something that you enjoy. You deserve it!

The great thing about being single is that your time is literally your own. You can do what you want when you want, wherever you want to do it. Don't be so caught up in rushing towards a relationship that you miss the chance to take advantage of that.

2. Create a gift registry for yourself

As a single, you've probably spent a lot of time and money on occasions for people who are in a relationship or married - weddings, baby showers, anniversaries - the list goes on and on.

Well, now it's