Valentine’s Day can feel lonely if you don’t have a special someone to share it with. All of your friends and family are on dates with their partners, but you’re stuck at home alone watching old love movies starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Sometimes life doesn’t feel fair, but that doesn’t mean that you have to throw yourself a pity party this Valentine’s Day. Instead, you should come up with some ways to show the people in your life that you care about just how much you love them. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Have a Single’s-Only Party
Think about the other people that you know who aren’t in a relationship. They’d probably appreciate the distraction, as well. A party for other friends and family who are single is a great way to feel connected to others. You could host a dinner party, baking party, or night on the town. Love comes in many forms, and if you love your friends, get them in on the fun.
You should also love yourself with something special that you don’t always indulge in. For example, you could go to a spa for a massage or get your nails done. If the spa isn’t your thing, ask yourself which one thing you’ve been wanting to do for months but couldn’t justify it to yourself. Valentine’s Day is the time to pull out a few stops and give yourself a treat. Just remember to make it something that you’ll remember fondly.
Set Up an Exchange With Your Single Friends
One of the hardest parts about being single on Valentine’s Day is seeing everyone else receive gifts. It may even feel as if no one loves you. So why not set up a gift exchange with your friends? Draw names out of a hat, then whichever name you get, that’s who you send the gift to. This way, everyone receives flowers and chocolate on Valentine’s Day.
Show Grandma Some Love
If your grandparents are still around, don’t let the time that you have left with them go to waste. For example, you can pull out your embroidery machine to write a thoughtful message on a pillowcase or wall hanging. Something as simple as “I Love You” will make her day. After all, Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be about romantic love. Take the time to show the people who have supported you your whole life that you love them, too.
When you’re single on Valentine’s Day, you can get depressed, or you can take stock of what you have. There are so many people to love, including your friends, family, and even yourself. Instead of spending the night feeling bad for yourself, make some memories with your loved ones.