Valentine’s day is dreadful enough when your in a relationship, but being single makes it that much worse. Walking around without seeing someone carrying a bouquet of flowers is nearly impossible, and getting into your favorite restaurant without a reservation… pff, forget about it! To help you make it through the day with your sanity still intact, follow our Valentine’s Day survival guide.
HOST A WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT
Skip the dimly-lit wine bars and all their couple-y glory and host a wine and cheese pairing at your apartment. Be sure to stock up on your favorite types early in the day because they are going to sell out faster than Dominique Ansel‘s cronuts. After all, who says that Valentine’s Day can’t be a celebration of your single-hood!
GET YOUR SWEAT ON
If you can’t get a certain ex out of your mind, then channel your frustration (and burn some calories) at the gym. Try a new class, like aerial yoga, or a tried and true favorite like SoulCycle. There is no better revenge than looking hot.
TAKE SOME TIME TO RELAX
Everyone needs some alone time now and then. Why not create a serene haven in your own home? Purchase a bottle of bath salts (we love the bath bombs from Lush) and spend the night giving yourself a little TLC. You can even book a masseuse to come right to your door. Be selfish for a night and indulge in some “me” time.
ORGANIZE A MOVIE NIGHT
If you would rather not be alone on Valentine’s Day, then invite some single friends over for a movie marathon. Skip the cheesy rom-coms and make it an old-school night filled with horror flicks, sugary snacks, and plenty of gossip. *This is also when the booze comes in handy.
GO TO A BAR
Most people don’t actually realize that Valentine’s Day is a great night to hit the bars! Think about it, where else do social, single people have to go, right? Maybe you’ll even meet the person of your dreams? We couldn’t think of a better “how we met” story. And if not, well, then at least you had a fun night out with your pals.