What to do on Valentine's Day if you're single

BY LAURA GRUHLKE | The Statesman Valentine’s Day is a single person’s worst nightmare. What another great reminder that we are single, while getting to see happy couples post pictures and share stories of the great gifts they got. You need to remember that you are NOT alone and just because you don’t have a date doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Here are some ways to help you survive and enjoy Valentine’s Day while being single.


G.N.I. (Girls/Guys Night In)

Instead of taking your squad out to celebrate (where you will have to see a bunch of couples), why not have a night in? You can crack open some bottles of wine (or beer), kick back and have a great night with the real people you care about. You can always hit up Netflix and catch up on the new releases, or ya know, trash your exes. Whatever floats your boat.


“A night in with your best girlfriends is the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day,” Ciara Reutzel said.


Date With Two Guys (Ben & Jerry)

Depending on how emotional you feel like getting, there will always be two guys there to make it better, Ben and Jerry. You can always grab a pint (or two), sit down, watch some romantic comedies and cry the day away.


Singles Party

You are not the only single person, even though it may seem like it. There is bound to be some sort of singles party either at a house or a joint in town. If there isn’t then you can always throw one yourself. It doesn’t even have to be singles themed, but just a way that you can get out there without having to deal with all the PDA from couples.


“Find a singles party to go to and you’ll have just as much (if not more) fun than the couples staying in,” Aly Perrill said.


No matter what you end up doing this Valentine’s Day, don’t beat yourself up for being single. It’s just another Hallmark holiday that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Have fun, be happy and remember that you’re not the only single person!

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