Maybe your partner is abroad in the military. You may have had a recent divorce. Whatever the reason, this Valentine’s Day may be alone. Does this mean that you should sit at home feeling sorry for yourself? I do not think so. Here are some ideas for the lonely this year.
1. Get yourself out.
Who says you have to make a member of the opposite sex take you out? I don’t see anything wrong with dressing up to date the person you should have the most fun with, you. So put on your best dress or suit and spend a night on the town alone. At least you won’t spend all night worrying about whether you have salad on your teeth or not.
2. Go out with your other single friends.
I’m sure you have other friends who are in the same situation as you. Why not call one of your friends you haven’t seen in a while and go out with him or her? I’m sure your friend will appreciate your thinking about him or her.
3. Volunteer at a non-profit organization.
Sometimes the best way to stop feeling sorry for yourself is to help someone less fortunate. I’m sure there are many non-profit organizations in your area that would LOVE to have you volunteer during the day. Simply type your nonprofit or volunteer opportunity into your search engine to find an opportunity near you.
4. Offer to babysit.
I can’t think of a better way to help a young family with children than to babysit them so they can enjoy the evening. I mean you weren’t going to do anything but stay home and wallow in your self-pity, anyway. This way they can owe you one.
5. Send yourself flowers and candy.
Just go to one of the online florists and ask them to send you a bouquet of flowers and candy. If you could send them to your office at work, it would be even better. It might even have the address on the card, “From her secret admirer.” You could act all surprised and wonder who in the world could have done such a good thing.
6. Adopt a soldier and send him a Valentine’s card.
There are several sites online that have resources to help American soldiers. http://www.noanie.com is an example of one of these types of sites. I am not affiliated with this website at all, I just wanted to include it here so that you can find an address to send your Valentine’s cards to.
Being alone on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the end of the world. If you are creative, you can find ways to make this day bearable, perhaps even memorable.