Whether you’ve been out of a relationship for a while or you’re experiencing a fresh breakup, don’t be discouraged if you’re alone during the holiday of love. Couples and romance aren’t the only things you can celebrate on Valentine’s Day. You can also focus on self-love with fun-filled activities just for you.
Even though you may feel down as a single on this day, you can turn this special occasion around by treating yourself to a date and getting to know yourself like never before. Take advantage of your freedom — you don’t need a significant other for this day to be a blast. Here are six solo date ideas for you to try this Valentine’s Day.
1. Spoil Yourself with a Single’s Massage
You don’t need a couple’s massage to unwind in luxury. Going to the calming setting of a spa is the ultimate way to spoil yourself. Without having to keep a conversation going, you’ll get more quiet time for a chance to truly relax. Take a day to pamper yourself with a pedicure or manicure and a facial.
You can even have an at-home spa experience by fixing yourself a warm bubble bath, complete with candles and light tunes to set the ambiance. Gather your go-to scrubs and beauty products and hop in the tub.
2. Make Yourself Breakfast in Bed
Show yourself that you care with the gesture of a morning breakfast date. You don’t have to stay in bed to have breakfast in bed — there’s no harm in cooking some french toast and crawling back under the covers.
If you want to remove the extra effort and pamper yourself even further, choose a breakfast that you can prepare the night before. Whip up some overnight oatmeal or throw breakfast casserole ingredients into a crockpot so that your meal is waiting for you when you wake up.
3. Try a Fitness Class on Your Own
For an active round of fun, get your blood pumping with a fitness class. Exercise boosts your mood, so you’re sure to leave this date happy and energized. Join a yoga, Zumba or spin class to challenge yourself and prioritize health. Group exercise classes won’t leave you entirely alone, so this is an ideal way to spend Valentine’s Day for extroverts.
4. Spend a Night Solo at a Comedy Club
If you’re feeling sad this Valentine’s Day, go listen to a comedian crack jokes. Going solo to a comedy show can be an incredible way to let loose. Who gets your sense of humor better than you do?
You can chuckle at a stand-up show or an improv team performance, and in the end, you’ll be tempted to add this experience to your list of best dates ever. You can also have a comedy night at home by playing a funny stand-up performance on Netflix.
5. Take Yourself Shopping
You don’t have to worry about spending too much time in your favorite boutique when you accompany yourself to a shopping spree. There also won’t be any guessing games when you buy yourself a present — you know exactly what you want. If you are trying to avoid larger purchases, spend a little on yourself by getting a few trendy accessories like a new hat or scarf on your Valentine’s Day shopping trip.
6. See a Movie Unaccompanied
You might be hesitant about sitting alone in a theater, or maybe you go to the movies stag all the time, but a classic dinner-and-movie night out is a simple and pleasant way to get in your “me time.” You get to pick what genre of film you see and the kind of theater snacks you can munch on without having to compromise — what’s not to love?
Enjoy Your Me Time This Valentine’s Day
Spoil yourself this Valentine’s Day even if you don’t have a special someone. You can participate in fun activities and celebrate love this holiday season no matter your relationship status. Take yourself out on a date and treat yourself to all your favorite parts of this holiday with no regrets.