One is only the loneliest number if you let it be.
One is also the number of people who get to decide to eat whatever they want, watch whatever they want, wear whatever they want, go wherever they want.
If you’re single this Valentine’s Day, embrace your oneness and live your best life with these handy tips.
1 Go out with your friends
Know other singles? Call ‘em up and celebrate Galentine's Day! That means hitting the least romantic bar you can think of, going to the least Valentine’s Day appropriate movie, or breaking a sweat by teaming up to play your favorite sport. Whatever you do, there’s strength in numbers, and you're sure to have a great time with your closest pals!
2 Cook yourself something nice
Don’t bother going out to a restaurant on Monday evening. Every place will be chock full of cooing couples exchanging sweet nothings. Instead, hit the grocery store, pick up some nice wine from the shop, and treat yourself to a romantic dinner for one. A nice steak, maybe, or a hearty bowl of carbonara would fit the bill, but so would something a little healthier if that’s your definition of a treat. This is the day for you to do you!
3 Cut out of work early
Avoid the temptation to stay late at work just to avoid the evening. Instead, call it a half day, skip the rush hour traffic, and do anything you want with the evening. This is the perfect excuse to leave work and catch up on all those shows and movies you've been putting off due to your busy schedule!
4 Pamper yourself
A long hot bath sounds nice on any evening, but especially when you can fully enjoy your solitude. Ditto for a nice haircut or a fancy massage! Treating yourself never sounded so good.
5 Take a trip
There’s nothing like the open road and the wind on your back. If you’re worried about feeling trapped in your single life, escape it physically by taking a weekend trip out of town. You’ll hardly have time to think about your relationship status while checking out a new town, exploring the great outdoors, or meeting new people.
6 Spend time with family
If you have family members close by (who won’t ask you invasive questions about your single lifestyle), spend some quality time together.
7 Buy yourself a gift
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you don’t deserve shiny things. Treat yourself to a new piece of jewelry or a chic new outfit. Or buy yourself that new piece of tech you’ve been yearning for. You can be your own not-so-secret admirer.