Be your own Valentine: Alternatives for February 14th


There are two kinds of people in this world: people who love Valentine’s Day and people who hate it. No matter which type of person you are, you may not have a date for all of the lovers’ festivities.

Whether that is by choice or not, we’ve put together a few ideas of how you can celebrate your solo Valentine’s Day.

Galentine’s Day

Girls night or guys night out, commonly referred to as Galentine’s Day when a group of women are involved, is a great way to have fun if you are single. Get a group of your single friends or friends who aren’t going out with significant others, and go out on the town.

Catch a movie, have dinner, and do drinks. Go dancing, play laser tag, or go to an event in a different town.

Basically, change up the scenery and focus on having fun instead of not having a date.

Take yourself out

Maybe all your friends are busy. It’s not ideal, but it happens. So, take yourself out. As much as you might worry what other people will think if you go to dinner and a movie alone, they probably aren’t thinking about you at all.

Don’t get so caught up with what others might be thinking and miss out on some fun time to yourself.

Try something new

Go do yoga or take a cooking class. Go on a hike. Ride a bike on the greenway. Do something, anything new and interesting to you. What better time to further your own interests than when everyone else is preoccupied with their significant other?

Go to that new restaurant or bar you’ve been dying to try. You could even take a road trip. The key is to get out of the house and have as much fun as you can.

Pretend to be a tourist

Can’t get out of town? Pretend to be a tourist right where you are. Go park somewhere and walk around taking pictures and selfies. You’d be surprised at how much fun you can have.

Spend the day talking in a different accent and asking people about restaurants and tourist sights.

You’ll have a secret of your own, and soon you may start to see Athens through a tourist’s eyes.

Stay in with yourself

That’s right. We said it. Stay in! Don’t go anywhere. Spend the night in your sweats eating pizza with double cheese and tons of junk food.

Watch Netflix or catch up on your favorite book. Take some time to decompress and get some real relaxing done.

You’ll thank yourself later.

No matter what your plans for Valentine’s Day are, try to have as much fun as you can. There is no reason why everyone can’t have a good

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