February fourteenth is just around the corner. Not everyone is thrilled about his or her New Year starting off with this holiday. Many people have a difficult time coping with single life, some to the point of depression, and this day does not make matters any better. Others may have been content with their single status until this day drew nearer and nearer. What is so special about dining at a crowded restaurant or receiving a bouquet of roses that will eventually die anyway? To all the single men and women out there, Valentine’s day does not have to be strictly romance. You can spread love to other people or treat yourself on February 14, 2011. Listed below are five ideas to take into consideration.
Host a “Singles Only” Dinner Party
Who said Valentine’s Day had to be for couples? Invite friends or co-workers to your house for a delightful dinner. This will ensure you are not spending Valentine’s Day alone. Everyone can still enjoy the traditions of Valentine’s Day with sweet cupcakes or mouth-watering chocolate dessert. Sit around the table and drink fabulous cocktails while contributing insight and opinions to discussion centered on topics such as the pros of being single.
A Different Kind of Public Display of Affection
Why not show yourself some love? Treat yourself to a sensational massage at your local spa, book an appointment with your favorite hair stylist, or sit back and relax while you get the perfect manicure and pedicure. Why not go shopping? Don’t worry. All the mall strollers that normally walk around, hand in hand, will probably be out on a date. Therefore, you do not have to worry about seeing many couples. Just avoid stores that may have the typical Valentine’s Day items displayed everywhere. We do not want anything to ruin your day.
Dedicate this time to work
Working on an important assignment will keep one’s mind off being alone. Stay late after work and get yourself ahead for the week or work on an upcoming deadline. If you are in school, visit the campus library and commit your time to homework, readings, or papers. This may not be the ideal activity, but it beats moping around.
Spend time with family
Go visit family members. Take your parents, sibling, or younger cousin to dinner or a movie. A simple ice cream outing would be enlightening. The smile on their faces will make your day complete.
Maybe you do not have relatives in close proximity. Go to a local nursing home and brighten someone’s day. Surprise a resident with flowers, pass out cookies or cupcakes, sing a melody, play the piano, or read a story. Different rules and regulations may vary according to the nursing home, so be sure to call in advance.