It’s OK to celebrate the big day sometime other than Feb. 14. Choose another day during the week Valentine’s Day falls; reservations will be easier to get, and prices will be cheaper.
If You’re Single:
DO change the meaning of Valentine’s Day
If you’re single, DO change the meaning of Valentine’s Day. Make it a day to celebrate the love you have for anyone special in your life. Hang out with friends or family. If you don’t have a significant other, spend time with the other people you love. Everyone can actually enjoy the day, not just couples. Bottom line: no matter what your relationship status, DO share a valentine with your family and friends (we did it when we were kids, so why stop now?). This tradition of valentine giving will help spread a little love. You many want to try to think of someone who may be having a hard time this Valentine’s Day, and needs a pick-me-up.
DON’T feel bad
DON’T feel bad or get depressed about being single. Most people are single, and you should look forward to meeting Mr. or Ms. Right. See potential, not limitations. Focus on a positive future. Usually there’s more people who aren’t in relationships than are. People who aren’t in relationships think they should feel bad, and instead, they focus on what’s bad in their life. People should not define the significance and value of their life by whether or not they’re in a relationship and that’s what happens on Valentine’s Day.
DO get out and meet other singles.
If you’re single, DO get out and meet other single people. Go to a Valentine’s Day party or out to dinner with a group of single friends — there are a lot of parties and more singles than couples, so live it up! Get out and do something fun or that makes you feel happy. Wherever you go there are going to be tons of people who are not currently in a relationship.
DON’T stay home alone.
If you know you’re going to feel sad, make plans with someone to get out of your house and do something fun. Whatever you do, don’t stay home and feel bad about being single. Go on, go out and have some fun with friends!