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Flying Solo: Valentine’s Day Etiquette Tips for Singles

Just because you’re single on Valentines Day, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on an opportunity to do something special. Defy Cupid this year with these Valentine’s Day ideas for single folk– and make Valentine’s Day 2024 a day to remember! A little self-love can go a long way, and there are many ways to celebrate the day. Read to the end to see how you can spread the love to others, too!

Plan ahead – Prepare a plan of action well before the day arrives so you’re not stuck for ideas when Cupid comes to town.

Do something nice for yourself – Do you love flowers? Buy yourself a big bouquet. Enjoy chocolate? There are plenty of decadent chocolates to choose from! Buy yourself the biggest box! Have you had your eye on a gadget, product, or getaway since Christmas? Go for it! Splurge a little on yourself this Valentine’s Day.

Relax - Schedule a massage or book a day at the spa. Splurge on a bottle of expensive wine, make your favorite dish, and eat in in front of the TV. Watching your all-time favorite movie in your pajamas-- what could be better?

Get together with friends – Just because you’re single, doesn’t mean you’re alone. Gather up a group of friends and meet at your favourite restaurant for cocktails or go to a late-night flick!

Host a dinner party – Prefer to stay in? Invite your single friends to join you for a dinner party at your home. Spend the evening recollecting good memories and sharing your appreciation for each other. Good food, good wine, and good company? Now you all have awesome dates on Valentine’s Day.

Schedule a movie marathon – Themed movie nights are always fun! My suggestion? Host a Casablanca night where everyone dresses like 40s screen sirens or wears a fedora!

Step outside your comfort zone – Every year, I like to come up with a new way to be brave and bold! Whether it’s big or small, step outside your comfort zone this year and do something that challenges you!

Tap into your creative side – There are many events and classes that are still available with limited numbers! Sign up for a pottery class or explore a local art gallery. Your creative self will thank you!

Give back – There’s no shortage of ways you can give your time to those in need on Valentine’s Day. Do some research about who’s looking for help during this time and spend the day volunteering at your local children’s shelter or soup kitchen.

Go beyond February 14th and participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week, celebrated around the world February 11 – 17th this year. During this week, go over and above to do something special for someone. Write a handwritten note to an old friend, bring a treat to a neighbor, hold the door open for someone, or pay the tab for the person in line behind you at the coffee shop.

Valentine’s day can be a lot of fun, even if you’re flying solo this year! With a little imagination and some planning, this special day can be you will never forget!

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