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6 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of feeling sorry for yourself. Break away from tradition and re-invent the day as a reflection of who you are and a celebration of your life.

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Single Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Plan a Fun Party

If you’re feeling down about being single on the most romantic day of the year, why not spend it with your other single friends? Celebrate Valentine’s Day by throwing a skating party with buddies—opt for outdoor activities only. It’ll help you get into the spirit of play and most importantly, remember those carefree days when romance wasn’t the most important thing in the world.

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Single Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Go for a Walk with a Friend

Why stay inside when you can hang out with your four-legged companion instead? Your pet doesn’t care what day it is—they love you unconditionally.

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Single Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Break Bread with Friends

Get your single friends together for a potluck dinner. Do a theme party like having a wine and cheese night where everyone brings their favourite food and drink.

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Single Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Be Creative

Involve yourself with something you love that has nothing to do Valentine’s Day—cooking, painting, or even exercising. It will put you in touch with how great your life is and remind you that Valentine’s Day is only one day of the year.

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Single Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Go International

In other parts of the world, St. Valentine’s Day is a day of friendship. Send Valentine greetings to all your friends and let them know how important they are in your life.

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Single Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Pamper Yourself

No pity parties if you’re alone for the evening. Avoid romantic movies. Make your favourite meal, set a beautiful table, put on your favourite music and make a home spa. Being single doesn’t mean you have to lose out on being indulged.