A Single Girl’s Guide To Valentine’s Day


It’s lucky for us single folk that Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year! This means we can’t avoid it by hiding behind our desks at work. Let’s face it, there will be couples everywhere this Saturday. You have no other choice but to embrace the day and make it something that you will enjoy. Get out of the house! 

Morning Work Out

Make your Valentine’s Day a productive one. Don’t stay home and sulk just because you had someone for 2014. Wake up an hour earlier than you usually would on the weekends, and go exercise. I suggest going for a run in the park, embrace the day to its fullest by enjoying the greenery of nature. Exposure to light and exercise will help increase your serotonin levels, leaving you feeling happy and satisfied– forget sex! (this weekend at least).

Champagne Brunch

Just because you aren’t “with” someone, doesn’t mean you need to be alone! Call up some of your single friends and make a date of it. After your awesome morning workout, you’ll be in a great mood ready to drink, eat and spend time with some of good friends (AKA your longest relationships). It’s the perfect opportunity to shit talk and gossip about exes past.

Catch a Movie

Not in the mood to shop? That’s okay because one of the most anticipated movies of the year will be released on February 13– perfect timing! Don’t worry about feeling alone when you go to see 50 Shades of Grey, I would say it’s fair to assume a large portion of the audience is there for the same reasons you are. Come on, you know you want to grab some popcorn and get your guilty pleasure on.

Homemade Dinner

At the end of the day, you deserve a nice homemade dinner. Let’s be honest, it’s a lot more satisfying to make it yourself. There’s no point in going out to eat when you can jump on Pinterest and dig up that PF Chang’s Dan Dan Noodles pin from months ago. Maybe you could pair it with some Cookie Dough Truffles? Why? Because chocolate really does make everything better.

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