Not ready to mingle? What to do when alone on Valentine’s Day

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 With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it may feel as if everyone around you has a date–but you. Although it may be tempting to third wheel or mope about being alone, here are some things to do when you are single on Valentine’s Day!

  1. Watch a Movie At Home
    1. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to stay in and binge Netflix shows while eating all the desserts your heart desires. Cheesy rom coms like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Always Be My Maybe are great picks!
  2. Go out with friends
    1. Gather friends together to plan a fun excursion. Have a Galentine’s Day (or Palentine’s Day). Although Valentine’s Day is stereotypically spent with a romantic partner, this occasion can be turned into a bonding experience for all your friends.
  3. Buy Yourself Chocolate
    1. The day after Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to take a trip to Target or CVS and take advantage of the discounts and buy yourself sweets and maybe even a teddy bear for a great deal. “It’s one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day,” junior Lauren Chin said. 
  4. Take yourself on a date
    1. Spend some alone time and do something you’ve always wanted to do. Take a walk around your neighborhood, visit a museum, or splurge on some online shopping. 
  5. Reach out to your friends & spread love! 
    1. Valentine’s Day is a reminder to reach out to all those that you love. Send a message of appreciation to let your friends and loved ones that they are appreciated.
  6. Stay at Home Day
    1. Spend a cozy day at home by staying in bed with all the blankets, plushies, and cuddles from your pets. Have a relaxing self-care day filled with face masks because you deserve it.

Even though the activities listed above may seem a little lonely, you should take Valentine’s Day head-on. Make the most of your day because “there’s really nothing you can’t do with a group of people that you love or by yourself, and you’ll enjoy your day either way,” sophomore Audrey Chou concluded.