What To Do if You’re Single on Valentine’s Day


Emma Ratkovic, Features Editor

As everyone knows, Valentine’s Day is designated for people in relationships. Those who are single are left wondering how to spend their day. 


Do you still celebrate with friends? Do you celebrate with your family? Or do you not even celebrate at all? 


If you are going to celebrate Valentine’s Day single this year, here are some ideas and ways to celebrate. 


1. Take a Self Care Day


For many people, it is hard to face the fact that they will be single for Valentine’s Day. However, just like Billie Ellish emphasizes, “I know supposedly I’m lonely now. Know I’m supposed to be unhappy without someone. But aren’t I someone?” It’s important to prioritize yourself, take care of yourself, and realize that you don’t need to be with someone to feel fulfilled. 


You could set up a little spa day for yourself. You could get your nails done, get your hair done, or even get a massage. You don’t have to spend a lot of money. You could paint your nails and get yourself ready at home. 


2. Spend Time with Family and Friends 


People often overlook the importance of spending time with the people you care about the most. This doesn’t need to be a significant other. You could throw a little party with your friends (SAFELY) and celebrate the friendships and connections you share. 


3. Go On a Nature Walk or Exercise


There’s nothing more beneficial than getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. This can help clear your mind. Even just stepping outside or going to the gym can help you. Regardless, exercise will help you get out of your head and connect with nature. 


4. Ignore It


Out of sight, out of mind, right? The more you think about it, the more you will become consumed by it all. Honestly, if you treat it like any other day, you will eventually believe it’s just another day. The more you emphasize things, the more you will have expectations and, in turn, maybe get disappointed. 




The worst thing you could do to yourself on a day like Valentine’s Day is focus on what you don’t have. On Valentine’s Day, people are most likely going to post about their relationships and significant others. Limiting your time on social media will help you stay present and focus on what you already have instead of what you don’t have. 


So, with that in mind, what are your classmates doing for Valentine’s Day? 


Senior Bri Miller is having a Galentine’s day or a girls’ day. 


“I plan on having a girls’ night with my friends because we’re all single. We don’t need relationships in our lives to feel validated,” said Miller. 


Another senior, Kat Ward, will be auditioning for the Almost Maine play earlier in the day and then later will be celebrating with friends. 


Hopefully these tips will help you have the best Valentine’s Day, even if you are single. 


I want to leave you with this quote by author Wayne Dyer, “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”


I hope you enjoy your holiday and participate in some of these activities! And remember that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!