This huge dilemma of what to do on Valentine’s Day arises every year, whether you’re single or not. You should definitely take advantage of Valentine’s Day to make sure you feel loved and cared for and indulge in a solo date, however that looks for you, whether you’re spending the romantic holiday alone this year or with your partner.
A range of emotions are understandable around Valentine’s Day. The day is usually filled with romantic comedies, sweet television ads, and a never-ending flood of relationship-related posts on social media. The act of loving yourself and taking yourself out on a solo date may appear indulgent or even egotistical, but its deeper than that. Accepting your flaws, being compassionate to yourself, recognising and appreciating your unique abilities and strengths are all examples of self-love.
Valentine’s Day can be a great time to indulge in enjoyable pursuits, such as a romantic meal for one or some self-care. Even if you don’t have a significant other, you can still celebrate this holiday by taking yourself out on a solo date and showing yourself some love.
25 Solo Date Ideas To Have A Self-Loving Valentine’s Day
1. Watch A Movie
Going to the movies all by yourself is so much better than going with others. Purchase a ticket to a new movie you’ve been dying to see, indulge in some popcorn, and have a solo date with yourself.
2. Enjoy A Spa Day
For some much-needed me time, make an appointment for a massage at your neighbourhood spa or get some premium skincare to have a spa day.
3. Host Dinner For All Your Single Friends
A wonderful way to celebrate love is to spend time with friends. Prepare a delicious dinner, invite all your favourite singles around, and raise a glass in celebration of love.
4. Try A New Recipe
Try out all of the recipes you have saved in your favourites or bookmarks. A great dinner for one can be prepared on Valentine’s Day with just a few simple ingredients.
5. Binge Watch A Show
We all have a show that we have been wanting to watch for the longest time. So why not watch it now and have a great, cosy day ahead.
6. Buy Yourself Some Flowers
Buy yourself a lovely bouquet of flowers, or bring home a variety and unleash your inner florist to create lovely arrangements. Use them to brighten your house and enjoy the enticing smell.
7. Have A Solo Dinner
Our favourite eateries, stores, or bars are frequently saved for those rare “special occasions.” No matter if you’re in a relationship or not, Valentine’s Day is a special occasion where you should treat yourself to a night out.
8. Make A Valentine’s Day Card For People You Know
Although you may be older today, nothing compares to the delight of receiving Valentine’s Day cards from your best friends. Make some adorable Valentine’s Day cards for your favourite people and go back to your childhood years.
9. Explore Your Neighbourhood
Getting a change of scenery is sometimes the best thing. Go somewhere in your neighbourhood that you are not very familiar with. Embrace the chance to roam around and see different sites.
10. Have A Fun Game Night
Game night is a great idea, whether you want to throw the ultimate get-together with your friends or just play some solo-player games.
11. Splurge On Some Beauty Treatments
Feeling happy and looking good go together. Treat yourself to a massage, mani-pedi, blowout, or haircut.
12. Revamp Your Wardrobe
Look more closely at your wardrobe to discover any items you don’t wear anymore. Then, donate them to a nearby non-profit to give them a new home and free up some space in your closet for some new clothing.
13. Plan Out A Date With Your Best Friend
Love between best friends is an occasion to celebrate! Dress up, visit a fancy restaurant, and eat from the Valentine’s Day-specific menu.
14. Unplug From The Internet
Turn off Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok and focus on journaling, reading a new book, or just getting some rest instead.
15. Try Out A Local Restaurant
Fuel up and have fun at your neighbourhood restaurant. It might be hosting an open mic night, or it might be the ideal place to finish up some much-needed work.
16. Bake A Cake
Don’t feel obligated to share your delicious dessert; enjoy it all by yourself. Pick a recipe challenge that is a bit more difficult, and when you succeed, feel proud of yourself.
17. Cook Dinner For Your Parents
Spending time with your parents is the best way to celebrate love. Ask them to skip the usual meal out and prepare something special for them instead. Enjoy yourself while setting the table and lighting the candles.
18. Try Out A New Workout
One of the best methods to increase your energy is to move your body, whether you choose yoga or cardio. Change things up by experimenting with a different fitness method.
19. Order Some Takeout
Order takeout from your favourite restaurant to make it a comfortable night at home. What’s best? You don’t have to satisfy the tastes of others in order to acquire what you want.
20. Do A Good Deed For Someone
Choose a mentor, grandmother, senior neighbour, or other person who is older than you. Send them a lovely card and a bouquet of roses.
Enjoy a pleasant Valentine’s Day with your nieces and nephews (or a friend’s kids) while taking care of them. Bake a cake, watch Frozen, and order pizza.
22. Splurge On Some Jewellery
Have you had your eye on some new accessories, such as a pricey ring, bracelet, or pair of earrings, but you haven’t been able to find a good reason to buy them? This is your chance to give yourself on this solo date.
23. Start A Project
There’s always that one thing you keep putting off, whether it’s a book you’ve always wanted to write or a scarf you’ve always wanted to knit. Here’s your opportunity to go for it.
24. Create A Vision Board For Yourself
It’s never too late to achieve your goals for the upcoming year or months. To symbolise your intentions, cut out pictures and words from magazines, or go digital and create a board on a website like Pinterest.
25. Love Yourself
Do whatever brings you joy. And keep in mind that you are deserving of love.
This year, practise some self-care and dedicate Valentine’s Day to loving yourself.