Cinnamon Hearts, Wine, and Red Velvet: How to be Single on Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day, known universally as the day of love. While couples scramble to plan a perfect day to show their love for their significant others, single people are blatantly reminded of their single status.

Are you alone this Sunday? Alas, no fear, my single companions. I have composed a guide on how to have the perfect Valentine’s Day, alone or with your friends.

Before I dive into the intricacies of how to be single on Valentine’s Day, there is one rule and one rule only that everyone must abide by. NO SELF-PITY ALLOWED. You’re not allowed to pity yourself or bemoan your single status or think about how you’re going to be a spinster with a thousand cats. Nope. Not today!

If you feel like you want to spend Valentine’s alone, that’s perfectly fine. Spend the day pampering yourself. Do your nails, make those brows on fleek, and make yourself smell like a Bath and Body Works. Buy candy from your local Wal-Mart the day after. This is the best thing about Valentine’s—those cinnamon hearts are amazing. End the day curled up with the comfiest fluffy blanket you can find and read a good book or watch a nice movie with a glass of wine in hand. A nice and peaceful way to end a day where you just focus on yourself.

But if you’re the type of person who wants to be with friends on this day, I’ve got the perfect plan. Take the day off work and use the free time to catch up with your girlfriends. I spent my last couple of Valentine’s with friends, one in which we ate a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. Our stomachs hated us afterwards, but no regrets. Invite them over and make a fancy cheese spread or just order pizza (can’t go wrong with pizza). Have a couple of glasses of whatever, gorge on candy, and watch crappy movies and make fun of them. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and don’t even think about wallowing in self-pity—it isn’t worth it.