Valentine’s Day for One

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As we approach the day that has been designated as the day of the love, the day of couples, the day of togetherness many of us find ourselves single and without a date. If you were not able to capitalize on the flirting tips shared in last week’s blog, this week offers a few suggestions for those who are still single or for those who may have a significant other who has to work or who will be unavailable for the day. Here are a few simple suggestions on how to have a happy Valentine’s Day for one.
1. Treat yourself. What better day than the day of love to show some love to yourself. Buy yourself a Valentine’s Day gift. Send yourself a dozen roses, treat yourself to dinner. (If you have reservations about eating alone, order take out and go home and have a candlelight dinner for one.)

2. Consider a spa day. You may want to gather some of your single friends and spend the day being pampered at a spa. Enjoy the massage, facial, mani and pedi as well as the relaxation. You deserve it.

3. Retail therapy. Treat yourself to something you have been wanting to buy and putting it off. That bracelet or necklace or that pair of earrings. You don’t have to break the bank and you don’t have to wait for someone else to make the purchase for you. Though it may be nice to receive gifts, there is never any harm in buying a gift for yourself.

4. Make it a girls day or night in. If you want to be alone, curl up on the couch with your favorite chick flicks. Bridesmaids, Sex in the City, Something’s Got to Give, just to name a few. Or you can invite friends over and host a girls night in. Have each friend bring their favorite wine and sample over pizza or Chinese take-out.

These are just a few suggestions but the possibilities are endless. Valentine’s Day is just one day out of the year, but it is not a day that should be ignored because you are single. After all you have the best mate in the world YOU. Who knows you better than yourself? Who buys you gifts that do not have to be returned? Who knows exactly what size you wear and what your favorite color is? YOU. Instead of looking at what you don’t have make yourself the focus. Have a Wonderful Valentine’s Day and make this one the best one yet!