A Valentine’s Date for One
While I have never been a huge believer in Valentines Day – believing you should celebrate love every day of the year, it can still be a little hard when you’re single, and you are surrounded by visions of ‘perfect couples’ – seeing all of this loved up, couple-ness, it can still make you feel a little inadequate for sure.
If you’re loved up this year, how are you planning on celebrating? A meal out or a home cooked meal? Apparently, 70% of you plan on staying in – from HelloFresh’s research, it seems the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – with steak and chips being the most popular date-night meal!
If you’re single like me this Valentine’s Day, Show yourself some self-love and try one of these idea’s for celebrating yourself this Valentines Day.
1| Cook yourself a delicious meal
Who says you need a partner for a romantic meal?! I plan on cooking myself something delicious to eat once my kiddos are all tucked up in bed – perhaps these Spinach Crepes with Mushrooms, Basil Pesto & Tahini Dressing, topped off with these Cherry Crumble Squares, and a glass or two of Elderflower Presse
2| Pamper Yourself
You don’t need a man to make a little extra effort for. Book yourself in for a facial, a massage or have a new a haircut, just for you, to make you feel a million dollars. Or you could go the DIY route and treat yourself to a mani/pedi at home, pop on a face mask and massage some coconut oil into your hair, before hopping in a bubble bath for a good long soak.
3| Take Yourself Out
No date? No problem! Maybe you should avoid the restaurants, which will be full of loved-up couples, gazing into each other’s eyes over a glowing candle, and head to the cinema instead! The bonus to taking yourself to watch a film – you can pick whichever movie you want and you don’t have to share the popcorn! Win win!
4| Buy Your Own Gift
Treat yourself to something that you have had your eye on for ages and don’t feel guilty about it! Whether it is a new dress, a book or some new makeup, buy yourself a gift that you will love!
5| Get the Girls Around
Invite your girlfriends, dig out some chick flicks, order a takeaway and have a fun evening in, giggling over date mishaps, sharing dating stories and bonding in a way that only singletons can.
6 | Buy yourself some flowers
Don’t think that you have to wait for somebody else to buy you a bouquet. Ignore the over-priced roses, and pick up your favourite flowers – for me that would be tulips or lillies, and enjoy the beauty they bring to your home.
If you’re single this year, what do you have planned for Valentine’s Day?