*Spending Valentines Day Alone

As a singleton, I’m mostly not that bothered by my lack of other half-but at this time of year I start to be slightly more sad about it. Spending Valentines Day alone is great for making you feel like the only single person in the world, when everyone’s social media is full of ‘the boy did good’ statuses-ugh. Maybe, just sometimes, I’d quite like a bit of romance in my life, for someone who loves me to show they do by buying me my favourite chocolates, some roses and a soppy card. I know, I KNOW-Valentines day is commercialised bullshit, and I do agree-but it doesn’t stop the lonely feeling, so I decided that this year I was going to embrace spending Valentines Day alone.

See your friends

I didn’t see friends on the day itself, because most of them are loved up and so spent the day with their partners. I did, though, have a fantastic dinner at Lost and Found Leeds the night before, for Galentines Day-so that made me happier leading into Valentines Day.

Bunch of different coloured tulips

Pamper yourself

I made some serious pamper plans and spent my night refreshing my hair dye, putting on a face mask, and using a hand and foot mask. Then after a shower I painted my nails, plucked my eyebrows and lit a fancy candle whilst I read a book.

Buy yourself presents

As well as the new book, I bought myself my chocolates, a big bag of my favourite crisps and some new clothes I’d been lusting after for a while. There’s no better feeling than treating yourself and with no boyfriend to buy gifts for, my money is just for me.

Watch something great on Netflix

I binge watched Everything Sucks, which is a new to netflix original show set in the 90s-and oh my god it’s good. I watched the whole show in two days, most of it on Valentines night. Happy Valentines Day, me.

Get an early night

After binge watching Netflix and my pampering I felt pretty relaxed, so I read some of my book with my Neom sleep candle lit then I had am early (for me-11pm) night. And I slept so well, without anyone snoring away next to me. Win, win.

Look for someone new

If you actually don’t want to be single anymore, why not take advantage of the fact that other people are definitely in the same boat, and get onto some dating sites to chat to someone new? There’s so many out there, like dating in PeterboroughDorset singlesdate Jersey singlesEssex singles and Essex dating sites.

*This is a sponsored post which I’ve been paid to write. All thoughts, words and opinions are my own.

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11 Comments

  1. February 27, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Yeahhhh, welcome to my world! I didn’t give a hoot… one thing I did do was pick up a gorgeous bouquet of flowers including roses in Tesco for £1.25 the next day… I came out of the store and laughed 🙂 I think even if I wasn’t single I wouldn’t be interested in the hype, it shouldn’t be restricted to just one day! Sim x

  2. February 27, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    I love your tips for pampering yourself. Valentine’s Day can be pretty over-rated in my opinion anyway.

  3. February 27, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Valentine’s Day is always hard when you’re single – for some reason I took more notice of it when I was single than when I became part of a couple! I think it’s definitely a time to look after yourself and treat yourself a little bit – and I love Galentines Day. I always did similar with my uni friends before it was a thing.

  4. February 27, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    We’ve not celebrated Valentine’s day in years – it’s super commercialised and half of the people I know who put up soppy messages about their other half are usually whinging about them every other day of the year ha! A pamper evening sounds lovely!

  5. February 28, 2018 / 9:34 am

    I think seeing friends is always good, I know a few Valentines Days I spent with my best girl friends having the best time x

  6. February 28, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    I spent most of my twenties single on valentines day, it never used to bother me – other than on social media where everyone was posting gushy stuff. I love the idea of treating yourself on Valentines day and binge-watching Netflix x

  7. March 1, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I love the idea of treating yourself on Valentines Day, both to presents and some pamper time. I’m so not into the whole Valentines Day thing, we always do very little/if anything! X

  8. March 1, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    love this – I was single on valentines day too, and pampered myself with a bath, good book, face mask, and then painted my nails!

  9. March 1, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    I love the idea of pampering yourself. It’s so important to have some ME time and what better day than Valentine’s Day to do so.

  10. March 1, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    Brilliant ideas here! A friend of mine organised a Galantines meal and made everyone a little gift bag with tokens relating to how awesome they were. It was the nicest thing ever!!

    Katie xoxo

  11. March 1, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    I am married but Valentines Day in this house is like any other normal day. We go to work, we argue as to who is putting Freddie to bed, and then we sleep!! I think especially for younger women they do find it hard, but I am loving your tips to get through it

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