How to make it through Valentine’s Day if you’re single

It’s a Hallmark holiday all single people despise, but how can you make sure to get through it stronger than ever?

If, like me, you’re single, and the prospect of Valentine’s Day alone seems like too much for you to bear, then here are some things you can do to make sure you don’t end up depressed on the day.

Organise Something With Your Single Friends: Chances are that you’re not the only singleton in your group of friends, so get a couple of people together and either organise a house party or go out and paint the town red. When you’re with people you love and who love you back, you’ll forget all about that partner you don’t have and who knows, you might even meet someone new!

Treat Yourself: Yes, receiving gifts from your better half is great, but why not just buy yourself something nice? Want a watch? Get it! Want a bouquet of roses? They’re around €40 from the florist. Don’t put yourself down because no one will get them for you; go out and be independent!

Do Something Nice: Valentine’s Day is about love, so why not show someone else – who, for all you know, might be having an even worse day than you – that love is all around them? It can be something as simple as visiting your lonely neighbour, or helping an elderly woman cross the street. Do something good for someone else and expect nothing in return!

Eat Chocolate: Chocolate releases endorphins; endorphins make you happy – it’s as simple as that. Who cares if you bought them for yourself? They still taste as good and they’ll still make you as happy!

Try Looking For A Partner: Spend Valentine’s Day looking for a new partner. Set up a date or join a dating website. Go out to a singles’ party on the day. If you don’t put yourself out there, then you can’t expect to meet someone new!

Do you have any more hints and tips on how someone single can spend their Valentine’s Day? Let us know!