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Single for Valentine’s Day? Here’s what to do

By Ashley Bautista Domingo Feb 10, 2021
Crossed heartIllustration by Ashley Bautista

You might be locked up and out of love but being single on Valentine’s Day isn’t the end of the world. Just because you don’t have someone special to share it with, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it at all. 

1. The most important one, treat yourself

Retail therapy? You have to remind yourself that you don’t need anybody to get you a present. Like Ariana Grande would say: I see it, I like it, I want it and I got it… So go for it.

Deliveries and online shopping
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2. Pamper yourself

Facials, manicure, pedicure… How good does that sound? We might not be able to go to our favourite spa but nothing feels better than home. Get some supplies online or from your nearest Superdrug/Boots and make your own VIP treatment.

Woman relaxing in a hot bath

3. Virtual Galentine’s Day

Today’s technology makes it so much easier to connect with our friends and for days like this, we all need to share our love somehow. So, call your girls (or boys) and meet up through Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. 

Friends catching up through FaceTime
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4. Cheat day: Pizza, Domino’s, McDonald’s, you choose

Yummy food is the go-to solution for every problem. Nothing to prove, no one to impress and only one to please… your stomach. 

Woman eating a burger
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5. Celebrate Single Awareness Day

It’s real. It’s an unofficial holiday. A day after Valentine’s Day, something that the happy couples can’t celebrate… It’s all about you.

Group of people
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So who says you need a partner to celebrate Valentine’s Day? February 14 is also the perfect day to remind your family and friends that you love them (a little bit more than other days), especially during this pandemic. Let’s spread the love.

By Ashley Bautista Domingo

I'm a journalism student at Kingston University wanting to become a travel writer. Born and raised in Barcelona (Spain) with Filipino heritage. Multilingual and passionate about photography.

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