Dating and Relationship Advice

If you’ve been wondering, “is there such a thing as Valentine’s Day for singles?” The answer is yes. You don’t need to wait until the 15th of February (Singles Appreciation Day) to celebrate yourself.

In no way do you need to be in a relationship to join this special day. It’s for everybody who’s ready to celebrate love — regardless of their relationship status.

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day for Singles

Many people feel alone on Valentine's Day considering it embarrassing. They avoid going out because they don’t think “the day is for them”.

But it’s far from the truth. Being single on Valentine’s Day has many great benefits but only if you choose to see it that way. If you’ve been looking for some ideas on what to do, here are my top recommendations:

  • Book a single-person table at your favorite restaurant. Take yourself to a nice dinner
  • Dress up and have a movie night downtown
  • Invite your single friends and have a game night together
  • Take a day off to pamper yourself, either at a salon or at your comfortable home
  • Buy yourself some flowers (and yes, get the red roses!)

Just because you say, “I don’t have a valentine”, it shouldn’t stop you from having fun.

Singles think they aren’t good enough just because they don’t have someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day with. They genuinely believe they wouldn’t be happy with their own company.

That’s why many relationships fail. People base their happiness merely on their relationship status. But it doesn’t have to be you.

You can still have an amazing Valentine’s Day and the year ahead by embracing your singleness.

Why it Matters for Singles to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

One thing that I wish I didn’t do often in my single era was complaining nonstop. I curled under the blanket on Valentine’s Day. I refused to go out and avoided anything romantic at all costs.

However, if I’m being completely honest, it’s exhausting to be that negative. Why choose pain when you can have joy? While it may seem daunting, a first date on a Valentine's Day can also be an opportunity to focus on self-love and positivity, instead of feeling lonely or discouraged about being single."

There’s no point in saying, “oh gosh, another year alone!” over and over again. Many women especially think that being single on this holiday means no one loves them enough.

But it truly has nothing to do with your self-worth. While it’s OK to feel a bit lonely, you still need to say happy valentine’s to yourself.

It’s important to remember that if you aren’t happy in your single years, even a perfect relationship won’t fix it.

Final Notes

During this time, it’s also a great time to put yourself out there. Being on a dating app like Iris Dating motivates you to build a genuine connection. So you can spend the next Valentine’s Day with somebody.

Fortunately, Iris prioritizes long-term relationships through having mutual connections first. So the chance for you to find your ideal partner is higher.

Overall, the Feast of Saint Valentine doesn’t have to be so depressing for single people. You certainly don’t need to see it as a bad day. There are things you still can do to make the best out of it.

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