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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles

By DeAnna Spencer

Maybe your significant other is overseas in the military. Maybe you have suffered a recent divorce. Whatever the reason, you may find yourself alone this Valentine’s Day. Does this mean you should sit at home feeling sorry for yourself? I think not. Here are some ideas for people who find themselves alone this year.

1. Take yourself out.

Who says you have to have a member of the opposite sex take you out? I do not see anything wrong with getting all dressed up to go out with the person you should have the most fun with, you. So go put on your best dress or suit and have a night on the town by yourself. At least you won’t spend the whole night worrying about whether or not you have salad in your teeth.

2. Go out with your other single friends.

I’m sure that you have some other friends that are in the same predicament you are in. Why not call up one of your friends that you haven’t seen in a while and go out with him or her. I am sure that your friend will appreciate you thinking about him or her.

3. Volunteer at a non-profit.

Sometimes the best way to stop feeling sorry for yourself is to help someone less fortunate. I am sure that there are plenty of nonprofits in your area that would LOVE to have you volunteer for the day. Just type in non-profit organization or volunteer opportunity in your search engine to find an opportunity near you.

4. Offer to baby-sit.

I can’t think of a better way to help out a young family with kids than to offer to baby-sit for them so they can enjoy their night out. I mean you weren’t going to do anything else besides sit at home and wallow in your self-pity, anyway. This way they can owe you one.

5. Send yourself flowers and candy.

Just go to one of the online florists and order a bouquet of flowers and candy sent to yourself. If you could have them sent to your office at work that would be even better. You could even have the card addressed, “From Your Secret Admirer.” You could act all surprised and wonder who in the world could have done such a nice thing.

6. Adopt a soldier and send him/her a Valentine’s Day card.

There are several sites online that have resources for you to help American soldiers. is an example of one of these types of sites. I am not affiliated with this website at all, I just wanted to list it here so you could find an address to send your valentine’s day cards to.

Being alone at Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the end of the world. If you’re creative, you can find ways to make this day a bearable, maybe even a memorable experience.

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