Ridin’ solo this V-day? Don’t sweat it! Here are some fun ideas of things you can do with friends and some that you can do by yourself! Disclaimer: some ideas may be better suited for the ladies.
Go See the New 50 Shades of Grey Movie
This activity can be done with friends or by yourself! The new flick is bound to be the talk of the town next week, so why shouldn’t you spend your Saturday staying “in the know?”
Go Hike Kennesaw Mountain
Craving getting fit for your spring break? Treat yourself to a relaxing hike up Kennesaw Mountain this Valentine’s Day! Who needs a date when you can get those endorphins? The weather has a high of 55° expected for Saturday.
Do Unto Others
Spend time helping out at a children's home, senior citizen center, or battered women's shelter. Giving back to the community by playing games or cooking a special dinner for people in need can really warm your heart on Valentine's Day.
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
Get a massage, a facial, or a pedicure – alone or with some girlfriends. Make yourself feel special and pampered!
Have Family Fun
Got nieces or nephews? Be the "cool aunt" and volunteer to babysit. Take the kids to an indoor playground, and then go out to eat junk their parents never let them have. They'll love you forever!
Throw an Anti-Valentine’s Day Movie Night
If you are just so over this card-company created holiday, you can host an anti-valentine’s day gathering for you and your friends. Break out the best horror film that Redbox or Netflix has to offer and bring a new meaning to wearing red on Valentine’s Day. Redbox coupon code: Text EMAIL to 727272 for a free 1-day DVD rental and reply back with your email address. The Redbox code will be sent to your email address and it expires two weeks after receiving.
Hit the sale rack
Valentine’s Day shares a weekend with Presidents Day, a big sale holiday, which means clearance winter apparel will be even more of a steal. You are even likely going to be able nab a new arrival for 20% to 30% less thanks to the sales.
Host a BYOF Party
Host a get-together and ask all of your friends to bring a friend of the opposite sex — making the party a great way to expand your network of friends, as well as potential pool of dating partners.
Get Dressed to Impress
Get into the outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks and go out to a hot new bar or club. Challenge yourself to strike up a conversation with five guys (or gals) you'd never normally approach. Take a chance – you might introduce yourself to someone amazing!
There’s nothing like a good game of speed dating or other singles events on Valentine’s Day. Look online or in your local newspaper for activities for singles close to home. It’s a fun, inexpensive way to meet people. The added bonus of such events is that cuddly, kissing couples won’t be crossing your path at every turn.
Do Something Crazy
Have you been a chicken about that new tattoo or nose ring? This Valentine’s Day, step outside of your comfort zone and do something kind of crazy! You could also go caving, bungee jumping, or even something as wild as sky diving! Take your fears, and conquer them!
If you need to have a cry or even a little pity party, indulge – for a minute. Time yourself. This is especially important if you got out of a relationship right before Valentine's Day, because that sucks. Let yourself mourn or feel bad, but don't let it consume the entire day.