The Single Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day

10 ways to celebrate this couples' holiday - even if you don't have a significant other.
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4. The best thing about being your own woman on Valentine’s Day is that you don’t have to torture yourself with painful pumps or waste hours under a blow-dryer. Exercise your freedom from fashion! Throw on your comfiest sweatpants, your coziest hoodie and take yourself to see Safe Haven. Eat all the popcorn and licorice you want – it’s the upside of elastic!

5. Download Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”. Commence go-girl dance party in your living room. (Note: you must wear a leotard AND cowboy hat for full effect.)

6. Instead of wallowing in heartache, get your heart pumping. It’s nearly impossible to sweat and mope at the same time. Throw on some girly gear and hit the gym. Maybe you’ll find a new muscle man for next Valentine’s.

7. Play spin-the-culinary-globe. Pick a random spot on the map and try out a new recipe from that country or region. Use the evening to expand your horizons and feed your soul.

8. Use Feb. 14 to fill out a new online dating profile. SugarDaddyForMe.com, anyone?

Read Is It Time to Update Your Dating Profile?

9. Write a letter to a close friend or family member thanking them for all the love they’ve given you over the years. A grateful heart is an open heart.

10. More wine. With a side of dark chocolate. They’re good for you!

 Tell us: How are you spending Valentine’s Day this year?

Carrie Seim is a writer and comedian keeping it real in L.A., New York and @ carrieseim.com.


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0 thoughts on “The Single Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day

  1. khc1114 says:

    I believe V-Day is about love of all kinds. And there’s nothing wrong with getting dressed up to grab pizza and wine (emphasis on the wine) with your girlfriends if you don’t have a guy!

  2. FBNYC says:

    Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be so bad if you’re single… book yourself a massage and pamper yourself!

  3. vdub4 says:

    Always funny, Carrie Seim! Great tips… my favorites…

    ValentinesForTroops.com

    Elderly neighbors

    Service members

    Porn for the domestically inclined

    See also: screw top.

    being your own woman

    Commence go-girl dance party in your living room. (Note: you must wear a leotard AND cowboy hat for full effect.)

    hit the gym.

    feed your soul.

    SugarDaddyForMe.com, anyone?

    Write a letter to a close friend or family member thanking them for all the love they

  4. Marchelette says:

    Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. I know many people may not be religious, but why not spend the day with the man who gave the ultimate love sacrifice of his life to save the world- Jesus Christ. Single women focus so much attention on what they don’t have. And, really end up making themselves feel worst in the process. Instead of creating superficial joy, like, downloading music and all this other stuff; go to church on Valentine’s Day and experience real, unconditional love. It doesn’t matter if you go to a mosque, synagogue, or temple. Just be around true love and experience another level of joy – the kind of joy the world, and people, can’t take away. Be blessed!

  5. Fern says:

    I like Valentine’s because it’s nondemonational — just all about universal love!

  6. dessie81 says:

    In my culture, the 14th is also the day of the Saint of wine. (A wine-maker who was also a saint — St. Trifon). So traditionally we celebrate either or both Love and/or Wine :)

    I am married but I love your ideas about how to shake up Valentines day! I will definitely be playing Play spin-the-culinary-globe and my husband and I will be inviting our close single friends. They’ll get a chance to chat up someone cute and available. :)

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