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The Single Girl's Guide to a Happy Valentine's Day

posted Feb 12, 2014, 7:32 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 12, 2014, 7:49 PM by Unknown user ]

Madi Endicott & Alli Arthur

        Hey, girls! Don’t have a guy to call your own this Valentine’s Day? That’s okay! Who said you need a man to have a little fun?

        Embrace your single status!

All By Myself

        Tomorrow your parents probably have a special evening planned, your sister has a date with her boyfriend of 4 years, and your brother is being dragged into a romantic dinner, which leaves you with the house to yourself. This is a good thing. Use this opportunity to create a special evening for yourself. Slip into your prettiest dress, curl your hair up all special, and try out a new makeup style. Light candles everywhere to “set the mood” (be cautious and have fire extinguisher handy) and put on some Ed Sheeran.

        You don’t want to have to cook on Valentine’s Day so order a pizza and make sure that the delivery guy knows it is all for you (he’s working on Valentine’s Day so he has no room to judge).

        You don’t want to be lonely on this romantic holiday so invite hot celebs to your dinner for one by printing out pics of Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, or Zac Efron and stick them to the chairs.

Singletons Unite

        Check out the latest romantic movies at Carmike and make a date with the rest of your single friends. Winter’s Tale and Endless Love both premiere on Valentine’s Day so you can all enjoy two hours of swooning over Colin Farrell or Alex Pettyfer.

        Though it might not be the romantic spaghetti dinner, plan a brunch beforehand where you can talk about all of your ex-boyfriends or current crushes and indulge in some quality girl talk.

Anti V-Day Bash

        So, you’re still not totally on board with the whole “Hallmark Holiday” shibang. Host a party that proves you won’t buy into the cards, the chocolates, or the bouquet of flowers that you forget to water anyways. We’re talking heart-shaped pinata bashing, making fun of sappy romantic movies watching, total bash on Valentine’s Day kind of fun.

Converse With the “Love Experts”

        Still trying to figure out what love is? Don’t worry, it’s a mystery to everyone, but some people who may know a little more about it than you are the folks at Birchaven. Load up with homemade goods and head over to the village to converse with some “love experts.” Ask them about their love story. You’ll not only be entertained, but your eyes may be opened to how drastically things in the dating world have changed. Plus, they’ll enjoy the company.

Let It Go

        The raging teenage hormones girls are forced to endure can be overwhelming at times, especially around Valentine’s Day. Let it go! Have a good cry. Release the emotions you so bravely restrain on a day-to-day basis. You’re alone on Valentine’s Day, it’s understandable to feel sad or hurt. It’s important to know that this is not the end of the world (Mr. Right is out there!), but now’s the time to indulge in some serious tear-shedding so it won’t come bursting out a week later in the middle of psych class.

        Need some help getting the water flowing? Check out these tear-jerking wedding proposals.



Infatuate Yourself With Fiction

        Don’t feel like going out and being nauseated by the PDA that will undoubtedly swamp the mall, restaurants, and the movie theatre? Make it a day in and reread your favorite love story. Let’s face it, boys in books are better anyway. Have Four, Peeta, or Augustus Waters keep you company this Valentine’s Day. With no one to impress but your nightstand, feel free to stay in your PJs and stay in bed.

Movie Night In

        Nothing can cure the pain of a girl’s lonely heart like chocolate, so get yourself a tub of your favorite chocolate ice cream (Dietsch’s? Why not? You deserve it, beautiful!) and snuggle up with all of your stuffed animals to watch a rom com. A few V-day classics are 27 Dresses, He’s Just Not That Into You, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 50 First Dates, and Princess Bride. Don’t feel like you can handle the inevitable romantic plot these movies ensue? Pop in a horror movie to help you block out all the sappiness and display of human emotion that revolve around Valentine’s Day.

Who Needs a Boyfriend When You’ve Got Boy Bands?

        Pop in a One Direction CD and find out what makes you beautiful. Be serenaded by sexy British men and experience all the ups and downs of a relationship without the emotional commitment.

        Who says you need two to tango? Break out your best dance moves embrace your freedom of expression. If 1D doesn’t turn your crank try R5, Ed Sheeran, or Andy Grammer.

        However you celebrate Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to remind yourself that you’re beautiful and loved. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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