Fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re single

Just because Valentine’s Day is aimed at lovers, doesn’t mean you have to skip the whole holiday if you’re currently unattached. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the festivities when you’re single, whether you want to spend the day with a big group of friends, try to find a date or just stay in and be alone. Here are a few things you can do this Valentine’s Day to celebrate your single status or keep your mind off love.

Have a singles-only party
While all of your paired-off friends are out dining at expensive restaurants and swapping cheesy sentiments, why not get all of your single friends together for some fun? You can throw a party with the intention of letting the singles mingle and sending some sparks flying. If you’re hoping to meet a new guy or gal, gather your pals and head out to your favorite nightlife spot – go dancing or grab a few drinks. Make sure to bring along a few pleasure condoms, so you’re prepared if the opportunity arises for some holiday hanky panky. The night doesn’t have to be about finding a date, either. If you’re hoping to avoid any semblance of romance, focus your attention on catching up with your friends. If someone brings up anything about romance or dating, set up a penalty where they have to take a sip of their drink or wear a silly hat for 10 minutes.

Brave the online dating world
If you really just want to go on a Valentine’s date, but you haven’t been having much luck on your own, why not try online dating? There are plenty of different sites to choose from, and most of them also offer easy ways to go from online to in-person. OKCupid.com, for instance, has a mobile app called “Crazy Blind Date” which lets you pick a time and place. The app will choose a blind date and send him or her to meet you there. You can also stick with the more traditional method of browsing profiles and chatting online with potential matches. This can be a fun way to spend your Valentine’s Day if you’re not looking to venture outside on the sappiest day of the year, and it may even be fun to do with friends.

Indulge in the single life
When you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, the idea of going out or even getting together with friends might seem awful to you. Rather than just wallowing in self pity for the night, why not choose to embrace your situation? You don’t have to spend hours getting ready, making reservations, buying the right gift, writing the perfect lovey-dovey note in a store-bought card or wasting your hard-earned money on one night of overly dramatic romance. Instead, stock up on some snacks, order delivery from your favorite takeout restaurant and spend the night alone, indulging in your passions. If you like to play music, write a song. Movie fans can rent a new release or rewatch an old favorite. If you just want to relax, take a long, luxurious bath. Even though you’re flying solo for the holiday, this doesn’t mean you have to skip the sexy part of Valentine’s Day. Take things up a notch by trying out a new personal massager like the LifeStyles® a:muse™ Pleasure Touch Fingertip Massager. Coupled with a personal lubricant, this massager can help you forget you ever cared you weren’t single in the first place. You might even start a new Valentine’s tradition for yourself.

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