February 3, 2006 at 1:43 AM #27375
How to Spend Valentine’s Day if You’re Single
Don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry. With a little planning, being single on the day dedicated to amour can be surprisingly fun and enriching.
Send yourself a dozen roses to work (act baffled when they come). Enjoy the novelty of having roses on your desk. At the end of the day, distribute them to strangers on your way home.
Treat yourself to a self-loving gift – an hour-long massage, an essential oil for your bath, a new gym membership, a fancy lunch at that trendy restaurant you’ve been wanting to go to, a flowering potted plant for the living room.
Invite another single friend over for dinner and go all out as host. Serve oysters on the half shell, anything with garlic, and, of course, champagne.
Surprise your parents with a call. Tell them that you love them (or at least that you’re thinking about them), but don’t mention that you believe they’re the root of your intimacy problems, which is why you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone in the first place. Save that for another day or therapy.
Attend any Valentine’s Day party, after-work lonely hearts gathering, or other social event you’re invited to, especially if you’re eager to move out of the singles status and into the world of couples. How else are you ever going to find a mate?
Plan a cozy evening at home if no plans surface. Rent a classic romance – “Casablanca” for the ultimate clich, make your favorite comfort food, and write down the top ten reasons why you’re so adorable/sexy/lovable.
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