Okay, so maybe you’ve been single for 5 years, all of your life, or this is the first time spending Valentine’s day alone. *sniff sniff…tear tear* It’s time to get over it! You’re single and ready to…enjoy the single life. The possibilities of a single lady are endless. Why mope around when you can spoil yourself? Here are a few ways to LOVE yourself this Valentine’s Day.

It’s All About Me, Me, Me!
Like the Cheetah Girls explained in the song, “Cinderella”, why wait for a prince to take care of you when you can do that on your own? Cinderella never asked for a Prince; she asked for a dress and a night off. It’s time to be selfish, girly. For once, this day is all about you. Go out and treat yourself to a mani pedi. Better yet, Call up a few girlfriends and create a homemade spa day for yourselves, with face masks, candles, and soothing nature sounds from youtube or a meditation app.

No Whining, Just Dining
This freezing weather is worth the dash to a nice restaurant if it means taking refuge from the rain and snow and treating yourself to good food. If you live on campus, you’re quite lucky…(or not, if you’re worried about carbs and losing weight). There are a handful of restaurants nearby. Everyone knows about SJU’s campus favorite, Landmark. There other restaurants nearby such as:

So hop out of bed, call up some other single chicas, and blast feel-good tunes while you head to dinner. If you don’t want to spend money, go to Campion for the Valentine’s Feast. Wine and dine with the gals, instead of whining and dining at home in front of the tv.

Slumber It Up
Don’t feel like going out at all? We all have those days. Luckily, there’s still a lot to do inside. Throw a Valentine’s (or anti-Valentine’s) Day slumber party for you and your girls. You can set up decorations in your apartment and take some cute pictures to post on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Throw a bag of popcorn into the microwave and turn on some crowd favorites…Who would’ve thought you could have so much fun watching “Mean Girls” on a Wednesday night…hope you guys have your pink on, of course. Here are a few other good movies to consider.

  • 13 Going On 30
  • Princess Diaries
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Music Videos Galore
Sometimes when you’re all alone, you just have wing it with the entertainment. In the end, you can always rely on yourself. If you haven’t already done so, download Triller from the App Store. It’s one of my low-key favorite, guilty pleasure apps that allows you to create music videos, using any song you want and different filters. They even have special filters for the Valentine season. Who knew you could be your own entertainment with just a simple app.

If all these tricks come to fail you, don’t sweat it. There’s always next year! However, you will only let yourself down if you don’t make it a point to get innovative with your single status this Valentine’s Day. Although you may wish for that dreamy boy in your Math Beauty course to come in on Wednesday with flowers and chocolates for you, the yearning for someone to make you happy gets tiresome! Make yourself happy. Look past the need for someone else on this day, and be your own other half. There’s a girl boss in all of us!

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