It's time to celebrate you.
Rationally, you know being single on Valentine’s Day is no big deal. Yet if you find yourself feeling a tinge of sadness as you spot your coworkers’ bouquet deliveries, or irritated as you stroll past aisles of teddy bears and heart-shaped candy, that’s totally okay — and normal. “At the end of the day, everyone wants to feel seen, heard, valued, and appreciated,” says Jennifer Taitz, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and author of How to Be Single and Happy. “Even people who are completely comfortable being single can have their confidence shaken on a day that their peers are walking around with physical evidence of admiration and adoration.”
In other words, you’re neither desperate nor bitter. You're just a human with feelings. (Imagine that!) So while you have no plans to sob into a pint of ice cream or internet-stalk your ex like a bad rom-com expects of you, it’s still a good idea to figure out exactly how you want to spend February 14 so that you have a happy day and feel like your normal, amazing self. Here are some activities that are healthy, fun, and as an added bonus are great to do on any of the other 364 days of the year.