31 Ways to Spend the Best Single Valentine's Day

Last Updated on September 14, 2022 | 0 Comments
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February 14th is all about celebrating love, but that doesn’t mean people who aren’t in relationships can’t enjoy an amazing single Valentine’s Day. There’s plenty of fun things you can do solo or with other singles on this special day. You may be wondering how can singles celebrate Valentine’s Day without a partner. Too often, we associate the date with romantic love, but it should also be about celebrating love between families, friends or most importantly, self love.

Make Valentine’s Day a moment to spoil yourself or spread the love to others in your community. Whether it’s your first year being single on Valentine’s Day or binging heart-shaped chocolate truffles and romantic comedies has become your annual routine, keep reading to discover exciting, rewarding and relaxing ideas for singles on Valentine’s Day. 


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Foodie Single Valentine’s Day Ideas

Browse cooking classes near you for a fun and interactive experience you can enjoy alone. Brush up on your kitchen skills as you learn to cook some delicious dishes, all with help from the best chefs in town. There are cooking classes in Dallas, cooking classes in San Francisco and beyond. Online cooking classes are also a great option if you’d rather stay in.

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2. Food Tours

Discover your city in a completely new way by exploring food tours near you. Expert guides will show you around the best hidden gems, hotspots and famous eateries while giving you insight into local architecure, history and culinary culture. Check out food tours in Milwaukee, food tours in New Orleans and elsewhere. 

3. Dinner Date 

You don’t have to be in a couple to enjoy a nice dinner. Treat yourself to a fantastic meal at your favorite restaurant or try out a new place for your single Valentine’s Day.

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4. Candlelit Take-Out

If you’d rather stay in for Valentine’s Day, order take-out, light your favorite candles and snuggle up while watching a movie. 

5. Baking

Spend your day or evening baking. You can make Champagne truffles, heart shaped cookies or fruit pies. Enjoy them alone or share them with neighbors, friends, family or coworkers. Not sure what to make? Check out an online baking class for some inspiration!

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Virtual Single Valentine’s Day Ideas

Learn how to make your favorite cocktails at home this Valentine’s Day by exploring live online mixology classes. Each class is led by a top-rated mixologist with a wealth of knowledge in all things bartending basics and craft cocktails.

7. Online Coffee Classes

If a cup of coffee (or two) is a part of your daily routine, check out online coffee classes to learn how to perfect your morning brew or create unique and delicious coffee mocktails. Expert baristas will teach you all the tips you need to transform your kitchen into your favorite café.

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8. Virtual Wine Tastings

If you prefer wine, there are interactive virtual tastings you’ll love. Enjoy a solo evening spent exploring a flight of interesting wines with virtual wine tastings. You can even indulge in a virtual wine and cheese tasting for a true Valentine's Day treat!

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If you’ve got friends in other states or countries who are also single on Valentine’s Day, plan a virtual game night on FaceTime or Zoom. Discover online games you can both play from anywhere or play games that require no tools such as Never Have I Ever or Would You Rather. 

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10. Zoo Livestreams

If you’re an animal lover looking for a fun single Valentine’s Day at home, check out the webcams that many zoos stream on their sites, such as the cameras from the San Diego Zoo. You can watch penguins, koala bears, elephants and more all from the comfort of your living room. 

Charitable Single Valentine’s Day Ideas

Brighten up your local environment and do something good for the whole world by picking up trash in your area. All you’ll need is a trash bag and some gloves! Gather some friends for a community event or clean up the neighborhood solo. 

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12. Host a Single’s Dinner

If you have friends, neighbors or coworkers who are also spending Valentine’s Day alone, consider hosting a single’s dinner. You can cook for everyone to share the love or organize a potluck-style supper where everyone brings something delicious to share.

13. Create Valentines 

Get crafty, and a little nostalgic, by creating handmade Valentine’s cards like you did in elementary school and passing them out to friends, coworkers or strangers on the streets. 

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14. Volunteer 

Spread the love on Valentine’s Day by volunteering your time and skills. Check out local homeless shelters, charity groups or animal shelters to help people or animals in your community.

15. Donate

This single Valentine’s Day, donate to those who need it most. Collect and donate anything from canned foods to clothes and shoes you don’t wear anymore. You could also gather children’s toys or household items. Involve others by organizing a drive or drop off a solo donation.

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Outdoorsy Single Valentine’s Day Ideas

Enjoy a beautiful single Valentine’s Day outside by packing a picnic of your favorite sandwiches and snacks. Grab a blanket, and head to a local park or beach for an amazing afternoon.

17. Hiking

Head out for a hike in solitude or with your four-legged companion and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views.

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18. Hang a Hammock

Grab your hammock and hang out in the woods, a local park, the beach or even your backyard to relax and unwind with nature.

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19. Explore

Being single on Valentine's Day doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an exciting and new experience. Explore a local state park, arboretum, museum or even an aquarium or zoo. Chances are there’s some place super unique near you that you haven’t discovered or had the opportunity to check out yet.  

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Relaxing Single Valentine’s Day Ideas

Create an evening focused on self care this Valentine’s Day. Soak in the tub with a luxurious bath bomb. Open a bottle of your favorite wine. Paint your nails or put on a face mask, and light a scented candle for a spa-like Valentine’s.

21. Yoga and Meditation 

One of the best ways to show love to yourself is nourishing your body and mind with healthy exercise. Practice yoga and meditation with self-love in mind this Valentine’s Day.

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22. Scenic Trip

Take yourself on a scenic train ride or mini road trip to get out of the house, and explore new sights and places. 

23. Read a Book

Snuggle up under a cozy blanket with a new book or old favorite. You can even take yourself on an indulgent trip to the bookstore or meander around your local library. 

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24. Treat Yourself

Treat yourself to a single Valentine’s Day gift. Get your hair done, a fresh manicure or a relaxing massage, or buy yourself something nice like a new pair of earrings or that tech gift you’ve been eyeing. 

25. Garden

Whether outdoors or inside, planting and caring for a new plant is nourishing for the soul. Sow some seeds or purchase small plants and cute pots to grow them in.

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Creative Single Valentine’s Day Ideas

Whether you’re interested in watercolors, oil paints or simply drawing with pencil and paper, spend the afternoon or evening exploring your inner artist.

27. DIY Project

Use the day to finally tackle that DIY project you’ve been wanting to accomplish. Create decor for your space, refurbish some old furniture or make handy tools to organize your home.

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28. Make a Collage 

If you want to get artsy, but struggle with painting or drawing, consider making a collage. You can pick a theme, such as “love,” and collect clippings from magazines, newspapers, brochures and more to paste them together to create a one-of-a-kind piece.

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Why wait around for someone to buy you a bouquet when you can learn how to make your own? Purchase flowers by the stem and create lovely bouquets to scatter around your home or gift to friends and family.

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30. Practice Interior Design

Brush up on your interior design skills and revamp your living spaces. Rearrange furniture, hang up new shelves, paint or wallpaper a room, or make a gallery wall with art to make your place feel even more like home.

31. Write a Letter to Yourself

For your single Valentine’s Day, write a letter to yourself. This letter could be to your past self or your future self that you can read next February 14th. 

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If you were asking how can singles spend Valentine’s Day, now you know the options are endless. While it takes two to tango, it only takes one to enjoy an amazing and special day. Whether you choose to indulge in treating yourself or focus on spreading love to others, you can celebrate this Valentine’s Day and every Valentine’s Day after no matter your relationship status.

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