Valentine’s Day is almost here. For many, that means buying a new dress, making reservations at a fancy restaurant, or planning heart themed decorations. But what happens when you’re a single college gal or guy on Valentine’s Day? The answer is: FUN! Valentine’s Day isn’t just for those with a romantic partner to share it with. In fact, you can take back this holiday for your own regardless of your relationship status. Here’s just 10 of the perks of being single on campus on Valentine’s Day.
$100 for dinner? $20 for chocolate? $40 for a stuffed bear that will end up under a bed or stuffed in a closet? No way! Your best option as a single on Valentine’s Day is to save your cash for much more affordable (and tasty) takeout and dessert.
Treat Yo Self
Valentine’s Day can start a totally new tradition: a treat yo’ self tradition! Spend the day focusing on yourself rather than someone else. Take yourself out to a favorite action movie you’ve been dying to see or buy yourself a new outfit just because you can. No guilt on treat yo’ self days!
Meet Someone New
If you’re looking, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get set up. Many college campuses host singles events where you can meet your match. If not, ask your friends if they know of someone willing to go on a post-Valentine’s Day date. With love on their mind, they may know just the right person for you.
While it may seem like a dream day, there’s a good chance that your roommate or BFF will return from their Valentine’s Day with a complaint that he didn’t do this or she didn’t do that. It’s because couples notoriously go over the top for the holiday leading to high expectations and broken hearts. You, however, get to avoid this awkward mess!
More Chocolate For You
Our favorite part of Valentine’s Day is, hands down, the treats! If you know a friend who loves to bake, ask them to save you a cupcake. Or, head to your cafeteria where they may be doing a themed dinner based around your favorite sweet treats.
Valentine’s Day is not just for celebrating a boyfriend or girlfriend, but also for loving yourself. As a single, write yourself a love letter outlining all your best qualities. Make a dream board that highlights how far you’ve come and where you’re going. At the end of the night, you’ll find yourself even more in love with you.
After Valentine’s Day Sale
Yes, we already talked about chocolate and treats, but it’s worth mentioning twice. Here’s a hint: while the rest of the world is sleeping in post-Valentine’s Day, head out on the 15th to your favorite candy store and stock up on candy hearts and chocolate boxes. They usually go on clearance post holiday!
No One to Impress
Shaving legs, putting on makeup, getting dressed in a suit? Yuck! With no one to impress on Valentine’s Day, declare it a comfy clothing only day and rock the PJ pants and pull-over sweatshirts. Your couple friends will certainly be jealous of your relaxing, easy-going Valentine’s Day plans.