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    27 Lovely Ways To Spend Valentines Day If You're Single

    Embrace the self-love.

    Sure, Valentine's Day shouldn't matter if you're single... but being without a plus one can still suck sometimes.

    CBS

    So. Many. Couples. Everywhere.

    So, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best way to spend Valentine's Day if you're single. Here are the results.

    1. Celebrate Galentine's Day.

    NBC

    "In the spirit of Lesilie Knope, I love to celebrate Galentines Day; yummy pancakes, homemade sentimental cards, and little gifts to celebrate all the gals (and pals) in my life."

    – Anne Jane Lynam, Facebook

    "I’m channeling my inner Leslie Knope and celebrating Galentine’s instead! We did it last year and had a big group of ladies just celebrating how awesome we are and drinking buck’s fizz and playing games. It was a brilliant day, and I can’t wait to do it again this year! Ovaries before brovaries."

    helens4536d78d2

    "Galentine’s Day!!! February 13th, get your girlfriend on! I don’t want to exclude men, how about Palentine’s? I hate myself lol ^-^"

    cayab824

    2. Start a Valentine's Day tradition.

    3. Watch My Bloody Valentine.

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    "I usually watch "My Bloody Valentine" or some other Valentine related horror movie (there are more than you'd think)."

    – Matt Michaud

    4. Post a selfie.

    tvfanatic.com

    "I'll be seeing Fifty Shades of Grey with my girls and then posting a bomb ass selfie."

    mayak4937a7050

    5. Celebrate your dog.

    6. Spend it with your siblings.

    ABC

    "I spent my best Valentine’s day with my sister. Neither of us had dates and we thought what’s better than sister love. Still my best Valentine’s day and I still think I have the best sister ever. Or I just stay in and eat Ben and Jerry’s. That always works too."

    – m457a37b78

    7. Make cards for all your friends.

    8. Go to the gym.

    youtube.com

    "Going to the gym! It’s just another day."

    beckis2

    "I went to Zumba with a friend once, was fabulous."

    jessicaj4e9d810bc

    9. Travel.

    10. Send anonymous gifts to your single friends.

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    "I'm finding some relatively inexpensive gifts to anonymously send via Amazon to the few single friends I have (I'm middle aged, most of my friends are in relationships). Something to make other people's days brighter, as making other people happy makes me happy."

    – Matt Michaud

    11. Embrace self love.

    NBC

    "You have to spend it on a self-lovin’ session. Go do whatever the fuck it is you feel like doing that day. Wanna splash some cash on clothes? Do it. Wanna eat junk food all day? Do it. Wanna stay in and just watch TV? Guess what, Valentines day is a day traditionally dedicated to showing the one you love most in life that they are special to you, and the one person in life you should love the most, before anyone else, is yourself."

    jkmchl

    I consider Valentine's Day an opportunity to celebrate all the things I love about myself. I go for a run with my dog (the only truly loyal boy in my life) to boost my endorphins and celebrate the things my body can do; I take an extra long shower so I can deep condition my hair and enjoy the steam; I put on makeup and clothes that make me feel confident; I treat myself to a movie I've been dying to see or try a new recipe for dinner to remind myself that I can enjoy my own company.

    You can do all the things couples do, or do none of them at all and just hole up with Netflix. The important thing is doing something that reminds you why you love yourself, because you're awesome. Self love is the most important love.

    – Chelsea Margaret Bradley, Facebook

    "LOVE YOURSELF! If you don’t have a s.o., treat yourself and really indulge in that self love that we so often forget. Gather up your pets and maybe some friends, have your fav indulgent foods, and stay in or go out. But a nice new outfit or fancy dinner. And don’t forget to remind your besties that you love them, too!"

    mayag499b9628c

    12. REALLY embrace self love.

    Disney

    "Just masturbate! Schedule some alone time, preferably in your room. Light some candles, put on some relaxing music, or watch porn, or use your imagination."

    – Anonymous

    13. Throw a dinner party.

    14. Read.

    15. Have a sleepover.

    NBC

    "I had a slumber party with all my single girlfriends and we played mariokart and watched movies and made pizza. Valentines day isn’t just about romantic love. Its about the love we share with everybody close to us."

    elleblairr

    16. Go out to a nice restaurant with friends.

    17. Remember the good things about being single.

    TLC

    "Give thanks for the fact that I can eat cereal for dinner, watch whatever I like on TV, turn up the thermostat rather than put on another jumper, and go to sleep without someone poking his d**k in my back, believing that it’s going to turn me on."

    katherinesr2

    18. Have a spa day.

    19. Eat.

    Jenna Marbles

    "EAT. Haha I’m not kidding, I eat healthy about 90% of the time so on Valentine’s Day I plan on ordering pizza and eating some sweets and just watching TV and hanging out with my new puppy. I’m pretty excited lol."

    mirandascott

    20. Sleep.

    reddit.com

    "I do what I always do on Valentine’s day: I take a nap."

    colinp46df15f89

    21. Wallow.

    CBS

    "Honestly, for me, trying to ignore it and pretend I’m happy and “totally fine!” doesn’t work, so I embrace the suck. I allow myself a pity party, because hell, we’re all entitled now and then. For me that means locking the doors, eating something bad for me, and watching something like Gilmore girls.

    The trick, however, is keeping it confined to that day. February 15th, put on your big girl panties and move on."

    ktbeh

    22. Spend time with your mum.

    23. Throw an Anti-Cupid party.

    rebloggy.com

    "Anti-Cupid party. Invite all your single friends and just have fun. Whether it’s a “woo being single’s great” thing or a “man being single sucks” thing you’ll enjoy yourself. "

    daniellef4f9f96d1d

    24. Treat it like any other day.

    HBO

    "Treat it just like every other Tuesday, because it is.

    "Get up, shower, go to work, come home, watch some tv, do some laundry, make/eat dinner, FaceTime my nieces/nephews, watch more tv, and then go to sleep."

    caitlinw48d7aa030

    25. Generally, just be with your friends.

    26. Watch How to Be Single.

    howtobesinglemovie.com

    "Watch “How To Be Single” – it’s a really great movie and you’ll feel empowered as a single girl/guy afterwards."

    charlotteelisabethc

    27. Plot world domination.

    wifflegif.com

    "Same thing I do every night : Try to take over the world!"

    zobie91

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