Buzz·Posted on 8 Feb 201727 Lovely Ways To Spend Valentines Day If You're SingleEmbrace the self-love.by Emma CookeBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Sure, Valentine's Day shouldn't matter if you're single... but being without a plus one can still suck sometimes. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "My tradition is to bake a homemade, heart-shaped pizza and watch The Princess Bride. Sometimes included: buying cute lingerie for me and baking cookies for friends. I love my traditions!"– Tracy Prouty, Facebook 3. Watch My Bloody Valentine. youtube.com "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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m going to spend the day celebrating my dog’s birthday. Be jealous."– queenoffuckingeverything 6. Spend it with your siblings. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I am in the process of making Valentine cards for my fellow singletons. Each one is different but very much on the lines of ‘you are valued’. "I have never been in a relationship so I have never got a card, which truthfully does sting. However! I am not going to sit and get sad over it, the right person will come one day but for now I want to help cheer up as many as I can."– jessc44e193232 8. Go to the gym. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I took a quick road trip up to PA and went snowboarding by myself all day! Best Valentines Day ever!"– Aubrey Whipps, Facebook"We went to Dublin with my best friend, had a pizza to share in a greasy takeaway and sampled lots of types of whisky before rebuffing all of the French and Irish rugby fans and salsa dancing with each other until the early hours. Best valentines ever."– samanthah44a3c2038 10. Send anonymous gifts to your single friends. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com "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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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."– jkmchlI 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "For the past few years I've thrown a dinner party for my other single friends. I cook something a little bit fancy, like I might do if I were cooking for a date/partner. We drink plenty of wine. The only rule is that nobody is allowed to talk about love, sex or romance unless it's part of a story about how awful an ex was or how awesome we are as single people. The playlist is all songs about being awesome single people or how rubbish relationships are. I have had requests from friends who are coupled-up to join in because they wish they could come, but only single people are allowed."– Helen Taylor 14. Read. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I head over to the bookstore and choose out a couple of cheap romance novels, go home make some mac and cheese, wrap myself in one of my plush blankets, turn my phone off, and read myself to sleep."– camid47c91a7cc 15. Have a sleepover. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "My friends and I dressed up and went out for Indian food. Having dinner with 3 people I love unconditionally and know love me … We were SATC before there was SATC."– rachelsporyh 17. Remember the good things about being single. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Take yourself to a spa and treat yourself to a massage, a mani-pedi, whatever!"– lucyt410579ade 19. Eat. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reddit.com "I do what I always do on Valentine’s day: I take a nap."– colinp46df15f89 21. Wallow. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I'm booking the day off work and going shopping with my Mum. I'm gonna blow a load of money on things that make me feel awesome."– Amy Wills "All the years of my adult life that I’ve been single on Valentine’s Day, I’ve taken my mother out to a restaurant of her choice for a nice mother-daughter dinner."– trisibb 23. Throw an Anti-Cupid party. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 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. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @studiodiy "Friends. Meet your single AF friends and be single AF together."– agloci99 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF wifflegif.com "Same thing I do every night : Try to take over the world!"– zobie91 Want to be featured in more posts like this? 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