Awe, love. What a beautiful thing. And even better is that we have a whole entire day every year to celebrate this beautiful thing called love. It happens every February, usually around mid-month. Any guesses? Yes, Valentines Day. Not all of us are as lucky to have a significant other on the most romantic day of the year, however. That’s o.k. It is perfectly fine to love yourself. In fact, we recommend doing just that before you go hopping into a relationship. Below are some ideas of how you can spend your Valentines Day whether it be with the one you love, or yourself, your greatest love of all.
If you are in a relationship
Recreate Your First Date: Or just a memorable moment in your relationship. It will get you reminiscing about that wonderful time and make you realize just how far you have come. It will also make you more grateful for your significant other and all the things that he has done trying to woe you and rope you in.
Party of Two: Have a candlelit dinner at home for just the two of you. Think up a great meal that both of you enjoy. Go to the store for all the ingredients and come home and cook it together. There is just something so special, sexy, and romantic about cooking with the one you love. For dessert, splurge for a chocolate fountain with cut up fruit and pound cake. Then watch a romantic movie together. You may not get to the movie though if the chocolate fountain gets a little out of hand (wink, wink).
Go On a Romantic Getaway: Is there a place that the two of you have always wanted to go together? Or maybe one you love to frequent? Pack your bags and spend time indulging in just the two of you. If money is tight, splurge for a night out in the neighborhood hotel. The change in scenery will do wonders for your relationship.
Surprise Him: So often when we think of Valentines Day we think of the man wooing the woman. This doesn’t have to be the case. Cook him dinner. Plan a night out or just buy him something you know he will love. He will be floored that you made the day about him too. Just make sure he has a hit of it so you don’t overlap your plans.
If you are in love with yourself
Pamper Yourself: Send flowers to your place of work. Make them from a secret admirer. That way no one needs to know that they came from you. And you do admirer yourself so you’re not lying. You can also take a nice, long bubble bath. Grab yourself a glass of wine and a good book and soak for hours. Splurge for a mani-pedi or just curl up on the couch with a movie marathon of your favorite Hollywood crush. Pretend that you are his leading lady. Whatever you choose, make it great. You have no one to please on this day but you.
Night On The Town: Have other single girlfriends? Get all dolled up and go out on the town. You may just meet someone to spend your next V-day with.
Find Something to Love: Want to get in shape? Take a yoga class. Learn to cook? Buy a cookbook or take a class. Or you could use today spreading the love by volunteering. After all, everyone could use a little good vibes. Valentines day is a celebration of love in general.
Show Some Love: If you love spending time with kids, offer to babysit so that your friends or relatives can go out on a romantic date. After all, they probably haven’t been on one in quite awhile and they deserve it.
So whether you are loving someone or loving yourself on February 14th, there are plenty of ideas to please everyone. No excuses that you have nothing to do or reasons to wallow. Get out there and celebrate this wonderful thing called LOVE.