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How to Survive Valentine's Day Alone

Updated on February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day is the perfect day for couples to share their love with each other or at least try to live up to each others' expectations. It can be argued that it's harder for single people on this day, because they are bombarded with the commercialization of love. Here are some pointers to help you get through V-day this year.


10 Tips for Survival

1. Count all the money that you won't be spending on expensive Valentine's Day gifts.

2. Don't go outside. I repeat. Don't go outside. You'll probably see couples being cheesy, romantic, and annoying; so be a hermit for a day. Just kidding. Sort of.

3. Think about your exes and how stupid you were for dating them. Congratulate yourself for not jumping into a relationship that you may regret later.

4. Do something you love. Read, paint, or dance. Just do whatever you enjoy the most.

5. Get your single friends together and have a party, watch your favorite movies, or play video games.

6. Buy yourself something nice: clothes, music, books, or anything that will get you excited and boost your mood.

7. Give a V-day gift to someone anonymously. This can be someone you like or just a random person. Making someone happy will distract you from thinking about yourself.

8. Remind yourself that Valentine's Day is an over commercialized holiday meant to get people to open their wallets for candy, stuffed animals, and useless junk.

9. Put on an overly sentimental, mushy chick flick and make fun of it with your single friends.

10. Pretend like it's a normal day. Go about your routine and ignore all the hearts, pink, and lovey-dovey stuff.


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    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Sweet Epistles: Thank you for your encouraging comment. I think treating it as just another day is a good way to deal with it.

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      8 years ago from From the Heart of God

      Right, pretend that it is just another day and this day shall come to pass without you knowing. Or maybe you go home early so people would think you have a date...or stay late at work...the next day is a another day for sure. Smile and feel beautiful with or without a date.

      God bless your heart.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Dancilla: That's a great plan! Thanks for voting. :)

      Peen Bidluck: I'm not bitter. I just wanted to write an article to help those that might feel lonely on Valentine's Day because they're single. Thanks for commenting.

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      Peen Biduck 

      8 years ago

      Come now... don't be bitter.

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      8 years ago from El Paso

      After reading this, I realized that being single on Valentines day isn't too bad. I have been single for a while every Valentine's day, so I every year, I like to put in a movie Dirty Dancing, popcorn and just relax. Then sometimes I buy myself candy or some type of chocolate. Great hub, enjoyed reading and voted up.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      f: Thanks! It may not work for everyone, but I think reminding yourself why you're not with your ex (aka why that person was not good for you) will help you feel better about being single.

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      8 years ago

      Interesting hub; voted up.

      Are you sure that thinking about your ex, will help matters?

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      bac2basics: I'm glad you found this useful. I thought the videos were entertaining :). Thanks for stopping by!

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      8 years ago from Spain

      Hi EB. Great hub, but seriously one that needed doing, V day can be hard and these are great suggestions for getting through it. Loved the vids too :)

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Mhatter99: You're welcome, sir. Thanks for reading.

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      Martin Kloess 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing your words of encouragement.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      stephanieb27: Thank you! I'm glad you can agree. :)

      carter06: Thanks for sharing! I like number 3, too. I have to remind myself that sometimes.

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      8 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Enjoyed your list and good on you for speaking up for many without somebody to love on VDay...I do love your first 3 points..a lot.. especially 3:)

      VUA & shared...

    • stephanieb27 profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      Great list! I agree, Valentine's Day is another way for stores to get you to open your wallets! :)


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