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4 Fun solo Valentine's Day ideas

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Single girl Valentine's fun

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be reserved for couples only. If you're flying solo this Feb. 14, there's no need to fret. We put together some great ideas to inspire you to have fun and make V-day about more than getting chocolate and flowers.
Singles Valentine's Day party

Get adventurous

Pink boxing glovesIf you're craving something different, why not plan to do something adventurous this Feb. 14. Depending on where you live, book yourself a snowboarding or surfing lesson, spend the day at an indoor rock climbing gym or take a boxing class at your gym – anything you've never done but have always wanted to try. You'll have fun and feel great having done something different. The best part: not having a Valentine's Day date will be the furthest thing from your mind.

All about you day

Nail polishMake today all about you. No distractions, no worries and no agenda other than feeling great and doing all the things you love to do. Start the day at your favorite cafe or brunch spot. Linger over a latte and the newspaper, order something decadent and look forward to the day ahead. Next it's time for a little midday pampering. Opt for a mani-pedi or something more indulgent like a massage or body scrub. Post-pampering, take yourself out for a glass of wine. Bring a book or buy a magazine en route and sip as you read. On the way home, pick up your go-to takeout and pair it with some movies that always make you laugh. The perfect end to a perfect Valentine's Day.

Girls-only getaway

Road mapGrab a few of your closest BFFs and hit the road. Plan to spend a night or two at a swanky hotel downtown or cute bed and breakfast out of town for an out-of-the-box way to spend Valentine's Day. Book a few rooms, bring some wine and snacks and have an impromptu party to reconnect and prove that the 14th isn't just a day for couples to get all the fun.

Cocktail party

CocktailSolo this Valentine's Day? Why not host a cocktail soiree for all your equally single friends (male and female alike). Have everyone dress up (choose a theme to make it even more fun), choose a signature cocktail to serve along with some bite size appetizers and have fun with all your favorite people. Make sure you have some great music on hand to get people moving. There's nothing better than a living room dance party with all your closest friends.

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