People spend Valentine's Day alone for a number of reasons. Sometimes it's because you're single and your close friends are off celebrating with their partners. Sometimes it's because you're in a long-distance relationship and the one you'd normally spend the day with is too far away to make plans. Sometimes it's because your partner is a nurse, chef, police officer, bartender, or any other profession that is required to work nights. Sometimes you just want a solo night. Regardless, there are plenty of things to do if you want to celebrate Valentine's Day totally alone.
According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, over half of each age group of adults under the age of 55 planned to celebrate Valentine's Day in 2016. Although not all of those people celebrated completely alone, obviously, you can bet some of them did. But how do you celebrate alone without those who love you pitying you?
In many people's eyes, you're "supposed" to have a date on Valentine's Day or at least really want one. But that's bullsh*t. It's not that spending the day alone is far preferable to spending it with others. It's just not the travesty it's made out. If you're spending planning on spending this V-Day alone, try these seven ways to celebrate to make your completely alone Valentine's Day a pretty great one.