What Not To Do This Valentine’s Day (7 Do’s & Don’ts)

7 Do’s and don’ts of celebrating Valentine’s Day if you’re single.

It’s that time of year again. February 14th is just around the corner and suddenly it becomes painfully obvious. You’re still single and everyone around you seems to be coupled off. 

I know that this day can be tough. Even if you think that you’ve got it all together. A part of you might be aching for the deep romantic connection that’s been missing from your life. 

To help you avoid those emotional pitfalls, I’ve put together list of tips for you. On what not to do this Valentine’s Day. That will help keep you happy being single, and loving life no matter what your relationship status is.

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What Not To Do On Valentines day (Do’s & Don’ts If You’re Single)

1. Don’t Go On A First Date

Even if you’re a fairly even keeled and grounded person. Going on a first date on Valentine’s Day will pile on extra pressure and unrealistic expectations. 

But if you’re feeling like you’d rather be on a date than be alone? Then make a plan to have a girls night out. Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day can actually be one of the best days to meet single men.  

For tips on where to go on Valentine’s Day to meet someone check out our post here >> How To Meet Single Men On Valentine’s Day. And for some killer flirting tips check out our post 8 Subtle Flirty Moves That Get A Guy’s Attention (Every Time).

love and dating quote: you were my cup of tea but I drink champagne now

2. Don’t Call or Text Your Ex

Worst. Idea. Ever.

Thoughts of wanting to feel special and supported will naturally make you think of the last person you were with. Often with rose colored glasses. Don’t let the clouded memories and wishful thinking, of how good it could’ve have been “if only”. Make you reach out to your Ex.

Your Ex is your Ex for a reason. Probably a very good reason. Remember that reason. Then look forward and know that there is someone better ahead for you.

If you’ve just gone through break up in the last few months the read the Valentines Day Breakup Guide Here.

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3. Don’t Be A Hater

We’re constantly sending energetic messages out into the world around us. Hating on the day itself or on happy couples. Ripping them apart to make yourself feel better. Only affects you in the end.

Negative energy attracts negative energy. Drains you and ultimately will only make you feel worse. Likewise positive energy, attracts positive energy into your life.

On of the best things that you can do for yourself as part of a self-care practice, is to become aware of the mindset that you’re in. If you find your thoughts starting to wander to a negative place then stop and evaluate. Then replace them with an intention to look at the situation with a happier and more positive mindset.

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4. Don’t Let Being Single Define You

Valentine’s day can make you feel like there’s a big spotlight shining on you. Brightly announcing to the world that, why yes I’m single and alone. For many women, it’s not the first V-Day that they’ve been solo either. But whatever your circumstances are, don’t let being single define you.

Yes, having a romantic partner is great. But it isn’t everything.

Wether or not, you’re in a romantic relationship, doesn’t validate you as a worthy person.

There is nothing wrong with being single. And it’s perfectly ok, even normal to be alone on Valentines Day. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics there are a whopping 126.9 million singles in the USA (1).

The truth is that person you look at in the mirror every day. Is the one that knows you the best and can make you the happiest.

If you’re feeling down then take some time to love and appreciate who you are. Write down at least 12 or more things you love about yourself. Then put them up somewhere you can read and connect with every day.

The more you love and accept yourself, the more you will be loved and accepted by a future partner.

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5. Don’t Doubt That Your Soulmate Is Out There

Just because you aren’t with him right now doesn’t mean that he doesn’t exist. 

In the meantime life your life! Try new things. Create a new routine. Go to new places in your city, or travel the world. Keep believing, and never stop putting yourself out there. Always remembering that your great love exists and he’s looking for you too!

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6. Don’t Forget To Celebrate Love

If you don’t have a Valentine remember that Valentines Day is not just for couples it’s for everyone. Make the day about connecting with the feeling of love for yourself, and for the other people that you’re grateful for in your life.

Let friends and family know how much you appreciate them. Babysit for a friend, make dinner for your parents or get crafty and make a huge sparkly card for a kid.

When you spread the love around it will get you out of your head and shift you into a very positive place. Especially, when you see all the smiles of those you’ve made feel exceptional.

7. Don’t Forget To Fall In Love With Yourself

Finally, now that you know what to not do on Valentines Day when you’re single, don’t forget the ultimate Do. To love on YOU! 

Treat yourself to something that makes you feel special, because you’re amazing and worth loving every day of the year.

Happy Valentines Day Beauties!




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