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5 Ways to Celebrate Single Awareness Day if You're Not Celebrating Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day can be a little bit depressing if you’re single, but it doesn’t have to be! There are tons of things you can do to make the most of the day all by yourself.


Go on a shopping spree

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Okay, so maybe it’s a little bit of a cliché, but retail therapy… it works. Why not enjoy the fact that you don’t have to share finances with anybody else? No one’s going to judge you for buying that ridiculous sweater that you’ll probably never wear. So go ahead, try it on.



Learn something new

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You know what’s great? The internet. And sure, if you want to spend Valentine’s Day at home you can easily waste your time on Facebook and Instagram, but why not do something future you will thank you for? There are plenty of things you can learn to do in a day. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? How to change a tire? How to bake a soufflé? Well, there’s a YouTube video for that. Today’s the perfect day to learn a brand new skill.



Throw a party for all your single friends

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If you’ve ever seen the movie Valentine’s Day then you probably remember the depressing I-Hate-Valentine’s-Day party thrown by Jessica Biel’s character. But here’s the thing: a Valentine’s Day party doesn’t have to be so pathetic. Make your party more of a Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle party, or even a Single-so-I-Can-Stay-Out-as-Late-as-I-Want party. 



Start an online dating profile

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I know, I know. You don’t want to seem desperate on Valentine’s Day. But if you’re ready to stop being single and ready to mingle, why not take matters into your own hands and put yourself out there?



Do that project you’ve been meaning to get to

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You know how you’ve been wanting to paint the kitchen, but you keep putting it off? Paint it. You know that Pinterest project you repinned 4 months ago that would look really awesome above the sofa in your living room? Make it. You might be single, but you can improve your life all by yourself. So be like Nike and Just Do It.