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It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14. Every year, couples around the world come together and partake in romantic dinners and display grand gestures of love. But what if you’re happily (or not so happily) single.
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Don’t fret, because there’s a special day for you, too. While couples give and receive chocolates, flowers and stuffed bears and blissfully stare into each other’s eyes, those without a significant other can get together on Singles Awareness Day and celebrate the freedom and independence of being unattached. Here are a few ways to celebrate this day of self love in your apartment.

Focus on Others
There’s no better way to harness the negative energy in your life by focusing that energy in a positive direction. So instead of wallowing in self-pity because you’re single, do a good deed and focus on others. Volunteer to serve food at a homeless shelter, or share some love with the neglected animals at your local Humane Society. Once you turn your energy elsewhere, that heartache will begin to disappear in no time.

Focus on You
Do you have a particular hobby that you haven’t been devoting much time to lately? Whether it’s reading, doing yoga, stamp collecting or knitting, spend some time on Singles Awareness Day by focusing on the things you love to do. Or, jump into something new and adventurous. There’s no better time than when you’re single to explore your interests, old and new.

Treat Yourself
You don’t have to wait for a significant other to shower you with gifts. Instead, on this Singles Awareness Day, send yourself flowers and chocolates to remind yourself how special you are. Embark on a day of pampering at a spa by finally getting that much-needed massage, facial or pedicure. Or, treat yourself to a shopping spree and pick up that new outfit or pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing.

Throw a Party
While all your couple friends engage in gushy and lovey-dovey activities, take this opportunity to invite all your single friends to your apartment and throw one of the best parties around. Or, keep things simple by hosting a simple get-together with pizzas and wine. Either way, you’ll enjoy a special night with friends.

Get Out!
Don’t let your singlehood keep you alone in your apartment. Organize a group outing with your closest friends, single or not, at a local bar or club, and knock them dead by going out in an outfit that makes you feel happy and confident. Even if you don’t make a love connection this year, you’ll feel better by getting out and socializing with others in the same situation.

Just because you’re single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to spend the day feeling down. Instead, keep your chin up, make a few simple changes and just celebrate being you on Singles Awareness Day.

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