I’m sure there’ll be a lot of you who’ll agree that Valentine’s Day is just another Hallmark holiday, created by greeting card companies but that doesn’t dull the sting if you’re newly or perpetually single. The bad news is you can’t avoid this day, the good news is you can survive it without having to spend the day rolling your eyes at every couple and cliché that comes your way. So, if you’re single, here’s how you can survive this day of love.

Pamper Yourself with a Relaxing Bath

The best part about not having a date on Valentine’s Day is that you can take all the time you want in the bathroom, without having to be worried about getting somewhere on time. Pamper yourself to a long bath with essential oils. Light up some candles, play some music on your Bluetooth speaker and turn it into spa date with yourself.

Try a DIY Massage

While you’re still in the mood to pamper yourself, give your body a good DIY massage. You can use a robotic body massager that will leave you feeling revived and refreshed without you having to exert any effort.

Pick Your Own Movies for a Movie Marathon

Going solo allows you to pick your own movies. Transform your living room into your own home theatre and binge watch the whole Lord of the Rings or Terminator series on a big screen, without anyone complaining about your choice of movies. Also Read: How to Transform Your Living Room into Your Own Theatre?

Bake Your Cake and Eat It Too

Let there be cake to celebrate this day of (self) love. You can check these cake recipes from some top chefs and bake them yourself. Treat yourself to a large slice of cake that you don’t even have to share with anyone.

Accomplish a Fitness Goal

Being single gives you more time to take care of yourself. It’s a good day to head out to the gym and take your time on the treadmill or the cross fit machine because all the relationshippers won’t be around.

Head Out For a Long Drive

And when nothing else is good enough of a distraction, blast your favourite music and drive off into the sunset. Turn down the windows and turn up the music, there’s nothing more relaxing than a long drive away from the city. Also Read: The Man’s Guide To Shirt Cuffs

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