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Friday, February 13, 2015


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February 14, 2015: Another Valentine's Day spent alone. 

If you're in the singles boat again this Valentine's day, you may be feeling sad, angry, lonely or maybe very happy.

See Slides Below: 20 Ways to Spend Valentine's Day Single

Whether you just got dumped and have spent the past week drowning your sorrows with wine and ice cream, or you're loving the freedom of single life, nobody wants to feel bored or lonely on a holiday completely devoted to romantic love. 

That's why GoLocalProv has compiled a list of activities and ideas for things to do for all you singles on Valentine's day. 

Throw a party, see a show, or get out of town this February 14th. And remember, there is nothing wrong with being single.


Related Slideshow: 20 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day Single

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The Classic: Solo Pizza & Wine Night

If you're single, you probably have solo pizza and wine nights all the time.

Papa Johns on speed dial. Cupboard stocked with 2 buck chuck.

But for Valentine's pizza and wine night, maybe order some fancier pizza and shell out for a nicer bottle. Treat yourself.

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Or, Cook for Yourself

You don't have to have a partner to cook a nice meal for. Pamper yourself and cook something nice. Light a candle, pour some wine, and set up a mirror across from you at the table so you can admire your stellar beauty.

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Better Yet, Take Yourself Out

If you can't cook or just plain hate doing it, but still want to do something nice for yourself, go on a date. 

A date with yourself. 

There's nothing more empowering than going out to dinner and sitting alone confidently and contently. That's actually pretty hot. 

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Buy New Lingerie 

Buy yourself something sexy to help remind yourself of how hot you are. Plus, you'll already have a nice bedroom get-up for when the next special someone comes along. 

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Get Yourself a Massage

Maybe you're single because you work so hard and so you're tense, stressed and stiff. 

Or maybe you enjoy being single, but miss the built-in masseuse that comes with having a partner.

If so, treat yourself to a professional massage.

Relax, breathe, close your eyes.

You deserve this. 

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Maybe a Full Makeover?

Don't get a makeover because you're not great just the way you are. Get a makeover just to try a fun new look!

Try something crazy with your hair, get a piercing, or *gasp* maybe shave your beard!

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How About Just One Big Treat Yourself Day!

Why not just do it all? Have one big day of fun and pampering all about you. 

Okay. Start with the massage, then go shopping for lingerie or new clothes, next get a makeover, and end the day with one of these three previously mentioned dinner options:

1. Solo pizza & wine night.
2. Cook for yourself
3. Take yourself out

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Remember That Your Serial Monogamous Friends Are Missing Out

Everyone has at least one friend who's never really been single. When one relationship ends for this person, a new one begins. 


There's something to be said for being single and content. Being happy alone is truly the best, and also, you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. And that's a beautiful thing. 

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Throw an Anti - Valentine's Day Party

Also known as "Screw Valentine's Day" parties, or "I hate love and happiness" parties, an anti-Valentine's day party will surely make the holiday one to remember, (or forget). 

And guess what? You only need two things to throw an anti-Valentine's day party:

1. Single people.
2. Alcohol. 

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Laugh. Just laugh, because it's a lot better than crying. 

Do: See a comdey, like the new The Sponge Bob movie. Who can't laugh at Sponge Bob?
Don't: See 50 Shades of Grey. 

Do: Watch Pineapple Express and drink tequilla.
Don't: Watch The Notebook and inhale a gallon of ice cream. 

Do: Listen to "Shake it Off' by Taylor Swift
Don't: Listen to "This Will Destroy You" by Threads. 

It will destroy you. 

Do: Laugh
Don't: Cry

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Give Away Your Ex's Stuff

You know you've been holding onto that box of your ex's stuff for way too long. Even if you no longer pull out the old sweatshirt and burry your teary-eyed face in its nostalgic smell, it's still there. 

Giving away the stuff is symbolic of letting go, and as hard as letting go can be sometimes, it also feels pretty good. 

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The only thing better than "treating" yourself, is treating someone else. 

Spread some love this Valentine's day volunteering at local charities like ServeRI or donating to a secondhand store like The Salvation Army

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Befriend Someone

If you're out and about on Valentine's day and you see someone eating alone at restaurant or coffee shop, sit with them. 

Not only might your friendliness make their day, but you might meet someone wonderful. What have you got to lose right?

What if someone great befriended you while you were out on your dinner date for one?

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Adopt a Pet

Nothing in the world can love you more unconditionally than a pet. If you've been thinking about adopting, Valentine's day might be the perfect time. 

Check out these 10 cute pets in need of loving homes. 

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Plant Flowers

Maybe no one gives you flowers this Valentine's day, but that's okay because they'd probably die soon anyways. 

Instead, plant some flowers, herbs, or other plants and take joy in watching something beautiful grow.

That's a lot better than watching something temporary die. 

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Go For a Run

Go for a run on Valentine's day. The endorphins will boost your spirits if they're low, the fresh air will clear your head if it's clouded, and the exercise will make you sexier than you already are. 

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Take a Day Trip

Maybe you told your ex to "get out of town," or "take a hike," but now you should do the same. 

Luckily, Valentine's day falls on a Saturday this year. So for many of us that means no work. Take a road trip up north or drive out to our famous beaches for a beautiful coastal day, even in the winter. 

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Tell The People You Love, You Love Them

Valentine's day doesn't just have to be about romantic love. Don't forget about all the other kinds of love you have in your life.

Tell the people you love that you love them, again, and again, and again. 

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Write a Love Letter to Yourself

If you've been through a bad break up recently or have simply lost sight of the things you like about yourself, write yourself a love letter.

Just as you would write down all the things you admire in somebody else, be a little narcissistic and do the same for yourself. 

It might sound dumb and it might feel weird, but by the time you're done writing, you'll probably be a lot happier.

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Do Nothing.

Because it's just another day. 


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