Forget V-Day it’s all about Me Day!

Written by: Bravo Tv’s Love Brokers and NYC’s matchmakers Project Soulmate’s Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher/ Contributing writer: Samantha Cohen

Valentine’s Day is the holiday devoted to love with plenty of roses, chocolates and oversized hearts. But if you are single, Valentine’s Day becomes a dreaded holiday. Instead of indulging in too many chocolates, celebrate this holiday by showing yourself some well-deserved love. Here are 10 ways to turn Valentine’s Day into your new favorite holiday- regardless of your #RelationshipStatus!

#1 Paint the Town Red!

Just because you may not have a valentine, doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the special night. Gather a group of your fun, single friends and grab drinks. Plenty of single people go out on Valentine’s Day looking for love and who knows you may even meet someone at the bar. If most of your friends are in relationships, don’t be afraid to grab a drink at a bar alone, you will actually be much more approachable.

#2 Pamper Yourself

Take full advantage of being single on Valentine’s Day and instead of spending your money on dinner or a gift on your valentine, you can spend the money on yourself! Treat yourself to a facial, manicure or massage, it will help you to fully relax and feel rejuvenated. Don’t be afraid to spoil yourself once in a while, you deserve it!

#3 Commit to a Class

Try a new gym class! Go to a friend’s gym for a new scene or class. Whether it is cycling, hot yoga, dancing, meditation, volleyball or boot camp classes- working out is fun! Take full advantage of being single by spending quality time with yourself. When you look good and feel your best, you can be the best version of yourself. If you find something new that you love, it could be your new hobby. Also who knows, maybe you will even meet your soulmate in a class- you never know!

#4 Volunteer on V-Day

If you find yourself sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself, snap out of it! There are much bigger issues in the world, so why not try to help? Spend the day getting involved in your community and doing some volunteer work like cooking for the homeless, donating clothes or joining a new charity. Volunteering will remind you how lucky you are and to focus on the important things in life, also you will feel great knowing that you are helping the less fortunate!

#5 Shop Until You Drop

Spoil yourself- you deserve it! Use Valentine’s Day as the perfect excuse to invest in a stylist or shop for a new wardrobe. Get a few new date outfits, makeup or a new wardrobe that will make you feel confident. Let’s face it- sometimes all you need is a little retail therapy!

#6 Meditate to Manifest

Take some time out of your busy schedule to relax and meditate. It will help you take your mind off all the small every day stresses and really focus on relaxing and clearing your mind. Once you are relaxed, you can focus on what makes you happy and the things that are most important to you. It is nice to take some time to yourself to just clear your head and unwind from a long day at work.

#7 Runaway Day

Plan a little trip or getaway for the day! A change of scenery is always a good thing whether it is going home, to visit a friend, a nearby beach or city- it is nice to get away for the day. If you can’t get away during the week use the day to plan a well-deserved trip, it will help keep you busy and give you something to look forward to!

#8 Go Clubbing

Spend the day at your favorite club- we aren’t talking about going to a hot dance club. We are talking about joining a club that interests you. If you like running join a running club, if you like painting take a painting class; joining a club that you are interested in will allow you to meet like-minded people that have similar interests and hobbies. It is also good to keep busy and focus on things that you enjoy or want to learn.

#9 Embrace the Single Life

Why hide that you are single? Embrace it. There are plenty of single people that are looking for love on Valentine’s Day; you can spend the evening attending a singles mixer or event in your local area. You will be surrounded by other great single people that are looking for a valentine.

#10 Netflix and Chill

You don’t need a hookup buddy to Netflix and Chill. If you are looking for a relaxing day to yourself, there is nothing wrong with taking a day to unwind. Use the night to catch up on your favorite series or finally start that new series that you have been meaning to watch. And if you want to have a chill night out, go to a movie theater and see the new 50 Shades of Grey movie that opens on Valentine’s Day. That is a sure way to heat up your Valentine’s Day!