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"My Valentine's Day gift idea would be '52 Things I Love About You' on a deck of cards. Ah, romance. On average, Offers said we’ll spend $45 on Valentine’s Day, up almost 20% from last year, but that spending isn’t divided equally. This Valentine’s Day may be best spent focusing on self-care as well as self-love, which means a spa treatment, or four, could be the most enjoyable use of your time.

Ok, we get it, this feels like kind of a loser-ish way to spend Valentine’s Day - especially when it’s going to be more obvious than ever that you’re single - but there are actually some really cool ways to go out for a treat meal, meet new people (who knows, maybe the one? Wrong. If you'd prefer to spend the day in the company of others for Valentine's Day, consider all your non-romantic relationships that are just as worthy of celebration. "Take this day to appreciate all the areas in your life that are abundant in love," suggests Herman. ), and *actually* have a good time.

Even if you want to be with someone, it’s important to try and spin feeling lonely on this holiday into a positive thing. In fact, being by yourself on this day might be better than spending it with somebody else, because you have time to practice self-love.
February 14th is just another day of the year, and there is no reason why you can't pretend the holiday isn't taking place. When Valentine’s themed gift packages start to appear in stores, it can feel like there are no other options for your significant other. However, the heart-shaped trinkets do not need to appear in your Valentine’s Day celebration. There is no rule that you need to celebrate or even acknowledge Valentine's Day. Ignore Valentine's Day .

There’s nothing wrong with spending Valentine’s Day by yourself!

How to spend less on Valentine’s Day. How to Spend Valentine’s Day If You’re Single. Don't let advertising, store displays, or stories of others make you feel bad.

By Reina Gattuso | 02/10/2020 Illustration by Sophi Gullbrants.

The Valentine's Day marketing machine and the quest for social acceptance can make "Singles Awareness Day" dreary or even cruel if you're alone, whether by choice or by circumstance.It's hard to see what else life has to offer when you're bombarded with romantic comedies on TV, flowers, romance novels and cutesy heart-shaped trinkets … Supper clubs.