Surviving Single Valentine’s Days

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Being a single gal every Valentine’s Day (or what feels like every Valentine’s) means that I have a great understanding of how to survive that special day. There are several things you can do to help you get through having a single Valentine’s Day.

So, how can you survive being single on Valentine’s day?

1) Be happy that you are single.

Appreciate your ‘single time’. There are times I don’t mind being alone, but there are also times that I enjoy being in relationships. Valentine’s Day can seem like a ‘reminder that you are forever alone’ day. However, grab a drink, do a facial, get on Netflix and watch your favourite movie.

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2) Go out. Meet up with your Gals (Galentine’s anyone?!).

I think that showing your appreciation for your friends is really important. It is the perfect way to catch up with your best gals. As Amy Poehler aptly puts it, Galentine’s Day is:

single valentine's day


3) Appreciate the fact that chocolate and wine will be half price on February the 15th.

Go on, you deserve it! I’m not much of a chocolate eater or wine drinker (believe it or not), but I do have some on special occasions. Valentine’s Day is one of those days.


4) Just carry on like it’s any other day.

You may get glimpses of happy couples out and about, but treat it as just another day. It is easier said than done though. Many years have been spent watching friends get gifts while I was single.

ugh-couples single valentine's day


5) Buy yourself a Valentine’s Day gift.

This is actually something I do. It is a good excuse to buy yourself something nice. I have a few things in my Asos basket that I’ll be looking at tomorrow afternoon when I get home (a bit late, but I’ll be so looking forward to getting the presents!). However, I also have the gorgeous Chanel Gabrielle perfume in mind for a little bit of a luxury gift.

single valentine's day chanel

I first smelt this at Singapore Airport and fell in love.


I never really want to be in a relationship just for Valentine’s Day, as I feel that that is just using someone in order to get a gift. Valentine’s Day is an added bonus if you are with someone. But you should be showing your appreciation and love for someone every day, not just on February 14th.

How do you survive Valentine’s Day alone? Do you even celebrate or acknowledge Valentine’s?


Have a read of some of my dating posts:

You’re Looking for Perfection and You Must Lower Your Standards

Finding Love

Online Dating Disappointment Number 15


  1. Yvan

    14/02/2018 at 12:51 PM

    Valentine’s Day used to be such a big deal to me when I was growing up, because you know, high school. Hahaha! But now, it’s more of showing my appreciation by doing thingsI wouldn’t usually do. Like this morning, I woke up extra early to make my husband breakfast. He was a bit confused why I was up so early cause I usually don’t wake up at 5 am if I’m not working. I think the most important thing is showing them through the little things, cause grand gestures can get a bit old. 🙂 Plus, you’re right, you can never beat chocolate and wine on sale after Valentine’s 🙂

    1. kattie

      16/02/2018 at 6:29 PM

      That sounds really lovely. I also think the little things can be the sweetest gesture.
      Surprisingly I didn’t buy any Valentine’s Day chocolates or wine for myself. I had some in the fridge already, so I just used that. Saved me some $.
      Thank you for your comment!

  2. Demilade

    16/02/2018 at 12:56 AM

    The gifs in this post made it even better haha. I love seeing what other people get up to on Valentine’s day but I’m never really fussed about it! xx
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    1. kattie

      16/02/2018 at 6:20 PM

      Haha, thank you 🙂 Valentine’s is an interesting day. I don’t remember it being really popular where I’m from…but over the last few years it seems like more and more people are getting gifts etc.

  3. fehintola ogunye

    16/02/2018 at 10:26 PM

    I love love this advice for surviving Valentine’s Day as a single girl. One of my best memories of Valentine’s Day was eating out with my sisters and then watching a movie and eating ice-cream. It was so much fun. This year I went to work and when I got home, I did a diy facial and pedicure. And ate some spaghetti and fell asleep. My skin loved the pampering.

    1. kattie

      17/02/2018 at 5:59 AM

      That sounds like a really fun Valentine’s Day. It is so nice spending quality time with sisters! I don’t do diy facials and pedicures enough, and it is always so relaxing. It sounds like you had a really lovely Valentine’s!

  4. Lena Dee

    19/02/2018 at 4:56 AM

    I love this guide aha! Being single doesn’t have to as bad and stressed on like people make it on V-Day. It’s not the worst thing that can happen to you and I think people need to learn to enjoy their company and stopping being into love only one one day *spoken like a true singleton* lol. I love Bridget Jones and I still have extra wine from the V-Day special, so kudos to that! 🙂 <3

    xx Lena |

    1. kattie

      19/02/2018 at 7:23 AM

      That is definitely true. People do seem to get really stressed about V-Day. I always have believed that you need to love yourself before you can love someone else!
      Bridget Jone’s is so good. I’m working my way through each of the movies again! Enjoy your wine xx

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