8 Ways Singles Can Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Ideas for Singles

By Chanel Graham

I’ve always been single on Valentine’s Day and, through the years, I have run the gamut in celebrating this holiday o’ love alone. Some years I've taken my cue from “Sex in the City” and gone out with the girlfriends to a luxurious dinner. Other years, I've wallowed in depression in the privacy of my home, cuddled up with the only two dependable men in my life: Ben and Jerry. I have also tried ignoring the holiday all together, but inevitably some child would hand me a “Be Mine” candy sweetheart, and I’d be keenly aware that the only relationship offer I was getting came from a 10-year-old.

Now, after decades of celebrating the holiday solo, I’ve realized that Valentine's Day can still be as meaningful of an experience for me as it is for all the lovebirds. Without the handholding and candlelit meals, Valentine's Day is a terrific time to express and experience love in all of my relationships. Here are 8 tips for how to make it to February 15 without a nervous breakdown.

Chanel Graham is the editor and co-founder of I Kissed Dating Hello, an online community-driven website exploring the challenges and triumphs of contemporary Christian dating. She is based in New York City.

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