Create Valentines Day Fun
for Singles and Couples
Creating Valentines Day fun is exactly what the holiday is all about! Whether you're single or in a relationship, you can have a great time! All it takes is a little forethought!
If you're single, it's a great time to get out there and meet people or spend time with other single friends doing something mutually agreeable. If you've got a significant other, it's a little bit trickier, so it's always good advice to 'know thy partner'.
Either way, it's easy to get caught up in the all the hype but it might do you well to remember that gifts don’t define feelings.
Women especially, have outlandish visions of roses, chocolates, and romantic dinners, floating in their heads. However, sometimes men fall short of realizing their fantasies. Woops!
Throwing a hissy fit just because you never get what you want or because you're sitting on your tushy all by your lonesome is not productive. You can make the day much better for you and for those around you, just by changing your attitude about having a little Valentines Day fun!
It's actually the perfect occasion to reconnect lost emotional connections, but there are some pitfalls that you’ll need to overcome if you don’t want to be disappointed in yourself or in someone else. Use the tips below to help you make memories a better way.
Valentines Day Fun for Couples
Don’t Set the Bar Too High
Don’t indulge in unrealistic expectations about the presents you might get or how you’ll celebrate the day. Discuss your expectations and plans for Valentine's Day before it comes, so you won’t be disappointed. If you’re in a relationship, Valentines day includes two people making mutual decisions you can both agree on. If you have elaborate expectations and think something really fantastic is going to happen and it doesn’t, you’ll only be let down. Remember, its OK to fantasize about the fun you'll have on Valentines Day, but this is real life, not the movies!
Don’t Fall Into the Trap
If you don’t get what you think you deserve on Valentines day, don’t hold it against your partner. We all have different views and opinions. Some guys are just big goof's and some gal's you can never please. Don’t feel unloved or jilted if you don’t get the all the presents you envisioned. Many women dream about getting an engagement ring for Valentines Day. If you don’t get one, maybe 'your man’ wasn’t ready to take the leap just yet, or might be planning a better day to propose to you! Don’t try and be a mind reader and instead, just try to enjoy the time shared!
Compromising with your partner about how to celebrate beforehand, can be a real relationship saver. Find something that you both enjoy doing and you’ll be one step closer to finding a pleasing way to celebrate. In other words, find a happy medium.
Try not to persuade your partner to do things only your way. That only leads to extra stress and pressure, which can undo feelings of love and respect. Money, for a lot of people this year, is especially tight so also keep that in mind!
Don’t allow yourself to outdo your partner by spending too much. Valentines day is not a contest to see who’ll spend the most. Before Valentines day, all businesses raise their prices, hoping you’ll shell out the big bucks. Don’t fall for the hype by overspending. You don’t need to go into debt just for one day of pleasure. Try and envision time down the road, when you can use the extra money you saved for things you might need instead, like a house or baby clothes. Valentines is not about giving presents. Its about feeling love and feeling special.
Ideas that are dirt cheap and full of Valentines day fun?
Go see a romantic movie or better yet, rent a movie you can watch together at home while you snuggle on the couch! Give each other a loving massage with some edible chocolate oil, fill out adult mad libs with each other, buy new satin sheets for your bed to try out, grill out some oysters, cook a romantic dinner for two by candlelight, try out a new coffee shop in your neighborhood, take a bubble bath together, or simply agree to exchange Valentine's Day cards.
Valentines Day Fun for Singles
Don’t Forget You
Just because you’re single, doesn’t mean you don’t have people in your life that love you. If you have children, hang out with them, make cookies, play games, or make Valentine hearts out of construction paper. If you have good friends who like company, go visit them or ask them if they’d meet you for lunch or dinner. Spend the day happy about your freedom and be grateful for not having to stress so much about the day!
Don’t Let it Bring You Down
You don’t have to feel depressed about being single. Most people are single, according to the latest statistics. (I'm single and love it! Yippee ya frigging hoo!) Think of your time alone as a time of respite to work on your goals and your future. You aren’t defined by having a partner. There is more to you than that. Do things that make you feel good about you! Enjoy your day and be positive about the good things you like about you.
Don’t Think the World has Passed You By
If you're single, try and get out and meet other single people. Go to a single’s bar for a drink or out to dinner with a group of single friends. Check local newspapers for events happening around town, like live bands or concerts. Make your own Valentines day fun any way you can! The worst thing you can do is to think you’re unloved. There are lots of other singles around. You just happen to be one of them!
Don’t Drown in Your Tears
If you’re thinking of staying home alone and drinking yourself silly, remember that you’ll most probably pay for it the next day with a banging hangover. Remember that pity parties should be short lived. Feeling sad is understandable, but that’s why you shouldn't forget that there are lots of things you can do besides sitting at home alone. If you’re dead bent that you don’t want to go out, invite a group of people over for a Chocolate party. Make your own chocolate fondue and watch the Johnny Depp movie 'Chocolat'! Yummy! Any movie with sexy actors and actresses is bound to cheer you up!
Single women can have a blast with other single women on Valentines Day! Think about all the fun things you can do together! Women instinctively know how to have more fun!
Board games like OUTBURST are a real hoot to play and card games like SPOONS, are sure to win over guests and stir up a lot of Valentines Day fun! You could even host a 'spa' night with your gal pals. Paint each others nails, do chocolate facials together, or give each other homemade hair treatments. (Of course, you'll need some supplies, like red wine and dark chocolates to indulge in.)
Men are by far better about being single on Valentines day than women. Men instinctively know to call up a buddy to watch a game or go out for a drink. Men are also not all hung up on the day itself!
Its common knowledge that men just aren't as vulnerable. It's women who tend to suffer silently! Most women wear their hearts on their sleeves and shouldn’t stay home alone. If you end up staying home, you're more likely to feel worse, so get out and have some Valentines Day fun! That's an order!
Expensive gifts? Bah Humbug! Who needs em, right? Save your heart and save money this year by making a real commitment to positive thoughts and positive feelings! You can have Valentines Day fun just by being a little creative!
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