Valentine's For All
The thing about Valentine's Day is that, often, one feels that if they don't have a significant other they have nothing to celebrate. Hogwash! The trick is to broaden your idea of a Valentine's can be. Remember back in second grade when you got a box full of CVS bought cards from girl friends and play dates and even (yuk!) members of the opposite sex? Back then it was less about romance (and pressure!) and more about just plain friendship, candy and glitter.
Following you'll find ways to celebrate VDay that work whether or not you're in the midst of a torrid romance (but that one works well too).
Treat yourself (Ask Men's Guide to Valentines Day Alone)
Valentine's Day is normally a day to spend an exorbitant amount of money on gifts that normally cost half the price the other 364 days of the year: flowers, candy and even dinner prices get tripled because of all the suckers going all out on every Valentine's Day purchase. Since you don't have to worry about spending half your mortgage on gifts that don't make it to the end of the week, take half of that money and spend it on yourself. Buy that gadget (our suggestion) you've been eyeing since before Christmas, splurge on a new wardrobe or just drop it all on a guilty pleasure like a massage. Be your own Valentine. Do whatever the hell you want. Declare it a "Me Day" and go out and have fun. No one will even notice. They are all too busy crying and whining because they are not in—or sometimes because they are in—a relationship.
Party at Home (Top 10 Gifts for Singles Awareness Day)
Are there other Single friends you normally hang out with or good friends whom you have not met for some time? You can organize a Singles Party at Home and have a blast with likeminded friends. Blogger's suggestion: Don't forget the cocktails and the Rabbit Electric Cocktail Mixer!
BOYFRIENDS (the operative word being "friends")
Tear it up with your buds
Men always have at least one or two single friends. It's just the law. Spend the night with the other guys who don't have a significant other. Don't settle for the typical night; make it a really big night. Go for dinner, drinks, to a bar or even for just a night of gambling at someone's house (Blogger's note: bring a bottle of wine and a Rabbit Zippity 2-Step Corkscrew)! Blow off some steam and forget all about the love-and-hearts crap. You also don't have to worry about any of the holiday talk creeping into the conversation unless it's: "Man, am I glad I don't have to waste time on that Valentine's junk."
Go on a date (Romantic Dates for Married Couples)
Plan a traditional Valentine's Day date with a movie and a dinner. Leave the kids with a babysitter or at a friend's place so that you can spend the evening with your better half without worrying about what's going on at home. You could catch the latest blockbuster at the movie theater or perhaps an opera or a concert if you both are lovers of classical music. Follow this up with a cozy dinner at your favorite dining place and if there is a dance floor, don't hesitate to tug at your partner for a dance. Alternately, you can recreate your first date to add a twist to the Valentine tradition. Meet your spouse where you both had gone for the first time, order the same dishes and if possible, dance to the same music. This will not only enable you both to revive memories of days of youthful passion but also let you reaffirm your love for each other. Bloggers note: Don't forget that special bottle of wine!
HOT ROMANCE (Valentine's Day for New Couples)
What about getting Valentines gifts? Do not go over the top for this initial Valentine's Day together. Sure, purchase gifts for each other, but don't waste masses and in its place concentrate on stuff your other half will savour and utilize. (Your lover a wine aficionado? Find some great ideas on our site) A simple and effective Valentine's Day evening in together for new couples would be to prepare something together at either your house or theirs. That way you can chat and start to know each other much better while the two of you prepare dinner for the evening ahead. No matter how you spend the holiday, be sure to spread the love!