Valentine’s Day is hyped up as the most romantic day of the year. With deals on flowers, chocolates, and romantic dinners, someone without a date can feel lonely. Here are some ideas on places to go and things to do on Valentine’s day if you do not have a date.

1) Go to Café Demetré and eat your feelings
At a restaurant that serves waffles, ice cream, and crepes, you have a wide variety of delicious chocolatey options.

2) Romantic Comedy marathon with friends
Even if you cannot have your own romantic dinner, watch a movie relationship unfold right before your eyes in a matter of hours.

3) Get a massage or a mani-pedi
Self-care is always important, especially when you feel down about your love life. This might be the boost you need to feel confident in yourself again!

4) Bake desserts for your family/friends
Baking is a delicious way to spend your time and your friends and family will appreciate your scrumptious treats!

5) Go shopping with your friends
Buying yourself a new shirt will remind you that you don’t need a man (or woman) to make you happy!

6) Go out for a “romantic” dinner with your friends
This is an opportunity to have fun with your single friends and make memories at a fun, new restaurant.

7 ) Secret Valentine
Make it a game; round up all your friends, draw names from a hat, and buy each other little gifts that will be exchanged at someone’s house on Valentine’s Day.

Also, remember that in the big scheme of things, having a date on Valentine’s Day, especially in high school, should be low on your priority list. Focus on yourself, your grades, your friends, and your own success. Being single doesn’t define you! 🙂