Valentine’s Day is a holiday filled with social norms emphasizing romance, cheesy gifts and expressions of love reminiscent of Hollywood movies. In the end, who benefits the most? Of course, the big corporations and the people who have managed to find one or more partners.
Love is undoubtedly a beautiful thing, but, on Valentine’s Day, we must not forget those people who live in the intentional absence of romantic love. These single people include those who consciously choose independence or unconventional partnerships and those still searching for the right connection. Instead of marginalizing single people from the celebration of romantic love, here are some ideas to make Valentine’s Day a beautiful experience, whether alone or with friends.
Dinner for One (... Or More!)
Is there a restaurant you’ve been meaning to try but haven’t had the chance to? Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to explore it. Dining alone can heighten your sensitivity to the experience. Take your time to taste the food without distractions, listen to the buzz of voices, music and your surroundings, or pick up a book to read while you wait.
Don’t feel like going out to eat alone? Gather your favourite people and take yourselves out together.