20 Things to Do When You’re Single on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is often associated with couples, love, and romance, but what about those who are flying solo this year? Well, being single doesn’t mean missing out on the festivities. In fact, this holiday is the perfect opportunity to celebrate solitude and self-love.
Not only is it therapeutically peaceful, but being alone promotes wellness and maintains a certain independence that gives you the opportunity to grow, enjoy, and embrace the freedom that comes with being unattached.
According to Forbes, there are numerous studies that tout the benefits of solitude. So, forget the societal pressure of having a partner on this so-called most romantic day. The only thing you need this Valentine’s Day is yourself.
In this blog, we’ll share some inspiring ideas and tips for embracing your solo status and having a memorable holiday.
Dinner at Tales and Feelings
Let’s get creative in the kitchen. Learn how to bake a cake, cupcake, brownie, or cookie, and even decorate those yourself. A newly opened and Cebu’s only DIY Baking Studio allows you to get in the kitchen and lets you enjoy making pastries with its complete set of ingredients and equipment available to make your baking experience fun and easy. It’s ideal even for newbies.
Prices start at P699; all materials and ingredients are included.
Store hours: open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (cutoff at 6 p.m.)
Location: Paseo Arcenas, R. Arcenas St., Banawa 6000, Cebu City, Philippines
Train for Ultimate Frisbee
Interested in learning a new sport? Cebu Team SLUC teaches ultimate frisbee for all ages. They offer basic training, which is a good start for all newbies ages 5 to 60+.
For more information and inquiries, checkout their website..
Join an art painting class
Attending an art class on Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity for you to meet new people and make new friends who share a common interest in art and lets you engage in a creative activity that can be therapeutic and help relieve stress and boost your mood.
As for beginners, it’s great to learn new skills and techniques and express your emotions through painting. Jumpstart your creativity and book a class at this art workshop and studio in Cebu.
Location: 1340 Horseshoe Drive, Cebu City, Philippines
Join a CrossFit class at F45
Be THAT girl this Valentine’s Day, and one way to start a healthy “that” girl habit is to work out. Try joining a CrossFit class. It can be an enjoyable and rewarding physical activity for you to stay active, improve your fitness, and build a social network. CrossFit classes are typically conducted in a group fitness setting, providing a supportive and social environment for you to enjoy.
Attend a live music performance at the Ayala Center in Cebu
Regardless of relationship status or whatever, attending a concert gives you a chance to appreciate live music and entertainment, and being surrounded by others who are also enjoying the concert creates a positive, festive atmosphere.
This Valentine’s Day, be serenaded and fall in love with the songs. Catch Oh Caraga at the Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center at 6 p.m.
Have a self-care day at a beauty salon
As the old cliche goes, “Look Good, Feel Good,” pamper yourself this Valentine’s Day. Scheduling a mani-pedi combo, booking a deep cleansing facial with a rejuvenating collagen mask, and getting a hair treatment can boost your confidence and make you feel more attractive, which can enhance your overall celebration.
Attend a spin class at Z!NK!
Attending a spin class can be a fun activity for singles on Valentine’s Day, as it provides an opportunity to focus on self-care and personal wellness. The high-energy workout and positive atmosphere of a spin class can be a great way to release stress and boost one’s mood. Burn those unwanted calories while having fun.
Treat yourself to a spa day
Relax and enjoy! Schedule a massage; it helps you reduce stress and promote relaxation, making it a perfect self-care activity. Many spas and massage studios offer Valentine’s Day packages or specials, so you can find a good deal on a relaxing massage experience. You can also consider treating yourself to a spa day with additional services such as a facial or a body scrub for a full pampering experience. Just be sure to book in advance, as Valentine’s Day is a popular time for spa services and appointments may fill up quickly.
Watch a movie or binge-watch a new series
Watching movies on Netflix is a good idea for single people on Valentine’s Day because it provides a comfortable and enjoyable way to spend the day without feeling lonely or left out. Netflix has a large selection of romantic, comedy, and drama movies that cater to a wide range of tastes, making it easy to find something that suits individual preferences. Additionally, the convenience of streaming movies from the comfort of one’s own home makes it a stress-free way to spend the day and relax.
Plan a beach trip to Voda Krasna
Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, enjoy the natural beauty of the ocean and sun, and engage in outdoor activities such as swimming, sunbathing, and hiking. A beach trip can also be a great way to meet new people and make new friends if you enjoy being around people. Additionally, a change of scenery can be invigorating and help boost one’s mood.
Drive to one of the resorts with the finest beach in Cebu—VVoda Krasna. It’s a 2- to 3-hour drive away from the city.
Book a staycation
Whether it’s to get away from the holiday buzz or create an opportunity for self-discovery, a hotel vacation can be a great way for single people to escape the Valentine’s Day pressure and enjoy some much-needed “me” time.
Enjoy new experiences and get access to different amenities, such as spas, restaurants, and activities that single people can enjoy alone or with others.
Try indoor rock climbing at Metro Sports
Want to challenge yourself? Try indoor rock climbing. It’s a fun, challenging, and social activity that allows you to meet new people, learn new skills, and stay active.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)
Location: Metro Sports Center, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Schedule a yoga class at Dawata Wellness
If you haven’t been active in a while, then yoga is a good activity for you to try this Valentine’s Day. Not only is it relaxing, but it’s also good for those who have certain health conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis.
Party at Asmara Urban Resort
Parties are meant to relieve stress and replace it with fun. Let’s be honest, we party either to have a good time, network, or socialize. If the reasons mentioned are on your checklist, then it’s time for you to attend Asmara’s NightLife parties.
It runs from February 10 to 11. And to make it more fun, the resort encourages you to wear green to indicate you’re single and ready to mingle or white if you feel like you’re waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Right to come—we mean a miracle to happen.
Location: 1 Paseo Saturnino, Cebu City
Go on a scenic drive to Busay
Taking a scenic drive while listening to good music can also be a good way to clear one’s mind, gather thoughts, and re-energize.
Volunteer in an Organization
Thinking of doing a good deed? Try volunteering for a local organization. Helping others can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Plus, you’re not only doing good for yourself but likely more for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment.
Offer your service and volunteer to Cats of Cebu I.T. Park, an organization that helps and protects cats in IT Park, Cebu. One of their advocacies is to take care of stray cats by feeding them.
To learn more, contact their official Facebook page for information on how to contribute and help.
Read and Chill at a Cafe
a change of pace and scenery from the daily routine of work and hustle and bustle; pause time and enjoy a day just enjoying your own company, having a good cup of coffee or tea while reading a new book.
Enjoy scenic horseback riding at Shalom Integrated Farm
Forget about your ex and bond with a better animal. Reserve and book a horseback riding trail with lunch included this Valentine’s Day.
Location: Sitio Bayabas, Adlaon, Cebu City
Get a day tour at Cebu Safari
Get a day tour at Cebu Safari and Adventure Park for a fun and educational outing. They offer different activities, including tours, shows, and even interaction with the friendliest and cutest animals.
Location: Barangay Corte, Toril, Carmen
Go for a day hike at Sirao Peak
Going on a day hike promotes an opportunity for introspection and solitude. If you’re a newbie or a dedicated trekker, you have to start somewhere, and Sirao Peak is, without a doubt, every beginner’s first stepping stone.