10 Things for Single People to do on Valentine's Day

10 Things for Single People to do on Valentine's Day

Valentine's day does not have to be spent alone.

Oh, Valentines day; the day full of romantic gestures, sappy "I love you's," but most importantly the day that all single people dread. Were forced to watch all these happy couples share beautiful moments, and listen to our friends rave about how wonderful the significant other is. But what about us single people? What do we get on this one day that is overflowing with love?

1. Go out to a Club with all your single friends

What is more fun than going to a club, and dancing your ass off? NOTHING! There are always plenty of clubs in the city, grab a group of friends who hate this holiday as much as you, and hit the clubs. Tons of other singles there looking to dance and have some fun. Enjoy your night.

2. Throw an Anti-Valentines Day Party

Parties always bring a crowd of people, weather you know them or not. Get a few black hearts, anti-cupids, some "Fuck Valentines Day" drink, and a wonderful broken heart cake and you're set! Not everyone wants to sit in there room alone on Valentines day.

3. Watch sappy Rom Coms all night

Nothing says a good night like all those sappy romantic comidies every loves to watch. Weather your favorite is "50 First Dates," "Titanic," or "The Notebook," you know these movies wont let you down. Stock up on some crappy dollar store Valentines Day chocolate, grab your fuzziest blanket, and press play.

4. Do something you keep forgetting to do

Have that one thing on the back of your mind that keeps bugging you to do it? Well now is your chance! Read that book you put down three months ago, finish knitting that scarf, make that new recipe you have been dying to try, clean out that closet you have been avoiding since summer ended. Your choices are endless if you have no one to spend this holiday with.

5. Start a new project

Go onto the wonderful app of Pintrest and start the searching. Pintrest always has amazing suggestions for short term, and long term projects. Just make sure you don't bite off more than you can chew. Like a few posts, and start the arts and crafts, fill your night with new projects you can put all over your place


6. Go on a blind date

We all have that one friend who keeps dying to set us up with their boyfriends "good buddy" that she keeps raving about, and half the time it is a bust, but the other half can turn into a great night. Give that friend a chance and go out with a complete stranger, enjoy your night. It will give you an excuse to dress up, and maybe even get some free food. But, if this friend sets you up with a terrible guy, never listen to their guy advice again.

7. Treat yourself

Every girl loves shopping, whether it is online or at the mall. Save up some money, and splurge yourself. Have that favorite pair of shoes you have always wanted, or that one jacket that won't leave your mind? Go out and get it! If other people are going to be spoiled this day by their significant other, then why can't you?

8. Get away

Have some extra money still left over from spoiling yourself, make that a girls weekend. Get your closest group of girls together, and plan a mini getaway. If you live near a city, head into the city, if you don't, go somewhere that isn't your town. This way you can avoid all those annoying three month long couples in your town that are "so in love."

9. Spend some quality one-on-one time with your pet

Go home, and force love upon your pet. They are the one Valentine that never leaves your side all year, and that you can rely on. Buy them a nice gift (all pets love outfits!) and spend the night in. Take tons of snapchat videos and pictures of you and your significant pet to make all those who look at it jealous.

10. Absolutely nothing different

Worse comes to worse, you have no money, no single friends, do what you do every day. Ignore all the gross couples smooching around you, and do your usual. Go to the store, go for a walk, make yourself dinner or dine out, and once you get home, change into your pajamas, curl up and watch some good old Netflix. Its just a glorified day. Don't change your routine.

Valentine's day doesn't have to spent alone. And especially doesn't have to make you feel shitty. While every couple in the world is showing off their love, enjoy yourself. Don't forget that the day after Valentine's day, all the candy that is love related goes on to the wonderful 75 percent off sales. Enjoy your day of sappy over loving!

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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15 Steamy Summer Date Ideas That Won't Burn Through Your Bank

Don't let date night get repetitive this summer...


With a new season, comes new opportunities for super fun date ideas to keep your love life fresh and fun. I'm sure your favorite brunch place is great, but why not take advantage of the beautiful weather and try out some new things with your significant other this summer?

1. Go to the farmers market.

There is something so refreshing about walking through a farmers market. How could you not be happy when surrounded by fresh fruit, coffee stands, and live music? This is such an easy way to get some sunshine and grab some AMAZING food. My farmers market used to have everything from freshly pressed lemonade to waffle sandwiches. If you want to take the date a step further, find a recipe before you go, and buy fresh ingredients to cook a yummy dinner together later that night.

2. Tie-dye matching T-shirts.

Tie-dye is messy, so take advantage of the beautiful weather and head outside where things can get as messy as you want! What a cute little date souvenir too!

3. Late night ice cream run.

Ice cream is cool and everything, but something about ice cream in the middle of the night seems way more adventurous than a mid-day scoop. And the only time of the year that its going to be warm enough out to get ice cream late at night is, of course, summer!

4. Draw with chalk.

Honestly, your possibilities with this are pretty endless. Drawing contests, hop-scotch, make a masterpiece together, whatever your heart desires. Bring a speaker and maybe some bubbles too while you're at it, sometimes embracing our inner child is a necessary, grounding experience.

5. Throw a barbecue.

Who says spending time together is limited to only the two of you? Cooking together for your friends can be great bonding time too. Invite the crew and spend the afternoon outside at a park or in a backyard. Bring some music and maybe some activities like frisbee or kickball and enjoy some beautiful social time.

6. Take partner dance lessons.

Salsa, tango, swing, rumba, foxtrot, your opportunities are endless. Nobody is saying you have to be good, but how fun will it be to have some new moves to show off next time you and your friends go out dancing or to a concert?

7. Float down a river.

Go with just the two of you or bring some friends, either way, this is a perfect way to spend a few hours out in the sun while staying cool in the water!

8. Take your dogs to the dog park.

Parks are already fun, but when they're full of dogs they're about a million times better! Also, who doesn't love watching their significant other play with puppies?!? It doesn't get cuter than that.

9. Go cliff jumping.

In a safe spot, of course! You know what they say, you should do something that scares you every day...

10. Go on a road trip

A road trip is perfect because it's not as huge of a commitment as going on a real vacation together, but it's still a good little getaway where you are sure to bond a ton. You will have the whole car ride to talk and jam out to each other's favorite songs, how could that not be a grand time?

11. Get artsy and do a photoshoot.

Even if you're not a photographer, its kind of fun to get creative with a camera! Pick a spot somewhere nearby with cool scenery (try golden hour for extra gorgeous photos) and be each other's models. It will be a nice simple date, plus you will get some good Insta content!

12. Go to a sports game.

Plan ahead and get some tickets to go see a sports game in your town or one nearby! Sports games have such a fun upbeat atmosphere, plus fun food, and they're a good excuse to get decked out in fun fan gear!

13. Go mini golfing.

SUCH a cute and fun date idea. Mini-golfing dates never fail to bring out peoples silly sides. Why not make it a competition? Loser buys ice cream for the two of you when you're finished.

14. Go rollerblading.

OK, this one scares me personally, but for anyone with the athletic ability to attempt this, I fully encourage (and envy) you! What cuter sight to see than the two of you holding hands gliding down the city walk together? Just please wear your pads!

15. Have a car wash.

I don't mean go to the car wash together! I mean break out the speaker, the buckets, the sponges, the hose, and get soapy and silly together in the sun. Who knew cleaning could be so much fun?!

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