Valentines Day for Singles on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for many single’s out there it can make for a boring and sometimes awkward evening. The important thing to remember is that there is absolutely no shame in being single on Valentine’s Day. In fact, it’s a great time to get together with your single friends and enjoy the time you have to be together. After all, the hard reality is, when a friend of your starts dating, you don’t really get to see them anymore. So, Valentine’s Day can be a day to celebrate the love you share with your BFFs. Need some inexpensive ideas? Try these!

Chick Flick Party (for the ladies)

There is nothing better than ordering a pizza, popping some popcorn, and cozying up for your favorite chick flick on Valentine’s Day. The great thing about chick flicks is that there are so many different sub-genres. Pick one that closely matches the situation you and your friends are currently in. There’s a chick flick for every occasion – recent break-ups, hard-core crushing, long dating dry spell, a combination of all three, there is a movie out there for you!

Valentines Cookies

Making Valentine’s Day cookies is super fun. And it’s not a sexist activity either. Both men and women can enjoy making, decorating, and eating red-sprinkled cookies! Gather together your single friends and make “friendship” cookies. Add some music, dancing, and/or games, and you’ve got quite the celebration!

Secret Cupid

Like unto Secret Santa, create a Secret Cupid. Pack up some of those Valentine’s Day cookies, add a rose and an anonymous Valentine’s card, and drop it off at a lonely widow’s house (or someone else who might need a little love). Sharing love of any kind can be a great service to the lonely of heart at this time of year. Not only will it warm their hearts, but it will yours too.

Heart Attack

Ever given anyone a heart attack? And we’re not taking about the time you totaled your parent’s new car. Cut up Valentine’s colored construction paper into heart confetti (big and small) and tape them all over the door of someone you love. Sneak around and attack as many doors and you can. Again, this is another great way to share the love to anyone you want.

Scavenger Hunt

Valentine’s Day is one of the best days to do a photo scavenger hunt. Try not to be creepy, but split up into teams and hit the town looking for a list of different types of couples: holding hands, cute grandparents, wearing matching colors. You could add to the scavenger list Valentine’s decorations (who can find the biggest heart or cutest Cupid) or any number of Valentine-related things.

Public Activities

Many cities, towns, malls, or shops offer fun Valentine’s Day activities and specials. Go out with your friends and see what kind of fun you can dig up. You may score some free chocolate, win a pair of movie tickets, or even bump into the future love of your life at a single’s celebration!

There’s no reason anybody should feel down and out on Valentine’s Day. No matter how much (or little) money you have, if you’re married, dating, or single, there is plenty of fun and love to go around this Valentine’s Day!

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