Nobody likes to be on their own on Valentines Day. It is one of the days in the calendar that people are reminded to love and cherish one another. Some people may choose to be on their own and others may not have the choice because of circumstances surrounding their work and family. But, there are still ways you can celebrate Valentines Day when you are apart.
If you and your partner work in different towns and you have to travel to see each other maybe only at the weekend and holidays you will probably be spending Valentines Day apart. You could celebrate Valentines Day on the weekend when you meet up and make it an extra special one. On the day, you could telephone each other and have a long conversation or perhaps send your partner an intimate email telling them your plans for the weekend.
The suspense will keep them guessing until you next see each other. If you are on your own because your partner had to go away on a business trip at the last minute, or because they work shifts, (these include a variety of professions, for example; nurses, fire fighters, oil rig workers and police officers), you may feel disappointed. But, you could make arrangements to have a meal or spend a romantic day together before Valentines Day and think of each other on the day. If your partner is in the forces you may know that they will be going away around Valentines Day, you can make your plans in advance.
Take them out to their favorite restaurant or cook them their favorite meal and exchange gifts. As a special treat for their return arrange for someone to have the kids, book the two of you into a hotel and have a romantic weekend away. If you are on your own because you choose to be contact some of your single friends and arrange a singles party, or invite a friend out for a meal, go to the movies or spend a night in having a take out and a bottle of wine.
If you are looking for a date, put your profile up on some of the online dating sites. There are lots to choose from. Alternatively, consider holding a party and invite each of your single friends. Let your hair down and play some party games, it can be lots of fun particularly of there is someone in the room that you have liked for a while and have not plucked up the courage to speak to them. The games may be a good ice breaker and you never know, you may find that special someone. If you do not at least you have had a good night.
Finally, just because you are on your own either by choice or circumstances you do not need to be sad and unhappy. Valentines Day only happens once a year. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you enjoy it.
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