First thing’s first, before we get into our ideas to make Valentine’s Day special as a single parent, let’s not forget that ignoring the day entirely is a completely valid option. Don’t forget that there are plenty of couples that choose to opt out of V-Day and its enforced celebrations of coupledom, and being single is a great reason to do the same. But if you can’t force yourself to look the other way, we’ve got some ideas to help you turn Valentine’s Day into a success, no matter your relationship status.
First up, just because you’re single doesn’t mean you’re alone! Being alone together can be infinitely more comforting than riding solo, so if you’re feeling a bit wobbly this V-Day, download the Frolo app and connect with thousands of other single mums and dads this Valentine’s Day. Either join a meetup or get on the feed and join in a discussion. There are so many other single parents in the same boat as you and there’s always something happening on Frolo to distract you from outside worries.
Of course, there’s also the option to switch Frolo to Dating mode and look to meet other single mums and dads that are looking to date. Valentine’s Day is a great time to think about jumping back into the dating pool, and there are sure to be lots of other frolos feeling the same way as you.
There are plenty of relationships worth celebrating beyond romantic ones. Those with friends are just as important, so how about getting together with other single friends for a takeaway, movie or games night to celebrate the love you bring into each other’s lives this February 14th?
Admittedly kid-entine’s is a bit of a stretch, linguistically, but one of the best things about being a single mum or dad is that you always have a loving relationship worth celebrating: the one with your kids. Shun traditions and replace romantic plans with a special day out for you and your children to remind you that you life is in no way lacking when it comes to love. It’s all you need, after all.
Finally, Valentine’s Day can be a really good time to invest in looking after yourself, for once. Self-love is just as important as all the other loves in your life, so why not take Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to indulge in some overdue self-care. Take a night to do something special, have a long bath, watch a film, play video games, have a takeaway, just treat yourself to your favourite things. You deserve it, and you have everything you need, right here, right now.