Guest Author - Susan D. Bates
If you are a single student and looking for a non-couples-related activity to do on Valentine’s Day, you are not alone. While couples are on romantic dates, many other students are seeking an alternative way to spend the holiday. Organizing a girls' night out with single girlfriends can be an enjoyable way to spend the holiday.
Below are a few fun activities for college women on Valentine’s Day:
See a movie
Going out to the theater can be fun on Valentine’s Day. If you decide to see a movie on Valentine’s Day, you might want to avoid romantic movies. If any members of your group are sad about not being in a relationship this Valentine’s Day, they may find romantic movies depressing. Comedies (other than romantic comedies) and horror movies are often good Valentine’s Day movie choices.
Dancing can be a fun activity for friends. Be sure you are going to spend time with friends and not searching for dates.
Bowling can be a fun alternative Valentine’s Day activity for a group of friends.
Spending the evening roller skating or ice skating can not only be a fun activity for friends on Valentine’s Day, but it can also be a great way to get exercise at the same time.
Treating yourselves to a massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure can be a good alternative Valentine’s Day choice for you and your friends. Salons and spas can be expensive. If your student budget is tight, you and your friends can give one another makeovers or manicures.
Hang out at home
Enjoying time in your room or apartment with friends can be a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day. Potential activities include having a movie marathon, playing board games, or baking together.
Embark on a new adventure
Participating in an activity you have always wanted to try can make your Valentine’s Day exciting. If you have always wanted to to go spelunking (also called caving), rappelling, or rock wall climbing, Valentine’s Day can be a fun time to give it a try. If you plan to participate in a potentially dangerous activity, verify that an experienced instructor or guide will be available to help you.
Help those in need
Volunteer with your friends at a place where you can help those who are less fortunate than you. Volunteering in places like such as a homeless shelters or food banks can make your Valentine’s Day more meaningful.
Regardless of what you do it is usually more fun to spend the day with others. If you are not in a relationship, seek out single friends and plan a girls’ night out. An evening out with friends can make your Valentine's Day fun even if you are spending the day with a romantic partner.