OPINION: What to do on Valentine’s Day with a partner, with your friends or by yourself


Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrating love in America. People will often present their loved ones with roses. Photo by Abby Stone

Eva Laurens, Reporter

Valentine’s Day can be the best time of the year for some people, but it can also be the worst.

While some people are excited to spend this holiday with their loved one, others are forced to spend the day alone.

Seeing others for Feb. 14 can be hard for those who have to spend this day by themselves, but it does not mean that they cannot enjoy this time of the year as well.

After listing what to do on Valentine’s Day, I quickly realized that what can be done with someone can also be done alone.

Here is a list of what can be done on Valentine’s Day alone, with friends, or with a significant other:


Everyone loves flowers. If you have someone to spend this lovely day with, buy them flowers. They are a nice way to show love and affection to someone you appreciate or love. If you are by yourself, buy yourself some flowers. Just because no one is going to buy some doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself with your favorite flowers.

Watch movies or TV shows

If there is a movie you have been wanting to watch, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to do it. With your loved one, your friends or alone, watching movies or TV shows are always a good time.


With school or work, finding time to take care of yourself can be hard. Self-care can be done alone or with someone else. Going to the spa with your friends, getting a massage with your partner, or doing a face mask at home by yourself can be a good way to relax and enjoy this Valentine’s Day to the max.

Eat your favorite food

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to treat yourself. Going to a nice restaurant, ordering from your favorite place, or making your own favorite dish are things that can be done alone or with others.

Eat chocolate

Eating chocolate is often shown as depressing in movies, it should not be a sad thing. Chocolate is amazing and should be appreciated with someone or by yourself.

Go ice skating

Winter is still here and February is often very cold. It is the perfect time to go ice skating. If it is something that you like to do, it is time to go do it. Grab your partner, your friends or just yourself and go to the nearest ice skating rink to have some fun on this lovely day.


Buying something for someone or for yourself is always good because whoever is going to receive this gift is going to be happy. Do you want to show your friends or loved one how much you care about them? Buy them something they have been talking about for a long time. That one item has been in your cart for a few weeks now? Time to treat yourself and buy it.


Baking is fun and perfect for Valentine’s Day. Finding some cute recipes online to bake by yourself or with someone is really easy. Here are my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes.

This day celebrates love. Showing love to your partner, to your friends, or to yourself are things that should be done every day but this day can make it more special by celebrating affection and appreciation to everyone and everything you like. Valentine’s Day is the day when happiness and love should be the main feelings and emotions felt.

So, let’s spread some love.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.