Marlborough, MA - Historically speaking, Valentine’s Day can be somewhat dreaded by singles across the globe. Although the root of the day is to celebrate love itself and in it’s many forms, singles tend to associate the day with a nagging reminder that they are lacking a significant other in their lives.
Respectfully, I believe that this should not be the case; being single shouldn’t be anything to be sad about - it should be celebrated! This Valentine's Day, embrace being content with being independent and spend the day acknowledging the forms of love in your life that you are thankful for.
For those who aren’t sure of how to treat themselves and need a push in the right direction, your local Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI, & VT (BBB) has few ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day your way:
Dodge a romance scam. It’s no breaking news that online dating and social media makes it easier to meet new people and find dates. Unfortunately, it makes scammers’ work simpler, too. Con artists create compelling backstories and full-fledged identities, then trick victims into falling for someone who doesn’t even exist. Visit bbb.org/romancescam/ for tips, videos, and more information on how to dodge romance scams.
Make it a date. Not completely comfortable spending the holiday on your own? Ask a friend to be your platonic Valentine and spend the day with him or her. Look online for fun, stress-free things to do together like seeing a movie, going out for dinner, or spending the day shopping. Short on cash? Have a date-night-in by making a nice dinner, renting a movie, and having a laid-back celebration in the comfort of your own home.
Show your pet some love. If you have a pet, give it a little love on Valentine’s Day. Nothing makes your pet happier than spending time with you. Head to an accredited pet store near you and pick up a special treat for your furry friend.
Enjoy a day at the spa. Valentine’s Day is the day to show you how much you love you. Pamper yourself and book an appointment at an accredited spa near you for a massage, manicure/pedicure, or facial to help you relax and unwind. Looking to try something new? Check out reviews and suggestions for new beauty & health crazes near you on bbb.org like acupuncture or reiki studios.
Give back to your body. Aside from your doctor,no one knows the state of your physical health better than you. Give back to your body and be honest about what you need to work on to become the healthier version of yourself. Try out an accredited yoga studio near you for a spiritual, easy way to exercise and improve your flexibility and balance. Go for a 20 minute walk and note your breathing and stride. Not sure what you’re looking for? Try joining a few exercise classes or starting a membership at your local gym. Look into accredited exercise and physical fitness programs near you to find exactly what you need.
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