Valentine’s Day can be a holiday for many. For some, it’s an opportunity to enjoy and spend time with romantic partners while others may see the holidays as an overly commercial and materialistic celebration.
But no matter where you are, Valentine’s Day can be a great time to celebrate and share love, and that love doesn’t have to be between partners.
If you’re not in a romantic relationship, you can treat it like a normal day, but it could be a chance to practice self-love or to spend time with friends or family. If you don’t know what to do and don’t want to miss the fun, here are some ideas that don’t require a partner.
Staying home and practicing self-care is probably the most accessible and easiest activity anyone can do. Whether it’s watching your favorite TV show, spending a day at the spa, getting a satisfying workout, or cooking yourself a meal, there are plenty of ways to take care of your body and your body. spirit.
If you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, you can still date yourself. Going to the movies, going out to your favorite restaurant or enjoying a nice walk in Piedmont Park are all dates you can make on your own.
Spending time alone can be slightly uncomfortable, but realizing that you deserve to do great things alone and spend quality time with yourself is a great way to practice self-love.
Here are some examples of self-date or date with friends ideas in the Atlanta area.
The Georgia Aquarium is an Atlanta staple, and the Student Center Programs Council (SCPC) with support from the Student Government Association (SGA) presents GT Night at the Aquarium: Neon Night.
On February 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Georgia Tech students and guests are invited to visit the second largest aquarium in the world at a discounted price.
More information about tickets, parking and transportation can be found at Campus Tickets.
For art lovers, an artist collective, The Bakery Atlanta, is promoting an event on February 12-13. sale for $5.
It’s described as a Valentine’s Day-themed art exhibit with a vintage vibe where guests can enjoy love-themed artwork and purchase unique items. Capacity is limited, but tickets and more information can be found on The Bakery’s Instagram, @thebakeryatlanta.
Art lovers can also head to the High Museum of Art and take advantage of the second Sunday discount on February 13. According to the High’s website, on the second Sunday of each month, the museum offers free admission for all visitors from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This month, the High presents several exhibitions, including KAWS PRINTS, Obama Portraits Tour and Disrupting Design: Modern Posters, 1900-1940.
If you want to go out on the town, an event where you can get your groove on is at “Bless Yr Heart!” A Queer Dance Party” on February 11 at 10:00 p.m. This event is presented by Southern Fried Queer Pride and is located at Eyedrum (515 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30312). This 18+ event is for anyone who wants to dance and have a good time.
Go alone or with friends and spend the night dancing to DJ sets by Chel Xi & Malcriada and performances by Miss He, Clyf Hanger and Jacque Strapp.
According to the Southern Fried Queer Pride website, door covers are $7-20 on a sliding scale. Cash, Card, CashApp, and Venmo are accepted, and no one is turned away at the door for lack of funds.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. It’s a day to celebrate love and for those who are single it can be difficult, but using the holidays as an opportunity to treat yourself and take care of yourself is a great way to change attitudes around love. celebration.
Use Valentine’s Day to show you and your family or friends some love and enjoy the day.