21 Ideas of Dating Yourself That Prove Being Single is Beautiful

Most of us have spent the time to do some planning for a date. But I guess most people, probably you as well, haven’t dated the most important person in our life. Yes, that’s you.

This is one of the biggest benefits of being single. It literally forces you to date yourself and learns to love yourself. So don’t beat yourself up if you find yourself single on special occasions like Valentine’s Day or your birthday. It can be the best day of the year if you plan your self-date correctly.

I have rounded up 21 self-date ideas that will change how you feel about being single

21 Self-date Ideas

1. Movie Night Out

Yes, you will be surrounded by the crazy-in-love couples but if the movie is good enough, who cares anyway? It’s 2018 so you don’t need anyone else to go to see a great movie. Oh, don’t forget to check if there’s an available discount on the ticket.

If you are more of a homebody, stay at home and binge on Netflix. You will love the companion of popcorn and soda.

2. Cheat meal!

Throw your diet plan out of the window (for a day:)). Arrange a cheat meal (or cheat day) for yourself once a week and allow yourself to have all the good things in life: chocolate, fries, cookies, donuts, you name it.

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3. Get yourself a new look

Get that dress in the window that you’ve been dying to get for a long time. Give yourself a little makeover and maybe try the styles you’ve never tried before. You will be amazed how fresh you look and how happy you are with just being you.

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4. Meditation

Meditation is a good way to relieve the stress from work and it is said to be helpful for insomnia, headache and ADHD. So if you have time, take 20 minutes, put yourself in a lotus position and try meditate. Maybe you will fall in love with this self-exploratory practice.

☛ Related Reading: 7 basic steps to meditate as a beginner

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5. Take a relaxing bath

A hot bath will warm your body and calm your soul. Take however long you want until you soak all your blues in the water. What’s even better? Grab your favorite read, a drink, light up some candles, put them on a bathing tray and enjoy some me-time in your own spa.

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6. Shoot a new profile picture

Hire a photographer to take a new profile photo for you. It’s not just a self-gift but can also elevate your confidence in the professional world. When you look good, you will feel good.

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“RAOK” stands for Random Acts Of Kindness. It simply means to do something good for strangers, abandoned animals or anybody out of no reason. By helping those in need, your mood will be elevated and you will feel happier. It doesn’t have to money-related. If you have any clothes or accessories, donate them to local charities. Or spend some time volunteering. I found this amazing chart of RAOK ideas from PB Teen that may give you some hints:  


8. Brunch at your favorite café

Sunday brunches are the best. Enjoy a lazy and cozy day doing nothing but chilling out!

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9. Go on a solo karaoke

Singing helps to relieve stress and depression. Pick some songs, sing it out and embrace your inner diva. Here’s a list you should try whether in a karaoke or just singing in the bathroom:

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10. Hit the gym and sweat

If you are super bumped out of being single, you can actually use some endorphins. And honestly what can be better than sweating your way to a perfect body and pure joy!

11. Read a book

that may bring you greater comfort than a lover.

12. Go on a date with Mother Nature

Woods, sunshine, and streams are powerful natural mood lifters. Go on a hike in the nearest trail or a solo picnic by the lake. Let the soothing breeze be your best companion.

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13. Cook yourself a real dinner

Try a new recipe or simply create one. Light up some candles and treat yourself just like a formal table-for-two.

14. Get a tattoo

A tattoo can be a self-motivation, a motto, a statement and so much more. If you’ve been longing for putting some “attitude” on your body, go for it.

15. Cleanse your meal

Your body deserves the best thing on earth. Try to live a “process-free” life and fill your meals with whole food, real and fresh ingredients.

If you are an Amazon Prime member,  you can enjoy a free trial of Amazon Fresh and have the fresh grocery delivered straight to your home.

If you are not a prime member, you can take advantage of a 30-day free trial and students can enjoy a free trial up to 6 months.

16. Go out and Shop

Hit all the shops yelling “V-day Special Offer” and get all the things you want with the almost-best price of the year.

17. Go on a solo elope

If you don’t have any planning, follow the 3 steps: check out Airbnb, book an awesome house and pack your bags and let’s get the party started. Who knows, maybe your meant-to-be is booking the tickets for the same destination as well.

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18. Day of unplug

If you don’t have any planning, follow the 3 steps: check out Airbnb, book an awesome house and pack your bags and let’s get the party started. Who knows, maybe your meant-to-be is booking the tickets for the same destination as well.

19. Go on an adventure with your single partner-in-crime

Visit a place you have never been to. Play some sports you’ve never tried. Do something crazy like skydiving. You will have a day beyond memorable.

20. Play a game that satisfies your wildest imagination

Download a simulation game of any kind, such as Episode. Choose a story and type in the name of your secret crush. And Do Whatever You Want.

21. Post a Galentine’s Day selfie

Throw a celebration party and get all your single friends here. Get a crazily gorgeous selfie that hijacks everyone’s Instagram feed.

So here you go. 

I hope that you find it helpful and really wants to give it a try. 

If you have any single friends that need some inspirations, share our post with them. 

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