February 13 is Galentine’s Day, aka Valentine’s Day eve, and dedicated to “ladies celebrating ladies” thanks to Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. If you’re single and don’t have a date this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Being single doesn’t have to suck — it’s actually really fun. Plus, bonus!, now you don't have to get a significant other a gift.
Below are 5 ways to spend Galentine’s Day this year:
1. Throw a Galentine’s Day Party With Your Besties
There’s nothing better than spending quality time at home with your girlfriends. Have everyone bring an item, potluck style, and throw a Galentine’s Day party in honor of the holiday. You can wear pajamas and do face masks or even have your own wine tasting!
2. Binge Watch Girl Power Movies — and, of course, Valentine’s Day
Never forget that scene in Valentine’s Day where Jennifer Garner goes HAM on the piñata. Gather around the couch with wine and candy and watch more girl-power movies like Legally Blonde, The Princess Diaries, Bridesmaids, Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion, For A Good Time Call, The Devil Wears Prada and more.
3. See Fifty Shades Freed
Because, duh! Going to the movies and seeing Fifty Shades Freed for Galentine’s Day is a must. Hello, Christian Grey 😍
4. Get Dressed Up, Go Out and Enjoy Yourselves
A bevy of restaurants and bars are catering to single people this Valentine’s Day. Get dressed up and go out with your besties to take advantage of places like Hooters, which is giving out free food if you bring in a pic of your ex and shred it at the restaurant (!!!)
5. Take a Boxing or Workout Class
Let out that single aggression while also working on your revenge bod and take a boxing or equally fun workout class with your friends after work.