Guess what’s coming up in the next couple weeks? It’s the heart-balloon popping, chocolate candy smashing, love hating, Facebook status venting, single’s most hated holiday ever. Yup, Valentine’s Day!

Don’t be the cupid killer this Valentine’s Day. This holiday does not mean that singles need to go into hiding or express their undying hate for couples. Here are some things singles can do to make this V-Day a positive one!
Fondue Party

Instead of avoiding the heart shaped chocolates, use them! Go out and buy a bunch of chocolate from the Valentine’s Day isle and melt it down into fondue. Kind of like the burning of love notes and pictures in the movie ‘Valentine’s Day’. Burn those chocolate hearts down people! Enjoy with fruit, cake, marshmallows and cookies.


Share the Love

Even though Valentine’s Day is all about love, it doesn’t need to be in just a romantic way! Do something selfless this holiday. Volunteer somewhere or give to the less fortunate. Spreading the love will make you feel good about yourself and can change your thoughts about February 14th!


Single’s Night

No, this does not mean go out and look for a new guy/girl. This means going out with your friends and just enjoying being single together! Have a few drinks, have some laughs, and bask in your single glory!


Make that Money Honey!

The perk about V-Day is gifts and date nights. This means  lot of people will be looking for babysitters, gift ideas, and maybe even designated drivers. So if you have the chance, use some of your craftiness or baking talent to sell some V-Day gift ideas, babysit a friend's/family’s child while they go out, or play chauffeur for the night.


Spa Day

You don’t need another person to make you feel special. You can do it all on your own! Get a massage, a facial, or a mani-pedi.  You will feel sexier and more relaxed. The best combo for hitting the town later with other single friends!


Love Notes: Kindergarten Style

Remember those little Rug-Rats or Barbie Valentines that you used to hand out in Elementary School? (If you don’t know what the show Rug-Rats is, your childhood was missing a vital ingredient!) Well let’s go back to our childhoods! Go to the Valentine’s Day isle and get some of those silly Valentines. Get your friends involved too! Have a ladies night and exchange your Valentines. Make sure to write cute cheesy love messages to each other.


Build-a-Bear

It’s hard to not get caught up in the sappy adult style romance on Valentine’s Day. So be a kid with it! Get a group of girls together and go make each other Build-a-Bears! Who needs a date to buy you a cute stuffed animal when you have friends to do it?  

 
 
Visit Australia…not check. Go Zorbing…not check. If you’re like me, there are some things on your bucket list that won’t get checked off for awhile. It could be because of a lack of time, money, or resources. But don’t sweat it. There are plenty of things you can scratch off our bucket list TODAY! 
Here are some fun bucket-list things that can be done in the next 24 hours:
1. Go an entire day without technology
2. Finish a game of Monopoly
3. Try every flavor pop-tart
4. Find out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop
5. Get chocolate wasted (more like a chocolate sugar-high)
6. Stand on a street corner wearing a shirt that says “Life” and hand out lemons
7. Use a fake name at Starbucks
8. Have a Disney Movie marathon from sun-up until sun-down
9. Watch all of the Harry Potter movies in one day
10. Walk through a drive-through
11. Adopt a pet from the Humane Society
12. Create a secret recipe
13. Dye your hair a crazy color
14. Carve your name in a tree
15. Fill balloons with paint, attach them to a canvas, and throw darts to pop them (Princess Diaries style!)
16. Get a new hobby (guitar, scrapbooking, running, just try something!)
17. Solve a Rubik’s Cube
18. Go to a drive-in movie
19. Sing karaoke
20. Try Yoga
21. Write a song
22. Learn the alphabet backwards
23. Take pictures in a photo-booth (many malls have them!)
24. Do a melted crayon project
25. Go star gazing in the bed of a pick-up truck
26. Play messy twister (blobs of paint matching the colors on the mat)
27. Eat an entire meal with no hands
28. Get a full day of pampering at a spa
29. Pay a strangers tab at a restaurant
30. Learn how to use chopsticks 

Here are some additional things you can check off your bucket list in a day. But beware- these are not for the faint of heart!

1. Go skydiving
2. Propose to a stranger with a  ring-pop
3. Throw a dart at a map and go book a ticket and leave!
4. Go to a speed dating event
5. Go bungee jumping
6. Send your favorite celebrity a letter
7. Get a tattoo
8. Test-drive your dream car
9. Hire a paparazzi service for a day to follow you and your friends around (yes, there is such thing. And see how many people stare and try to take your picture!)
10. Jump in a taxi and scream, “Follow that car!”