How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Alone Even Though You’re in a Relationship

Spending Valentine’s Day alone can be hard – especially when you cohabitate with your wonderful and caring life partner and they, like, already baked you a cake and everything. So, here are some ways you can show yourself some love and engage in some me-time this Valentine’s Day, even though you’re in a long-term, monogamous relationship.


Surprise your partner with breakfast in bed.

This is a great way to start the day off on a good note. Your partner will be so distracted by the delicious meal you cooked them that they won’t notice when you slip out of the bedroom, shimmy quietly out the window, and stroll down the street on your way to indulge in a day of no human contact and rampant existentialism – just like when you were single! Happy You-entine’s Day!


Plan an exciting activity for you two to do together.

The more exciting, the better! Your partner isn’t really the adrenaline junky type, so they’ll definitely be too afraid to partake in whatever activity you planned. Sky-diving and rock-climbing both work really well for this because you can say your reservation is non-refundable and get to spend the day doing an expensive, potentially life-threatening activity alone – and you deserve that! Plus, you’ll get to have the “Why’d you plan this? Don’t you even know me at all?” conversation which could either bring you and your partner closer together, or drive you irreparably apart – in which case, you’ll get to spend your subsequent Valentine’s Day alone too! Perfect!



Make a solo reservation at your favorite dinner spot.

When you and your partner inevitably go out to eat together because it’s Valentine’s Day, you’ll show up at the restaurant and the host will be like, “Oh, I’m sorry, it looks like this reservation is only for one person” and you’ll act surprised and get a little mad, like, “No, that can’t be right, check again!” But then, after a little contentious back and forth between you and the host, ultimately you’ll be like, “Ugh, this is out of my hands” and your partner will totally understand and head out to go eat somewhere else or something, while you proceed to enjoy a fantastic meal by yourself. They’ll get their steps in for the day, and you’ll get the solo dining experience you’ve been craving. It’s a win-win!


That’s it! Three easy steps to help you enjoy your Valentine’s Day alone, in spite of the fact that you’re in a loving, committed, short-distance relationship. If you follow these tips, you’ll be sure to be curving your significant other and marinating in your own self-imposed isolation in no time!