Valentine's Day: Surviving The Holiday Without Getting The Blues

Being single on Valentine’s day can be tough on the heart but fight against those blues by getting out and mingling with all those other singles!

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Valentine’s Day can be quite a fairytale and magical when your admirer sends you flowers, a box of chocolates or even a stuffed teddy bear. It is a day where sweethearts across Long Island express their passionate feelings for one another or just a day to show their sensitive side. Valentine’s Day can also be known as Singles Awareness Day because it sure can be a bummer when you’re single.

Being single any time of the year is tough as it is and when Valentine’s Day rolls around, it can amp up those nights of loneliness and singleness. Just knowing that it’s February can remind you of Valentine’s Day especially with all those festive decorations, shelves of heart-shaped chocolates at grocery stores and other holiday gifts. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday so it can be one of the loneliest days of all. On this day for couples, most will be going out to dinner or spending quality time with their significant other. The odds of being able to have a girls night out or guys night out is slim. These lovebirds will be hitting the nest together while you’re left flying solo.

Let’s face it - being alone on Valentine’s Day while nearly everyone else is out having a good time can be depressing but hold off on grabbing that carton of ice cream or box of chocolate chip cookie dough. Even though you’re single, that doesn’t mean you should have that long face. This time, fight back against the holiday heartbreak.

We’ve got you covered on some sweet and sugary singles events taking place throughout February with our guide to Surviving Valentine’s Day Without Getting The Blues. Sometimes getting your mind off of being single can be tough but it’s time to get off that couch, clean yourself up a bit, put on some nice clothes, and get out! You may not be the only one moping and whining about being single so get out there and mingle! You might even meet your one and only!

  • Singles Comedy Night Out at Governor’s Comedy Club
    90 Division Avenue, Levittown, NY 11756
    Saturday, February 8th - 6:15 PM

    Laugh freely and frequently at some very funny comedians - with Jessica Kirson as the funny headliner - while making some new single friends.
  • Singles Rock Climbing Adventure at Island Rock Climbing Gym
    60 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803
    Sunday, February 9th - 1 PM

    Rock Climbing is a fun way not only to get fit but make new single friends! This will be an introduction to the sport with walls to climb for every ability. Learn about partner "belaying", safety, tie knots and more. Enjoy your accomplishments together with hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments
  • Valentine’s Dinner and Dance at Residence Inn
    9 Gerhard Road, Plainview, NY 11803
    Friday, February 14th - 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

    Dinner and Dance party held at the Plainview Marriott Terrace Room with a dance floor and windows overlooking pool area. Icebreaker game to mix things up a bit with prizes awarded to those that participate.
  • Hugs and Kisses Dance Party at Douglaston Manor
    63-20 Commonwealth Blvd., Douglaston, NY 11362
    Saturday, February 15th - 7:30 PM to 12:30 AM

    Meet and mingle with singles while dancing on the dance floor. Enjoy a dinner buffet, dessert and chocolate!
  • Singles Salsa Lessons at The Winner’s Circle
    39 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
    Sunday, February 16th - 6:45 PM

    Enjoy a one hour group lesson on basics of learning how to salsa. After the lesson, Rockin' DJ will play some music for some really good partner dancing. A late night buffet will be served.
  • Roulette Date Night at Viana Hotel and Spa
    3998 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
    Thursday, February 20th - 6 PM to 10 PM

    The evening will be consisting of mingling and mixing among you by getting to know each other for the first 2 hours. There will be an icebreaker so people can have a head start in mingling. During that hour if you have a connection with someone, you have the opportunity to have a “5 minute date” right on the spot. Have as many mini-dates as you’d like! Have a chance to win the ultimate date!
  • Singles Dinner Party at Mangia Bene
    526 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11023
    Saturday, February 22nd - 7:30 PM

    Enjoy an Italian dinner at this Italian restaurant featuring a dinner and dessert.
  • Beginners Archery and Dinner at C & B Archery
    11 Commercial Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
    Sunday, February 23rd - 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM

    Learn the fundamentals of archery and the history of the sport with a pro. Following the lessons, meet and mingle with singles over a hot buffet and beverages.

More Ways To Cure Those Blues
It’s never easy getting through the pain and disheartening thought of having no one by your side to say is your “better half” or who “completes you.” Rathering than thinking about what could have been, think about yourself and enjoy the single life! Here are some ways to get your mind off being single.

  • Keep yourself busy!
    Don’t fall into the trap of curling up in a blanket on the couch and watching romantic and love-themed movies. If you keep your body busy, it will take your mind off the idea that you’re single such as go shopping or spend the day cleaning.
  • Go out with your friends
    Most of your friend may not be single but you might have a few who are single just like you. Call them up and have your own Valentine’s Day Party or go to the bar (if you’re over 21)!
  • Spend time with your family
    Surround yourself with love from your family because no one loves you more than your own family.
  • Treat Yourself
    Take this time to focus on yourself and make the day special by pampering yourself.
  • For the guys - buy a nice shirt!
  • For the ladies - go enjoy a day at the spa!

Be sure to check out our Things To Do Section for fun that can be enjoyed all week long, and don’t forget to head over to our jam-packed Events Calendar for the sweetest upcoming events and meet new people!

Have any other tips on how to survive Valentine’s Day without getting the blues? Share them with us in the comments below!