Valentine’s Day is second only to New Year’s Eve in the most celebrated holidays worldwide. Yet only a small amount of scientific literature has been dedicated to the attitudes, perceptions, and participation in Valentine’s Day celebrations. Valentine’s Day should be about celebrating love, but you don’t have to be in a romantic relationship to enjoy it.
Resist the urge to be impulsive.
A lot of people feel anxious about the holiday to get together with people they love, like close friends or family members, with whom they have formed positive and supportive relationships. That could mean dinner with friends, visiting your parents, or, if you’re a single mom or dad, celebrating with your kids. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to get closer to the one you love. Use it to jumpstart your relationship, but remember: You don’t need a reason to celebrate love and intimacy every day of the year.