Single & Dating during Valentine's!

There are many of you who are single and Valentines Day may be your first, second or fifth date with your Valentine. This is a great time to show who you are, what you are about and how much the person you have chosen to spend Valentine's with how important they are to you, so I would encourage you to go all out. 
Take your Valentine to your favorite restaurant, but make sure that you consider their taste when picking the spot. You might not have discussed favorite foods yet during one of your dates, so planning Valentines together is also a way to get to know each other. If your favorite restaurant to eat at is Sullivan's because you're a steak lover but she doesn't like steak, make sure they have something on the menu she does love. If not, you may want to try out another place that has great steaks but also has a variety of foods to eat. However, Sullivans does also serve beef and seafood, so you may have a winner with this place. Three of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte are Merts Heart & Soul, Cajun Queen and Cheesecake Factory.  I also listed in my Day 2 Countdown to Valentines blog post some restaurants that are having Vday dinner specials. 
Now when it comes to gifts, should you buy one for someone that you are not sure you are going to commit to? My answer is yes, absolutely. A simple but romantic gift for women are: flowers, chocolates, a card with a gift card inside (just a card is tacky), a teddy bear, movie tickets, or something simple. For men, I would suggest coupons made by you for your next date (yes knowing that another date is coming is an ego booster for men), a hat, tee shirts, or a gift card to a place he's mentioned in your many late night conversations. Its not only a gesture to show that you thought enough of them to buy something but its also ROMANTIC to present a gift to someone you are dating on THE most ROMANTIC day of the year. It doesn't have to cost a fortune and I don't recommend it be expensive (unless you just got it like that) but I do advise that you get him/her something for Valentines Day.

Being single and dating can be somber for some, but it doesn't have to be. If you do not have a special someone for Valentine's, spend it with your children, parents, grandparents, siblings, or best friend. Or you can do something charitable and take candies to the children's hospital or donuts to the nearest senior living home. Valentines does not have to be tears and ice cream binges. Make the best of this ROMANTIC holiday and make someone smile just by thinking of them and wanting to spend time with them. it doesn't have to be someone intimate, it can be family or friends too. Have fun and don't waste this romantic holiday just because you're single.

You can also treat yourself to a ROMANTIC day by going to get your nails done, a hair cut or new hairstyle, eat at your favorite restaurant and go see the newest comedy out. One popular event that takes place around Valentines for singles is speed dating. I heard its fun and you get to meet singles in your area, so check out a speed dating event and meet some new people who are also searching for ROMANCE and someone to spend time. Sometimes treating yourself is better than anyone can do for you so again, have fun with Valentines and enjoy the spirit of Love anyway you can even if you are single.

There's only 6 more days until Valentines! Keep reading for more of my Valentines Countdown! To join my Singles & Romantic group on Facebook, add me and send me a message asking to be added! You can find me at


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