Single on Valentine’s Day? Here’s what you can do with kids or friends

Does is seem like everyone around you is going on dates and eating over-priced chocolates on Valentine’s Day? You can still enjoy the day without a sweetheart in your life.

Dr. Gina Rollings believes if you’re a single parent on Valentine’s Day, you can always celebrate the love of your family.

“Children strive off stability structure consistency, and the fact is romantic relationships do, as well. So the happier a single parent is, they’ll attract a stable emotionally available person,” she said. Rollings is an assistant professor that specializes in sociology and psychology.

Her website,, helps people find a work-life balance, with ideas to manage stress and eventually find that perfect love match.

“A great way to meet people and get out there and meet other singles with children are meet-up groups. They’re cheap, easy to find. You can go online, they have a ton of different activities,” suggested Rollings.

Rollings says the library is another hot-spot single parents could check out. “The public library surprisingly has a lot of free events,” she said. “And it’s kid-friendly.”

On this Valentine’s Day, Rollings encourages people to love themselves and their families, and eventually love will find you.

“There are lots of single parents out there, so there are lots of potential partners,” said Rollings.

Some ideas if you are single without the kids this year, think about grabbing a friend for Sunday morning mimosas. Stay off social media, because mushy posts might bring you down, and find a way to spoil yourself; a Sunday spa day might just do the trick. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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