top of page

Rock Anti-Valentine's Day: 10 tips

Updated: Feb 2

Valentines Heart with question mark

While it may be a far-off 18 days from now, the comments and questions I received this week---were crazy!   From the fun ones from those in relationships---what should I get him/her for a gift?  To---Andrea—do you think I’ll have a date on Valentine’s Day?

Oh, February 14---love it or ignore it!  It makes me think of the movie Love Actually and all the types of love in the world---romantic, unrequited, familial, love across languages and races, love despite status, love after death, brotherly love….and so much more.

No date on the horizon for Valentine’s Day?  No worries as a first or second date can be majorly weird and stressful with all of media attention this day gets….so unless you are in relationship, it may be an uncomfortable date.

 Remember, it’s a Hallmark holiday.  February was most likely a dead retail month----and this day invigorated sales: candy, flowers (I was talking to a friend of mine who’s with UPS who told me about the planes full of flowers being flown in from South America just for 2/14), perfume, anything pink or red!

Don't Compare Your Real Life to Someone Else's Controlled Content

As a top dating coach, clients have even brought this up to me----and it’s nearly 3 weeks away!  Stop thinking about it and once we hit Cupid’s Day just:

Unplug.  Don’t look at dating sites or social media all that day.

Other tips for that day:


1.      Do something your ex hated.   Order that Indian food she complained about.

5 Love Languages

2.      Take the Love Language quiz online---hey, it’s free and fun.  Plus, you’ll know what some people are talking about on their profiles!


3.      Thinking of a new volunteer endeavor?   Check out some options.

4.      Hit the cosmetics counter at Nordstrom for some retail therapy and see what’s new.  Guys, time for a new fragrance for you?

5.      Research a trip you’ve been thinking about since Covid.

6.      Get a facial.  You’ll feel like a million bucks.

7.      Plant an herb window box with mint, basil and thyme---yum, fresh muddled cocktails at home.

8.      Repair a rift.  Remember that dumb fight you had with your brother?  You love him---tell him.

9.      Bake something sweet and deliver it to your awesome neighbor.  Don’t bake?  It’s Girl Scout Cookie season!


10.   Work out with a great new cardio playlist you made today. Oh, those endorphins.

It’s just a day---but a day filled with all sorts of love, not just romantic.  And we all love someone, right? Pick up your cell and call someone you haven’t spoken to in six months.  I’m thinking of my favorite aunt who recently lost her husband---so while I think of her often, today I’m settling in for a good long chat with her.

Happy very early Valentine’s Day!  To my clients, I treasure you.  To those not yet, I look forward to the day I meet you.

Ready to date?  Sign up here for a free 15-minute chat to see if I can help. No pressure, ever!


Andrea McGinty, Dating Coach

Andrea McGinty Founder, It’sJustLunch and


Recent Posts

See All


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page