7 things to do on Valentine's Day when you're single, 60-ish and sexy

A senior prepares a meal for himself.

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. No matter your relationship status, you can still celebrate the day with your friends, family or even yourself! So skip the red roses, chocolate, romantic movies and see how you can put your twist on the day.

Pamper yourself

Today is a day to honor yourself. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do—a massage, facial or acupuncture treatment—now is the time to explore. Some places in your community might have Valentine’s Day specials, so don’t be shy about taking advantage. Prefer to relax at home? Meditate, read a book, soak in a bubble bath or try a face mask.

Buy yourself something you’ve always wanted

Have you been coveting a piece of jewelry or a new electronic device? Today’s the day to treat yourself to something special.

Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Call over some of your favorite gal pals for this holiday and ask everyone to bring their favorite brunch dish, such as waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit salad or breakfast casserole. Enjoy the feast and enjoy your friendship.

Visit with extended family

You might see your immediate family members frequently, but what about sharing some time with extended family members? Today is a great day to let them know you’re thinking about them. If they live far away, send a card or pick up the phone to let them know you care.

Dance the day away

Get your heart pumping through the rhythm of your feet. A local dance studio might offer swing dancing, tango or salsa classes. Got 2 left feet? You can still bring some music into your day by checking out a local concert venue, jazz club or symphony.

Cook up something new

If you could be magically transported to any country for a day, which one would you pick? Maybe you’d find yourself wandering around a bazaar in Morocco, on a wine tasting tour in Italy or sailing around Greece. Pick whichever country inspires you the most and try a recipe from the faraway land. Most libraries have international cookbooks you can check out. Not much of a chef? Order something from your favorite restaurant and eat it on your fanciest plate.

Spend time outdoors

Put on your shoes and get some fresh air today. Whether it’s a brisk walk around the neighborhood, a stroll through a park or a jog around your favorite lake, spending some time with Mother Nature can help clear your head and heart. And if it’s just too darn cold to go outside, start planning a trip for the spring.

Single and ready to mingle

Check to see if there are any local events in your area for singles where you can take this opportunity to meet new people. Or consider having family or friends set you up on a blind date.

No matter how you decide to spend your day, use today to celebrate yourself, and spend some time doing something you love.