Valentine's Day is a holiday dedicated to celebrating love of all kinds — but especially romantic love. While it's a great day if you're in a loving relationship with someone you care about, it's not always as wonderful
when you're single. Seeing cute posts on social media and being inundated with hearts and quotes in basically every store ever really can take a toll and make you feel left out.
When you’re single, sometimes the best thing you can do on Valentine's Day is embrace it — and post about it. There are lots of Valentine's Day Instagram captions to share if you’re single that will explain exactly how you're feeling, whether you’re happily on your own,
feeling a bit down after a breakup, or if you’re bummed that you don’t have a date.
If you want to
joke about being single and a little lonely on Feb. 14, then you definitely can go the funny, self-deprecating route. But you can also love and appreciate the fact that you're doing things on your own. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a day when you feel bad about not being in a relationship. It can also be the perfect opportunity to appreciate the relationship you have with yourself, as corny as that might sound.
However you may be feeling about Valentine’s Day, use one of the captions below for any picture you post on IG. All of your single friends will definitely appreciate the candidness, and it’ll help you embrace the day with a fresh perspective.
1 I am constantly torn between "I don't need anyone" and "Hey you, please fall in love with me." 2 Happy Valentine's Day to the couple who always welcomes me as a third wheel. 3 How am I spending this Valentine’s Day? Sleeping peacefully, knowing that there’s no one to steal the covers from me. 4 Let's celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine's Day. 5 I may be single, but at least I don’t have a joint Facebook account. 6 Just remember that being alone on Valentine's Day is no different than any other day of your life. 7 My favorite thing about being single on Valentine's Day is getting all the wine to myself. 8 “Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” — Jorge Luis Borges 9 Happy Valentine's Day to myself. I love you. 10 "My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude." — Warsan Shire 11 "I don’t need Prince Charming to have my own happy ending." — Katy Perry 12 Some people say Valentine’s Day is SAD... I like to call it Singles Awareness Day. 13 "I've been single for a while and I have to say, it's going very well. Like... it's working out. I think I'm the one." — Emily Heller 14 Roses are red, violets are blue. I am so happy since I got rid of you! 15 Being single on Valentine’s Day is fine when you’re a pet parent because you know you can’t even use the restroom alone. 16 Everyone's posting all these anti-Valentine's Day pics and I'm just over here like, "Lindor Dark Chocolate Truffles will be 50% off on the 15th! Weeee!" 17 "I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude." — Henry David Thoreau 18 "I am so romantic, sometimes I think I should just marry myself." — Mike Wazowski, Monsters Inc. 19 Happy Valentine’s Day to my new boyfriend! His name is José. José Cuervo. 20 "I don't like to be labeled as lonely just because I am alone." — Delta Burke 21 "Being single is pretty good. It's a nice sense of irresponsibility." — Michael Douglas 22 "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." – Oscar Wilde 23 To all my friends who are committed, Happy Valentine’s Day…. and to all my friends who are single, Happy Independence Day. 24 "I needed to lose you to love me." — Selena Gomez 25 Happy Valentine’s Day! The best kind of love is self-love; don’t forget to love yourself first today. 26 “I call it being self-partnered.” — Emma Watson 27 “I’m not alone! I’m with myself. And myself is fabulous.” — Eva Longoria 28 Happy Drink Wine & Eat Chocolate Day! 29 “If you really are going to be a happy single, you have to stop treating being single as the annoying time that you pass between relationships and embrace it. Rather than focusing on what you lack, focus on what you have: You.” — Natalie Lue 30 “Single and fabulous. Exclamation point.” — Carrie Bradshaw 31 BRB, taking my dog on a date. 32 “I don't need anyone to take care of all my needs and desires. I can take care of them myself now.” — Mindy Kaling 33 Love is in the air today! *sprays Lysol* 34 Why fall in love when you can fall asleep? 35 "Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress." — Kiera Cass 36 "I love being single. It’s almost like being rich." — Sue Grafton 37 “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody” — Maya Angelou 38 Spending this Valentine's Day with my favorite person: myself. 39 The day a partner makes me happier than pizza will be the day I celebrate Valentine’s Day. 40 I finally found someone who annoys me the least: me. Happy Valentine’s Day! 41 “Valentine’s Day is for couples. Us singles have the other 364 days of the year to enjoy ourselves!” — Unknown 42 “S.I.N.G.L.E = Strong, Independent, Noticeable, Generous, Loyal, and Enlightened.” — Unknown 43 My date tonight is my Uber driver. He gets me. 44 “I like being single. I’m always there when I need me.” — Art Leo 45 Today is all about me, myself, and I. 46 “Discover why you’re important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.” — Fisher Amelie 47 I'm not single. I'm in a long-distance relationship because my partner lives in the future. 48 “I'm single because I was born that way.” — Mae West 49 Love the wine you’re with. 50 "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?" — RuPaul
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This article was originally published on
Feb. 11, 2019