I am always going to consider myself a hopeless romantic. But there is nothing better than taking myself out on a solo date. Here are eight solid reasons, why whether or not you are in a relationship, you will always be your best date night out.
1.) You know what you want. And you are your best advocate.
So put your favorite outfit on, make a reservation for one and go treat yourself to a night on the town.
2.) There are some things that you enjoy that are yours alone.
Whether it is a ballet for one, or a stroll in your favorite neighborhood, time alone means living in the moment and taking it all in.
3. Have you ever been to a movie alone?
It is amazing how much more you enjoy the film. And the best part is not having to agree on what to see. And you don’t have to share your popcorn either. Win win.
4.) Chatting with the bartender at a restaurant is a great way to be on a solo date with yourself but still chatty.
So grab that seat at the bar, enjoy your favorite meal and let the people watching begin. Be the mysterious girl at the bar. And if you want to avoid being mistaken for a girl on the prowl, place your bag and jacket on the seat next to you, letting everyone wonder who you are reserving the seat for!
5.) Taking yourself out on the ultimate date night out gives you the power to please yourself.
When you set the stage for your own happiness you tell others that you consider yourself a priority. Anyone who wants to spend time with you will have to treat you as the queen that you are. Otherwise, what is the point? You can always take yourself out on the best date.
6. Be a tourist in your own town.
Grab drinks at a bar you have never been to. See a show, and get that one last table available at the hottest new restaurant. Taking yourself out on a date gives you a chance to explore new places.
7. Enjoy your own company.
Spending time alone, makes you feel, well, alone. But what it also does, is gives you a chance to listen to your inner voice, explore what you want, and daydream a little. The more you know yourself, the more you know what you want from your partner.
8. A Solo Date Means Self Care
Self care means time alone to nurture yourself, your soul and your wellbeing. Why not take a spa self care day for yourself? A spa treatment and a lunch date on a patio with a glass of wine and your favorite meal? Perhaps a stop at your local boutique to find that choice item to add to your wardrobe will complete the date?
The toughest part of having a good date is understanding the person that you are with. But it is also important that you understand who you are, what you like and what makes a date perfect for you.
So whether or not you are in a long term relationship, or are single at the moment, a solo date is one of the best ways to reconnect with yourself. After all, your identity, is the accumulation of your experiences and you deserve the date that you want. So treat yourself!