Now that the hangover — both literal and metaphorical — is starting to wear off, you may be wondering what you should be doing this January to embrace the New Year. And while there's typically a big emphasis on dating or bettering your love life in the New Year, it's important to spend some time working on your relationship with yourself, too. In fact, January is the perfect month for going on a solo date — a date with no one but yourself.
“Having solo dates is always needed for recalibration,” Thomas Edwards, founder of The Professional Wingman, tells Bustle. “Sometimes, you’re the only one who can enjoy certain things, and it’s important to take time to continue doing so, whether you’re in a relationship or not. At the end of the day, if you like yourself, why not go out with yourself on a date?”
Solo dates can be especially useful in January, when people tend to feel a little down, restless, and broke. Picking some wholesome — and cheap — activities to do on your own can make the month a little happier. Here are some perfect solo date ideas for this January.