27 December 2012

Single solo dates

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

What’s that? Yes, Single Girl Confidential is back! Pre-holidays, Arielle and I were chatting and suddenly, magic was happening and we were lining up posts on our ongoing series.

This time we’re tacking the idea of single solo dates. You can check out Arielle’s post on this over here.

So, single solo dates. I love them.

Just because I don’t have a plus-one on a Friday or Saturday night, that doesn’t mean I don’t like going out to dinner or to a movie. Sure, I can do these things with friends, but when they’re busy, it’s time for a single lady night out.

And I treat myself right. If I’ve had a long week or rough Friday, I will just grab dinner on the way home, put on Netflix or clean out the DVR and put my feet up. I don’t mind a quiet Friday night in so, this sounds like a perfect lady date.

But when I want to treat myself and get a little fancy, well, that requires some planning. It involves a little make up, maybe some pre-activity drinks and then a nice stroll to the theater or concert of play. And then, I put myself in a cab home. Just because it’s a solo night out, doesn’t mean I skimp on getting home safe.

This may sound like just a regular night out or something that doesn’t need a “solo date” label but I find that thinking of it that way just keeps me in a positive frame of mind.

When I go on a date, I just, try harder. I put in the extra effort, put on the nicer outfits and jewelry, put on full eye make up and just get out there. Sometimes, that first step is the hardest.

And just because a guy won’t see it, doesn’t mean I should not do it for me.

So what about you? Do you do single lady nights out or solo dates?





  1. jaime says:

    you inspire me! I could do a movie or coffee place along w/ a book/mag/ipad…but dinner or something….I am not sure i have the courage! haha

    happy new year!

  2. I love a good solo date! It usually involves seeing a movie or a Broadway show that’s come into town. I usually put together a cute outfit for occasion and then treat myself to a cupcake afterwards :)

  3. Heck, I still occasionally go on solo dates. I almost prefer to go to the movies alone so I can see exactly what I want to see. I have no problem going to eat by myself — especially since I do a lot of solo work travel — though admittedly I usually have a magazine or my iPad with me. It’s really nice to be able to move at your own pace and be totally immersed in the world while still enjoying a little peace and solitude at the same time.

  4. I really miss single solo dates. My favorite solo date was grabbing a drink at the bar, getting a nice table at a nice restaurant, maybe a walk after. Sigh. So nice to treats yourself nice, you deserve it.

  5. Arielle says:

    I love that you go with full out makeup for your solo dates. I need to start doing this! I totally don’t wear makeup when I take myself out, but god damnit I need to start looking hot for me. ;)

  6. LWLH says:

    I went on on solo date and I loved it.
    Went to the movies and it was kinda liberating. :)