10 Warm Ways to Beat the Single Blues This Winter
Winter can be a cold and lonely time for those who are single — but not anymore. We've got 10 snuggling substitutions that will keep you warm and comfy until the chilly weather relents and you're hit with a case of spring fever.
Bubble baths, blazing fireplaces, and lots of hot chocolate are just a few ways to feel safe and snug. Continue reading to see the best methods for warming up.
#1. Blazing Fireplace
It's nice to be alone in a room full of strangers. At night or on the weekend, camp out at a coffee shop or cafe with a fireplace to nestle up next to, and bring a guilty pleasure read like "The Hunger Games."
#2. Heating Blanket
Nobody likes jumping into icicle-cold sheets. Warm up your bed with a heating blanket before you slip in, so the sheets are nice and toasty.
#3. A Boyfriend Sweater Minus the Boyfriend
The oversize boyfriend sweater is in, so wear it proud while you still can.
#4. Find a Furry Friend
Animal companions can offer warm and loving support. Curl up with your pet or volunteer to pet-sit a friend or neighbor's dog or cat.
#5. Salsa Dancing
To get your blood pumping and your adrenaline rushing, take that salsa class you've always wanted to, or that new dance-inspired workout class.
#6. Home Spa
Make use of your tub and create your own spa experience — complete with your favorite Enya tracks. Beyond bubble bath or sweet-smelling salts, fill your bath with rose petals and citrus slices for a sweet, romantic touch.
#7. Homemade Cookies
Bake lots and lots of ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies, and perfect your own recipe. The smell is divine, comforting and warming. Eat a few yourself, but you can also make new friends by sharing them with your neighbors.
#8. Girlfriend Movies
Have you ever laughed so hard you had a hot flash? Watch a movie that is guaranteed to make you laugh until your abs hurt, like "Bridesmaids."
Stretch! It's easy to want to curl up on the couch until spring arrives, but you'll feel more energetic, looser and sexier in your own body if you do a few stretches throughout the day or while you're watching TV.
#10. Hot Chocolate or Chai
Indulge in frothy, foamy and thick hot beverages like chai tea or hot chocolate on cold mornings or evenings.