Posted by: silverliningsblog | June 27, 2022

Summer fun as a single!

Summer is a natural time to get out in the world and have fun…so what do you do if you happen to be single?

No need to worry…there are tons of things you can do on your own or with others to make the most of these warm and sunny summer months. If you shift your perspective on being single from “loneliness” to “freedom,” you may be surprised just how much fun you can have!

Fun with friends & family

While part of the joy of being single comes from learning to love your own company, it can still be fun to have companionship for your adventures.

Here are some activities that can be fun to do with family or friends:

  • Host a backyard BBQ or social.
  • Go hiking or biking on a new trail.
  • Rent a canoe or kayak or stand-up paddleboard.
  • Organize a picnic in a park or a beach day.
  • Go on a weekend road trip.
  • Book a cottage and invite friends.
  • Try out a new restaurant.
  • Go to a comedy club or concert.
  • Go shopping (for clothes, antiques, home décor, etc.).
  • Try an adventure sport (like ziplining, white water rafting, caving, rock climbing, bungee jumping, parasailing, scuba diving, sailing).
  • Go dancing or sing karaoke.

Mingling with other singles

It can also be fun to attend social events in your local area where you’re likely to meet other singles. Some places to look for fun events include:

  • Facebook events
  • Eventbrite
  • An Internet search on “events in [your area]”
  • Community boards in stores
  • Community newspapers
  • Asking friends / other singles for ideas!

As a Meetup organizer, one thing I’d mention is don’t be afraid of being the “new person.” There are always new people at these events, and most organizers are good at welcoming new people and helping them to feel comfortable. You’ll quickly get over any nerves you feel and soon be making new friends!

Chilling on your own

One of the true gifts of becoming single is having time to yourself…and the ability to decide to do what you want, when you want.

Here are some fun ways of enjoying your solo time:

  • Book a spa day (or have an at-home spa day).
  • Go for a walk or bike ride by the water and really savour the peace and quiet.
  • Explore a new town or village.
  • Set a goal to photograph as many lighthouses or covered bridges as you can.
  • Have a PJ day where you read a new book or watch movies all day.
  • Make yourself a gourmet meal (complete with candles and music).
  • Take yourself on a date – go to your fav restaurant and book an activity you’ll love.

I hope you have a terrific summer, and that you embrace this time of being single and the freedom it brings!

xo Karen


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About the author

Karen Strang Allen is a love and empowerment coach for single women. She is the author of Free to be me: Create a life you love from the inside out! and international bestselling co-author of Unwavering Strength Volume 2. Widowed at 22 and separated at 35, Karen’s mission is to help single women feel great about who they are and create a life they love so they attract their dream partner. Check out Karen’s free inspirational resources and workshops at


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