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50 Fun Things to do to Help You Love Being Single

I know some people that love being in a relationship; as soon as one ends, they’ve already found someone new to go out with. I get that dating is a lot of fun, but I’m here to tell you don’t need a significant other to have the best high school experience ever! In fact, here are 50 things you can do instead of prowling for a new bae:

  1. Write poetry
  2. Train for a marathon
  3. Make your family take a personality test and figure out how to relate to them better. Take the personality test here (
  4. Do a day road trip with your friends
  5. Bring a sketchbook to an art museum and draw your favorite pieces
  6. Invest in your younger siblings by taking them to a movie, getting ice cream, or playing a video game together
  7. Get a job
  8. Teach children’s catechesis
  9. Start a blog
  10. Start a vlog
  11. Go to a skatepark/learn to skateboard
  12. Find a coffee shop you can make YOUR coffee shop
  13. Do your homework??
  14. Start collecting something
  15. Make galaxy slime. Find out how here (
  16. Have a slumber party and build a fort
  17. Find a book written by your favorite saint
  18. Re-read the entire Harry Potter series
  19. Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  20. Go to a concert
  21. Write a song
  22. Do a cover of one of your favorite songs and upload it on YouTube
  23. Go thrift shopping
  24. Bake something for your parish priest
  25. Cook a three-course dinner for your family
  26. Pray a weekly holy hour
  27. Go on a discernment retreat with your diocese or contact a religious order. Learn more about discerning a religious vocation here (
  28. Learn how to screenprint your own t-shirts
  29. Go on a photography adventure and take photos of your city
  30. Call someone you haven’t talked to in a long time
  31. Start handwriting letters to your friends
  32. Go to a soccer game at a local high school or college and cheer loudly for a random player
  33. Assistant coach a children’s sports team
  34. Get into a workout routine
  35. Go to a drive-in movie theater with your friends
  36. Go to a waterpark
  37. Start a podcast about your favorite hobby. Here’s some tips for how to start podcasting (
  38. Visit a nursing home and make a new friend
  39. CreateFilm a short-film with your friends
  40. Plant a vegetable garden
  41. Help at an animal shelter
  42. Write a book
  43. Hike a mountain
  44. Build a sandcastle and then destroy it. Film it in reverse and put it on your Instagram story.
  45. Go get slushies at the gas station
  46. Write a letter to Pope Francis. Find out how to contact the pope here (
  47. Get involved in local politics
  48. Try wood-burning. Find out how to here (
  49. Learn to play the harmonica
  50. Tie-dye

About the Author

Ryan McQuade

First things first, I'm the realest. I love Netflix binging, seasonal lattes, painting, driving with the music too loud, wandering through art galleries (looking for those Jesus paintings... of course), and Goodwill hunting. The best thing in my life though is my relationship with Jesus. He saved me and my life has never been the same since! I'm a graphic designer at Life Teen. Follow me over on Twitter @ LT_RyanM

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