V-Day is right around the corner, and if you’re not in a relationship, you may be wondering how to escape the loved-up couples and take your mind off your single status this weekend. Being single doesn’t need to be a bore – in fact, it can be a whole lot more fun than being crammed into a restaurant and subjected to Barry Manilow on repeat.
To give you a whole new outlook on February the 14th, we’ve compiled a few alternative Valentine’s Day activities for singletons and daters who are looking for a fun weekend.
Anti-Valentine’s day fun
If you’re spending February the 14th alone this year, don’t wallow in despair at your single status. Gather your single friends together for an anti-Valentine’s Day party that will make your coupled-up mates green with envy. Organise a sleepover party for the Saturday night, and enjoy pizza for breakfast with your favourite people on Sunday morning.
Show yourself some love
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than waking up with a whole day ahead of you and absolutely no plans. So embrace your freedom this Sunday and fill the hours with ‘me time’, to wake up feeling good about yourself rather than mildly hungover on Monday morning. Whether you’ve been aching for a massage, you’re in the mood for baking or you feel like hitting the gym, the world’s your oyster when you have no plans.
Alternatively, spend some time updating your online dating profile and get chatting to the thousands of other singletons who are spending February the 14th on the sofa – Cupid could come calling on Sunday after all!
A picnic blanket for two
Managed to bag yourself a date at the last minute? You may struggle to find a table in your favourite restaurant this close to the day. But as Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, you don’t need a fancy table for two to enjoy a feast with your date.
Instead, why not pack a picnic and head out on an adventure? Whether you both love walks on the beach or you know a secret spot that overlooks your city, this feast will be far more memorable than knocking elbows in a crowded restaurant.
Raise a toast to V-Day
You may struggle to find a table for two, and the weather may be too damp for picnics, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find somewhere to eat. Instead of committing to a three course meal, go for drinks during the day to watch the afternoon roll easily by. Sunday cocktails make a fun and relaxed first date, and savvy daters will find a spot that serves bar snacks to keep hunger at bay…
Combat singleton blues and embrace being single this February 14th, with these alternative Valentine’s Day activities for every situation. Whether you’re organising a first date, catching up with friends or enjoying some alone time, make the most of your single status this weekend by filling it with fun activities.