Valentine’s Day is only two days away and although I of course will be spending it with my boyfriend, I realise that not everyone is in a relationship, nor do they all have a Valentine. So rather than doing a typical ‘Valentine’s Day Ideas’ post, where you can all steal my amazingly romantic ideas (I joke), I have instead put together this short list of ideas of what you could potentially get up to this 14th February, if you happen to in fact be single.
Who better to romance you, than yourself? Exactly… Why not wisk yourself off for a massage, or treat yourself to a mani-pedi or facial. On the other hand you could even just pamper yourself at home; A nice relaxing bubble bath, some candles and a face mask. Bliss.
Have a sleepover with the girls
If you’re lucky enough to have a gaggle of single girls, then this could be the perfect Valentine’s night in for you. Why not all get together and enjoy an old school sleepover, I’m taking face masks, nail painting, junk food and sweets. You can have a giggle, pig out on food and talk about which boys (or girls) you fancy, just like you would of in high school. All you’d need next is Dream Phone! (For those of you who remember that).
Go for a Romantic meal… With the BFF
I recently read in the latest Asos mag, an article on what different couples were doing for Valentine’s day. I read about one pair celebrating Gal-entines day (basically Valentine’s day with your best friend). I thought it was a super fun idea. Apparenlty the couple in the article do it each year and this year had thought about going for a ‘romantic meal’, which I thought sounded like a great laugh. Imagine how much fun you’d have with your best mate in a restaurant full of loved up couples, I know it would get me and my bestie giggling. One of the girls in the Asos article actually had a boyfriend and was ditching him to go out with the best mate for the night! Now that’s a true bromance (or should I say galmance) right there!
Throw a party/gathering
There are more singletons than you may think, so why not gather them together and make a night of it. Invite friends, work colleges, the random man walking down the street… Maybe not the random man walking down the street (well maybe if he’s hot and single). Get a bunch of you together and just have your own little anti-Valentine’s Day party. Who needs romance, love and sloppy over the top romantic gestures. Buddies and beers rule, hurrah.
Go on a date
Okay, this might seem like the odd one out on the list but if you’re single, what better excuse to ask that guy/girl you’ve had a crush on, for almost forever, out on a date? It doesn’t have to be cheesy or some over the top deceleration of love (and yes girls you CAN make the first move) but it could be approached in a friendly manner. For example if it were to a work college you could approach the situations like this: ‘So what are your plans for Valentine’s Day?’, if he/she responds that they don’t have any plans then it’s the perfect opportunity to say something like ‘Fancy going for a few drinks in the afternoon’ or ‘Fancy catching a movie’. Play to their interests of course, if you know they are into art, ask them if they want to go and check out that new exhibition that’s on or something like that. It’s just a casual approach that might bag you a date with your crush. Also It’s perfect that Valentine’s Day lands on a Saturday this year, as it means that you can arrange a day date which often isn’t as scary.
If all else fails, stay in and make yourself something delicious to eat (or order takeout). I personally would suggest a large Dominos to ones self whilst watching a movie. Avoid Rom-Coms, Disney movies and Romantic Dramas at all costs. Films such as Sleepless in Seattle, The Notebook (I actually hate that film), WALL-E (even the robot finds love, how depressing) and Dirty Dancing should be strictly prohibited. Films I would advise however include; 500 Days of Summer (If you haven’t seen it, it’s not the typical Rom-Com you’d expect), Blue Valentine, Gone Girl, All Good Things and American Psycho. These are the type of films that will make you see that not all relationships are perfect, romantic, nor do all end well and even if he looks like Prince Charming, he could actually be a serial killer. So there you go.
Happy Valentine’s Day