Singleton's Survival Guide for Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day: great for couples, not-so-great for singletons. But fear not, the Bridget Jones’ of this world – you needn’t feel blue on 14 February because there are plenty of activities you can do without having a significant other around to distract you! Have yourself some alone time and use it to your advantage with our Singleton’s Survivor Guide…
DIY Dinner

Forget restaurants – they are all going to be fully booked with couples anyway! If you are on your own and have time to kill then why not cook up your own storm? Even if it is a simple stir fry, you will feel productive and pleased to have made the extra effort. You could even bake some cookies or mix up your own cocktail using your favourite spirits and fruit juices (if you fancied an alcoholic beverage or a sweet treat).
Take a Soak

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a bit of ‘me’ time. And how else can you relax than with a delightfully luxurious bath bomb? Lush has an excellent range of fragrant bath products for you to choose from, each with a unique scent and style. Colour your bath water with these gorgeous fizzers and recline in the warm soapiness – you can literally wash your stress away!
Break Convention

If you are single on Valentine’s Day then the last thing you would want to do is watch a soppy love story or read a romance novel. Do yourself a favour and stick on a thought-provoking drama, or get stuck into a murder mystery book. A bit of escapism will help you forget the fact that today is supposed to be all about smug loved up couples.
Work it Out

Valentine’s Day may make you feel a bit emotional – possibly even a tad bitter (especially if all of your friends are in relationships). Don’t feel down in the dumps – work out your tension by taking a brisk walk or light jog – the fresh air and exercise will do you some good and help you release some endorphins.
Make Plans

Feeling blue? Don’t wallow in self-grief – pity parties are no fun! Grab a pen and a piece of paper and write down some goals that you would like to achieve before a certain timescale, and any events that you have coming up in your calendar. Book a trip with some friends or order yourself tickets to the gig you want to go to later this year – it will give you something to look forward to and get you in a positive frame of mind.
So, we hope you are feeling somewhat inspired after reading our V Day ideas for the singletons. If anything, you should consider Valentine’s as the perfect opportunity to work on yourself – take the time to do what makes you happy and relax in the ambience. Self-indulgent? So what! It’s only one day of the year…
> Hannah Montgomery