Cupid’s arrow somehow missed you for this Valentine’s Day but just because you don't have someone special to share it with, doesn't mean you have to be miserable and curse at every ‘I love You’ emoji and GIF you see today.
Here are 10 awesome things to do when you're single on Valentine's Day:
1. Give flowers to a friend
For the ones who are there during the highs, lows and in-betweens. Real friends deserve flowers.
2. Treat yourself by signing up for a subscription box
Rather than getting treats from someone you love, sign up and get the treats that you love. Who doesn’t love delivered packages on your doorstep EVERY month? Get delivered wine, books, chocolate, beauty products, clothing or snacks and just pretend it’s from a different secret-admirer each month.
3. Pamper yourself
Take advantage of all the "me-time" you're getting by indulging in a massage or mani-pedi. Guys, if a mani-pedi isn’t for you, there is something languorously luxurious about taking the time to do a traditional wet shave.
4. Endorphin overload
Laughing gives you endorphins, endorphins equals happy… So hit up a comedy club or watch some stand-up on Netflix.
5. Book a holiday
It might be either thrilling or terrifying, but booking a solo-holiday can be so good for the soul! Make use of the fact you don’t have to cater to anyone elses comforts or commitments and go somewhere you've always wanted to.
6. Do a digital detox
Social media is drenched in soppy Valentine’s Day stuff from the moment you wake up… so unplug and enjoy a digital detox.
7. Take a class.
Whether it’s a language or cooking class, a painting session, dance or spin class at your gym, taking a class on Valentine’s Day could lead to so many things. You might pick up a new hobby, make new acquaintances, learn a new skill or discover that you don’t actually enjoy whatever it is you’ve signed up for.
8. Veg out
It’s summer and the beach still beckons after work hours. Lay your towel down, chill out and maybe you'll forget that it was even Valentine’s Day to begin with.
9. Sharing is caring, but you don’t have to
Works well with Number 8. Stock up on your favourite wine, candy, snacks and keep it all to yourself. You won't have to give up a single one of your fries, or a drop of your wine. Enjoy the fact that it's all for you.
10. Book a date
Go online and check out what Date With Eight has lined up for the next few weeks. Book yourself a group date, have some fun and maybe you'll meet someone, so come next Valentine’s Day you will have to succumb to the soppy cards and roses… but that’s ok.