No date on Valentine’s Day? You don’t need to sit at home and mope about it. Just treat it like any other day, except there are more couples on the streets carrying bouquets and restaurants everywhere jacked up their prices by 50 per cent. But if you do feel like you’re missing out, here are some alternative plans for having a bit of fun on February 14th.
Take this day to focus on yourself, says Anisa Hassan, managing director, It’s Just Lunch Asia. “Do something that makes you feel good; after all you’ve worked hard and you deserve to take care of yourself.” Hit the salon for a haircut or head to the nearest showroom to test-drive that Audi R8 that you’ve been eyeing, she suggests. Make today all about you!
Think of it this way – Valentine’s Day narrows down the playing field for you because all (or maybe most) of the attached couples will be busy being lovey-dovey at a posh restaurant somewhere. That means all those beautiful ladies at the bars and pubs – they’re pretty much fair game. So, gather your other single buddies and head out to town for a boys’ night out.
Another fun way to spend the time would be to throw your own party. Set up and event invite on Facebook and invite all your friends (and their friends) to attend. Make it a rule that each unattached guest brings along someone of the opposite sex as well as booze and food. He or she could also be looking for love and it provides a good opportunity to mingle with more people outside your usual circle.