Now, we’d like to start off by saying we’re not Valentine’s Day’s equivalent of Scrooge. For all of you spending February 14th with your better (or worse) half – good, great, fantastic. But, if you’re riding it out alone, it’s really not that bad. And here’s why…
1. Show me the money
I love being ripped off buying gifts for a day that’s been commercially saturated. Said no-one ever. Shower yourself in all those pounds you’re saving – literally, why not!
2. Chill in your onesie
We all like getting dolled up every now and then, but really, who wants that hassle after a hectic day at work on a Wednesday? It’s hard enough dragging yourself under the shower and into your pjs, never mind throwing your glad rags on and actually brushing your hair.
3. Watch Netflix and actually chill
Don’t you just feel sorry for all those girls who’re probably four episodes into a killer Netflix series, but have to tear themselves away from the screen to tend to their other half?
4. Do what YOU want
How many couples do you know that go out for the sake of it? Because they feel like they have to? Sack that. Feel the freedom of a pressure-free day, where you can do what you want, when you want, for as long as you want.
5. Snub competing couples
I mean even if you’re loved up yourself, who wants to spend their night in an over-crowded restaurant, watching sickeningly smitten couples declare their undying love for on another, competing for the coveted title of ‘most loved-up’.
6. Drool over Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan. Fifty Shades Freed. Need we see anymore? Even if you’re just disguising lonely singledom, that face (and body!) can make you forget about anything for an hour and a half.
7. Discount on Dominoes
Domino’s not doing a Valentine’s Day discount is unheard of – criminal you might even say. And the best part? You don’t have to share any of it. Not a single slice of pizza. Not a mouthful of meltin’ meatballs. And certainly not a spoonful of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food. All the food. Just for you.
8. Get swiping
If you’re fed up of facing Valentine’s Day alone (we’re hoping points one to seven have taught you otherwise), start preparing for 2019 by hitting the dating community hard.
Whether it’s Tinder, Bumble, Plenty of Fish or, wait for it…an actual bar, there’ll be plenty of people looking for love, so pounce while the water’s hot.
9. Capitalise on next day deals
Laugh in the face of all those schmucks who paid full price for Valentine’s Day confectionery, and swoop in on the February 15th discounts.
10. Ogle in peace
Ryan Gosling. Ryan Reynolds. Zac Efron. Taylor Lautner. Channing Tatum. Whoever floats your boat. Seize the moment and cram in a marathon session with all your favourite Hollywood hotties – pure, unadulterated one-on-one time.
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