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Do Not Fall For the Hype
If you are single and could not care less about Valentines Day - good for you. Read no further. It is just another day, right? Another Hallmark money pit event. Total nonsense in fact.
What is it all about? Image from wikipedia
However, if it bothers you and you are surrounded by people who are going to fuss and gloat, then here are some ideas to get you through. Just choose one - no need to go overboard.
Forget the hearts and flowers. Concentrate on the food. Photos from pixabay
This year Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday so there are lots of things that would be easy to organise.
Have a singles party or picnic. For a party, ask all your single friends to bring a single friend and a plate of snacks. It works best if there are lots of strangers. It makes conversation easier. How did you get invited? If you are not keen on hosting it at your house, meet at a park (bring a picnic), at a hotel or club - preferably one that is not hosting a couples event. It is a good idea to have some conversation starters in case people are shy.
Invite some others for a picnic.
Play Day. Get a group together and do something fun and totally unromantic - paintball, horse riding, rock climbing, orienteering, even a movie. You might even be keen enough to make up a scavenger hunt or a car rally.
Go bushwalking with some friends. Photo from Pixabay
Secret Valentine. Arrange with a group of friends to send each of you a gift to your workplace - along the lines of Secret Santa. Personally I think this idea is awful, but it depends who you work with and whether you care what they think.
Do you need flowers? Photo from pixabay.com
Please Yourself. Spend the day doing whatever you want. Remember the up side of singledom is you can please yourself. If you are newly single, do something your ex hated. Do something from your Bucket List. Check out the many events on WeekendNotes. Do something you have never done before.
Most of all remember it is just another day. You could even sleep through it.
5 of my single friends are getting together this V day, and going to see an exhibition and chat over coffee. We are going out and celebrating, even if it is a 38 degree day! Thanks for the article Lynne. Miss Kx