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Published February 7th 2018
Fun things to do on Valentines Day
Valentine's Day Tips for Singles

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Will You Be My Valentine? (Photo: Felix Francis)

Like Christmas, Valentine's Day creeps up and hits us when we least expect it.

All of a sudden, your friends start comparing notes on where to celebrate Valentine's Day and woo their loved ones.

Advertisements for jewellery, florists and chocolate treats become more prominent until it is quite impossible to ignore them.

And of course if you are in a relationship, your partner starts having romantic ideas and dropping hints.

But what if you're single?

Do you just ignore it until it all blows over? Or do you feel that you have been cheated or left out somehow?

Here are a few tips what to do for Valentines Day.

Ignore It

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Weddings Are Expensive

Ignoring Valentine's Day can be difficult, especially when your friends and work mates keep banging on about it. The conversations on the topic can be almost interminable, and people start wondering about your prostate if you run off to the loo every time the subject crops up.

You can almost start feeling like there is something wrong with you for not having a partner. If so, it's time to remind yourself of a few home truths.

marriage is expensive, and divorce is even worse
it does not look glamorous wandering around in matching his and hers tops
being stuck at home with the Significant Other is not better than having a drink with the boys (or girls)
everyone knows that singles have more fun
eternal love is a myth - unless you married your dog.

Console Yourself

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Love Hearts Treats

If ignoring Valentine's Day is not working, then it's time to up the ante.

steal all your neighbours' roses so they can't use them romantically
take a sicky on the day so you don't have to hear what others are doing
take a pin to the photo of that person in Finance who turned you down when you invited them out
invite your single friends (if you have any) to come over for a party
eat yourself silly by lashing out on take-away, as all the restaurants will be booked out with doe-eyed couples
rent a copy of The St Valentine's Day Massacre to watch while you eat

Get Even

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Get Away From It All

It's a bit old hat ordering a ton of horse poo to be delivered to your ex's place, and there's no point getting 10 extra spicy pizzas delivered to them since they won't be home anyway.

You could try bribing a waiter to put a treble dose of laxative in the ex's meal, but most waiters are so hopeless that they would give it to the wrong person anyway.

Here are a few other ideas for Valentine Day:

pretend that you're a jeweller and call advising that the diamond ring is now ready
send a fake email confirming their first class flight booking to Paris
place your ex's photo on the dart board bull's eye
kidnap his/her pet guinea pig to squash any romantic ideas

Find a Partner

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Valentines - Roses are Red...

Well your mother has been bleating for ages that it's time you settled down, and your friends have been making pointed remarks about your sexuality since you have been single for so long.

But picking up a partner isn't that hard, is it?

With the benefit of years of experience in matchmaking, we are able to offer you offer you just the thing to resolve your romantic dilemma. Our carefully researched Top Ten Ways to Pick Up a Partner is guaranteed to open your eyes to new ways to become romantically attached.

If all else fails, then perhaps you could try the advice here. It may not get you a new partner immediately, but you can have lots of fun trying.

If you have any ideas for what to do for Valentines Day, or other suggestions for romantic ideas, why not share them in the comments?
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So cynical Dave. And I was sure you'd be a shameless romantic :)
by Geraldine Massey (score: 3|8170) 2752 days ago
Dave very creative coming up with a list like this.

Possibly worse than being single on Valentine's Day is whether one can forgive their partner for forgetting.
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1596) 2753 days ago
Creative and entertaining article with some very amusing tips. Thanks for making me laugh on a busy Wednesday :)
by Joy (score: 3|1912) 2752 days ago
Love the get even section. You'll need to disguise your voice for the phone calls though.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 2752 days ago
Great article, nice to see an alternative take on Valentine's Day! The passport photo is very inspirational :)
by Rayna (score: 2|204) 2749 days ago
Congratulations on winning 2nd place.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 2725 days ago
Great article Dave, and great attitude! Ignoring Valentines Day has always worked for me, but your ideas on Console Yourself and Getting Even are so much fun. Don't know why the pics are not displaying though.Enjoy the 14th whatever you do!
by sueca (score: 2|113) 2744 days ago
some great ideas, i think the horse poo is a winner, but your ex would end up with some killer tommies next season with all that free compost.
by iszoo (score: 1|17) 2744 days ago
Wow, I never thought of that.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11307) 2744 days ago
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