Single and looking or single but happy? This is for you
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Couples, young and old, married or otherwise, have the day already planned out. Restaurants and harbour cruises are booked. Here you are, single and alone, either wondering what the fuzz is all about, or feeling the pressure of being single at this time of the year. If you're in Sydney, or within easy reach of Sydney, however, cheer up. Here are 5 ways you can celebrate Valentine's Day or un-celebrate it, if you must.
Join a Singles' Party
Join a Singles' Party this Valentine's Day
If you are single and looking, online dating service is not an option, and your social circle continues to shrink, you may very well attend a singles' event. Harbour cruise parties for singles may already be sold out at this time (but you can always try your luck and start searching anyways). Don't get stressed though, there are lots of bars that cater to singles and are staging valentine's day parties for singles. One of such parties is A Single Kiss, the perfect excuse to party the right way. It will be at Theloft, 3 Lime Street, Darling Harbour, from 7:00PM till late, on 14 February 2014. Tickets cost $15 (online) and $20 (at the door), which includes free drink, complimentary light canapés, live DJs and dancing, cheeky match up games, giveaways and hot prizes. A Single Kiss, however, is for people aged 21-39 only. For another age group, 35 or above, there's a similar event called Find Your Valentine, which will be held at City Tattersalls Club, 194-204 Pitt Street, from 7:30PM till late on 15 February 2014. It has the same format and ticket costs as its counterpart for the younger age group.
If you want to go the opposite way, you don't stage a rally to protest against Valentine's Day. You can un-celebrate the couples' day that seem to alienate singles by joining an Anti-Valentine's Day and celebrate the single life. The Anti-Valentine's Day at The Village & Catch, 1 Kellett Way, Potts Point features DJ Lady Tre on Decks on 14 February 2014. Guests will receive complimentary canapé and champagne on arrival.
For further information, ring The Village & Catch at (02) 8084 6057.
Go book yourself now with a speed dating service and enjoy the experience which you can have anyway any other day, or check out Work-Shop's Speed Dating with a Crafty Twist. With seven different arts and crafts challenges, drinks supplied by Trolley'd, and nibbles from Studio Neon, you'd certainly have a fun evening, which is capped by voting and the revelation of secret matches. This is not for the faint of heart, because you must love arts and crafts to get the most out of the experience. Cost is $60, this will be held at Work-Shop Redfern, 80 George Street, Redfern, on 14 February 2014 from 8PM.
Run in Your Red Undies
Run in your undies this Valentine's season and raise money for the Tumour Foundation.
Strip down to your red undies and join the Cupids Undie Run this Sunday, 9 February 2014. It is a kilometre-and-a-half(ish) run, which starts and ends at Bungalow B, 3 Lime Street, Sydney. You can run on your own or join as a team and together put hilarity in charity by raising money for the Children's Tumour Foundation Australia. Last year, the run raised over $1.3 million to help end neurofibromatosis, which causes tumours to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing blindness, deafness, learning disabilities, and severe chronic pain.
Celebrate Valentine's Day by setting a world record. Be part of the attempt to break the world record of the biggest blind date. Set to happen at the Sydney Opera House on 21 February 2014, tickets cost $98 $8.50 booking fee, which covers sumptuous wines including sparkling premium beer and soft drinks, canapés served by ARIA catering of celebrity chef Matt Moran, a matched date followed by an after party, and your very own copy of the Guinness World Record Certificate.