Avoid the pity party: Here are 6 fun things to do if you're single on Valentine's Day

Don't spend a perfectly awesome day sulking at loneliness

Don't be a sad solo dolo. Keep yourself company.

Instead of glaring at couple’s enjoying their lover’s day or sobbing your sadness away, how about you try the following and make your party of one memorable?

1. Masturdate

This, our dear reader, is a verb meaning to take yourself on a date, alone. You can dress up and hit that new restaurant you’ve been meaning to check out or order a large pizza with extra cheese and stay indoors. Unless you really want to get laid (your chances are slim as most good guys are taken) you should avoid going out for drinks. After all, everything gets better after pizza.

2. Book yourself into a hotel

Staying in some place new removes the dull in riding solo. Try out their Jacuzzi, maybe they’ve got a heated swimming pool hidden somewhere in the building. It’s also a good place to meet new people and get breakfast in bed. Wink*

3. Get yourself flowers

One of the big Valentine’s Day is flowers. It doesn’t have to be red roses, be your own date and get yourself an orchid or a bunch of daisies to brighten the day. Even single people deserve flowers.

4. Buy yourself a gift

You know that phone you’ve been dreaming about? Go out and get it. Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to unreasonably splurge on expensive things, its even better when you’re splurging on yourself.

5. Stay away from the media

Research has shown that people tend to exaggerate their experiences on social media. While you might feel petty doing it since, well, you’re alone, checking your friends Snapchats on their dates won’t make you feel better either. Make yourself the centre of your world this one day and avoid communicating with people.

6. Focus on your work

If all of the above don’t feel practical enough for you, then put all your concentration on completing whatever work you’ve been procrastinating. You could also be a workaholic (probably why you’re single too) and you’ve completed all your work. Go the extra mile and get in a few more hours that will earn you points with the boss. A better pay is said to cure heart aches.

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