If you’d rather swim with sharks than celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are some non-romantic activities you can do if you’re single, shacked up or still deciding…
Valentine’s Day is nearly here, and after a quick ask around the office we’ve realised people fall into two camps – those who are all about a dark chocolate selection and two dozen roses, and those who are not. Valentine’s Day is like Marmite – you either love it, or you hate it!
If you’re the latter and can’t imagine anything worse than a ~romantic~ meal surrounded by other couples, here’s a list of alternative activities to get you through 14th Feb. You can thank us later…
Picture the scene – curtains drawn, candles lit, cushions plumped and lights dimmed… now flick on the TV and spend the next 8-10 hours watching a new show. Perfection!
There are endless boxsets to get stuck into so if you’re feeling overwhelmed with choice, here are a few of our current faves:
Making a Murderer (if you haven’t watched it yet, where’ve you been?)
Jessica Jones (bad-ass female superhero saves the world)
The O.C. (total noughties nostalgia)
The West Wing (there are seven seasons to keep you going)
If Valentine’s Day makes you angry, or if you just fancy hitting a punch bag for 45 minutes, a kickboxing class is a great way to vent frustration, get your heart pumping and generally feel awesome. Search for a session in your local area and go throw some punches.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to about romance – celebrating friendships is just as important and can be a whole lot more fun. Grab a group of your fave people and arrange a get-together, whether it’s a fun day out or just chilling at home. Buy cute cards, exchange small gifts and tell your squad how much you love them!
If you’re at a loose end this Valentine’s Day, ask yourself this – why waste time worrying about what to do when you could be luxuriating in a sauna?
Spa days don’t have to be expensive, either – most big gyms have spa facilities and will let you in as a guest for a small fee, so you can spend the whole day lounging. Or book in for a mani/pedi at your local salon and ask for a cheeky glass of champagne while you’re there.
There’s one thing we think everyone – whether you’re loved up or not – should do on Valentine’s Day, and that’s treat yourself. From a cheap bunch of flowers to a new pair of shoes, there are lots of ways you can say ‘I love you’ to yourself. Here are a few ideas…
A burger and fries for one (we love MEATliquor for the best patties)
A hair cut and colour (create an inspiration board in Pinterest)
A framed print for your wall (scroll through Society6.com)
A new addition to your skincare stash (try a nourishing facial oil)