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As the dreaded V-day D-day encroaches upon us, single people everywhere scurry to find something to do that will serve as a happy distraction from all the flowers, and hearts posted everywhere they turn.

Fear not! for I have compiled a list of things that will have you asking ‘Cupid who?’


DON’T WATCH ROMANTIC MOVIES! I don’t have to tell you that this is counter-intuitive. Are you trying to give yourself mild depression? Watching other people find love is torture on a regular day, watching people find love on a holiday dedicated to lovers is suicide.

DO:Instead, watch scary movies, or bad reality television where everyone is back stabbing each other. It’s mindless, but it’s fun to watch, and it’ll make you feel better about your current state of affairs.

DON’T STALK YOUR EX-BOYFRIEND/EX-GIRLFRIEND’S FACEBOOK PAGE. Today of all days, don’t be a weirdo stalker.

DO: Flip through your own photos and see how awesome you are. If you’re already on Facebook, you might as well make the best of it.

DON’T SIT AROUND WITH 2 BOXES OF CHOCOLATE FOR 1: I’ve done it before, you get very little satisfaction out of it. Plus the carbs you are taking in hardly seem worth it in the end.

DO: Go to the gym, or a run, or walk with a friend. Get moving. When you exercise you release much needed endorphins which boost your mood. Plus, you get a killer work out of it.

DON’T STAY IN THAT WEEKEND: Your single-dom will be more pronounced this weekend than any other weekend of the year. Make sure you are not home, moping around.

DO: Go out. Even if it’s just for coffee, don’t stay home. Get out of the house. Getting dressed up and having somewhere to go will definitely boost your mood, plus you never know who you might meet :).

DON’T ATTEND A VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY: This would be the ultimate slap in the face. Who are you celebrating with? It’s pathetic to show up to one of these things not coupled up.

DO: Throw you’re own awesome ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY. Love is overrated anyway, so why not celebrate with some of your single friends and bash lovers everywhere. You can burn photos/things of your ex, pin the tail on your ex (your ex would, of course, be the head of an ass), play fun revealing dating games with your friends. Drinking games are always welcome.

Valentine’s day doesn’t have to suck if you’re single. It can be an awesome time to celebrate the fact that you haven’t settled yet! or better yet, you’re not as miserable as some of your coupled friends. You get to go out and act like a complete idiot, and you don’t have to answer to anyone. Good for you! Keep up the good work!

Hope this list helps 🙂