No date? No problem! Here’s how us single girls can get our own share of the love this V Day.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s an occasion to look forward to if you’re in a relationship, and those who aren’t, dread all the public declarations of love on social media and all around them. But who’s to say us single people can’t get some love for ourselves?! There’s so much to like about being sans boyfriend (not feeling guilty about replying a text late, being ever-ready anytime your girls ask you out, having your dish to yourself at a restaurant without having to share…) and if you need further convincing, just listen to Jimmy Fallon and Rebel Wilson belting out their love for the Single Life. If you still can’t stand the thought of not having plans this V-Day, here are some ideas you may want to consider:
Book a session at a luxurious parlour for a full day of pampering! There’s nothing better than ending the week off with a relaxing massage and hot tub while also prepping for the week ahead with a fresh facial, mani and pedi. You’ll be sunken so deep in relaxation that you’ll forget it’s even V-Day! For some ideas on where to go, we’ve got a roundup of the top spots for spa and massage treatments. And if you’re vowing to go green, an eco-friendly, all-natural and organic ingredients-only parlour is where you’d want to be!
Do something for yourself that you’ve been meaning to but never did
Whether it’s pausing everything in your life to stay in and chill out over rom coms, heading out for a mini-adventure (solo café-hopping, anyone?), or even running important errands (for those that just can’t sit still!), treat this Sunday like it’s a special one, just for you!
Spend it with family
There’s no better Valentine you’ll ever have in your life than your family. For those who don’t celebrate V-Day entirely, treat the fam out to a simple afternoon meal or find an activity that everyone can enjoy! Have a think and ask yourself when you last had a full day out with your parents…
Host a Singles Party à la Jessica Biel in Valentine’s Day
Remember how Jessica Biel’s workaholic character in Valentine’s Day vowed she’d have a great time with her girlfriends during the unbearable V-Day celebrations? Sure, it took a while for them to come around but when the going got tough, the singles’ party was eventually a hit. If you’ve got some other girlfriends who are in the same boat this 14 February, call them up for a day out (check out all the events we’ve listed below!) or host them at your humble bachelorette pad! It’s always great to be around other women you can relate to, and squeezing in some time to catch up with each other’s happenings doesn’t hurt either. For those with the luxury of time, turn it into a grown-up sleepover with a fun staycation!
Valentine’s Day Events for Singles
If you’re dying to get out there and find some good ol’ lovin’ this V-Day, hit up any of the events below and who knows, you may just find your Mr. Right!
Valentine’s Day Terrarium Making at ION Sky
Why pay for expensive rose bouquets where you can make a terrarium? These DIY mini-gardens in a jar make the perfect gift for anyone (or for you to take home!). All tools for terrarium-making will be provided, plus a spot of light refreshments while you enjoy the amazing skyscraper view from the very top of ION Orchard. At the end of the session, stick around for a short mingling session while admiring fellow creative singles’ terrariums.
When: Saturday, 13 February, 3pm – 7:30pm
Where: ION Sky, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
How much: $59 per ticket. Get yours here! Plus, receive $5 rebate each at the end of the event when you refer 1 to 2 friends. Refer 3 friends or more and receive $10 rebate each!
HEARTS GO LOCO – Lucha Loco’s Anti-Valentines Party
Hot, single and ready to mingle? This party definitely isn’t for the faint of heart, girls! With a kissing booth, plenty of Mad Mexican pashing, complimentary tequila shots and even Tinder match-ups (yes, you heard right!) you’re definitely turning up at Lucha Loco to have some naughty fun. Round up all your other single ladies so you don’t have to go alone!
When: Saturday, 13 February, 10pm
Where: Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598
How much: Free! RSVP by indicating ‘Going’ here and get priority entrance, girls!
Valentine’s Day (Singles?) Special! Chillax Cycling at ECP/GBTB
If you’re looking for something relaxing yet takes you to the outdoors, chill with Ministry of Adventure along the scenic East Coast Park and Garden By The Bay route. Bring your bicycles or rent one at the Marine Parade meeting point with the rest of the group, and ride leisurely along the coastal route to the Marina Barrage, Garden By The Bay and Marina Bay Sands precinct. Treat yourselves to dinner at one of the eateries in Parkland Green, East Coast Parkway and you’ll have yourself a perfect evening, no boyfriends required!
When: Sunday, 14 February, 3:30pm – 7pm
Where: Meeting point at Marine Parade Bus Stop No.92049 (Outside OCBC)
How much: Free! Register here!
Valentine’s Day Special: Single’s Traffic Light Party
Mambo Beach Club invites everyone to experience a smashing good time along with Resident DJ, Chris Columbus. Upon entry, get designated with colour-coded wrist tags for all statuses, including taken/not interest, complicated, or single. Bring along your singles brigade girls, because the first 10 groups of four girls (or more) that walk into Mambo will receive a coupon to claim a champagne bottle of Prosecco for free! On top of that, expect a free-flow of Sangria at the pool. Whip out your bikinis and get ready for an afternoon of poolside fun!
When: Sunday, 14 February, 3pm – 10pm
Where: Mambo Beach Club, 40 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098996
How much: Free!
Tanjong Beach Club Valentine’s Day Special: No Strings Attached
Get flirty with an afternoon of adventurous beach games at Tanjong Beach Club this Sunday, girls! Fun prizes to be won, including these gorgeous ‘lipsticks’ you see here. Table and daybed reservations are still ongoing, so even if you’re not into getting active, you can still have a relaxing afternoon tanning by the beach.
When: Sunday, 14 February, 12pm
Where: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
How much: Free!