What to do if you're single on Valentine's Day – top anti-Valentine's events around the UK from £5

February 13, 2018
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Valentine’s Day – one day of the year you either love or hate depending on your relationship status.

But if you find yourself single this year, then don’t despair, there are still plenty of fun things you can do with your mates or solo to ensure the day is one to remember (in a good way).

If you’re stuck for inspiration we’ve curated the ultimate anti- Valentine’s Day guide, so even if you’re on your own you’re bound to have a great time.

Go to a single’s night

Sites like match.com and the REVL app host events all around the UK that are great for meeting people.

Valentine’s is the prime time to take the plunge, not just because it’s when the most single people are free, but because you’ll both have something to roll your eyes at to ease the tension. Alternatively, take a look at the events below.

London:

Anti-Valentine’s Party with Bumble

Head to Bounce with other singletons for a UV Ping Pong party
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Embrace the big day as just another excuse for a party and go all out with a UV Ping-Pong session at Holborn’s Bounce, taking place on February 14.

A ticket to the event includes unlimited UV Ping Pong all night, face painters and Bumble’s live art installation – just watch out for the ‘Love Police’ who will be taking mugshots of Romance Rebels who have disobeyed the anti-Valentine’s rules.

Tickets cost £5.

The Yoncé Valentine’s Day Experience

No Valentine? Don’t worry Yonce is here to help
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Held at East London venue XOYO, this is the perfect event for singles and Beyoncé fans alike.

Expect a night of Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child hits, so you can show the world why your ex should’ve put a ring on it. Just don’t get too drunk in love.

Tickets from £8.

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Time Run – An Anti-Valentine’s Special

The perfect adventure filled Valentines activity
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As they say themselves ‘Who’s got time for romance when the world needs saving?’.

Time Run for an anti-Valentine’s special and team up with like-minded adventurers to quest through time and space for an immersive escape room experience like no other.

Each game last 90 minutes with 60 minutes of play, and you can have groups up to six.

Tickets from £35.

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Speed Dating

Meet somebody special speed dating!
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Don’t wait around this Valentine’s Day, why not try speed dating and grab a date or three.

Speed dater events are organising a special Valentine’s edition at All Bar One on February 14. It’s perfect chance to put yourself out of your comfort zone and try something unusual. It’s one of the only chances you’ll get to have 15 dates in one night, so don’t miss out.

Tickets cost £20 and you can sign up here.

Newcastle:

Singles Night in Greys Club

Laugh and drink with fellow Valentine’s Day haters
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Fancy a laugh? Newcastle Chronicle have found this amazing Valentine’s Single Night on the big day.

‘A Swingin’ Valentines Day Rompy Pompy’ will be held at city club, Grey’s on February 14, with a still to be confirmed headline DJ ready to provide the soundtrack for singletons to do some serious partying.

Tickets cost £6 each and you can get them here.

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Get ready for Valentine’s Day

See a great show

The Almighty Sometimes at Royal Exchange Theatre

Fill your Valentine’s Day with culture
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You don’t need a date for a play this good. It’s on from February 9 to 24 and features Julie Hesmondhalgh from Coronation Street.

The play is the story of a girl growing up in a battered part of Stockport in the Seventies who falls in love with the man who will break her heart. Perfect if you’re not feeling romantic.

Tickets cost £9 to £20 and you can get them here.

Pamper yourself

Even the most luxurious hotels may not give you full control
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If your idea of an hour of luxury is an afternoon at the spa why not book a little pampering session as Valentine’s Day treat to yourself? Try lastminute.com or buyagift.co.uk for an amazing deal on packages available across the country.

Try a new experience

Forget wallowing alone at home – make being single fun by trying something daring and different like driving a super car. Like a single’s bucket list if you will.

We recommend Virgin Experiences, lastminute.com and buyagift.co.uk who all have a range of activities on offer that you wouldn’t ever get round to if you had a boring ‘other half’ to consider.

Feast on food

You won’t have to share!
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As couples all around the country avoid picking the spaghetti, chicken wings or anything with garlic in, you can indulge yourself with whatever food you fancy.

Treat yourself to a takeaway, there’s plenty of pizza deals to be found here, pick up a couples meal deal from Tesco and eat it all yourself, or finally get round to cooking that Jamie Oliver recipe you’ve had stuck to the fridge for the past few months.

If you’re ordering for one, get the whole thing for free with our £15 cash back deals on takeaways here.

Drinks with friends

Treat yourself to some truly indulgent alcohol

Nothing makes you realise significant others are overrated more than a good night out with your closest (and fellow single) friends.

Do a little bit of research before you head out (or drink too much to remember how to use the internet) as there’s plenty of single drinks and free entry deals on during V-day. We suggest checking sites like Groupon, Vouchercloud and Vouchercodes.co.uk.

Or host a drinking session of your own. Here’s our best cheap wine deals.

Book an escape

Make sure you take care of yourself!
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If you’ve really had enough with the rest of the world and the only thing for it is a holiday getaway, why not take a trip with Solitair holidays, who do package holidays specifically for solo travellers.

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