Being Single on Valentine’s Day

By Gabija Gataveckaite

If you dread the thought of Valentine’s Day because it’s just another reminder that you’re ‘single,’ Gabija Gataveckaite has found some unique events hosted in Dublin city that will allow you to enjoy the occasion regardless of your relationship statues. 

<strong>Boxes of chocolates, roses and embellished cards- the familiar sight of Valentine’s Day is back once again. For some of us, it means highly anticipated dates and disappointment when your other half ‘forgets’ to get you a present.

For the single ladies and gents, it may mean a night filled with feelings of loneliness, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to meet new people, build on potential relationships or just enjoy being single. If you choose to go out or stay in, V-day doesn’t have to be ruined just because you’re single. If you choose to stay in, get a few friends together and spend the night watching movies with lots of pizza and ice cream, including face masks and cookie baking. If partying is more your style, ‘The Liquor Rooms’ are holding a ‘Shred Your Ex’ night on  February 11th, which grants free admission with a photo of your ex and where break up stories land free drinks. Bring along old teddies and swap them for other singles’ old gifts from their exes, or donate them to charity. If you’re looking to meet new people and your love for dogs is even more important, ‘Pupp’, the dog-friendly café on Clanbrassil St is holding a speed dating event on the day.

If all else fails and you end up having no plans for the day, take a hot bath and read a good book- after all, it’s important to take time to love yourself before anyone else.


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