Alternative Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

January is officially over, which means one thing – Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. This particular day of the year can be an awkward time for those of us who aren’t currently loved up, and coming up with a way to celebrate while single can sometimes be tricky. Luckily for you, qmunicate is here to help! So whether you’re loving living your best single life, or longing to be struck by Cupid’s arrow, here are just a few ways that you can pass the time this Valentine’s Day.

Me Time

Sometimes it’s nice to spend a little time with yourself. This might take the form of a long, luxurious, candle-lit bubble bath with a glass of wine. Or maybe it’s getting into your pyjamas and ordering a pizza before hunkering down for an all-night gaming session. Perhaps it’s even a bit of both. Whatever way it is you like to spend your time, do a little of it this Valentine’s Day.

We time

Sure, Valentine’s Day is for celebrating romantic relationships, but they aren’t the only ones that matter! Get a group of your pals together for some fun and to celebrate and nurture the great platonic relationships that you share. Play Mario Kart. Do some moisturising face masks. Have a movie marathon. Bake something delicious. Rob a bank. Whatever it is you do, do it together!

Treat Yo Self

Who says you need someone else to buy you presents? If there is something you’ve been eyeing up for a while, go ahead and treat yourself to it this Valentine’s Day. Bonus: you’ll never look at it and be reminded of someone who you would rather forget.

Hit Up Sauchiehall Street

Go out and socialise! There’s lots on, so you have no excuse for staying in. Nice N Sleazy is hosting Queer Theory: Tender Lesbian Care, a themed evening of live music, drag, poetry and comedy. If that doesn’t sound like your thing, maybe Broadcast’s night My Bloody Valentine’s Day will be more up your alley– plus it’s free entry!

Ignore It Completely

After all, when you ignore the whole capitalist appropriation of human emotions like love for profit, it’s just like any other day of the year.

[Megan Willis]

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