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Thandolwethu's singletons guide to surviving Valentine's Day

Single men and ladies - this one's for you, courtesy of Thandolwethu. You'll thank her later after reading this and who knows, you could win big too!

Valentines Day

'Tis the day where one is bombarded by public displays of affection and questions about what your plans are with your significant other. 

I am talking about Valentine's Day, of course. Some people take their loved ones out for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married.

Read: Feeling the love with the Breakfast Team this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is also a day which a lot of singletons, like me, dread. Where they either hibernate in their cocoons and throw pity parties for themselves or go on an anti-Valentine's Day mission.

Now I have been on both ends, I have openly shared that I have struggled in the love department in the last few years, but I have made a promise to myself that I shall not be bitter this year.

Why should I wait for someone else to make me feel special? So I sat down and wrote a list of five things that I plan to do to survive Valentine's Day:

Buy myself flowers

Flowers are guaranteed to brighten up anyone's day- so use them to brighten yours! 

Stay away from Rom-com movies

Next thing you are sitting in front of the TV sobbing and having a tub of ice-cream. Instead, watch something empowering like Tina Turner's 'What's love got to do with it'.

Compile a playlist of your favourite songs

And by that, I don't mean Whitney Houston's 'I will always love you'

Flirt with a stranger

Put a spring in someone else's step. Compliment them.

Drink and be merry (responsibly of course)

Have a glass of your favourite alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) drink. Spoil yourself! 

What are your tips for surviving Valentines Day as a singleton? Share them below and you could win 1 of 2 vouchers valued at R600 from The Skin and Body experts M.E.G to pamper yourself and a friend. T's and C's apply. Goodluck! 

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