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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!

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'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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