If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day might be one of the biggest days in your calendar. But it can sometimes be a bit of a downer for singles feeling unlucky in love, scrolling through endless Instagram posts of happily coupled-up friends.
If you are single this Valentine’s Day, it’s a good opportunity not only for some quality me time, but also to put some effort into meeting singles in a similar situation. I sat down with our multi-award-winning matchmaking team here at Drawing Down the Moon for their top tips!
1. Remember your friends
Round up your single friends and enjoy some quality time together. They’ve been there for you through thick and thin, so show them your appreciation and have some fun! Go out for the night, perhaps even book a weekend away. When you do meet someone who you want to settle down with, you might not have so much time to enjoy your friends’ company—so make sure to enjoy it now, in the moment.—Andrea
2. Put yourself first
Rather than dreading Valentine’s Day, see it as a day to treat yourself. This is an opportune day to spend some quality time with yourself! Book a beauty treatment. Head to the cinema for that new film you’ve been dying to see. Today, the most important person in your life is you—and you deserve to be pampered.—Tilly
3. Try something different
If you keep looking for a partner in the same way you always have, chances are you’ll keep repeating the same mistakes. It’s a much better idea to try something completely new. Get off the dating apps—and head out into the real world. Accept every invitation. Get yourself out meeting new people. There are always lots of special events around Valentine’s Day where you can spend time with like-minded singles.—Izzy
4. Get out of your comfort zone
You won’t meet your Mr or Miss Right sitting at home in front of Netflix. If you want to find love, you have to go where people are most likely to be. Join a class or club where you can meet them. And if you can find an event geared toward a particular hobby or interest, you’ll already have something in common with anyone you meet there!—Bey
5. Go where other singles are
Valentine’s Day evening can be the most exciting night of the year if you’re single! Walk into any bar, restaurant, cafe, sports centre, gallery, or museum. See someone on their own, or in a small group? I can pretty much guarantee they’re single. Never has there been such an opportunity to know for sure that the object of your affections is unattached. Take advantage of the moment—and good luck!—Gillian
6. Take action every day
If you’d like to meet a partner in time for Valentine’s Day next year, you need to start prioritising your search now. Don’t put it off any longer—or before you know it, it’ll be Valentine’s Day next year. If you don’t take action, nothing will happen. So make a plan, and work out exactly how you can increase your dating opportunities. And if your diary’s already full, reach out to the world-class matchmakers at Drawing Down the Moon. That way they can be working on your behalf while you carry on with your life.—James
Now go out there and get ’em!
If you are ready to meet someone special, contact the friendly award winning matchmakers at Drawing Down the Moon Matchmaking.