Eight fun things to do for single people on Valentine’s Day

Rebecca Simms | 3rd February 2018

IT IS that time of the year all over again. The shelves are stocked with I love you’s and teddy bears galore and yet it is all irrelevant as a singleton. You have to listen to your loved-up friends talking about their plans for the night and them gushing over their partner when after all, at least you save money! Here is VIVA’s guide to a fun-filled night of laughter and remembering that sometimes, it’s good to be single.

1. Get your gal pals together and go and see Fifty Shades Freed – (it’s released on Friday 9th February, contain your excitement!) 

The well-anticipated finale of the Fifty Shades trilogy is being released a few days prior to Valentine’s Day so why not add the date to your diary and get the girls together for a trip to the cinema to spend a couple of hours with Mr Grey. Prepare yourself, it’s set to be a wild ride.


2. Head to Bierkeller’s Ultimate Power Ballads Valentine’s Day party and let your hair down.

What better way to celebrate being single than a classic night out with a power ballad twist? Just think of it as you spending the money you would otherwise splash on a partner on something more worthwhile… ALCOHOL!  The party will celebrate legends such as Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Bryan Adams,  Nickleback and includes a free shot for every singer of rock ‘n’ roll karaoke. Tickets are £3 and can be purchased online here.

3. Book a walking tour around Manchester with Freshwalks and discover historical love stories.

Freshwalks City is a group that combines exercise with history and networking. Enjoy having the opportunity to discover some historical love stories whilst doing some exercise before heading to Beastro in Spinningfields to enjoy a spot of lunch. To book a place on the guided tour of lovely Manchester, click here.

4. Break out of your comfort zone and go speed dating in Liverpool for ‘Date Night.’

Liverpool’s biggest single’s night will be filled with speed dating, blind dates, Twister, salsa classes and more!  The event is being held at EBGBS and tickets cost £5, with all of that packed with the chance to meet new people whilst listening to live music and entertainment, what’s not to love? Click here to grab yourself a ticket for Friday 16th February.

5. Book a once in a lifetime date with your favourite pasty in Greggs with their one night only sit down meal WITH PROSECCO!

The nation has been sent into meltdown following the news that Greggs is offering not one, not two but a four-course meal for £15 including Prosecco on Valentine’s Day! The Piccadilly Plaza store is the only Mancunian Greggs to be participating in the romantic evening, to view the full menu click here. This will be the first time the company has hosted an event such as this so tables are expected to be filled fast. Why not book a table with one of your gal pals and have a toast to being single. Tables can be booked from Friday 7th February on OpenTable so click here to get yourself in line.

6. Walk down to Walkabout for their ‘Bromance’ evening with two burgers and two pints for £10.

How could you say no to food which will comfort you more than anyone else ever could? There’s no need to cry on the sofa, get up and about and celebrate the few reasons being single is actually way more fun! They’ll be showing the Champions League last 16 from 19:45: FC Porto v Liverpool and Real Madrid v PSG.

7. Why not celebrate Pancake Day TWICE? 

Everyone loves pancakes. Although Pancake Day is on the 13th February, why not celebrate twice? Whether you choose banana and Nutella, syrup, lemon and sugar, ice-cream, the works. Pancakes are the way to anyone’s heart. You could buy in a few bottles of wine, set up your Netflix and enjoy a night of pancakes and chick flicks with your best pals.

8. Get the girls together and celebrate at the Galentines Disco.

The night promises music videos, dance routines, glitter tattoos, chocolate, shimmer curtains and gals screaming lyrics in each other’s faces. What more could you want? Celebrate your girlfriends and your favourite female icons on the dance floor. The disco is being held on Saturday 10th February from 9 pm. Earlybird tickets are £5 and normal tickets £7 and can be purchased here. To find out more take a look at VIVA’s article on the disco here.