Love is in the air and couples all over the UK are gearing up for a romantic Valentine's Day. With the high street making the most of the day and showcasing a lot of hearts and flowers, not to mention restaurants advertising their special deals for couples, it can make any singleton a bit frustrated.
If you don't have anyone to spend Valentine's Day with, it isn't really a big deal. After all, you can treat it like any other day – just try and ignore the PDAs that are sure to happen. However, you could also make the most of February 14th by having your own anti-Valentine's Day.
Rather than feeling a bit down that you don't have a partner on the international day of love, revel in the fact you're single by making the day all about you and what you want.
Here is TJC's guide to have a happy single Valentine's Day:
Find other singletons
Herding up all your single ladies ensures you don't get stuck in any awkward situations with friends who are in a relationship. You'll have others around who also don't want anything to do with the romantic side of Valentine's Day, which can stop you feeling a bit sorry for yourself.
It doesn't matter what you're planning on getting up to on the day, having others around you who are in similar situations will help you have more fun and ensure you appreciate what you already have.
See what's on
There are usually loads of offers on for couples on and around Valentine's Day. From meal deals to spa treatments or activities, everyone wants to get involved on the day. This means you and your single friends can save some money by making the most of these deals.
You don't have to be in a couple to take advantage of what's on offer, so have a look around and make some plans. Even though there are likely to be couples around, if you're in a group having fun, you aren't going to care.
So you don't have anyone to buy you flowers or jewellery on February 14th. Who cares? Enjoy being an independent person and treat yourself to something pretty.
You don't have to rely on someone else for a present, so why not finally buy yourself that thing you've had your eye on for a while?
You could even make a day of it by heading out for a shopping spree.
If you're going to have a night in with your mates and a takeaway – a good idea if you want to avoid all the loved-up people who are sure to be out and about – avoid romantic movies. You don't need to watch something sappy, so put down the Notebook and choose films where the women kick butt.
Empowering movies will give you all a high and are a lot more fun than sad and sappy films.
However you choose to spend your single Valentine's Day, don't let the couples get you down.