SINGLETONS worry no longer, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be so painful anymore!

Valentine’s Day for those who are single has always been tough.

Either slumped on the sofa with Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice-cream or watching 50 First Dates wondering why she just can’t remember him one time! But it no longer has to be this way.

Say goodbye to feeling sorry for your single self and get out there, besides – life’s too short to be wallowing in your own self-pity.

If you want to do something other than flopping on the couch, then here are 11 things to help fill your Valentine’s Day!

Speed dating in Bluu and Sakana

Speed Dating – Manchester – Ages 21-35 – £15-£17


This fun evening involves participating in 25 enjoyable dates all in one night, each lasting 3-4 minutes.

It may not seem like a long time but you’d be amazed at just how quick you can tell whether to ditch or date them!

‘Grab a granny’ at Hula Tiki Bar

Manchester – Free


Moving away from the traditional couples event, Hula Tiki Bar are throwing their very own cougar party.

With DJ Nic Kozubik playing the best tunes from 50, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s – it’ll surely be a night that everyone will enjoy and even better, if you’re over 50 they’ll even throw in a free drink!

Circus Funtasia at Wythenshawe Park

Manchester – £9


An all human circus show is to take place in Wythenshawe Park with a modern and dynamic variety bringing; spine-tingling motorbike globe riders, aerialists, death defying roller skaters, juggles and much more to give Valentine’s Day a bit of a twist.

Fifty Shades Darker

Why don’t you and your BFF go and see this thrilling, captivating, gripping and draw dropping film – it will leave your senses tingling and your heart melting.

Unless Christian Grey walks into your life, you’ll realise you don’t need no man Valentine’s Day or ever!

Applebum 2017 opening party at the Antwerp Mansion

Manchester – £8


Applebum returns to Antwerp Mansion for a bigger and better night for the first time in 2017.

Why not spend Valentine’s day letting yourself loose and ready to mingle, with hip-shaking beats and RnB tunes.

Moscow State Circus

Manchester – £26


Performing flabbergasting acts to wow the audience, Moscow State Circus will not fail to surprise.

With stunning acrobatics on Europe’s only double Russian swings, mind-boggling stunts and a brand new state of the art theatre style big top – this event is surely not to be missed on Valentine’s Day.

Fine Wine at The Deaf Institute

Manchester – £4.50


Liven up your Valentine’s Day with The Fine Wine residents playing music in the UK’s underground with a taste of Dancehall, Reggaeton, Afropop, R&B, Hip Hop, and Trap over two floors.

Fine Wine are building their reputation every Tuesday night in Manchester.

With cheap prices, it’s the perfect place to let yourself loose and party hard all night.

Crazy Pedro’s

If you show your tinder app at the bar, Crazy Pedro will offer you cheaper drinks and pizza so being single on Valentine’s Day isn’t all that bad!

Film night: watch High Fidelity in Band on the Wall

Band on the Wall – Manchester – £3


If you’re not so into going out and partying, why not go see the ultimate tale of heartbreak and loneliness with your friends.

The film includes an amazing classic indie soundtrack to make sure your Valentine’s Day is one to remember.

Customer Appreciation Day at Subway

Get a free 6 inch sub all day this Valentine’s Day when you purchase a large drink or large water!

This is perfect before heading for a night out with your friends and doing something fun.

Singletons invited to Lucardo for a blind date

Lucardo based in Ancoats Manchester, will be hosting a special night on Valentine’s Day that involves going on a blind date.

You are given 60 minutes to escape a breakout room together, having to solve clues, riddles and puzzles to make it out.

This new and fun experience will be far from the usual first date and to top it off, you’ll even get free prosecco with every booking!

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