There are so many Valentine's Day gift guides telling you what gadgets to buy your S.O, so this year, we decided to be a little Anti-Valentines. Instead of telling you what to buy, we will offer you some ways to save your hard-earned cash instead below...
We are so programmed to believe Valentine's day is a day you celebrate with your lover, but I remember as a child we used to have a ball trading those cutesy cards with other kids and celebrating the day amongst friends. If you're single this Valentine's day, dare to make a full day out of it by celebrating the Anti-Valentine way with other single people in your area. Really!
There are sites dedicated to snarky Anti-V-day e-cards, gifts you can buy for friends, and even parties, like Trendy Lime's Anti-Valentine Ball in San Francisco this Thursday which I'll be attending (we are media partners). Instead of sitting around in your PJs with a bucket of ice cream on your lap watching RomComs or configuring your new combo modem/router, put on your best Sunday clothes and head to the nearest Anti-Valentine soiree. You just never know what to expect.
Like I told Trend Updates in this fun interview, I'll be celebrating the day at the spa then hitting the margaritas bar with my girlfriends in honor of St. Valentines Day. No shame in that. So what are your plans my single ladies?
Here are a few things you can do to be Anti-Valentines:
Spend the day on your iPhone- Geekugar has 5 Anti-Valentine's Day Apps you can download for fun. Is he a 10? Ask your iPhone. Here's another vanity iPhone app that can determine if his handsomeness passes the Golden Ratio.
Throw a singles party-You could travel to an exotic location with your girlfriends in the hopes of meeting Mr. Right Now, travel to one of the "World's Best Party Hotels" or host a pot luck where everyone brings along their favorite Anti-Valentine's appetizer and dishes on their worst dating experience. This is the perfect time to invite the boys-next door for some broken heart shaped cookies or shots of Love Stinks.
Make it a movie night- Forget the Romantic Comedies. This is not the time to entertain such things. Instead, invite some friends over, make some popcorn, and pop in a copy of "Fatal Attraction" into your Blu-Ray player. Not a Glenn Close fan? Check out these other titles. According to RedBox, the "Hangover" is a great flick to watch.
Cruise the Dating Scene- If you must, take a stroll down the information highway in search of that hot hunk on sites like OkCupid.com or you could always attend a Speed Dating event. Why take chances?
Got any more ideas? Leave a comment letting us single gals know what YOU plan to do on V-Day.