Valentine’s Day Single’s Survival Guide: Ladies

Single status doesn’t mean you have to celebrate alone

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Before you wrinkle your nose at the thought of spending Valentine’s Day with out a significant other, take a deep breath and allow for some introspection. First of all, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. Any real love -- not necessarily couple’s only-type adoration.

If you’re not in a relationship right now, who cares? That’s the beauty of love. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Although it’s preferable for many ladies in the shape and size of a man (6’2, muscular with light eyes and dark hair – just sayin’) the fact that this holiday is named after early Christian martyrs deems it fit for less-than-traditional ways of celebrating it.

We’ve come up with a few ideas for all you single ladies out there who refuse to lament this lame holiday.

Love Thyself
Turn off your cell phone, make an appointment for a massage and enjoy an “I don’t need a man-icure.” Tune out the rest of the world as you get your little piggies painted during a pedicure. Mediate if you’re into that. Take this holiday time to ‘heart yourself’ and do whatever makes you feel pretty and at peace. There are tons of spa options for a single gal. Re-fresh, re-connect and remember to always love yourself no matter what.

Keep It Class-ical
Beautiful music can lighten most heavy hearts. Attend a classical show with a friend, relative or even by yourself. Once the theater lights dim and you’re a part of a collective, listening audience, there’s a feeling of oneness with everyone there. You’re all having the same experience at the same time.

We suggest attending classical guitar virtuoso Pepe Romero’s performance this Saturday night, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Ed Landreth Auditorium at Texas Christian University.

Then when people asked what you did the night before Valentine’s Day, you can say you saw an artist live who has performed at the White House,  the Vatican for Pope John Paul II and various nobility and heads of state worldwide. See if they can top that with their heart-shaped box of chocolates and two-for-one coupons to Applebee's. Find out more here.

Call The Girls
Send out a brunch S.O.S to your girlfriends and form a brunch brigade. Nothing says solidarity in singularity like weekend mimosas and Bloody Marys at noon.

We suggest Sangria because mimosas and sangria are $1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with a meal. Sangria is showing an international movie and offering complimentary snacks from 4-6 p.m. this Sunday.

Keep is casual and fun, taking care that the party doesn’t turn into a bitter brunch.

See A Show
Are you noticing a theme ‘yet? Basically, we think you should stay busy this holiday weekend and keep yourself entertained. And what’s more entertaining than vampires?! A musical about bloodsuckers!

The Vampire’s Valentine Musical show gives you an excuse to dress up and celebrate the holiday in unique fashion.

The musical’s website claims that guests can nosh on chocolates made from 300-year old recipes at the show. Like any typical vampire show expect a cash cocktail bar, plenty of freaks (wink, wink) dressed in their vampy best, free valet parking and a tarot card reader. Good, maybe she can reveal why you’re single!

See it:
Show starts at 8 p.m. at 1409 inside the Blue Room at South Side on Lamar this Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13.
Cost is $20 per person.

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