Valentines Day this year can soon become a celebrated day by everyone with new Anti-Valentine’s events in London; Emma Parker reports
As Valentine’s day is slowly approaching, it can either be a really magical time of the year or a dreaded day reminding you of how alone you are – all depending on your relationship status. However, this year, thousands of singletons all over London will either be hosting or attending an ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ party to celebrate all things great about being single on this holiday.
The aftermath of Christmas is still present even in February; money is still a bit tight, your jeans even tighter, and everyone has the January-blues. Feeling poor, down and even unattractive from that extra Christmas weight you’ve gained its already a tough time of year, and for certain people it becomes a lot more bothersome when the 14th of February comes around the corner.
Seeing your Instagram flooded with loved up couples, your best friend with a brand-new sparking necklace from their significant other and getting that disappointed nod from your grandparent saying, ‘there is always next year dear’ could be the reason some Londoners have rebelled to this romantic day and decided to throw parties in honour to celebrate being single.
Upcoming events include ‘F*** Tinder London’, ‘The Bleeding Heart Ball’, and ‘Bumble’s anti-Valentine’s Day Party’. All with a similar theme of partying and celebrating all night long to all things anti-romance, you can find yourself in tune with thousands of similar people all in the heart of London. If partying is not your thing, you can attend other functions such as the ‘Séance at The London Dungeon’ for an alternative experience.
It comes to no surprise why people who are both single and taken are skipping the expensive gifts and cancelling Valentine’s Day altogether, but with the number of different events coming your way this February you can celebrate the day in a whole different way this year.
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