Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and if you’re like many single guys and gals, you probably just stayed home and binged on your favorite TV shows and movies. Why would you go out amidst all the lovey-dovey couples out in full force? However, if you’re creative, then perhaps you should have tried these other coping strategies:
- Get a massage. A massage is something that you can do on your own, while at the same time you can also get some real human contact with someone who’s friendly and nice to you. The best massages in Montreal are especially fun, when you have attractive masseuses eager to help you relax. Afterwards, the stress goes out and you feel invigorated, and there are even health benefits as well. What’s not to like?
- Find other single friends and go out. Who says you need to imprison yourself at home while romantic couples enjoy themselves with a night out on the town? You’re not alone in being single, and there’s strength in solidarity. Contact all your single friends and have some fun in a bar or restaurant. Not every place in town will be full as they’re not “romantic” enough, so you should have lots of options to visit.
- Try Tinder. Yes, Tinder is a dating app. But it’s a new world out there, and there’s nothing really embarrassing about embracing new technology to help with age-old situations like being single. Quite a few people out there are looking to interact in various ways, and many of them are just like you. They’re single, interesting, and interested to meet new people. There are 50 million users, and 10 million of them are active each day.
- Work out. Yes, it can seem somewhat sad to do so, but for you it’s an opportunity to enjoy a quieter gym when couples are all out on a date. At least you’re working out, and that often leads to a more attractive physique. Besides, other single people may have the same idea and you can share some time with them. You can even meet new friends.
- Register for a fun class. There’s always yoga and other various types of exercise classes you can join, and many of your fellow students there will be single and willing to interact. You can also try to learn different arts and crafts, or artistic pursuits. You can even learn a new language, and native speakers of that foreign language may introduce you to a new and exciting culture.
- Arrange a family reunion. Having a social life isn’t all about romance and dating. It’s all about the human connection, and what’s more human than reconnecting with family members? Of course, some of them may tease you about your single status, but then others may try to play Cupid and match you up with other single people they know. That can actually be fun, even if it’s a tad embarrassing.
- Go on a hike. Sometimes you just want to be alone, but you don’t have to be alone in your apartment watching TV. Why not be one with nature? Enjoy the clean air, and perhaps develop a new appreciation for nature photography. Set up a hammock in the outdoors and enjoy a good book too. You’re stimulating yourself mentally, and at the same time reading is an inherently solitary pursuit.
Just because Valentine’s Day has passed, it doesn’t mean you can’t plan for next year, right? The next Valentine’s Day is always around the corner. But then these coping strategies are good for all occasions anyway, so try them and see what comes up!