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Anti-Valentines Day Events Guide

Thursday 12 February 2015

If, like me, you don’t have any plans for this coming weekend that involve a romantic get away, a bunch of flowers or even a measly card (yes there are other lonely people out there, you are not alone in this) then pin those ears back and listen up. There are other things to do rather than your partner. Although, that is normally the preferred event for Valentines Day.

Here is your anti-Valentines Day events guide, brought to you by yours Spindle truly. You’ll thank me when your plans revert from a microwave meal for one or going to watch the 50 Shades of Grey film to going out and perhaps meeting ‘da luv of ur lyf’ (hey, can’t blame a girl for having a little optimism).

To be honest, I’m not even sure how the star alignments even expect you to have a good weekend, let alone a good Valentines Day, when it starts on such an unlucky day. But let’s kick things off with some films shall we? The House Of Vans has an entire weekend of Anti-Valentines Day films for you to go along and wallow in. Friday 13th – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Saturday 14th – 500 Days of Summer and Sunday 15th – Her. Get your tickets for some film fun here.

Speaking of Friday 13th, Netil House are throwing an event that celebrates both the weirdness of the superstitious day and the lovey doveyness of the 14th. Up until midnight the DJs will be spinning the oddest things they can find, but be prepared for when midnight hits to belt out some Spice Girls – 2 Become 1 (or so I hope). Plus there is the infamous yes/no paddles, fighting out for a majority over important topics and song choices.

Now for the big day itself. Is house music your thing? Do you love the colour red? I’ve got just the thing for you, The Mansion, London are throwing the biggest Red Single Valentine Party you could picture. You can buy tickets here and find out the about the venue they’ve been keeping as a top-secret, because let’s be honest, who really likes waiting. Oh and the dress code is red. I think someone should take one for the team and dress up as Cupid in a red nappy…

Or if red isn’t your colour, but online dating is then you’ll be happy to hear that Bounce nightclub in London’s Holborn has teamed up with the “dating” app Tinder for a Saturday night of swiping and everything anti-Valentines. Not only is there the promise of no awkward slow dance moments for event-goers, there is also the prospect of competitive ping-pong games. Nothing says romantic like whooping someone’s bum with a paddle and ball. For more info and tickets click here.

And if you really don’t want to leave the house, I’m sure Netflix will be your Valentine.