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Table for one: survivng Valentine’s Day

Single in the city? Let’s face it, not everyone is going to have a date on Valentine’s Day, nor does everyone want a date.

A guy friend of mine said, “Valentine’s Day is like a $400 night! I don’t even want a date.” So how do you survive this Hallmark holiday going solo? Try pampering yourself. Plan a spa day and treat yourself to a massage or a manicure and pedicure.

Uptown Dallas’ Hotel ZaZa, a favorite of Oprah and Jessica Simpson, has luxurious packages such as “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” just for the ladies, and “ZaZa Pour Les Hommes” for the guys. Visit the ZaSpa for the self-proclaimed “most restorative escape you’ll find in Dallas,” and indulge in the “Never Been Kissed” facial, “Rock Star” massage, “Put On Your Red Shoes” pedicure and “Be Jeweled” manicure.

Round up your single friends and go out for a night out on the town. Brett Emerson, owner of Playhouse Nightlife, recommends breaking out of the bubble and going to an “Anti-Valentine’s Day” party in Dallas.

“Downtown’s newest hot spot, Dolce, is throwing a huge Anti-Valentine’s Day party to celebrate being single on the mushiest day of the year…and to help singles find that last minute valentine! Dolce is strikingly stylish – sleek, sexy and sophisticated with a sense of luxury and a touch of retro,” said Emerson.

Lift Lounge and State & Allen Lounge will also be filled with singles taking part in their Anti-Valentine’s Day events.

After all, more than 450,000 single men and women live in Dallas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Stop worrying about this one day of the year, and forget about the overpriced pink and red bouquets of roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, tacky stuffed animals and cheap champagne.

Embrace the fact that you’re single. If you’re a hopeless romantic who can’t possibly get away from love on this day, snuggle up on your couch with a box of heart-shaped chocolates, watch a sappy romantic comedy and wish for better luck next year!

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