Valentine's ideas for those who are not completely soppy
If you’re one of the people who thinks Valentine’s Day was the smart marketing idea of a US greeting card company, or you’re just cynical about love at the moment, we have a few ideas to get past it.
Show your cat some love
Have you been neglecting your S.O., i.e. your cat lately? Clean out its litter, give it some catnip, have a drink yourself and play hide and seek!
Bond with a bow-wow
You can always count on man’s best friend to make you feel loved. Don’t have a dog? Then why not offer to walk one of the scores of homeless pups living at the animal shelter in Gasperich. Simply drop by to walk a dog for a couple of hours from Monday to Saturday after 1pm. All you need is a photo ID.
Do a digital detox
Take the whole day off from social media. You’ll only get annoyed by the happy couples' pictures on your feeds. Instead, go for a walk in “nature” or catch that museum exhibition you’ve been too busy to see. Be in the moment and experience those “feelings”.
Give yourself some TLC
Don’t forget that the most important relationship you have is with yourself. Treat yourself to pizza and wine, put that face mask on, have a bath, listen to Taylor Swift and go to bed early for a good night’s sleep.
Cure relationship blues
If you’re happily single but still get the blues around Valentine’s, watch Kramer vs Kramer, Blue Valentine or Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf. That should cure it. If you’re up for a good cry and let it all out, watch The Way We Were—a classic romantic drama.