Single’s Day—11/11—is coming up, and you don’t have to be a solo flyer to celebrate this event. Here’s how you can commemorate the holiday, regardless of your relationship status.
1. Go on (or set up) a blind date.
To our single readers out there: If you’re still undecided about going on that blind date your pals have been offering to set you up on, we’re here to tell you to go for it. Don’t set your expectations too high, focus on having a great time, and you might just end up pleasantly surprised. And if you’re happily coupled up, use this opportunity to bring together two friends who you think would be perfect for each other. Who knows, your matchmaking skills might be on point!
2. Dine alone.
The mere thought of dining alone can make a lot of people uneasy. If you can relate, well, it’s high time you quash your fears! Get a table for one at your favorite restaurant, savor every bite of your meal, and use your me-time to observe your surroundings or do some light reading.
3. Treat yourself!
Celebrate Single’s Day in the best way possible: By treating yourself! It doesn’t have to be a major splurge—whether it’s a cupcake from your favorite bakery or the pair of sneakers you’ve been eyeing for a long time, the important thing is that your purchase brings you joy.
4. Live by the rule of 1.
The Chinese celebrate Single’s Day by only using things that have the number 1 or are shaped like the number 1. If you’re part Chinese, you can join the fun by eating deep-fried dough sticks and exchanging stick-shaped presents like toothpicks or pencils.
5. Have a spa day.
Single’s Day is the best day to treat yourself to some quality me-time at the spa. You don’t need anyone with you when you’re getting a massage, after all! While you’re at it, why not get a haircut or a manicure as well?
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