In case you've missed the oversized bears and glittery cards; every couple's love and happiness is about to be amplified to unmeasurable scales come Wednesday next week. Yes, Valentine's Day has rolled around once again, rubbing salt into the wound of being single through the holiday season. But don't take this day as an excuse to get irrationally angry at love, instead give yourself a little T-L-C. The best part? Everything will go back to normal as the sun rises on Feb 15, AND all the chocolate in supermarkets will be half price. Check out our single gal's guide to surviving Valentine's Day below. 

1. Send flowers to your fellow single friend at work. The selfless deed will make you feel like a million bucks and your friend will love you for it.

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

2. Book yourself into a class at the gym: We suggest boxing!  Not only are you doing something healthy for yourself, it will release all the feel-good endorphins.

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

3. Treat yo' self: get yourself a facial or a blow dry - just because!

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

4. Call the girls and go out for cocktails. Drinking with your friends almost guarantees more laughs, better drinks and more Instagram potential than you would otherwise get out on a date with 'some guy'.   

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

5. Have a bubble bath, light a candle and pour yourself a glass of champagne. While you're there why not put on a facemask?

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

6. Go on a non-date: have a single-guy friend you're absolutely not attracted to? Take him out on a non-date; you'll get that little V-day flirtation fix you feel like you need.

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

7. Two words: Christian Grey. Find a friend and go see Fifty Shades Freed - if not only to cringe at the lack of chemistry between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Dornan is pretty good on the eyes though, and the film is sure to get the heart racing.

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

8. Movie night in: with the right movie and the right company, a night in can be just as good as a night out. We're not talking sappy movies, instead go for the girl power films like Thelma & Louise , The First Wives Club or Legally Blonde.

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

9. Take advantage of the half priced chocolate that will be sitting on shelves the next day.

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

10. And remember, in the words of Carrie Bradshaw: "the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself." 

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day

The single girl’s guide to Valentine’s Day