Thanks to rom-coms, there’s quite the conspiracy: being single means being lonely. No more rom-coms. Bring on the action sci-fi movies.
In this modern age, being single is rather awesome: singles are great for the economy, they're interesting and fun, have healthy social lives, enjoy more bed space and get loads of time to themselves. Most significantly, singles are changing the world: A social movement across the last half-century is the fact that people live alone – great for real estate. And with more time under their belts and less responsibilities, singles achieve great things in their careers. Finally, they have a better sense of self.
Sure there are a few downsides like trying to do up the zipper on the back of your dress – but being single doesn't define who you are as a person. Being single describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on a significant other. Director of introductions agency Ideal Introduction's Linda Prescott has some great tips on how to survive Valentine's Day - which you can read all about right here.
But on International Single's Awareness Day, MyCityLife looks at the Top 5 Ways of celebrating being Single In The City.
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As the movie hits the silver screen in the lead up to Single Awareness Day, looking for love comes in many forms.
Keep still and obey – with Fifty Shades of Sway. The premium cocktail bar and lounge is celebrating the controversial affair of Ana and Christian with a naughty gift pack to the first 50 guests. Get in first.
Believe in love at first swipe? The Official Tinder Party at The Shadow Lounge does. Enjoy a food and drinks package from 6-8pm while swiping left or right.
Dandy's Rooftop at The Fox Hotel transforms into The Love Shack, the ultimate Single’s Party where a two-hour cocktail package of espresso martinis, mojitos, and Capi mixes builds the moods for romance.
There are nice friendly options to look for love, or make new friends-with-benefits.
Give to charity, one date at a time with Five In Five at Papa Jack's on Wednesday February 11.
This is how it goes: Serial Daters: Date in the name of Charity. Five Dates. Five Weeks. For Charity.
The Five in Five concept challenges single men and women to shake things up in their dating lives. The campaign encourages singles to venture out with five people on five dates in five weeks, and help raise money for not for profit organisations across Australia. Get along and make your love live happen while also giving back to the community. Love can be more than wonderful.
From The City, Bar Pacino is setting the mood for singles, with their Single Valentine's Party. Top shelf cocktails, river views under the stars and DJ Gavin Boyd serenading with R&B choons is the perfect recipe for amore.
Love Bites at Laruche: Find your perfect match for Valentine's Day starting Valentine’s Day eve. Play PERFECT MATCH: Grab your playing card upon entry and find the person with the matching card for your complimentary cocktail for two to share while DJane GG Magree sets the mood with sexy hip hop and dance music.
It’s Valentine's Day Tiki Party at A&C's White Lighting Tiki Bar with signature cocktails, including Kava bowls to share with your crush. This is the one place to Get Lei’d all night long.
Great company. Even greater friends. The best of times. Who needs an affair when you have a serious bromance or your lady loves?
The Story Bridge Hotel steps in as the ultimate wingman with the Valentine’s Day Wingman Party. Specialty cocktails, live music and designated wingmen means finding love under the bridge. Bring your own
From A&C’s Vanguard Beer Garden, it's all about Big Love as the kitchen dishes up the A&C's brand new and shiny menu for the ultimate in communal dining.
Just around the corner at Alfredo's Pizzeria, their heart shaped pizza looks pretty good - and you may as well commemorate the day in some form or another. Because you can. Maybe on your own. Better with friends. Roses are red, violets are blue, Alfredo's pizza costs less than dinner for two.
Go back to what really matters to the heart and soul: music.
For the best in live sounds in Brisbane, Sonny’s House of Blues in The City or Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Petrie Terrace will always guarantee the sweetest bands: free entry and a premium lineup of top shelf spirits. It’s on like a Fender Rhodes.
Black Bear Lodge in The Valley presents ethereal layers of spacious, soul-drenched indie-pop with BANFF on Valentine’s Day Eve and Sydney electronic duo Left on the Saturday.
From the Beer Garden at The Wickham Hotel in The Valley comes underground hero of tech house Danny Howells for an epic open-air party. Expect banging beats and electronic treats.
Alternatively, gather your tribe and hookup – don’t be the lone wolf on this journey. Create a meaningful space to gather, celebrate life, educate, connect, heal and inspire with the 10th anniversary of Earth Frequency 2015 at Ivory’s Rock in Peak Crossing. Be one with world fusion electronica Beats Antique, alongside DUB FX, Desert Dwellers, Perfect Stranger and a manifold of doof virtuosos.
Love Stinks, with Hard Rock Café Surfers Paradise on The Gold Coast. With a two-hour cocktail party and piñata, they think Cupid is Stupid, so Eat, Drink and Be Bitter.