Spending Valentine’s Day single in the ‘city of love’ can feel like a bit of a cruel joke. Surrounded by couples planning their romantic evening up the Eiffel Tower, it can be difficult to know where to turn. But put down that single bottle of wine and ready meal for one, there are plenty of things for you to do too! We’ve compiled a list of some great non-romantic activities to enjoy if you find yourself single on 14th February:
1. Plan a great night-in
You don’t need a special champagne dinner in a fancy restaurant to have a great night. Open a bottle of expensive wine, cook yourself a delicious dinner, binge watch your favourite show, bake a chocolate cake… Show yourself some love. There’s no reason to sit just around feeling sad when you can enjoy some quality me-time.
2. Try a singles’ dance class
Want to meet new people and try learning salsa at the same time? This free event promises welcome drinks, French/ English/ Spanish language exchange and a free Latin dance class, followed by Latin music through the night for you to perfect your new skills. Plus, it’s a great way to meet fellow singles. What more could you want on Valentine’s Day? Check out this page for more information.
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3. Go out-out
Valentine’s Day might not be your favourite, but it is a great excuse to go out on a work night. Loads of clubs around the city will put on nights, romantic or not, on 14th February, so take some friends and have a boogie. Below are a few suggestions:
4. Join the hand-in-hand run
Running the Course de la Saint-Valentin around the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is a great way to spend your Valentine’s weekend. Participants can run 10km solo, or split it between two and do 5km each. There is entertainment en route, and you can even join them for a soirée later on to wind down, meet people and make some new friends. Registration is €15 and the run starts at 8am on 16th February. Check out the website for more
5. Head to a cat cafe
Tired of people? The 14th February is the perfect time to visit Le Cafe des Chats, grab a coffee or some lunch and make some new furry friends. There’s just nothing that makes people happy like being around cute animals… maybe becoming a crazy cat lady wouldn’t be so bad after all.
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So there you have it, some ideas of how to spend Valentine’s Day if you’re single in the most romantic city in the world. Who needs love when you can have a great non-romantic evening away from the couples, to enjoy by yourself or with your friends.
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