Singles’ Guide to Valentine’s Day Fun

06 Feb

The best plan to tackle Valentine’s Day is to plan a day around you and your brilliant friends who might also be in the same boat. Here’s some ideas on both sides of the pond that don’t involve sitting at a table for one in a restaurant full of couples.

Young smiling woman enjoying in good wine and great company on the open terrace of her loft apartment

Celebrate you and how wonderful you are while you’re in a holding pattern pending one of Maclynn International’s expert matchmakers sorting out your dating life. The best plan to tackle Valentine’s Day is to plan a day around you and your brilliant friends who might also be in the same boat. Here’s some ideas on both sides of the pond that don’t involve sitting at a table for one in a restaurant full of couples.

Doggies are not just a man’s best friend, but can be the perfect furry companion when you want to navigate any number of the sensational parks in central London. Or if you’re feeling adventurous you can also head out of town to Brighton or Bath with your borrowed pooch, or if the weather is kind country walks and a pub. But I don’t have a dog I hear you protest? Get yourself signed up to BorrowMyDoggie and browse the furry profiles to find one nearby. For London Walks & Country Walks it’s Paws up! Woof!

February is chilly and potentially snowy so what better than checking into a warm spa for the day to float about in a pool, have a facial, a massage, a steam, wrapped in luxury? The Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge or the ESPA at Corinthia will do the trick in London. The Four Seasons Downtown and the Park Hyatt will have you smoothed out, pampered and glowing in New York. Grab some friends and indulge in a day about you and feeling good!

Back in the olden days there was something called the Double Feature, as in two amazing movies back to back, especially welcoming for people who love cinema and somewhere warm on a cold winter’s day. In London check out the film schedule and book your armchair at Electric Cinema Portobello Notting Hill or White City. Also wonderful is the Olympic in Barnes or extra legroom in a pullman seat at the Curzon Cinemas. In New York, book a comfy recliner at the Regal Essex Crossing & RPX or Premium Plus seating at Ipic New York or The Landmark at 57th West. Book two movies instead of just one, why not? You deserve it.

Give us this day our daily bread? January is over so feel free to indulge, perhaps just this once in the delicious smells of being a baker and a carbs imbiber. Gather a friend or two telling them you really knead them to join you for some fun. In London’s Borough Market there is the wonderful Bread Ahead or try Bake with Maria. In the Big Apple, in mid-winter, being in a place with ovens on the go is a good idea especially if it’s snowing out and who doesn’t love a cupcake? Head to Butter Lane and whip up something delicious either solo or take a friend. OR for another sugar hit you must go to Milk Bar Store to create something sensational and indulgent for your Valentine’s Day.

If you want to step back in time and Xanadu your way into Valentine’s Day, then strap on your roller skates and get ready to boogie to some disco hits. In London you can’t go past Roller Nation for the fun and a great excuse to invite some singles to join you so you have someone to cling onto. For our New Yorkers, gather your posse and head to Dreamland Roller Rink for the Valentine’s adults only party, it’s going to be a hoot!

If you would like to spend Valentine’s 2021 with someone special and learn more about our bespoke matchmaking services, get in touch with our team today or inquire further through our Inquiry tab at the top of this page.

by Rachel Vida Maclynn

Founder & CEO

Rachel Vida Maclynn is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation.More by this author

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