How to be single on Singles' Day

Happy Singles’ Day! Confused? That’s alright, you’re probably not alone. Singles’ Day is very different from the similarly named Singles Awareness Day (also known as Valentine’s Day). The latter takes place in February and of course, is all about couples. Singles’ Day on the other hand gets its name from the fact the date is made up of four ones (which is also symbolic for four singles) and is a way for singles to socialize. The day first became popular in China during the 1990s but is now gaining popularity worldwide. Being single isn’t bad, if anything it means you get to choose to spend Singles’ Day however you want. With a little help from Nasty Gal and PrettyLittleThing, below are a few ideas on how to make the most of your Singles’ Day.

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Spa Day:

Put all your worries to rest as you indulge in a spa day to end all spa days. Keep comfy and cozy by wearing a shirt dress with fluffy slides and a loose pony tail. Add in a plush robe to show that you don’t have a care in the world (least of all that you’re single). A gold mask will have you feeling like a queen as you lay back and relax, mimosa in hand (or your favorite non-alcoholic smoothie).

Movie Watching:

Celebrate your singledom by getting together a group of friends for a movie marathon. Theme the whole night around being single and watching the gospels of The First Wives Club, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, and Clueless. If a marathon isn’t your thing, why not go out for drinks and then catch the latest rom-com playing in a cinema near you. Keep things comfortable no matter what your plan by wearing a relaxed sweater and bright red joggers for an added pop of color. For a little flair, complement the outfit with sequined sneakers (that also have a secret wedge for height).

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Workout & Wine:

In the wise words of Elle Woods, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” This Singles’ Day wear your favorite leggings and crop top to get ready for a workout everyone can enjoy. Lace up some sneakers and grab a bottle of wine to use instead of free weights. When you’re done, you can fill up your cup and catch up with your crew.

Blind Date Party:

A great way to get out and meet other singles is by going to a blind date party. In the US, a blind date party is more commonly known as speed dating event. These events can be found in most major cities across the country and are often themed by age or occupation. Even though you may spend most of the event sitting, you still want to make an impression. Since the focus is all about speed, your personality may not be able to completely shine through in the aforementioned time. Use your clothing as a way to display who you are! Why not go for a plunging romper to show that you’re not afraid to take risks. Pair it with glittery over the knee boots and a heart choker for a quirky take on a date look.

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Forget going out to get drinks and stay in. Call your squad and get together for the ultimate singles activity, a sleepover. An oversized jumper with pajama shorts is an absolute must as you lounge around. Forego slippers for a nice pair of socks as you gather your girls to gossip.

Treat yourself:

Although aptly named Singles’ Day, couples often use November 11th as a way to tell each other that they are the “only one in their heart” and give each other gifts. Another great thing about Singles’ Day is that it’s an absolutely massive online shopping extravaganza. Who knows you better than you know yourself? You don’t need to wait for someone to tell you that you’re the only one in their heart when you can take advantage of the sales happening across the web. Get something for you and the girl gang in your life with the girl gang shirt in pink or white. Add in the girl gang headband for all the members of your crew.

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These are just a few examples on how you can spend the day. Spend it how you want, there’s no one that can tell you otherwise. Grab a round of “Youtiao” (fried dough sticks similar to donuts or churros and the official treat of Singles’ Day) and shop til you drop. Remember, all these items can be found at Nasty Gal and PrettyLittleThing.

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Sources: Single Life Things Are Forever

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