The Zikoko Guide To Surviving Valentine’s Day As A Single Person

February 7, 2020

So Valentine’s day is around the corner and from the look of things, you’re probably going to be single by then. Oh don’t cry, you’re not alone in this. I will be single too, and if we are going to be honest, then you’ll agree with me that Valentine is trash. But if you find yourself still single by Valentine’s day, here are fun things you might consider doing to make yourself feel less alone.

1. Gatecrash a couple’s romantic dinner.

And then start a fight by claiming that the man (or the woman) is yours.

2. Order flowers and have it sent to yourself.

Buying flowers for yourself as a single person on Valentine's day

To spice things a bit, you can post a photo online saying, “Fornicating with married men has finally paid off.” After that, turn off your data and leave people to guess.

3. Fast and then attend a vigil at night.

It’s kuku on Friday. Why not spend it with your God. After all, God is better than a romantic partner.

4. Call your best friend and pretend that you’re about to collapse.

Image result for black person smiling in coffin"

Make it so real that they will sit with you and abandon their date. Will your best friend choose you over a man/woman?

5. Dress in red and scare people on the streets.

Who sent them to fall in love anyway?

Very important though: Nigerians are always angry, and you might be unlucky if you try any of these things with them. It could lead to this:

Someone might vex and curse you.

Or you could receive a hot slap.

Gbosa!

Or World War 3, Valentine’s Day Edition.

So, here’s what I think you should do if you find yourself single on Valentine’s day.

1. Practice some self-love.

Image result for genevieve nnaji in a spa"

Be your own lover, basically. Buy yourself gifts, take yourself out. Get a massage, a pedicure or facial. You deserve it, dear.

2. Read a book. Or short stories.

Image result for list of new nigerian literature

Allow your imagination to travel. You’ll be glad you did.

3. See a movie.

Image result for netflix logo"

Netflix and chill by yourself. Won’t that be fun?

4. Look at your goals for the year again.

Image result for black person planning

Add to it, take away from it, form new strategies.

5. Sleep.

Image result for black person sleeping"

If everything fails.

By the way, did you know that Zikoko is helping single people find love? Don’t sleep on it. See the trailer here:

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

How was your night
March 9, 2020

For the life of me, I have never understood why people ask ‘how was your night’. What response do these special people expect when they ask this? Do they think I’ll sit them down and explain that my eye is twitching because I spent all night binge-watching Assistant Madams and writing a thesis as to […]

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 1, 2019

Twitter is buzzing right now, bringing a new conversation to the concept of cool vs not-so-cool, especially in relationships. If you’ve been thinking about how much of a red flag you are, why don’t you let this quiz help you decide once and for all?

November 27, 2019

Do you have a face that could make angels jealous, or should you really be walking around with a nylon bag over your head so you don’t scare children? Well, this quiz is here to answer that by telling you exactly how good-looking you are. Take and find out: 11 Quizzes For People Who Aren’t […]

February 26, 2020

Are you all set for marriage, or are you still figuring it out? Well, if you’re curious to know the answer, then this is the quiz for you. All you have to do is create your own ideal Nollywood wedding film, and we’ll tell you if you’re ready to say “I do”. Go ahead:

December 5, 2019

We already tried to guess how much you have in your account and your current net worth, and we think we did a pretty great job (keep any complaints to yourself). Now, we’re going to try and guess your monthly salary based on your relationship with money. Oya, take the quiz: 11 Timed Quizzes For […]

More from Inside Life

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

September 13, 2022
Vs The World is a Zikoko original video series that follows best friends Astor and Hassan as they take on the world.
August 23, 2022
Zikoko Ships is a Zikoko Original series where we invite two people who share a relationship to play the Zikoko card games
December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X