For singletons, Valentine’s Day isn’t generally a cause for celebration. But, we don’t think you should be made to miss out on anything, purely because you don’t have a significant other. Remember, the whole thing is a stupid marketing ploy anyway...
So, quit crying into your Häagen-Dazs because nobody loves you – dust yourself off, and check out some of our top tips for singles this Valentine’s Day.
It’s fun to pretend
Are your parents or friends giving you a tough time about being single? Do they want to know when you’re going to grow up and settle down? There’s an app for that, and it’s not Tinder.
The Invisible Boyfriend/Girlfriend app provides supposed real life proof that you’re in a loving and committed relationship with a little help your smartphone, without you really having to do anything. It may sound a little creepy, but bear with us.
You’re invited to ‘build’ your soul mate through the app, choosing from real life photos kind people the world over have donated. You can then create a story of how you met, and then you’ll receive periodic texts and selfies that you can reply to. Easy.
Helping out your fellow man, or woman
If you’re reading this on your smartphone or tablet, there are probably people less fortunate than you out there. People that are unable to do things you might consider second nature – like being able to see.
The Be My Eyes app, currently only available for iOS (coming soon to Android), is a non-profit network designed to link blind people with those that can help them out when they need it most. Through video chat, the blind user can point the rear camera at what they need help seeing, and you can then talk to them and explain what they’re looking at – check it out.
Time to move on
Maybe you’re a single pringle this year because you’ve just come out of a relationship. That sucks. Thankfully, an app exists that will erase any existence of your ex from Facebook with a few simple taps.
Tell Killswitch (iOS) who your ex is, and it will go through tagged photos, posts and videos, and hide them from your view. It won’t actually delete anything, and your ex will be none the wiser, but at least you won’t have to look at their stupid face(s) any more.
If you do have a change of heart however, or the relationship is rekindled, you’ll find all the deleted items in a private album on your profile.