How to be single…….in Liverpool

Everyone is buzzing about Valentine’s Day again and while the lovers rejoice in their special day, us Liverpool singles are stepping proudly into the limelight too!

Let’s just say from the off, this isn’t an attack on those in love. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to find your soul mate and although we don’t always want to admit it, having someone you fancy the pants off to snuggle up to is the best. However, the Liverpool singles scene is actually brilliant so while we’re a teeny bit jealous, we’re having too much fun to stew about it.

It’s okay to work your arse off trying to get ahead in your career, study for a degree or expand your business without having to sustain the love story of the century these days. It’s totally fine to be casually sleeping with the cute guy or girl from the coffee shop/reprographics department/Greggs when you need a hit and still slay at the 9-5……because here’s the thing, if you’re not having fun being single, you’re not doing it right!

Social acceptance of being single and doing stuff on your own is growing. Boxset marathons, littered with Tinder/Grindr notifications and your fave munchies is a perfectly good way to spend an entire weekend and if you’re going out, there are more Liverpool singles nights are cropping up all the time!

How to be single………in Liverpool

There are all the obvious perks to being single, regardless of where you live. From staying out as late as you want, hooking up with whoever you want, impulse shopping, having takeaway for breakfast and being completely free and easy about your bodily functions, without fear of making someone else bork. But Liverpool singles get a few extras.

It’s Good to Talk

We’re a city of talkers, we love nothing more than a good gossip and when you mention a potential date you can guarantee everyone will want an update afterwards. Before you know it your nail technician, beauty therapist, hairdresser, barber, lads down the pub and lollipop man will be asking if you got your leg over!

Taking Care of Business

The staff at our sexual health clinics are also awesome. They’re genuinely friendly people who are pleased to offer a service to those taking care of their sexual health and having a great time living life. There’s absolutely no shame in being responsible, so before you go putting it about, go and get a check up and some freebies.

City Living

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Liverpool is a big place, with more than 450,000 inhabitants they cant all be loved up! Like Fleet Week in New York, we have match day madness. Looking for a fellow reds fan? A wag, or maybe a guy with a cute accent? Get into town handy on match day and flirt like a champ! Same goes for Grand National weekend. There will be so many fellas suited and booted, the girls look seriously stylish and they’re all on the ale from 10am. Liverpool is still a magnet for all nighters too with so many clubs having late licences, don’t go home, you’ll miss the spectacular sunrise over the Royal Liver Building!

Park Life 

Turn up the heat at the vast array of festivals hitting the city throughout 2017. Get your festival chic on (knee socks and hunter wellies are optional) and feel the summer vibes at LIMF, Sound City and Reminisce to name just a few. Spending summer days dancing around like a div with your mates in the park to some of the best international music acts is the stuff of memories!

Family Affair

Being a parent can seriously dampen your single escapades and while we work damn hard to provide everything those little cherubs need and want, we still deserve the odd night off and us Liverpool singles have a secret weapon. Scouse nans! Scouse nans love babysitting and who are we to deprive them of creating a treasured bond with their grandchildren?

Hang Over Hang Outs

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The walk of shame is so 2016, us Liverpool singles look forward to our hangover breakfast meetings almost as much as the night out itself. Lining your stomach with all manner of breakfast fare from a belly-busting full English to American pancakes, veggie options or plain old tea and toast, for a post night-out analysis chat with your mates, and yes that leather mini skirt and cold shoulder top you were also wearing last night is totally acceptable breakfast attire! If all else fails, hair of the dog is always an option! Cocktails anyone?

Open Your Mind, Not Just Your Heart

There’s more to Liverpool single life than dating. Our city is bursting with culture from spending our weekends checking out vintage fairs, artisan markets, food and drink festivals, literary seminar’s and art classes to smashing our fitness goals at park based boot camps, training sessions and running clubs. Doing stuff on your own here is pretty awesome because you make mates almost instantly anyway! Having the freedom to feed your creativity/nerdiness is the bomb!

If you’re new to the Liverpool singles scene, we hope our run down has given you the confidence to stride out and have some fun flying solo. Breaking up sucks, but you know what’s even worse? Wasting a night in Liverpool!

Here’s our top 7 ideas for a belting singles Valentine’s night out in Liverpool

1 – Tee Off

We’ve been raving about Ghetto Golf, at the old Cains Bewery and a handy 2 min stroll from Camp & Furnace, for ages! What could be more fun than getting your mates together, having a few drinks and getting into the competitive spirit with a golf club?! Book your time slot here.

2 – Love Stinks Lets Drink

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The Alchemist Liverpool is offering three specialist cocktails, at just £5 from 11th-14th February for those a little lacking in love this year. We like the sound of the Anti-Valentine (He’s not Worth it Hun) because nothing says valentines day like a round of cheap tequila cocktails! Check out the details here.

3 – Lonely Hearts Club

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Sgt Pepper album at the Lonely Hearts Club this Valentine’s Day! Coupled with a tour of the phenomenal exhibition, Smugglers Cove is providing the refreshments in the form of ‘All You Need is Rum’ cocktails and all singles are welcome to get involved! After all, love is all your need! More here.

4 -50 Shades Darker at The Picture House

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Fancy the next instalment of 50 shades with a twist….no not that kind of twist! The Woolton Picture House is serving up a Butler in the Buff with their opening night 50 Shades Darker film screenings, and we can think of worse ways to spend a Tuesday night! Find out more here.

5 – Lace Up, Skate Off

Oh yes, old school fun at its best! Get on down to Hangar 34, New Bird Street for a valentine’s roller disco! Tickets are only £5, it starts at 6pm and officially counts as cardio so you can swerve the gym too! Winner. Get your tickets here.

6 – Ditch of Date at Alma De Cuba

Alma De Cuba are covering all bases this Valentine’s Day. Not only are they offering a fabulous lovers menu in its unique setting, (imagine being proposed to over dinner in a church!) They’re also catering for us singles too with a ditch or date singles night starting at 8pm. Over 21 and fancy letting cupid do all the hard work? Click here to get your tickets.

7 – Have the Time Of Your Life at the Liverpool One Odeon

Watermelon carrying is optional, but load up with popcorn and munchies to lip-sync til your heart’s content as the Odeon, Liverpool One is showing ultimate chick flick, Dirty Dancing this Valentine’s night at 8:15pm. Click here for your tickets and don’t get put in a corner!

Are you hosting a singles night his valentine’s day? Or got plans to do something awesome that we’ve missed off the list? Tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us and we’ll share the love!

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