Valentine’s Day Guide For All: Fun ideas for the single and the taken

by Apple Bruselas /
February 12, 2022
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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so, whether you’re single and super ready to mingle, or you’re already in a relationship, we’ve got you covered. Navigating your love life in the middle of a global pandemic is undoubtedly making things needlessly more complicated, but don’t throw in the towel yet. To set the mood, here are a handful of things you can do on Valentine’s Day:

If you’re single…

Finding “the one” was already hard enough before COVID, so we don’t blame you one bit if you feel that it’s impossible under the circumstances. It’s hard to meet new people when you’re quarantining at home or wearing face masks while you’re out, so here’s how we recommend you get started:

Connect with someone through an app

Although face-to-face meet-ups are becoming safer with the majority of the population getting vaccinated, a lot of people still prefer to stay at home in the meantime and just meet romantic prospects online through dating apps like Tinder or Bumble or Grinder.

While some of these apps got the bad rap for being “hook-up apps,” it’s ultimately up to you to set your own boundaries before you decide to meet someone in person. If you want to take it slow, be clear about it from the get-go. And if the other party’s in a bit of a hurry, then you can just hit Unmatch and swipe for your next!

Another plus to this new age of online dating? You can also confirm ahead that they’ve gotten their vaccines and/or boosters, and that they’re COVID-free!


Go on a virtual speed dating experience

Why go on one date when you can go on many? That’s the beauty of speed dating! You can meet a number of different people at once, so you won’t just find a potential romantic partner – you’re highly likely to end the evening with awesome new friends, too.

And if one date is a bit on the awkward side – don’t worry, it will be over in a matter of minutes!

Sign up for SHOOR’s Rotate-A-Date, set on the 15th of February. All kinds of love are welcome and celebrated: romance, friendship, bromance, so don’t miss out!


Slide into your crush’s DMs

There isn’t anything new about sliding into someone’s DMs, but hey, it works! All you need is a little extra confidence to send the first message, and a bit of a game plan on how to get the conversation going. Trust that you’re as much a catch as your crush – and hope that they’ll see that!

Worst case, you’re right back to where you were before you slid into their DMs. You didn’t really lose anything! But the best case scenario is you land yourself a date!

Get set up by friends

Okay, so this is hit-or-miss, but what matters is, you get to meet someone new! If you don’t have that romantic chemistry, then that’s another person in your network. And also, going on a blind date is worth it if only to get a refresher on how to act in social situations. 

Don’t trust your friends’ tastes or want to be set up by a professional? Take your “reto experience” to the next level with SHOOR! Check it out here. Answer a few questions and let the matchmaker work his magic to find you the right match!


Join a singles Facebook page or group chat

That’s right, Facebook isn’t for just buy-and-sell groups and old relatives anymore! Pages and group chats that are dedicated to meeting new people have become a lot more popular lately, and have been a great way for people to widen their social circles.

Meet someone through your hobbies

Okay, this might not be as direct a route as blind dates or speed dates, but at least it’s a sure fire way to know you two will have a lot in common! Get into (or go back to) a hobby like baking, working out, cooking – sign up for a class and find someone in that crowd!

If you’re already in a relationship…

Being in a relationship can be a lot harder than being single. There are two scenarios: the pandemic is keeping the couple from spending time together, or it’s locked them together in one place all the time. But that doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day differently. Here are some ideas:

Send each other care packages or unexpected gifts

Virtual dates and sending each other messages can start to get boring and repetitive for LDR couples, so spice your relationship up with surprise care packages or gifts. Because, let’s be honest, the next best thing to being with your partner is getting a surprise gift from them! You can make your own personal care package filled with your partner’s favorite snacks, things, and references to your relationship or you can buy ready-made gift boxes (don’t worry, it’s still the thought that counts).

Run errands together

Finding opportunities to spend time with your partner don’t come as easily during a pandemic, so make it a point to plan your errands together! Go on grocery runs, line up at the bank, and be a helpful hand for any other appointments. 

After all, if you’re only out of the house once a week, you might as well make a date out of it!


Learn something new

There’s always something new to try with your significant other and luckily, there are plenty of online classes that cater to specific interests! You can find classes that teach you how to make cocktails, how to taste and appreciate wine and other fine liquor, and even how to masterfully slow-brew the way your favorite barista does.

Thinking of trying a class together? SHOOR has a treasure trove of these and more, check out the experiences here!

Book a trip

Your romantic trips abroad may still be indefinitely postponed, but that doesn’t mean you and your partner can’t plan a nice little local weekend getaway! Boracay, La Union, Tagaytay, Baguio are just a few of the many local options that have started opening up and allowing tourists. So whether you want a hot beach trip, cool cuddle weather, or a drool-worthy food trip, you can still book the much-needed and well-deserved couples vacation.

Thinking of going on a trip? Check out SHOOR’s travel packages that are super easy and convenient to book.


Reminder: Each area has different local requirements for booking, so make sure you don’t miss any of the necessary documents!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Apple loves food, video games, animals, and making sure everything is neat and organized. She’s not the best at small talk so these topics are sure to pop up when she tries. She also loves mornings but will be sulky if approached on an empty stomach.

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