How to Live Your Best Single Life in Sheffield this Valentine's

How to Live Your Best Single Life in Sheffield this Valentine's

05 February 2019 • 4 min read

February is always a bright light in the January tunnel... until Valentine's Day hits. But, don't panice! We've got some great ideas on how to live your best single life, and there's no better place to be single than Sheffield, ey?!

Have an alternative movie night

Sheffield have a bunch of quirky spots to watch some old-school movie night faves. Who says you have to be loved up to enjoy a bit of romance? Get your single besties together and make an evening of it by watching "10 Things I Hate About You" at Abbeydale Picture House.

Or you can channel your inner Romeo and enjoy a free screening of the 90’s version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Church on Wednesday 13th February. Who knows you may just find your very own Leonardo Dicaprio while you’re at it.

Maybe comedy is more your thing? Get down to Virgin Money, Fargate where LGBT Sheffield are showing the award-winning British Comedy Drama ‘Pride’

Singleton salsa!
Why not try your hand at a bit of salsa and embrace Valentine’s Day as a chance to try a new hobby?

Cubana's hold salsa evenings every week, but this is a one-off event open to everyone organised in conjunction with the Sheffield Hallam and University of Sheffield Latin American and Salsa Societies. Plus, if you fancy becoming a real-life salsa girl emoji 💃, the dress code for the evening is red.

Throw it back to the 80s

We’re sure there’s no better way to celebrate being single than with a Cheeky Vimto, a Hawaiian shirt and an inflatable flamingo.

Leadmill are starting the evening off with a screening of Dirty Dancing at 8pm for just £6, followed by a night of the best of 80’s pop with their infamous Club Tropicana night included in the price of your ticket.

You do you, babe

Why not dedicate the evening to yourself and indulge in some self-care? Book some time in with yourself to do things you're always putting off. Whether it’s an hour in the gym listening to your fave podcast, or enjoying a tub of ice cream with your fave book, or aligning your chakras with a session of yoga; set time to aside just for you. 

Go on the hunt

No, we don't mean go on the hunt for love... we've got a much better idea. Why not get yourself on a real-life treasure hunt instead? Plus, the treasure you'll find at the end is much better than anything cupid could find you... it's a pub!  

You can do this on your own or in a larger group. The best bit? Once you’ve found your treasure, you’ll find a table booked and waiting for you with 20% off the bill!

Speed friending

We’re over Valentines. We’re not on the look out for love... but with Sheffielders being some of the most friendly in the country, why not get yourself out and make some new friends? Give Speed Friending a try with the Treehouse Café - Sheffield's first board game cafe

The guys at The Treehouse are hosting their first ever speed friending event. The evening is the usual speed dating concept, with the added ice breaker of a simple, quick, two-player board game on every table. So, if you're up for making new friends (or perhaps you're just uber competitive), speed friending could be right up your street.

When the only V word you want to celebrate is VEGAN

The Botanist and LUSH are hosting a vegan masterclass. You’ll get to try some of the Botanist’s vegan nibbles, sip on a vegan cocktail, make your own vegan bath bomb AND try a full vegan pamper experience with LUSH. Plus, you get to take home samples of everything you try on the night. #VEGANLIFE. The Botanist are also offering a special discount to dine in the restaurant afterwards. Tickets cost £15.


If you're totally over Valentine's, then Brew Dog have you covered. They've arranged the perfect night for anyone looking to wallow in self-pity and listen to noisy, angry music (with a side of beer and pizza). Their Valentine's Sucks night is for anyone who can’t stand the sight of another love heart...

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