Did you know Singles’ Day began in China? It was first celebrated on 11 November 1993 by the students from Nanjing University, then soon spread to the entire country and now, the world.
Like how couples use Valentine’s Day to commemorate their love, Singles’ Day is a day of celebration, not one for moping around wondering where’s your one true love. Take the day to revel in your independence and freedom — we’ve got some ideas on how to love yourself on 11/11.
1. Treat yourself to some retail therapy
Singles’ Day has become Asia’s version of America’s Cyber Monday sale season, with loads of crazy sales. Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and Taobao are known to go-big-or-go-home with their discounts, while locally, get ready to click and add to cart at Zalora, Carousell and even…Crocs.
2. Meet someone new
If you’re single and ready to mingle, join local dating app LunchClick’s Singles’ Day Mega Party at F Club. With booze, games and hundreds of other eligible men and women, it’s definitely going to be a good time. Interested? Sign up here.
3. Swipe right for a surprise
No better time to swipe right than Singles’ Day. Paktor, another local dating app, will be surprising a handful of users during lunchtime on 11 November. All you have to do is use the app between midnight and 10 am that day to stand a chance. Even if you don’t use the app, Paktor will be giving away roses around five areas: Ngee Ann City, Raffles Place MRT station, Alexandra Retail Centre, Changi City Point and Changi Business Park, so everyone can feel special.
4. Throw a dinner party
Instead of partying with abandon (since it is #TGIW and all), throw a dinner party to celebrate the people who already love you for you — your family and friends. For a fun way to get to know the people closest to you on an even deeper level, check out this card game.
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