We imagine many things when we hear the word single: a sad woman drowning in a pool of cats, a lonely man trying not to man sob with a bottle of beer on the couch. Both sound like excellent fun (especially being in a pool of cats), but there’s no shame in planning weekend activities alone. Here are some usual activities you would never expect to enjoy alone.
1. Go to a park
Okay, so this is actually an action plan. Go to a park, sit down on the first bench, start to read a book, and wait for The One to show up. Or maybe just start walking around to rediscover the beauty of nature. You can also take a walk of deep contemplation and maybe figure out the cure to cancer. Either way, it’s a great activity that would jog your mind. Remember to slather on some sunscreen or get a hat though!
2. Go to the cinema
So if you are done with the park, you can go watch a movie alone. Wait? Oh no, this is too embarrassing! Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never understood why that’s a couple’s thing. I mean, it’s dark, but it doesn’t matter anymore after a certain age. Besides, there are a lot of advantages to going alone. For one, you can focus on the movie without having anyone distracting you with stupid questions or unnecessary comments. Don’t deny it, we all know someone like that.
3. Hit the bar
Just a disclaimer: Getting crazy drunk by yourself or with other people is crazy stupid and dangerous.
However, going out for a couple of drinks alone can be loads of fun, especially if you want to meet new people. Being alone helps filter out ‘is she single?’ and ‘how can I get rid of her friends and talk to her’ thoughts in people who are interested in you. It’s also a statement in itself. It tells other people that you’re not afraid of being in your own company, which is a really attractive trait. Have I mentioned how much fun it can be? I met one of my best friends like that, just saying.
4. Treat yourself to brunch
After a crazy night out with your new besties, food in your system is definitely the next best thing. What is the better option than having brunch by yourself? Just you and the food together in peaceful harmony. If you’re self-conscious about it, bring a book! Sounds like a lovely way to start your day, am I right?
5. Go to a meetup
I’ve learned so much and made so many lasting friends going to meetups. Where else are you going to find so many like-minded people in one room? Either it’s a language exchange group or just an activity that you enjoy doing, it’s a great occasion to enjoy yourself and socialize a little. So go have fun and spread your ideas!
6. Have a movie night with your pet (or pillow)
The perfect ending of an eventful weekend is to watch a movie with your pool of cats, or if you don’t have any, an animal-shaped pillow will do as well. So just chick flicks and chill, or if you are a guy, and not into that, you can always… you know, Netflix and chill by yourself.
and if you really want to find that special someone efficiently…
7. Go to a Bindup event!
Bindup is a platform that organizes meet and match events for singles in Kuala Lumpur. What makes it special? Our events are more than just dinner talks. We organize unique activities for you single people out there to relax and mingle, like this salsa event at the end of January. After all, what’s more awkward than going on a first date with someone and have absolutely nothing to talk about?
Being single and walking around in the world has seen far too many stigmatized days. Don’t be afraid of being seen as lonely or lifeless. Own it and you’ll find it to be the most freeing thing you’ve ever experienced. Yo go do you!