Paid PostPosted on Feb 8, 201810 Foolproof Strategies To Bag Yourself A Valentine's Day DateThis article is 100% scientific.by VOXIBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Ah, it's that time of year again: Valentine's Day. The weather is too cold, it gets dark at 3pm, the shops are cluttered with romantic rubbish, and every good place to eat will be fully booked. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC Family / Via rebloggy.com But as the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Here's a few highly effective ways to find a special someone, even if it's only temporary. 1. Finding a date is a numbers game. Consider texting every single contact in your phone and asking if they have plans. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via imgur.com 2. Start early. Christmas cards are the perfect way to get the message out. iStock / Getty Images Plus 3. Adopt the calculated approach: Text your mum's friends asking if their sons/daughters are available. iStock / Getty Images Plus 4. Is subtlety your game? Post story updates about how you're very single and wait for the nibbles. BuzzFeed 5. You can always try a cheeky "for sale" listing. Creativity within the category is key. Blend Images - Picturenet 6. Like a friend's pic from 3+ years ago (the more years the better). When they confront you, segue into the date conversation. BuzzFeed 7. If you've still got nothing, you can try making a statement IRL. Cue cards are classic. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures / Via giphy.com 8. Write a romantic ballad and then perform it on the street. Instead of collecting money, use a hat to collect numbers. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via imgur.com 9. Pick an interest of yours (i.e. jogging, reading, pottery) and then exploit that for romantic gain. BuzzFeed 10. Lastly, flyers are having a moment. Embrace it. iStock / Getty Images Plus / PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections Facing limited options this Valentine's Day? Thankfully all VOXI plans come with endless social data. Order your free SIM at VOXI.co.uk.