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10 Foolproof Strategies To Bag Yourself A Valentine's Day Date

This article is 100% scientific.

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.

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.

2. Start early. Christmas cards are the perfect way to get the message out.

3. Adopt the calculated approach: Text your mum's friends asking if their sons/daughters are available.

4. Is subtlety your game? Post story updates about how you're very single and wait for the nibbles.

5. You can always try a cheeky "for sale" listing. Creativity within the category is key.

6. Like a friend's pic from 3+ years ago (the more years the better). When they confront you, segue into the date conversation.

7. If you've still got nothing, you can try making a statement IRL. Cue cards are classic.

8. Write a romantic ballad and then perform it on the street. Instead of collecting money, use a hat to collect numbers.

9. Pick an interest of yours (i.e. jogging, reading, pottery) and then exploit that for romantic gain.

10. Lastly, flyers are having a moment. Embrace it.

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